View Full Version : What is the majority of your raw diet made up of?
11-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Do you eat more fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds (or whatever else there is) than anything else?
I'm pretty sure I eat more fruit than anything. I can eat red grapes by the pound!
11-09-2008, 11:07 PM
Hi KatiAnne -
do you mean by volume or calories?:rolleyes:
11-09-2008, 11:37 PM
vegi rich / mixed greens salads that contain alot of avacado / cold pressed olive oil dressing
lemon / lime squeezed into my drinking water
Lady Green Jeans
11-09-2008, 11:46 PM
Hard call. Green smoothies are about half and half. Nuts are definately in pates, etc. which account for a portion of my entrees. It balances pretty much as some weeks I want seaweed and salty where other weeks I want comfort food and warming spices. Other times I find I mono-eat like avos or grapes or get a wild craving for grapefruit that may last a week or two.
Interesting question. Now I feel it would be interesting to track the menu to see.
11-09-2008, 11:58 PM
Greens of all kinds would account for most of the volume. Olive oil and/or nuts would account for the bulk of the calories. I don't eat a lot of fruit, fewer than 2 servings or pieces per day. Many vegetables taste sweet to me and I usually don't crave anything sweeter than a tomato, carrot, or beet.
11-10-2008, 05:24 AM
Bananas are about half of my daily calories right now, because I can get them for free from my school's dining hall. But I balance it out by making eating tons of mineral rich greens, and also including some fats, like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, and nuts (when I can get them).
11-10-2008, 06:37 AM
Fruit. I'm like you with the grapes. Have some in my mouf as I type.
Greens would be my second source of food so, mostly fruit and greens.
It varies. I have at least one (BIG) green smoothie every day, usually with bananas, spinach or chard or sorrel, and add some other piece of fruit sometimes like apple or mango.
I have fresh, whole fruit as I crave it.
I usually have a salad or two a day, with or sometimes without leaves, like a cucumber or tomato salad or something else. I usually crave an avocado every few days and add it to a salad. [At the beginning of the summer, I was crazy for a couple avocados every single day, but not now.]
I eat nuts as I feel like it. More than I should up to a few days ago. I was going through some emotional stuff with work and have since opted out of eating emotionally. I like it better eating for hunger and enjoyment, not to stuff emotions. Anyways...
I have nut milks a couple times a week on average, and I at the moment I'm having several recipes a week to round it out and keep some variety (today I made thai cabbage pillows, and now I have some spicy bread in the D that I hope will come out well!). :)
11-10-2008, 07:58 AM
It really depends on the day. Some days I eat more fats, some days I eat more fruit, some days all I want is greens. But I would say most often I have fruit (either straight or in a green smoothie) for breakfast, lunch is really my most varied meal ... last week I had mostly savory sandwiches on flax crackers and today I'm having fruit with fruit dressing and granola (all sweet). Dinner is almost always without fail a large salad with lots of stuff and a savory/salty dressing.
11-10-2008, 08:50 AM
I eat mostly a rainbow of varied veggies.
Most of my calories and fat come from avocados.
I eat nuts, but only a little bit, and don't use much oil, olive or otherwise.
I don't love sweet so fruit is not my favorite but I do try to make sure I eat some fruits every day.
So bulk - veggies; calories - avocados.
11-10-2008, 08:54 AM
Mostly fruit, then greens and veggies, then nuts/seeds/fermented foods.
11-10-2008, 08:57 AM
It depends. It depends on what my body is craving. I will say I do crave more fruits than greens, but I make sure I balance it all out.
Some days I want salty. Some days I want sweet. Some days I want just liquid.
It just depends.
11-10-2008, 10:39 AM
It depends on my mood. Mostly fruit, because I love the sweetness of it, but some days I like to eat more greens. I don't eat nuts very often, and I probably should try to get a bit more of them in my diet in a week, but I usually go for the fruits and greens :)
11-10-2008, 10:45 AM
Mostly greens, cucumbers and avocados. Some fruit and nuts.
11-10-2008, 11:20 AM
MUSHROOMS!!!! AAhhhhh!!! :D I just discovered the Stuffed Portabello Mushroom recipe from Alissa's book.... I have NEVER liked mushrooms my whole life, but now suddenly I CRAVE MUSHROOMS!!!
Fruit... fruit... fruit!!! For a formerly severe-hypoglycemic girl like me, this is an astoundingly joyous experience - FRUIT without PAIN!!! ;) I should write a book...
Daily, I probably eat 1 larabar, 1 GS (sometimes two), a "mudslide" [Alissa's recipe but minus the dates], one big salad or one big dish of fresh salsa....
