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The Food Babe Way Book Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Can I tell you something?
I still take notes with pen and paper, and doodle all over them. I keep track of events and to-do’s in a physical planner. I subscribe to 8 wonderful print magazines and look forward to reading every single page, beginning with the last page first. And I love ending my night getting all cozied up with a good book in my hands.
The past week, I’ve been cozying up with The Food Babe Way. This is a book after my own heart (I am passionate about knowing what’s in our food).

Fun fact: Vani’s a green smoothie rawkstar, just like us. But that’s not all— this amazing woman is transforming the food industry from the inside out— Subway, Kellogs, Starbucks, Chick Fil A, and many more have invested in better ingredients in their foods thanks to Vani). We all get to benefit from her food activist work.


Enter to WIN the Food Babe Way BOOK

We’re giving away one author-signed copy of The Food Babe Way to one lucky rawkstar! Enter by answering this question in the comments section below:

“What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating?”

Winner will be announced in our newsletter on February 19.
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I struggled to put down The Food Babe Way and go to sleep at night. I wanted to keep absorbing Vani’s wisdom! She shares her journey of becoming The Food Babe, and ways we can make healthier choices in any circumstance. Some are super simple (like buying more organic foods), and others are more complicated (like thinking about how to purify the water you use when showering).

No matter what Vani shares— all the suggestions will help us live a longer and healthier life. There’s a lot of goodness to think about in this book! You can learn more about Vani and The Food Babe Way in the video below. And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win this book!


The Food Babe Way is on sale now! You can be purchase it through Amazon and also in major book stores. We are proud affiliates, so if you decide to purchase through our link, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about people and products we truly believe in. So just know, Vani’s book has our Rawkstar Seal of Approval.

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating? Comment below!

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  1. Cece

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    My number one struggle is finding quick and easy recipes that also don’t cost the earth. I have an autoimmune disease and it responds very well to healthy eating but when I have flare ups or crashes I need to be able to put my hands on something that will nurture my body

  2. Emma

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Sugar! I am seriously addicted to sugar and I binge on sweets when I am stressed or bored

  3. Tina Roncio

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is finding new flavors and combinations which satisfies my cravings and moods.
    Especially that I am an emotional eater!!!

  4. Sandra Karl

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My biggest struggle is getting my household on board. It’s hard to get them to want to eat healthy with me and harder to convince them that we need to change our way of eating now rather than later.

  5. annie z

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    WOW on the give-away, and thanks! My biggest struggle with healthy heating is the proverbial challenge of what to fix … historically, I don’t have an appetite and eating is usually a social event (even if it’s just my husband & me). San being hungry, I nosh on fresh fruit and my biggest downfall, nuts … any variety works.

  6. Linda Campbell

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    The hardest thing I find about healthy eating is planning yummy recipes. In my household I am the only one who tries to eat healthy food. I like the look of a lot of stuff but usually don’t bother because its just me.

  7. Lori E.

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My biggest challenge is getting my family to eat health, I give into my cravings when they eat junk food in front of me.

  8. Dorothy Wisniewski

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The hardest part of eating healthy for me is planning healthy recipes that’s in my budget range. Cost so much eating healthy! And prepping time with recipes getting everything ready before a busy day. Like cleaning and cutting fruits and veggies. Temptations everywhere example fast food place Mc. Donald. Less processed foods soon to be no more process foods! More whole foods! But it’s good thing! Hope you guys understand what I wrote!

  9. Denise Miller

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I love anything sweet, especially cakes, cupcakes!!!!

  10. Victoria

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is getting my family on board. It becomes overwhelming to try to serve a healthy dinner that satisfies everyone.

  11. Jenn Ginest

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    My biggest challenge with eating healthy is time. I have committed to doing your 21 day cleanse. On day 5. Feeling good. 😛 My hope is that I will just continue the habits and making the time to eat healthy after the 21 days.

  12. Lynne

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    My biggest struggle is cost and availability, organic food isn’t as popular here in Australia. The selection is small and expensive

  13. Tricia Maxwell

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    My biggest struggle with healthy eating has to be my cravings for sweets. I can do great all day long, but after dinner I am almost physically compelled to snack on sweet stuff. I think I have found a solution (at least it has been working for a week now). I make my yummy green smoothie in the morning and save part of it in a jar for my after dinner/evening craving. It is amazing what 6oz of green smoothie can do to crush a chocolate craving. I don’t kid myself and think this will always work, but for now it is my solution! Thanks ladies for sharing this green smoothie revolution with us. It has really changed the way I eat and especially the way I feel!

  14. Amanda

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I find thst trying to find adequately healthy food on a very tight budget hard. I know there are some options out there but organic food is really tough to get without blowing the bank. I have lots of sllergies and sensitivities so that makes it a lot tougher.

  15. Milena

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    At home with my parents it’s no problem: I make smoothies all the time, we have a great mixer (Vorwerk’s ThermoMix) and my mom buys all the good and health stuff I want. But when I’m back home in the university day life it’s really hard to take time for cooking – if I’m not eating in the canteen – and it’s also hard to get all the ingredients…

  16. Nea Larsson

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I have such a hard time finding good organic produce. I live in a smaller town in Sweden and in the winter months it’s really hard to get organic fruits and vegetables from the grocery stores.

  17. Linda Clark

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I have the hardest time making the best choices when I am tired. In the evening I get hungry, and I am tired and I give in too easily to higher-carb foods. Even like nuts… It’s a challenge to keep my weight down, even though I have tried and enjoyed many of your smoothie recipes, I still give in during those emotionally-done times.

  18. Heidi

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    It has to be to change my habits. It’s so easy to just have that latte in the morning, or that little something when I get home from work, eventhough dinner’s half an hour later. I don’t even think about it. It’s so ingrained in my daily routine. So I’m trying to tackle it one thing at a time, starting with latte’s. Only one allowed per week on a Friday. That’s my treat for being good all week. Then maybe after a few weeks, when I’m used to that, I’ll tackle the coming-home-from-work-snack. One little step at a time.

  19. Nicole

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I live to discover how taking processed out of my diet effects me. I feel amazing. Thank you green smoothie stars.

  20. Diane Bailey

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My biggest challenge with eating healthy is not having real butter pecan ice cream! Not just any ice cream but specifically Haagen-Daz ice cream. I have not had any is 2 years, but I’ve had dreams about it serval times. Sometimes I am shopping up and down the aisles looking for it and never find it. The last dream I had about ice cream I was eating it in a dark closet! Yes I have tried coconut and tofu based ice cream, some good but not great. Now making my fruit bowls with chopped pecans and juice from an orange and agave.

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