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Learn Raw Food Secrets to….

  • Restore your health.
  • Increase your energy.
  • Raw food will promote longevity.
  • Lose weight naturally.
  • Develop healthy eating habits.
  • Save time, money and environment.
  • Connect Divinely to mind, body, spirit, and nature.

One part of the Viva La Raw Project is to educate people about raw vegan food, which is our primary diet here on the farm.  We have available:

Because La Joya del Sol is a living foods community, food is prepared fresh without the need for the energy expense of heating it and because we eat an abundance of fresh fruits, our refrigerator needs are small and limited. You can enjoy sun teas, made with the beautiful spring water that we drink from our faucets, and heating them using the sun.

Even if you think you’re “fit,” if you’re not on a primarily raw food diet, you may be detoxing your first week and experience temporary lower energy. Experience proves that you’ll gradually have way more energy and stamina being on a 100% nutrient-rich living foods diet, even if it’s just a few weeks.

On a fresh food diet in the tropics, you need enough calories for work and play. On a cleansing living food diet with little activity, a diet without nuts and seeds is possible. Everyone is different, but for high caloric density, you can eat a variety fat and high carbohydrate foods.  Avocados and hearts of palm are good and are widely available at the market and from neighbors.  We also serve them regularly in our meals.  While in season, we also eat jackfruit regularly.  Both the pulp and seeds are cooked and provide a lot of dense food energy.

Until we have more starchier crops available on the farm, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are too expensive to buy in Costa Rica for daily consumption by our guests so we ask you to bring your own from home or purchase them before arriving on the farm.

For high caloric organic foods that are unavailable here, you can try to bring them through customs without claiming them.  If customs goes through your luggage and finds them, tell the agent that they are dry food for eating on your trip, not for agriculture or for sale. Pack them in double plastic bags as they can open during the change of air pressure, and you will want to protect them from insects that are notorious here in the tropics for finding food.  Once here, we have airtight containers that you can use and store them in the rancho.

How much should you bring? If you’re going to depend on them, figure one 1 – 2 oz per day.. See the suggested list below.

Suggested Non-Perishable Food

  • 1 lb. Organic Raw Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, or brazil nuts.
  • 1 lb. each Organic Raw Sunflower Seeds, mung beans and garbanzo beans for sprouting
  • 1 lb. Golden Flax seeds for grinding into meal/smoothies
  • 1 lb. Organic Raw Pumpkin seeds
  • Your favorite herbal teas
  • 1/4 lb. organic Dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb. Dried organic goji berries, blueberries, apricots or mulberries
  • (optional) 1 lb. Organic Raw Nut Butter or tahini, not roasted or salted
  • Coconut oil (optional)

Do not bring cereal grains and flours.