Welcome to Almost Raw Vegan!cat circle

Hi there! My name is Catherine and I’m here to inspire you to adopt an easy-peasy approach to plant-based eating so that you will look & feel your best!

It all starts with these two FREE programs, this Plant-Based 101 eLearning as well as our inspiring 28-Day Green Smoothie CHALLENGE. ♡♡

Grab a green smoothie and join me in my Virtual eLearning Kitchen and let me show you how to transform your body with delicious, easy peasy whole foods plant-based approach to nourish your body.

I will also share my proven strategies to get you feeling Healthy, Happy & Vibrant for LIFE!


Participants who didn’t know where to start or how to get motivated, loved how this FREE Plant-Based 101 eLearning program gave them the tools & motivation to immediately adopt healthier ways.

They loved the daily lesson format, the free eBook, recipes & insights to be “extremely helpful” and as one participant recently told me.

Get Started TODAY!


Not ready for 100% plant-based, want to get there gradually or need to get back on track?

Try this FREE 28-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and enjoy 1 Green Smoothie a day for 28 Days, without changing your current habits, and you WILL experience the BENEFITS of glowing complexion, improved energy, weight loss & more!

What participants love most is how easy it is, and how quickly they start to feel motivated to adopt even more plant-based eats! Oh and they also love the daily recipes, shopping list & online community & support from like-minded challengers.



The 9-Day Transformation CLEANSE is for those who are ready to jump-in with both feet and experience 100% almost raw vegan for sustaining change!

Participants love that the program includes three 3 day sections ~  a pre-cleanse, a green smoothie cleanse, and a post-cleanse with combinations of real foods & green smoothies.

Particpants love the easy peasy approach, the community support, the program material including 9-Day Program GUIDE, Green Smoothie GUIDE, Menu Plans, Shopping Lists and especially all the recipes the whole family enjoyed.

GET Transformed!

I just want to tell you that we tried your banana/avocado/black pepper salad and we got addicted to it! It’s so surprisingly delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your yummy ideas with the world! When I eat it, I feel like I am at a spa! Very elegant, simple and deeeeeeelish!

M.S. Zoë

I LOVED the Plant-Based 101 eLearning! You broke everything down into understandable, informative chunks. It was extremely helpful! Thank you!!

L. Lease

I have enjoyed the Plant-Based 101 and are doing the detox, going well so far. This course has given me the tools and motivation to do what I have wanted to do for some time but did’t quite know how to start. Thank you.

H. Kench

Please allow me to say, I have been attempting to eat healthy for many years but was very limited in my knowledge but your page has inspired me to try so many NEW and healthy dishes. Thanks, you are a God sent…

C. Barnes

I just have to tell you…today is my mom’s birthday, and do you know what she requested for her birthday meal? Pizza (I used your crust recipe) and Chewy Brownie Balls (again, your recipe)! And she isn’t even vegan! Thank you so much for such tasty recipes that EVERYONE enjoys!

C.M. Mitala

I loved the Plant-Based 101, all of it. It was informative, easy to understand and to the point.

Sherry G.

Blueberry Banana Citrus Smoothie

Blueberries are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 60 other fresh fruits & vegetables.  Try this Blueberry Banana Smoothie and reap all the benefits! There are several types of antioxidants and they are best sourced from fresh fruits and vegetables... read more

VIDEO: How to Make a Green Smoothie

Smoothies are truely amazing creatures and they are very easy to make! I’ll show you how to make a green smoothie that is sure to please the whole family. Smoothies are best in the morning, although enjoying them throughout the day is also super fun.... read more

Vegetable Stir-fry

I love stir-fry! It’s such an easy dinner to make, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand, add any legume, some cooked rice and any spices that you like. Serve with a salad and you have a delicious, filling, healthy, plant-based, whole foods dinner that... read more

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup w/ Thai Pesto

  I tried another recipe from Easy Vegan today. Ok, but I don’t really follow recipes 😉 I always, and I mean always adjust, add, replace, remove ingredients based on what I have in the kitchen and also based on our tastes. I like to call it my creativity... read more

Orange Goji Berry Smoothie

Ok, so when I create an oh-so-simple smoothie like this orange goji berry smoothie, a part of me thinks it’s way too simple to share BUT I do love to share and perhaps you will enjoy this even though it is pretty basic?  😉 This smoothie is super refreshing and... read more

Oven Roasted Vegetable Pizza & Pizza Salad

Ok, ok, so you’ve probably figured out by now that Friday’s are generally pizza night in our house.  I don’t know what it is – but there’s just something about relaxing at home after a long week with a pizza or pizza salad and a nice... read more

Choosing a Juicer

I love my Breville Juice Fountain Plus – oh, and since originally writing this post and researching juicers, I am now the proud owner of the Omega 8006 ;-). Oh and for the record my most favourite juice in the whole-wide-word is this Cleansing Juice! But when it... read more

Cleansing Juice

I love my Breville juicer (if you are looking for a juicer check out my thoughts on Choosing a Juicer), I love juice, I especially love green juice!!  I always feel better after a green juice, it’s amazing how wonderful it makes you feel. Here’s... read more

Almond Butter and Banana Snack

Ok, so I just wanted a little something different and made this quick and easy snack.  This almond butter and banana snack is so easy to make and it’s guaranteed to hit the spot each and every time! A definite keeper Ingredients: 1 large chard leaf 1 Banana 2... read more