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THE FULLY RAW DIET: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes

Kristina Carillo-Bucaram

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
January 5, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0544559110

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Kristina Bucaram

Kristina Carillo-Bucaram is the visionary behind FullyRaw, her raw-food lifestyle brand/business, with 500K dedicated fans via her YouTube channel, website, and social media. She is also co-founder and director of Houston’s Rawfully Organic co-op.

THE FULLY RAW DIET offers a 21-day plan to help people enjoy a clean, plant-based, healthful approach to eating. Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram transformed her own health by eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—100% fresh, raw, and ripe—and she is now the vivacious, uber-healthy founder of the FullyRaw brand. Her ten-year success with this lifestyle inspires thousands via social media, and her 21-day FullyRaw Video Challenge on YouTube in 2014 dramatically grew her fan base. This book shares her advice and will correspond to a new video challenge, with meal and exercise tips, recipes, and vivid photos. Fans will love the smoothies, salads, main dishes, and desserts, such as Lemon-Ginger Blast, Spicy Mango Basil Salad, Yellow Squash Fettuccine Alfredo, Melon Pops, and Caramel-Apple Cups.


Makes about 1 quart (32 fluid ounces)


This smoothie is a love bomb! Whether you are on the go, coming back from a workout, or simply just enjoying the day, this amazing elixir is one of the easiest and most delicious smooth­ies you can make. It’s fun and fast, and it’s filled with electrolytes and simple sugars to keep you fueled and smiling. Not to mention that its warm sunset hues croon “love!” Whether it is because of how much you love this smoothie or how good you will feel after you drink it, I know that you will cherish it! Calories: 450; Cost: $6; Benefits: endless!


  • 2 to 3 cups (depending on desired thickness) fresh young coconut water (from 2 to 3 young coconuts), or store-bought raw coconut water
  • ½ pineapple (about 12 ounces), leaves and rind removed, cored and cut in chunks
  • 2 to 3 blood oranges (or juice oranges), peeled, seeded, and cut in chunks
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, with greens


  • Sharp chopping knife
  • Cutting board
  • High-speed blender, such as Vitamix
  • 32-ounce Mason jar or large glass for drinking, preferably chilled


Have all of your ingredients well chilled.

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, starting on the slowest speed and gradu­ally working up to the fastest. Blend on the highest speed until the mixture is uniformly smooth and the sound of the blender is high pitched and steady.

Reduce the speed of the blender to the lowest setting before turning it off.

Drink immediately, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours in a tightly closed container. Shake before serving.

The Magic of Strawberry Greens

I never remove the greens from strawber­ries, provided they are fresh and firm. Strawberry leaf is said to relieve gastroin­testinal problems and joint pain.


These recipes may be reproduced with the following credit:

Recipes from THE FULLY RAW DIET: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes by Kristina Carillo-Bucaram. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2016; $24.99/paperback; ISBN: 978-0544559110).

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