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Raw Food Day 9

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All I’m gonna say tonight is the raw Carrot-Lime Tart at Eden Alley was amazing. Really. This was only my second experience with a raw dessert and the first was not very good. But I could eat that tart every day! You should try it sometime, it’s especially suited for the warmer weather. Cheers.

Breakfast: apple, raw almond butter.

WW Points: 4

Mid-morning snack: kombucha!

WW Points: 1

Lunch salad: mixed greens, mushrooms, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, avocado, orange juice (which served two purposes, dressing and drink).

WW Points: 5.5

Afternoon snack: half a grapefruit.

WW Points: 0.5

Dinner at Eden Alley!!!! Mixed greens, dried cranberries, EIGHT raw cloves of garlic (you can probably smell me through your computer), onion, mandarin orange, raw mustard dressing. And kombucha!

WW Points: 3

Dessert at Eden Alley!!!! Raw Carrot-Lime tart. Cashews and coconut for the crust. For the filling, carrots, dates, white raisins, apple and lime.

WW Points: 7 (approximately, and I only ate half)

Total WW Points: 22.5 (of 30)

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April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Raw Food Day 8

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I’m surprised by how easy this diet has become. I don’t even think of it as a diet anymore, except for the fact that I’m keeping track of everything I eat. Last night I weighed myself and found that I’ve lost 3 lbs since last week. I knew I had lost something because this week I’ve been wearing pants I haven’t been able to fit in for eight or nine months. That’s exciting. So exciting, in fact, I decided to celebrate with wine at band practice.

Breakfast: banana, raw almond butter (my two faithful readers will notice this is the same picture as the day before. Believe me, it looked the same, I just forgot to snap a shot).

WW Points: 4

¡Kombucha Lucha! for my mid-morning snack: GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Gingerade

WW Points: 1

Lunch salad: mixed greens, dried cranberries, broccoli, pecans, cucumber, red onion, shredded carrots, bell peppers, and I broke down and got a tiny bit of balsamic vinaigrette.

WW Points: 8

Afternoon snack: half grapefruit (can you see me?)

WW Points: 0.5

Post workout snack: Larabar Coconut Cream Pie

WW Points: 5

Keeping it classy at band practice with (raw) wine in a plastic cup. Hey, at least it’s not (non-raw) beer!

WW Points: 5

Late night micro salad: micro greens, pea shouts, alfalfa sprouts, raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds, honey water.

WW Points: 6.5

Total WW Points: 30 (of 30)

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April 22, 2010 at 5:46 am

Raw Food Day 7

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Breakfast: banana, almond butter, unprocessed wheat bran.

WW Points: 4

Treat day at work: watermelon, grapes.

WW Points: 1.5

Lunch salad: spinach, cucumber, mixed greens, shredded carrots, bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, honey-lime dressing (gross, won’t do that again).

WW Points: 1

Afternoon snack: watermelon.

WW Points: 1

Evening snack: Carrot, spinach, cucumber and parsley juice from KC Juice. Have you been there yet? I highly recommend it.

WW Points: 2

Dinner salad: lettuce, micro greens, pea shoots, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, walnuts, avocado-orange dressing. Dessert smoothie: mango, peach, coconut milk keffir, mint!

WW Points: 17.5

Total WW points: 27

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April 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

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Raw Food Day 6

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After a weekend filled with cooked foods and good friends, it’s great to be back on raw. Having saved myself for the tasty treats of the weekend by eating only raw during the week made everything taste even better. This has gotten me thinking about the possibility of going partially raw for an indefinite period. Having eating nothing but live foods for five days straight showed me how easy, delicious and filling it is. And it has also made my pants feel a bit more comfy! Maybe when I come back from my vacation I’ll start eating raw Sunday through Thursday and normal Friday and Saturday. I think I can do that. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s today’s intake.

Breakfast: banana, raw almond butter, raw cacao nibs.

WW Points: 7

Lunch: grapefruit, canteloupe.

WW Points: 3

Afternoon snack: Naked Power C Machine Juice

WW Points: 5

“Super Awesome Salad” for dinner: carrots, tomato, cucumber, sugar snap peas, turnips, radishes, grapes, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens, mint, dill, raw cashews, and my special avocado-orange dressing.

