Ooh, baby, I like it raw

Foodies tend to be diametrically opposed to raw cuisine, which is ridiculous: Raw foodists eat chow in its most vital form. Which is why Pure Joy Cafe (450 N Street; weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) is such an essential eatery: It’s the only place in town that offers exclusively raw food. Take, for example, its Raw Chocolate Love smoothie: cacao (nature’s best source for magnesium), strawberries and bananas, agave (a low-glycemic sweetener), maca (Peruvian superfood) and hemp cream (very high in protein). It’s so full of energy that it probably could bring Wu-Tang’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard back from the grave. Shimmy shimmy raw, indeed. Find out more at http://livechefcollaboration.blogspot.com.