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04-02-2009, 08:17 PM
I'm 32 years old and have been living on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands for the past 5 months. I was intrigued by raw food last fall just before I left for this trip, so I bought Dr. Clement's book. My husband and I were both immediately convinced and I started sprouting on the boat and soaking my nuts. However, being on an island where everything is imported and the variety of fresh vegetables is limited (never mind organic) has made it difficult to start. Plus I don't have a blender nor a juicer on the boat. We have however practically cut out meat from our diet and only eat it when invited to other people's place.
I am looking forward to next week when we go home and can fully start. Just ordered Blendtec that should be waiting for me. I have been reading alot in the past 2 weeks, getting ready to take the plunge when I get home, and recently discovered this site.
I haven't started yet, but I'm already craving green smoothis and juices!
04-02-2009, 08:30 PM
welcome to site :)
tell your hubby its montreal 5 - new york islanders 1 in the 3rd :D
blendtec you lucky dog ;)
try a orange / pineapple / strawberry / almond milk / banana smoothie soon as you fire blender up
happy sailing :)
04-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Wow, living on a boat that sounds exciting! Welcome to raw:)
04-03-2009, 02:40 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.............Welcome to MY World.
04-03-2009, 03:48 AM
Welcome :) Have a great start and enjoy your adventures on the boat. Cheers from Eva
04-03-2009, 09:02 AM
It sounds like you are off to a great start! Good luck on your raw journey!
I find when I am traveling, the raw food I crave and miss the most are green smoothies. I will eat lots of fruits and veggies, but need to invest in a small blender for traveling.
04-03-2009, 09:04 AM
WOW! How cool is that?
Welcome to this healing journey!
04-03-2009, 09:39 AM
That's amazing! Have a wonderful time on the boat.
04-03-2009, 10:02 AM
Hey, welcome! I'm a newbie, too. Your comment about not having a blender on the boat reminded me of a listing I keep seeing on craigslist for a gas powered blender, has handlebars like a motorcycle. Never knew such a thing existed. Maybe for your next trip? :)
04-03-2009, 11:22 AM
welcome to the site.
04-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Thanks guys for the warm welcome. Living on a boat is fun, but difficult when you are trying to go raw. Will have to be better prepared for the next trip.
04-03-2009, 02:40 PM
Welcome to raw and enjoy sailing. :)
04-03-2009, 03:37 PM
hi and welcome
i did a trans-pac sail last july almost entirely raw
it was a fifteen day sail and I brought lots of green banans, hard avocados, cabbage, citrus fruit
everything lasted beautifully
of course i also relied on dried nuts and fruits
the veggies were pretty limited after the first week and because of fridge space but if i had shopped more it would have been no problem
basically i ran out of food for the last 2 days and had to eat skippy peanut butter........i would have fasted but i didn't feel that it was safe and fair to the rest of the crew after we were already pretty spent
you can do it!!! the first thing i ate in hawaii was a coconut that floated past the boat!!
04-04-2009, 08:42 AM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!
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