Ra’Living is Utah’s premier raw, plant-based, organic food truck! Not only is it all based on the food planet, but it’s also hydrating, nourishing and delicious! Ra’Living is completely free of refined sugar, cholesterol, soy and anything that is not good for the body. It is also completely gluten-free and contains no gluten-free elements, making it the ideal place for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity or intolerance, as there is no risk of cross contamination. Ashley Morales, owner of Ra’ Living Food Truck came to Good Things Utah to educate viewers about her divine food and the benefits of eating raw food. Launched just two months ago, Ra’Living has been a staple food truck at the Provo Farmer’s Market and is also taking hold in Salt Lake, Summit and Utah counties. Morales operates the food truck with her husband and four children.
Morales has adapted a raw vegan lifestyle over the past year and has been a vegan for four years. She has seen an improvement in her health and feels invincible. “I can do backhand jumps and I’m 37.” said Morales. Raw foods are plants that have not been cooked above 117 degrees, including nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. “Every bite is divine food. We do not remove nutrients from our food, all nutrients remain intact. said Morales. In his food truck, you can find delicious and beloved classic foods that are packed with nutrients. His staples include a raw vegan cheesecake made with cashews, his signature beetroot burger named after the food truck, a falafel-inspired burger made with sunflower seeds, a horchata-based drink made with of hazelnuts, a Thai coconut gazpacho and many other mouth-watering treats and tempting libations.
As well as an all-raw vegan foodie, Morales is an anti-speciesist, someone who does not tolerate discrimination or oppression of any species and believes that all living things deserve to live and not suffer and an animal rights activist. Morales even sports a tattoo that says “anti-speciesist” with his food truck logo on his bicep. “Animal agriculture is the number one cause of today’s climate crisis and eating plant-based is the best way to reduce your environmental impact on the earth.” said Morales, “It’s also important to be mindful of the different animal species that we share our planet with, because animals are much more complex than we realize and play a very vital role in our ecosystem. Animals feel the pain like us and value their lives like us.It is vital in these times that everyone goes vegan and eats plant-based and be kind to animals, our bodies and kind to the planet.
Ra’ Living will be at the Orem Farmer’s Market from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market on Thursday, August 11 from 5-9 p.m., and the Provo Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 13. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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