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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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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)

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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