Alive in 5 – “different, fresh, and fast for easy raw food living”


Yeah, summer is here!  Is there any better time than this to eat raw food?  I have to admit that when I first considered reading this book, I thought I was a raw food enthusiast.  I eat a lot of raw food on a regular basis. Yet, when I started reading Alive in 5: Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes by Angela Elliott, I realized that this was going to be a little harder than I thought. 

Alive in 5 Review

The book is set up very well.  There is a lot of helpful information on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, a pantry guide, and helpful tips for working with raw foods.  It also has a menu plan for a week to get you started. Plus, the recipes are easy to follow and written well.  I have included a few photos below to show you what some of the end results will look like.  Everything looks fresh and bright!

I felt adventuresome and started with Pecan Milk.  I was extremely happy with the results.  Not only was it pleasant to drink, everybody used it in their oatmeal for breakfast!  Next I made Raita.  This was perfect for my lunch. I will definitely be making this one again throughout the summer!  The last thing I made was the Zucchini Spaghetti with Rawsome Italiano.  I have used zucchini in the past for my pasta, but not quite this way.  I think this is another great recipe for using up some of the summer bounty of tomatoes and zucchini. 

I will tell you that I do eat raw food on a regular basis.  But for those times when I am looking for something different and fresh, Alive in 5 Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes is a good choice.  The recipes come together very quickly and that is always a plus in my house!

Alive in 5 Review

Pecan Milk


Alive in 5 Review




Alive in 5 Review


Zucchini Spaghetti with Rawsome Italiano

This is a third party review by Sarena Shasteen of The Non-Dairy Queen. Alive in 5 is available to purchase on Amazon.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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