Thursday, February 19, 2009

David "Avocado" Wolfe and Chad Ashley Vandenberg Live

Local entrepreneur and raw superfoods advocate, Maria Whitworth, alongside Johnny Raw Appleseed of Bliss Café & Elixir Bar, presented international superfoods guru David “Avocado” Wolfe and visionary entrepreneur Chad Ashley Vandenberg to Dallas last night for a motivational seminar about the health benefits of raw superfoods. Though the event may have come off a bit as an infomercial to some, the seminar was nothing short of inspirational! I attended the event with a couple of friends, one who is a strict vegan and another who dabbles with new diets weekly...or so it seems. I was excited to introduce raw superfoods to my friends, as they have helped me reach a new level of awareness with my food choices. Don’t get me wrong—I am not a raw foodist, nor do I claim to be the healthiest person on the planet, but I do generally eat raw during my normal work hours (mostly out of convenience), and have to admit that I notice a huge shift in my equilibrium when I incorporate superfoods into my diet.

During the event, David Wolfe spoke passionately about the health and beauty benefits of superfoods and educated the audience with historical facts about cacao, goji berries, and various other ancient foods. (Did you know cacao was, at one point, the only accepted currency in Mexico?) David's high energy alone spoke volumes for the message he was touting! In his innately comedic form, he led the audience through a richly colorful story about his travels and exploration into the raw superfoods lifestyle, offering advice on the transition process in a non-judgemental and charismatic way. The group of excited followers cheered him on like groupies at a rock show—quite entertaining!

Attendees of the event were able to sample products by Chad Ashley Vendenberg, local raw food entrepreneur, Amy Hirsch of Amy’s Raw Chocolate Delights, and Johnny Raw Appleseed of Bliss Café & Elixir Bar. Chad’s offerings included several variations of chocolate hearts, Amy offered several berries and chocolate treats, and Johnny helped us wash those treats down with a chocolate elixir that will be available at Bliss Café & Elixir Bar. And I did get the scoop on Bliss from Johnny. According to her, the raw food haven will be opening in March or April. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a March opening!

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ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, what cute little heart truffles :o)

Maria Whitworth said...

Eddie G, it was awesome meeting up with you at our David Wolfe event! This is just the beginning of showering our city with opportunities for everyone (whether vegetarian, raw, vegan or "flexitarian")to upscale their health. Please join our Dallas Raw Food Party Central monthly meetup ( stay tuned for more great things to come!!
-- Maria Whitworth

Eddie G said...

Very exciting--thank you, Maria! You are truly a treasure to the Dallas raw community :)