WW Points: 13 (picture before adding dressing)

Dessert: watermelon

WW Points: 2

Total WW Points: 30 (of 30)

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April 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

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Raw Food Day 5

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It’s late and I’m tired, so tonight it’s just a quick and dirty slide show.

“Running Late for Work” smoothie for breakfast: 10 fl oz orange juice, 1 banana, 1 mango, 1 tsp honey, 1/4 cup unprocessed wheat bran.

WW Points: 7.5

Lunch: 1 lb watermelon, 1 grapefruit

WW Points: 3.5

Afternoon snack: 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp raw almond butter, 1/4 oz raw cacao nibs. (Emily ate half.)

WW Points: 3.5

Potluck dinner with friends from work: “Choban,” cucumbers, tomatoes, Italian parsley, jalapeño, Anaheim pepper. Greens and strawberries salad. Fruit salad with honey orange dressing. (Two servings of each!)

WW Points: (11.5, approximately)

Total WW Points: 26 (of 30)

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April 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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Raw Food Day 4

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Today started with the realization that I have a new favorite breakfast: sliced banana with raw almond butter sprinkled with raw cacao nibs. The cacao nibs were the most exciting part, as I had eaten the banana with almond butter already this week. Another exciting surprise was my first visit to the new location of FüD (no website yet) on 17th street just a couple storefronts west of Blue Bird. FüD is a vegan and raw restaurant that serves delicious foods and I fully intend to become a regular.  I had dinner with family and I have to admit it was hard to pass on the bread, peas and rice. Everything smelled and looked so delicious. But I stuck with it and had an amazing salad instead. I don’t even wanna talk about how good the coffee smelled after dinner. Anyway, here’s today’s delicious menu…

Breakfast: 1 banana, 2 tbsp raw almond butter, 2 oz raw cacao nibs, 1 grapefruit.

WW Points: 8.5

Mid-morning drink: GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Botanic No. 9

WW Points: 1

Lunch, “The Crisp” at FüD: romaine lettuce, avocado, pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, fresh oregano and an amazing dressing that had cashews and who knows what other magical ingredients. To drink, the “Sunshine Juice”: beet, orange, apple, carrot and ginger (I want a juicer, by the way).

WW Points (a guesstimate): 11

Afternoon snack: Apple

WW Points: 1

Dinner salad: 2 cups romaine lettuce, 1/2 tomato, 1 carrot, 1 pear, 2/3 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup orange and avocado dressing, 1/4 cup raw cashews, 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds.

WW Points: 11.5

Total WW Points: 33 (of 30) Oops!

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April 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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Raw Food Day 3

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First things first…today was a headache-free day! In fact, it was a great day. I got to work really early and had a great workout after work. And if you know anything about me, you know I hate working out. So that’s saying a lot. I also found out that I’ve lost 12 lbs since I started this blog in March. So I only have 20 to go. As if that were not enough, I went to the Apple store and bought my first and long awaited MacBook. All is well now and here is today’s menu.

Breakfast: 8 oz orange juice, 1/2 cantaloupe, 1 cup grapes, 1 banana, 1 tbsp raw almond butter (absolutely delicious and worth every penny).

WW Points: 11.5 (whoa!)

Mid-morning drink: GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Botanic No. 7

WW Points: 1

Late morning snack: Larabar Cherry Pie

WW Points: 4

Lunch Salad: 2 cups mixed baby greens, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 cup celery, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup raw cashews, 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds, 1 lime for dressing. For dessert: 1 delicious and juicy grapefruit.

WW Points: 9

Dinner salad with awesome coco-mango dressing: 2 cups spinach, 1 bell pepper, 1/4 sugar snap peas, 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts, 5 baby bella mushrooms. Dressing: 1 mango, 1/3 cup pure coconut water. Dessert: 1/2 cantaloupe.

WW Points 5.5

Before assembly:

After assembly:

Total WW Points for the day: 31 (of 31)

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April 14, 2010 at 8:02 pm

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