3 Ingredient Cooling and Cleansing Summer Salad


S/O To Chef Sam Romano’s Mother, Barb McGovern:WATERONIONCIL


This is the easiest crowd pleaser out there.  And ya, it’s super healthy.  Hydrating and cooling watermelon with cleansing and oxygenating onion and cilantro.  WHOOMP, THERE IT IS.


  • 1/2 Small Watermelon
  • 1/2 Raw Red Onion
  • Bunch Of Fresh Cilantro
  • Chop and Reap the Delectable Benefits ❤

Raw Foods Sighted For Peak Performance and Fitness

Raw veganism is a growing lifestyle for optimal health and performance. Think eating a vast array of fruits, vegetables, bean sprouts, little nuts and seeds sounds like torture? Before you run screaming, check out a few benefits.

1. Feed your body fuel, not waste. No wasted space on the ingredients list, no wasted space in your cells, stomach, arteries, or ass. Cooking food denatures proteins and destroys cells. Besides processed and packaged foods, which are obviously the devil, cooked foods also create waste. Raw foods give your body nutrients it can work and thrive with.

2. Results- It doesn’t take a PhD to understand that all the waste (excess fat) gets excreted and the new muscles and cells will be made, strong, lean, and tight when transitioning to raw foods. No more thick bulky bulgy. New cells are able to give you clear skin, strong nails, shiny thick hair (protein!) and clean clear pipework (colon!).

3. Performance- Bring it on, baby. With a diet high in carbohydrate and alive amino acids, peak performance is your middle name. Easy energy jet pack and abundant amino acids to spare- ample iron and easily absorbed calcium. Can you taste the endurance yet? The chlorophyll in dark leafy greens looks almost identical to hemoglobin in blood, and works wonders oxygenating it. Letting you breathe deeply and calmly in a long sprint rather than huffing and puffing.

4. Recovery- Is it even possible to get sore on a raw vegan diet? Since it’s high in carbohydrate, glycogen stores get replenished immediately. Fruits and vegetables are abundant in potassium and natural electrolytes as well. Not to mention are high water content foods that naturally hydrate the body. Train hard today, and harder tomorrow. No sweat! 😉

5. Energy- Feel like you need to sit an hour and digest before you can work out? Raw plant food is easily digested and assimilated. Go ahead, have a huge bowl of ice cream, and your metabolic conditioning class too! For raw ice cream recipes (and more!), check out our Performance Marketing Intern Katie Reines’s blog at http://www.vitaminkatie.wordpress.com.

5 Reasons Why Veganism Is Important


  1. Your Health– A day doesn’t go by that I am not thanked in some way for my parents low cholesterol levels.  Pushing 60 with a family with a history of heart disease, my mother is beyond relieved with the fact that at her cholesterol levels, it is impossible for her to have heart disease.  My father, who is over 60, kicks my @$$ riding his bike for miles and miles.  My plant based parents are in great shape.  I am 19 now and was born when my mother was 39, father was 43.  The way they are living now, they won’t have any trouble babysitting my kids in 10 years or so :).myparents
  2. Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends- By switching to a plant based diet, not only are you saving millions of animals lives, but you are preventing their pain as well.  “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.” ~Leo Tolstoy
  3. Our Planet- Need I explain?  The land used for production of animals not only could be used for crops that produce oxygen and take in excess carbon dioxide- but the gasses alone that cows emit have a huge impact.  Not just cows, but all the mass produced farm animals.  Not to mention feeding them, cleaning their debris, and housing them.  Our air, and water would be safer and cleaner.
  4. Easier Cooking and Clean Up- Cross contamination is never a concern.  Who cares if it’s undercooked?  All it needs is a quick rinse to clean.  A day old vegetable won’t kill you.  An over the hill turkey sandwich though? Mmmm better not.  Vegans take much less time to prepare and clean during eating times.
  5. Our Future- The economy, the environment, and the greater good of America.  Most diseases and health issues can be solved with lifestyle.  It is about time people start taking control of their health.  The government advertising and medical industries market products and drugs to brain wash us into thinking we need milk and sleeping pills.  Well let me tell you.  You have what it takes to heal yourself.  And there is plenty for everyone.  Enjoy ❤