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01-27-2005, 11:20 AM
I've loved having granola in the mornings, so, now that I'm doing raw, I've been dicing an apple, a banana and some pineapple in a bowl, adding a few raw walnuts and raisins, and pouring almond milk on it. Then I eat it like cereal. I love it. But I seem to get a sugar rush from it, then low blood sugar two hours later.
I was told elsewhere that it means I need to add some protein, but I thought the walnuts and almond milk were protein?
Does this mean that maybe starting off my days with fruit isn't going to work for me? What else can I start the day with?
You could try eating the fruit with celery and greens
to balance out the sugar. Try eating a snack a couple
hours after breakfast.
There are some excellent non-fruit breakfast ideas in
the book "Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine", for example
"Rawnola" and almond milk, or "Buckwheaties". Ann Wigmore's
Energy Soup is an excellent way to start the day, and
you won't have any problems with blood sugar crashes.
You might be interested in the book "Food Combining"
by Herbert Shelton. Fruit should only be combined with
nuts and seeds if they have been soaked first.
I start out the day with a shot of wheatgrass juice and a
12 ounce green juice, 1/4 celery, 1/4 cucumber, and 1/2
leafy greens and sunflower green sprouts, and a little
carrot. Then I'll have some fruits.
Many days I'll just drink liquids until 2pm. In addition to
the juice, I make herbal tea, and I'll add a green superfood
and E3 Live to it. One of my favorite drink recipes was
created by Lou Corona. I drink this as often as possible->
Lou's Lemon Ginger Blast recipe
Lou has been vegan and on total living foods since he
was 21 (Lou is now 53...most people think that he is
about 30). This is a cleansing tonic that Lou starts
every day with.
The "Blast" is...
AND...it is great for the Heart and Cardiovascular System!
LOU's LEMON GINGER BLAST (Yields: One serving...or
more if you want...Lou drinks it all)
If you are using a K-Tek or Vita Mix Blender (other blenders
will handle it alright...just cut produce into smaller pieces):
Place in Blender...
1 inch Fresh GINGER...only peel off the bad spots (work
up to the advanced version slowly...which is 5 to 6 inches)
2 LEMONS (peel the yellow part off and cut in half)
2 or 3 Sweet APPLES (peel skin...only if it is not organic
and cut into wedges...use the core too)
1/8 tsp *90,000 H.U. (Heat Units) of CAYENNE PEPPER
(work up slowly to the advanced version of 1 Tablespoon)
2 or more cups of PURIFIED WATER (add what is needed
to make at least 1 1/2 quarts of the finished product)
Blend the above ingredients (do not over blend...just until
everything is barely processed...or you will lose nutrients).
Strain with a large strainer or juice bag...and drink the liquid.
The reason for getting rid of the fiber is so the "Blast" can
go right into the body and start cleansing.
* The spice rack CAYENNE PEPPER is only about
40,000 H.U. You can start with that...if you
already have it in your cupboard. But, when you
are out...the 90.000 H.U. is recommended (available
at any decent health food or herb store...I try to
buy it in bulk). Recently, I have been able to buy
180,000 H.U. at a local herb store. I only put 1 tsp
in when using it. I was able to work up to the
tablespoon...but, have decided that it is not necessary
(it cost more and after all it is more potent!). When I
use fresh hot peppers (any variety will do) I prefer the
red chili pepper or once in a while (when I am in an
adventurous mood)...I will use Habaneros. They are
If using a Juice Machine...
Run through the juicer...
Then add the WATER and CAYENNE PEPPER.
If you want to use fresh hot peppers...run them
through the juicer first. Then juice the other ingredients.
When is season, I substitute WATERMELON or
GRAPES for the APPLES. If I use the WATERMELON,
I do not add any water. If I use GRAPES, then I cut
down on the water. My friend Lindsey loves to use
GRAPEFRUIT instead of APPLES. She loves it! I have
not tried it yet. I have also used a couple of times...
ORANGES in place of the APPLES and the LEMONS.
I try to make and drink the "Blast" every morning.
When a day or two goes by without it, I notice a
major difference in the way I feel (less energy and
not as "in tune")...big time! Sometimes I drink the
whole thing. But, most of the time our family
shares one or two batches. If I have been exposed
to an illness that is "going around" or I feel that a
cold or flu is "trying to get me" (like a scratchy throat,
sneezing a lot or burning sensation in my nose)...I
drink it all day and nothing else except lots of purified
water. Then I don't get sick!
To achieve ALL of it's CLEANSING BENEFITS...you
MUST drink it first thing in the morning (or on an
EMPTY STOMACH...at least 2 hours after eating
anything). Then DO NOT eat anything for at least
30 minutes (I prefer one hour...if I have the time).
01-27-2005, 12:18 PM
Wow, Lou's blast will really wake you up too, I'm sure! Perhaps I will be brave enough to try all that lemon, ginger and hot peppers some time soon and will report back.
01-27-2005, 06:39 PM
I have the exact same problem! I love fruit in the morning but my blood sugar dips way too low about two hours later. Then I get frustrated.
I don't have an answer for you but I'm glad you started this thread. When I started adding nuts it only helped a little. Bananas help a bit with almond butter...just a thought.
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