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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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Written by Sergio

April 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

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Raw Food Day 2

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The only difficult thing so far has been giving up coffee. Yesterday and today I’ve felt sleepy and fuzzy-headed, but I managed to make it through the day by taking deep whiffs of coffee from my coffee jar at work.

Food, however, has been awesome. I usually don’t like to eat cold things for supper, but this weather is perfect for salads. I haven’t yet felt hunger pains or cravings, and everything has been quite yummy. I’m optimistic.

Breakfast smoothie: 1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Keffir, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup unprocessed wheat bran, 1/2 tbsp raw honey. Side of apple and grapes.

WW Points: 5

Lunch salad: 2 cups mixed baby greens, 1 cup cauliflower, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/2 bell peppers, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 6 onion slices, 1/4 cup raw cashews, 1/4 lemon juice.

WW Points: 6

Afternoon snack: 1 medium banana, 1 Naked Tropical Smoothie with Coconut Juice.

WW Points: 5.5

Late afternoon snack: Pecan Pie Larabar (it was dee-licious!)

WW Points: 4

“Awesome Salad” for dinner: 2 cups spinach, 1 small radish, 1 turnip, 1/2 cup grapes, 5 baby bella mushrooms, 1/4 thinly sliced carrots, 1/2 cup sugar snap peas. “Awesome Dressing” consists of 1/4 cup mashed avocado and 1/4 orange juice.

WW Points: 5.5

Total WW Points for the day: 27 (of 31)

Written by Sergio

April 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Raw Food Day 1

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Today I started a raw food challenge. This one will only be two weeks long because that’s how much time I have left before my sailing trip. It’s quite simple, I’m eating raw (or live) fruits, veggies and nuts just like every other species on the planet. No cooking, no heating, no coffee. WAIT! NO COFFEE?!?! Yeah, that’s the worst part. But it’s only for two weeks. The only exception I’m making (so far) is bottled fruit juices. Those aren’t technically raw since they are pasteurized. But I’m too lazy and I don’t have a juicer.

“Fruit Cocktail” for Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 1/2 cups strawberries, 1 cup grapes, 1 medium apple, 8 fl oz orange juice.

WW Points: 5.5

“Boring Salad” for Lunch: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup cucumber, 1/2 shredded carrots, 1/2 chopped bell peppers, 1 1/2 cups broccoli.

WW Points: 0 (I’ll add a dressing next time)

Afternoon snack: 1 large banana, 1 Naked orange carrot juice.

WW Points: 7

“Awesome Salad” for dinner: 2 cups spinach, 1/2 tomato, 5 baby bella mushrooms, 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 small onion, 1/4 cup raw walnuts, 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds. “Awesome Dressing” consists of 1/4 cup mashed avocado and 1/4 orange juice. It is amazingly delicious.

WW Points: 10

“Coconut Kefir Fruit Smoothie” for dessert: 1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Keffir (vegan, soy free, gluten free, but it’s probably not raw), 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen peaches, 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1/2 tbsp raw honey.

WW Points: 5

Total WW Points for the day: 27.5 (of 31)

Written by Sergio

April 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm