Discover And Explore The Beauty Of Raw

After the highly successful launch of The Beauty of Raw, multi-certified raw chef and health educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck and Sugarleaf…foods that nourish continues their partnership with four more workshops that perfectly balance healthy and yummy, food and discovery in three-hour information-packed events until September 2012.

• 12 May, 230-530pm– Demystifying Superfood, The Beauty of Raw part 2

• 21 July, 230-530pm – Truly Healing Food, The Beauty of Raw part 3

• 18 August, 230-530pm – Detox with Food, The Beauty of Raw part 4

• 15 September, 230-530pm – Lose Weight The Raw Way!, The Beauty of Raw part 5


Demystifying Superfood, The Beauty of Raw Part 2 Continue exploring The Beauty of Raw with ‘Demystifying Superfoods’ with certified raw chef and health educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck at Sugarleaf, MEDICard Lifestyle Center on 12 May, 230-530pm.

This three-hour class, the second of a five-part raw food preparation series from May to September, focuses on the countless benefits and preparation of recipes focusing on powerful healing properties of imported and local super foods.

Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. In this lively, informative class, raw-food chef and instructor Mona Lisa Raw profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee pollen, and a host of local Philippine super-foods. As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle. Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by generous servings of Mona Lisa’s easy and delicious signature recipes.

This fun and educational class introduces persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the important role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, nation and planet.


Truly Healing Food, The Beauty of Raw Part 3

‘Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food’… Not only Hippocrates was aware of the powerful healing properties of natural plant foods, herbs and fruits. In fact, for the longest time of human history, the only medicine available was found in nature. Join us taste and discover Truly Healing Food with certified raw chef and health educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck at Sugarleaf, MEDICard Lifestyle Center on 21 July, 230-530pm.

In the third part of ‘The Beauty of Raw’ series, Mona Lisa Neuboeck will reintroduce powerful foods with superior medicinal values. In this 3 hour class, you will learn to appreciate easy to access ingredients, not only for their versatility in delicious recipes, but also for their effectivity in healing a number of diseases without any side effects!


Detox with Food, The Beauty of Raw Part 4

In modern day life, toxicity bombards us around the clock! We realize that on their own, our bodies cannot keep up with the rapid changes in our environment. Migraines, lethargy, depression, excess body weight and water retention- are just a few of the countless symptoms of toxicity. Rather than go on a mere physical detox in a spa or with a procedure, learn how to start to live a naturally detoxifying lifestyle with multi-certified raw chef and health educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck at Sugarleaf, MEDICard Lifestyle Center on 18 August, 230-530pm.

Mona Lisa will teach fun and delicious ways to implement ‘toxin magnets’ (detoxifying food ingredients) in your everyday meals! Increase your energy, trim down toxic fat stores, let your skin clear up and know how to protect yourself from renewed toxicity!


Lose Weight the Raw Way, The Beauty of Raw part 5

Having struggled with countless Yo-Yo diets in the past, Multi-certified raw food chef and educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck has found the key to a healthy, stable and ideal body weight with the raw food lifestyle! Reap a treasure trove of information in an exciting and yummy foodtrip with multi-certified raw chef and health educator Mona Lisa Neuboeck at Sugarleaf, MEDICard Lifestyle Center on 15 September, 230-530pm.

In this educational food preparation class, Mona Lisa will touch on the subject of ‘thermogenesis’ and share her favorite signature fat burning recipes. Aside from the natural weight reducing effects that come with this way of eating (and living), you will discover a lightness in many facets of your life. Physically, mentally and emotionally… Sounds surreal?! Come and give it a try!


Venue for all workshops will be at Sugarleaf at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center located at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Sen. Gi Puyat Avenue, Urdaneta Village, Makati City.

Email or call, SMS 0917 8039 055 for more information and reservations.