That's usually it! Except now I'm going to be spending a fortune on MUSHROOMS!!!! ;)
11-10-2008, 02:30 PM
Coconut oil/butter, raw hemp protein, a little bit of buckwheat honey, LOT's of salads and veggies (except raw broccoli, and cauliflower. blech!:p) As for fruit I stick to the low fructose fruits like canteloupe, oranges and raspberries (lucky since those are my faves anyway!) oh and dulse, I can't live without dulse!
11-10-2008, 02:39 PM
It varies. I usually have a green smoothie or green juice to start the day. I eat a lot of bananas, in smoothies, alone, in a shake, or ice ream. Spinach and parsley are my two favorite greens, but I always vary my leaft greens that go into my green juices. I don't eat a lot of salads; I tend to have my greens in dips, smoothies, or soups. I have a cup or two of nut milks a day and rarely snack on nuts. The nut milks might be part of a shake or special drink.
I do make some gourmet recipes a couple of times a week for when I get that starving feeling.
I usually eat a larabar a day (out of convenience), salads, fruit (all kinds, - bananas, grapes,melons, etc.). I also snack on nuts or put them in my salad, etc.) On weekends I like to juice more.
11-10-2008, 07:06 PM
I would say greens are my staple- morning is a green smoothie or green beverage, a few fruits until lunch then it is more greens and veggie for the rest of day.
11-11-2008, 03:19 AM
i eat everything.
lots of nuts and fatty things like coconuts and avacados.
big burgers with hefty toppings of thick sliced raw onion and tomato
potato chips, cookies, dips
HUGE plates of veg pasta with spicy oily sundried tomato sauce.
lots of fruit like papaya, passion fruit and durian
raw cakes and pies when i want to make them.
and bananna sundaes when i am in the mood.
if this was SAD food..... i'd be dead ! LOL
yep.... i love a good meal.
11-11-2008, 03:28 AM
Mostly out of convenience I eat a lot of fruit. Bananas, oranges, mangoes (in season) etc.
Then greens in salads and in smoothies as well as avocado, tomato.
The foods we have as staples in our family diet would be bananas, oranges, avocados, tomatoes and greens of all sorts. Coconut is a big part of our diet as well, we eat a lot of both mature and young coconuts as is and in recipes.
Nuts not as much as I used to, mainly because I mostly prefer them in recipes rather than alone and don't have time at the moment to prepare much.
I also try and eat as many green smoothies as possible.
11-14-2008, 01:18 PM
Interesting stuff guys, it's so neat to see what everyone eats!
I noticed most people don't include many things like oats?? Is there a reason for that?
I am trying to include more oat groats in my diet. Is it not as healthful as I think, or maybe not truly raw?
11-14-2008, 01:49 PM
lots of fruits
avocados love them can't get enough of them
11-14-2008, 02:43 PM
I feel best when my raw diet is balanced between fruits, veggies (mostly greens), and fats. The balance is based very loosely on 1 lb of fruits/veggies being equal to about 2 oz of nuts/seeds, or 2 T. oil.
On days like today when I want grawnola with almond milk and sweet treats (brownies), I will feel the need to balance the day with at least a pint of green juice, a simple green smoothie, and a green salad.
11-14-2008, 06:55 PM
I'm new to eating raw and I've found during the day I'm heavily reliant on fruits and salads and vegies in the evening.
11-14-2008, 07:19 PM
I mono-eat 2 meals a day of fruit, and then I go all out for dinner...generally a huge salad with a yummy dressing made from nuts, oils, salt, etc. I'm a frugivore. :D
11-14-2008, 07:53 PM
Mostly fruit. I start every day with a giant green smoothie : )
11-14-2008, 11:01 PM
I eat very little fruit. Almost none. And when I say fruit, I mean sweet fruit. Not fruit that is usually thought of as a vegetable, like tomatoes. My diet is mainly vegetables, followed by nuts and seeds.
11-15-2008, 10:28 PM
Mostly fruit, love my fruit!!
Then greens, I have at least a quart of green smoothie each day.
Then salads, nuts, nut based pates and desserts.
And lots of water, especially good with lemon or orange juice!
I do juice on the weekends when I have more time, these are usually more veggie based.
11-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Fruit!! Fruit is our natural food and I thrive on it. I have been eating a fruit based diet for almost six years now and love it! :-)
11-16-2008, 11:32 AM
I don't eat oats because I would rather start my day with the green juice or green smoothies. It's a little more trouble to get the raw oats; I would need to mail order them.
If you want to include the raw oats I think Alissa sells them.
11-16-2008, 07:47 PM
Im not 100 percent at the time but when i am, my diet consists mainly of bananas, spinach, romaine, and other greens, avocados, coconut, carrots, olive oil, sprouts, marinated mushrooms and other veggie marinades, some nuts/seeds (but they are expensive so i limit them except for flaxseed), apples, and whatever else is either cheapest or appeals to me at the store.
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