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01-01-2011, 06:18 PM
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01-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Sorry I didn't remember to get these threads ready for you all. Here's what tvillemom has to say about today:
I KNOW someone will start the official January threads....but being that it's New Year's Day, I guess someone forgot to start a place for us to post our daily food and such.
Today's food: WONDERFUL!!!
clementines...a few of them
Green salad w/ romaine, spinach, brocolli, celery, hemp seeds, lemon, onion, avo...yummmmm
Dinner: I feel like a sinful treat and all I have available is frozen bananas and berries, so I might have some banana ice cream to celebrate DAY 1, SUCCESS!!!
01-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Great day so far. Im so excited to be here doing this right now, at this time in my life. I am feeling like my time is here to do this. I didnt get to eat until 3pm due to there being nothing here to eat, so I went shopping. So far today Ive eaten:
Handful of almonds, prunes, macadamia nuts, apple, orange, grapes, cherries, coconut water(wal-mart actually had young coconut!!Yippee!)
Tonight I will be having a large, green veggie salad and maybe some fudge balls later if hungry.
So can't wait until my high BP is down and some other health issues start clearing up. I expect to drop quite a bit of weight in this 30 days, most of which will be water weight. The last time I went raw for 90 days I lost 25lbs the first month. Hoping to see that again!
01-01-2011, 06:39 PM
Today went really well for me
I had a few bananas,apples, a green smoothie, salads, handful of nuts and berries
I had to go shopping as well and I was a bit sad at the selection at walmart. Nothing was really ripe as far as fruit,tomatoes,avocados. So I'll have to wait a few days to even eat the ones I did buy. Im glad I was able to get a nice salad made though that was the peak of my day.
01-01-2011, 06:53 PM
So far today I've had guacamole and dates. Kinda craving some oj so I may have some of that in a little bit.
Here's what I put in the guac.... 1 red bell pepper, 6 jalapenos, 6 serranos, 5 yellow peppers, 2 tomatoes, 2 cloves of elephant garlic, 2 bunches of cilantro, 1 yellow onion, juice of 3 limes, sea salt..... I think that's all I put in it....oh wait... like 10-12 hass avacados. Should last a few days. :p Those elephant garlic cloves are HUGE. :D
01-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Happy day #1 and new year, everyone!
Hope that your new year is off to a wonderful, RAW start! :)
-Green Juice (Kale, Spinach, collards, celery, carrots, apples, oranges, ginger & jalapeŮo) Woooo!
-Pistachio Hemp burger with jerk collards & wild rice (from local Food restaurant)
-Fresh, home brewed Kombucha (a friend brews his own and we finally get to taste it)
01-01-2011, 07:44 PM
Today was super easy and had a fab relaxing day!
Still have to cook for Mr Carnivore, but guess what? I had no temptation whatsoever, which was quite surprising:D
This was my menu for the day:
huge salad with tomato, lettuce, capsicum, cucumber, parsley, all sprinkled with lots of chia seeds
carrot juice and tomato juice
01-01-2011, 08:09 PM
So far today I kept things simple. I generally eat simply most of the day now because of my work schedule and lack of food prep time, but I have fun on weekends. :D
Super Green Smoothie (*all kinds of craziness inside, get you a recipe in future but today it's too much to remember... it was a gift from a friend - I normally make GSs with less than 5 ingredients. :D)
Little slice of raw fudge
For dinner I may throw some corn and cashew cheese and tomatoes in the dehydrator for a casserole or I may just gnaw on some Romaine lettuce and nut pate. Haven't really made up my mind... if I were to listen to my stomach, I'd go with nothing and just go to sleep. LOL
But I know that's stress from moving and other things today and not my Body's needs talking - and Baby needs to be fed. I feel hungry even if I have no appetite.
01-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Well, my first 'raw' day is coming to a close. It's been good and I've eaten a lot of good food. I'm eating extra due to some nicotine withdrawals. Here's what I've had today:
- 2 green smoothies (kale, bananas, grapes)
- large green salad (red lettuce, spinach, onions, sprouted mung beans, etc..)
- Spaghetti (DW found a raw recipe online using zucchini as the noodles.. yum!)
- Spicy veggie juice (carrots, jalapenos, celery, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro)
- A few raw almonds and unsweetened raisins...
01-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Happy New Year to Everyone out there!!!... :D
For a minute I thought We weren't having the Jan 1-Day 1 Raw Challenge thread... So happy I got to see it before the end of the day...
I'm so thrilled to begin the new year Raw... this time my goal is to go 100% raw....
