Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GOING RAW: What to eat?

my lemon tree is full of blossoms!
I know by now those of you who are following me are probably thinking that I am crazy for eating nothing but raw fruits and vegetables (its been almost 2 weeks!). What the hell am I eating ?!

I'll tell you because it is so much better than I ever expected and it is stuff that I know 99% of you would love to eat if you tried it.

  • B- dark green juice w/ 50% kale, collards, broccoli, spinach, parsley, cilantro, dandelion greens and 50% apple, carrot, and lemon juice (12-16 oz)
  • S- Fruit or fruit salad
  • L- salad w/ raw milk cheddar cheese & creamy cashew dressing
  • S- creamy vegetable stuffed pepper 
  • D- zucchini pasta w/ peppers, tomatoes, & sun dried tomato sauce
  • De- medjool dates
I have to admit I have not been 100% raw yet, but I am close. Usually one day over the weekend I will eat something cooked. I am not putting limitations on myself because I want to be successful with this. Although, I haven't really felt like this has been a struggle this time around. Most of the struggle prior to now was mental. It is a hard thing to get over your "comfort foods". It was for me the first time I tried this a few months ago. But now I feel different. I'm thinking part of the reason is because we are fast approaching spring and warm weather is just around the corner. 

It's more than the anticipation of hot days though. I feel now that this is the right thing for me. I feel clearer, lighter, and more focused than I have in a long time. Just coming through a huge transition in my love life (going from having one to not) I feel like I was in the right place mentally to accomplish this so effortlessly. I was exhausted, stressed out, frustrated, angry, and sad. I needed to wipe the slate clean and this way of eating did just that for me (along w/ a lot of sleep and great times with my girlfriends!). 

With the help of Lisa preparing all this delicious food, I have truly enjoyed this process so far. I would suggest if you are going to try to do this, get some help. At least initially, because it can be very overwhelming trying to come up with your own recipes and manage to want to eat them too. 

You know what though? It isn't even necessary for someone to do 100%. Even if you get to 50% you are doing yourself a great service. Just increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat little by little you will be helping yourself tremendously.  

Enjoy the day!


  1. Loving that this is working for you! Yay! Just finished your food for this week!


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