Friday, October 02, 2009
A Bigger Trip to Raw
I've tried being higher raw a few times, and my most successful attempt to date was 3 weeks starting in mid-August. For those 3 weeks, I was 85%+ Raw. I even quit coffee again. I did this for several reasons, the biggest one being weight loss, but also to help with headaches, allergies, and various little skin issues. I dropped 5 lbs in 3-4 days, but 3 of those came back when I stopped - boo!
Here is my raw book library.
Here is some food from that time period.
A Raw taco salad. Romaine, green onions, corn, peppers, salsa, and a cilantro lime dressing (a sour cream recipe from Alissa Cohen's book, with a bunch of cilantro and lime juice added). Super yummy!
Tuna on lettuce. It's good. Really!
Milkshake! AWESOME. Frozen bananas, raw nut milk. Also good with cinnamon, and/or cacao nibs and a touch of peppermint extract.
Sandwich. Alissa Cohen's calzone dough recipe as bread, avocado, lettuce, tomato. I didn't love the calzone dough, but Raw breads and I don't get along, so.
A kale salad from the Cafe Gratitude book. I didn't like it.
Tuna on a salad.
My mom's gazpacho, rawified + the awesomeness of a vita-mix.
A muesli I had for breakfast a few days ago. Apples, buckwheat, coconut, goji berries, pecans, raw almond milk.
And now, a side note on the awesomeness of Nalgene. Here is my nalgene bottle after the second time I dropped it (the first time, the top broke. they sent me TWO replacement lids):
I wrote to the lady I had previously spoke with when my top broke. Five days after my email, I had a new nalgene bottle in the mail - WOO! So to fork with you know who!