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).
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 (hmm...it'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.