The chapter on fruits & veg even has a good word to say for bananas! Bananas are always with us and often maligned because they are "tropical" or "fattening" or too green to eat when they arrive at our local grocery. (Bananas do ripen after they are picked. I leave mine in a bag until the skin develops the good yellow color with brown flecks.)
Cohen states unequivocally, regarding bananas: "A raw food enthusiast's best friend. Available year-round at reasonable prices, a couple of bananas stave off hunger when there's nothing else at hand."
If you've ever tried eating just raw food, you will appreciate that great good sense. Some days, especially the ones on which you're dying for a cheeseburger or french fries, and you're far away from your own kitchen and its supplies, you can almost always find a banana somewhere close by: at food carts or local bodegas & 7elevens. Better than a candy bar!
Moving down into the recipes, I fell in love with the recipe for a smoothie called "Popeye," and I haven't even tried it. Cohen says, "You won't believe how delicious these two ingredients are together." I believe!
3 cups packed spinach leavesI'm seeing all kinds of ways to get in my 5-7 fruits and vegetables each day, and with this new book to inspire me, a lot of them will be raw.
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The book's beautiful design and clear, impeccable printing also make me very happy. Think of the hours of human labor the purchase price supported.