P2,200 per person with incredibly healthy and delicious helpings of all dishes prepared. P200 discount for senior citizens, pairs, couples, groups and students and attendees pre-paying for the workshop through Sugarleaf’s BPI Wilson Street bank account. P1,900 for prepayments made before one week at the store or through bank transfer.

Attend three workshops and come to the fourth for free! Come in a group of five and pay only for four! See you there! Sugarleaf, a healthy-eats restaurant-store, is also located at the G/F Health Cube Building, 226 Wilson Street, West Greenhills in San Juan (between Kink Cakes and BDO).


Mona Lisa Raw











Background. Seattle-born Mona Lisa was raised in Austria in the small city of Salzburg. As the daughter of an Austrian butcher coming from a long line of Innsbruck butchers, it is ironic that after years of personal research, self study and experimenting with numerous diets, Mona evolved to raw vegan foods as her personal nutritional path. Mona Lisa is a sought after face in the modelling world but is now very selective of her projects to ensure they align with her ethical goals as a health educator.

Mona has modeled in numerous TV commercials, magazines and print ads locally and abroad but she is most proud of being an endorser/health model for THE FARM at San Benito, a pioneer and award winning raw food resort in South East Asia. She is also a professional athlete endorser for the prestigious Aloha Boardsports Surf Team representing Billabong Philippines as well as VIBRAMS five finger shoes as a model/athlete.

Mona Lisa being as comfortable behind the scenes as she is in the spotlight, attended culinary academy in Austria as well as theatre costume design school. For numerous seasons she worked rigorously on theatre productions for The Salzburg Opera House. Eventually Mona started to combine her conventional culinary training with her two loves for creative art and healthy nutrition. She began to experiment, artfully concocting scrumptious, original, vegan raw/cooked dishes and baked goods for her family and friends who were also interested in eating for health.

Mona being no stranger to the pressures of the superficial modeling world, struggled for years with yoyo dieting. She would lose weight dramatically on one particular fad diet, only to have it rebound back to her over the next few weeks or months, sometimes putting on more weight then she began with. Added to which she was always HUNGRY and CRAVING on these popular eating plans.

After years of experimenting with countless diets to enhance her modeling/athletic career, it is Mona’s belief that the raw food lifestyle is the simplest, healthiest, most satisfying way to detoxify the body and obtain/maintain a slim figure, great skin quality and with the bonus of being the most environmentally friendly way of eating. (NOTE: The carbon footprint of eating this way is significantly smaller than the standard, cooked, American/Filipino diet) Mona also discovered that raw natural whole food has a balancing effect on the emotions. Cravings and hunger pangs cease to be an issue and there is natural inclination towards a more spiritually conscious life.

The Result. Now a Certified Raw Food Chef and Health Coach Mona Lisa Neuboeck apprenticed under Elaina Love who has trained thousands of raw food chefs through the internationally renowned raw food academy ‘Living Light Culinary Art institute’ in Fort Bragg, California. Soon after her raw chef certification, Mona Lisa attended a course with the living legend and raw food expert Rabbi and Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., founder and director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona, where thousands of so called ‘incurable’ diseased patients (ranging from heart diseased, diabetics and cancer patients) regained their health under alternative treatment with Dr. Cousens. Mona Lisa takes great care in applying the latest nutritional science to her raw food education classes, constantly updating information based on Dr. Gabriel Cousen’s research. Mona now provides vegetarian/vegan/raw food consultancy services to empower you in your own kitchen! With today’s busy lifestyle it can be difficult to know how to prepare TRULY HEALTHFUL meals with the minimal amount of effort. Especially with all the conflicting nutritional information out there, not to mention the endless maze of ‘fad diets’ we are bombarded with by the media. Mona Lisa will show you and your loved ones the simplest ways to prepare quick and easy meals from fresh, whole plant based foods. Whether you are transitioning from a SAD diet (Standard American/Filipino Diet) to a Vegetarian Diet, or from Vegetarian to the Raw Vegan diet, Mona Lisa will make the transition that much smoother!