leading the way With a contagious smile, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram is a driving force behind the local raw movement. As the founder of Rawfully Organic – the largest raw, organic produce cooperative in the U.S. – she’s making organic produce affordable for all in her community. Starting with just twelve members in 2007, Kristina has grown the co-op to over 15,000 families in the greater Houston area, democratizing access to organic produce and providing health education in her community in the process – all without taking any profit. She’s completely dedicated to closing the gap between farm and table and helping people to connect the dots between what we eat and how we feel.
Besides being the chief goddess co-operator of Rawfully Organic, Kristina spends her time inspiring others with FullyRaw where she offers endless tips, recipes and guidance on living a healthy lifestyle – including a few eye-opening videos you cannot miss like the 30-Day Burger Experiment: Real vs. Fake Foods. Kristina is the living, breathing example of how eating raw can transform your health, so check out what she’s putting in her shopping cart…
Favorite Place to Shop:
My favorite veggie:
Produce Shopping Tip:
Don’t be afraid of ugly produce. It’s usually the ugliest things that taste the best.
Must have munchies:
My Hot Pink Delicious Salad Dressing. It’s made of orange juice, cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds, basil, rosemary and beets.
Meat, Fish, Protein:
I am a raw vegan, so I typically only go to the produce section of the grocery store.
Best Label Reading Tip:
The best foods are grown in nature without a label.
Must have staples:
Cherry tomatoes, kale, blueberries, zucchini, any fruit in season.
Craziest thing I buy:
Dairy, non-dairy faves:
My FullyRaw Blueberry Milkshake made with my homemade almond milk, coconut water, dates, cinnamon and vanilla.
Skip labels that read:
Usually if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, that’s a bad thing.
Cherries, durian, jack fruit, and raspberries.
My shopping bag is:
A box of produce from Rawfully Organic.
Simply go-to recipe:
Orange Spinach Basil Smoothie (see below)
Orange Spinach Basil Smoothie
1 pint of fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 to 1 cup of fresh basil or cilantro
Throw into a blender and spin on high until smooth.