Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 15: Daily Menu

This is actually my very first post, but I didn't quite get my head on straight until, oh, about yesterday, so I'm starting my raw journey log from here. I may mention stuff from the first two weeks, but from here on out, I will be keeping track daily (or as close to daily as is possible!) for my own benefit; however, for anyone who is curious, here it is, freely accessible to all.


Smoothie Ingredients: 2 raw eggs (nope, not yet a vegan); 1 banana; handful of frozen pineapple (1/2 to 3/4 C.?); handful of frozen mix: strawberry, papaya, pineapple; 1/2 C. ground flaxseed; filtered water (to desired consistency; in this case, probably about 10 ounces).

LUNCH: Salad and Friends

Salad Ingredients: two handfuls organic spring mix (hands are easier than measuring cups!); handful of bean sprouts; 10 or so fresh basil leaves (Asian basil); small handful snow peas; 1 roma tomato; 2-3 T. Bragg's Vinagrette dressing.

Friends: handful of green beans dipped in raw almond butter (under 1/8 C.); handful of fresh strawberries; half a mango; handful of raw, unshelled peanuts (of course, I didn't eat the shell); 8oz. filtered water (forgot to bring lemon or lime wedge to squeeze in it).

SNACK: Pudding

Pudding Ingredients: 2 bananas; 2 avocados, 1 T. raw agave nectar.

Pudding Directions: Process together, put in pudding cups or small bowls, chill (I put mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes), serve. Note: Three of us ate this, but it could easily have made 4-6 small servings. We eat dinner from 4-6, so it's more like the first course of our light dinner.

DINNER: Some "dead" food and some JUICE!

After sleeping off the pudding, which didn't seem to go over well with my blood sugar--I'm still not sure if I am intolerant of the agave nectar or what; will have to keep an eye on that--I had 3oz. of medium rare steak, several spoonfuls of my husband's chocolate pudding ('s tough when everyone in the home isn't "raw"), and some kick-butt juice**, ingredients to follow.

Juice Ingredients: 4 organic carrots; 3 "stalks" of a fennel bulb top (the part that looks like celery with fringe); half of a lemon, yellow skin peeled; 1 pear.

**I saved my JuiceMan juicer from a long time ago and it is really coming in handy now! If you've never had fresh juice, you're missing out on a wonderful treat. You'll have difficulty enjoying "cooked" juice ever again!

Note to self: It feels like once a week I get a major craving for MEAT. My body didn't want anything else, and believe me, I asked! I'm doing a lot of intuitive eating, and I hope that works out in the end. At any rate, it's what works NOW, so I'm sticking with it.


Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

I wish you the best of luck with this! I'm pretty sure (100%!) that this would be REALLY hard for me!

Nicole said...

It is really hard. Well, it's really hard when other things start creeping up on me, which is what happened this weekend. *sigh*

But hey, it's a lifestyle change, and that doesn't always happen overnight, and I'm not out to prove I can be 100% raw 100% of the time. I'm trying to go easy because my main goal is to feel healthier, have more energy, and be nice to myself. So, whatever that ends up looking like is fine by me.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. If nothing else, when I get my act together, maybe you can stop by for a cool salad recipe or whatnot. Even if you just add some raw goodness in your diet more regularly, it's still a good thing. (Really what's so great is how it tastes and how you feel energized afterward instead of wanting to take a nap--which is how I often feel after eating "regular" fare.)


Phyl said...

I absolutely love making my own juice. I put carrots in