This is What I had today:
3 small bananas
1 Green Smoothie
3 mini bananas
2 tablespoons Honey
Till tomorrow everyone... night, night.. :)
01-01-2011, 08:18 PM
DAY 1 HAS BEEN A SUCCESS!! I made banana ice cream and sprinkled in some pecans...YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!! This was my reward for keeping it raw today!
THANK YOU, ALEESHA!!! I knew you would make it to start a thread for us, but I was just so excited about posting that I made it 100% raw today, I just couldn't help it!! Thank you for adding my original post to this thread!!
I hope everyone else has had a great raw day!!
01-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Happy new year everyone, I'm so happy to be here! I've been dehydrating all day and expect the same for tomorrow. Trying to get some food prepared that will be easy to take for snacks and lunches as I start college on Monday. Here's my food list for today:
green smoothie: chard, parsley, greens, spinach, apple, 1/2 a lime, oatmeal, banana, & blueberries
green tea x 2
water (not enough)
2 large handfuls of cherries
salad x 2: spinach, tomatoes & sunflower seeds
dressing: sunflower seeds, olive oil, agave & lemon juice
apple x 2
Love seeing what others are eating!
01-01-2011, 08:49 PM
I am done eating for today and it went very well
early am: banana ( wasn't really hungry from my nonraw new years eve meal)
mid morning: green smoothie ( 2 handfuls of spinach, handful of these micronurtrient greens I got from trader joes, 1 banana, some frozen berries, 1tbsp ground flaxseed and 1/4 of an avocado). It so yummy & filled me up for about 2.5 hrs.
afternoon: I had some frozen mix veggies ( broccoli, tomatoes, corn, peas, carrots) and kidney beans soup that I heated on low in organic veggie broth from trader joes. I took it off stove prior to boiling. I hope this is considered raw. I wanted something warm in my belly. I took a tbsp of flax seed oil prior to eating soup.
snack: apple pie larabar
dinner: same as afternoon- veggie soup
I was very satisfied today and ate every 2-3 hours. no headaches, no cravings. raw foods actually gave me energy when I felt a bit sleep prior to my afternoon meal.
I also took super colon cleanse 3X as recommended on bottle and my multivitamin.
I hit up wholefoods this evening and trader joes last wednesday in preparation. So I have enough raw foods to last me until the weekend.
Ready for Day 2- which I think I may start with a braggs acv & water drink to "cleanse" my system.
01-01-2011, 08:54 PM
Alright, so day one is down and out , and I did it.
I didnt eat much in the am, as I didnt know if I was going to fast today or not.
a carrot, apple, grapefruit, lemon juice in the juicer
a bunch of walnuts
water , water , water.
Tommorow I start my tree day fast, I am nervous but I think it will be a great restart button...
01-01-2011, 09:15 PM
Nothing this morning but water. Later on I made juice with some spinach, carrots, celery, an apple, and some bluberries. I didn't finish it. Just wasn't hungry or thirsty.
Lunch/Dinnertime- Zucchini pasta with tomatoes. I think I put in too much garlic cause wow!! Talk about tasting it later. Saved the leftover for manana. GOtta buy more zucchini.
I have some frozen fruit. I think I will make something else for later on if I am in the mood.
01-01-2011, 10:19 PM
Hi Raw Friends, I had a great raw day in spite of a detox headache from a certain popular caffeinated beverage.........
A hundred percent day!!! Wow, did I pack back a lot of good food:
four oranges for breakfast
Six bananas and vitamineral green in a shake
A whole cantaloupe and a whole cucumber in the mid afternoon
And for dinner a lovely slaw featuring fennel, with an apple for dessert.
Sound like a lot of food? Yep, it gives me the energy to be very active........and cheerful! I'm here to eat and enjoy life!
01-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Wow, I am having fun !
I started my day with lemon water (do this every morning).
Then Greens - kale, roamaine, apple, lemon.
Lunch was a small salad with 1/2 avocado and 2 slices of sprouted 'bread'
Treat in afternoon was a fruit smoothie - strawberries, cherries, pear
Dinner - marinated bok choy and snow peas. I bought the wrong seaweed so that was a disappointment.
Dessert after dinner - barley/spelt combo with soaked cashews and agave Dinner was on the small side.
I may have a kiwi a few hours later if I am still awake (for my blood sugar).
I have planned out many recipies to purchase what is needed for next few days. Rather exciting! I love to play in the kitchen.
From reading everyone's posting, seems like I ate alot, but it really wasn't.
But I am going to try the mono meals of one fruit. Yum!
Sure wish I had a dehydrator. The one I borrowed didn't have a temperature guage, so temp to high to use. (I've put in my request with the universe to provide me with one!)
Thanks for the support !
01-01-2011, 11:22 PM
OK, Dinner got complicated. :D
I made Habanero Mushroom Casserole (my own recipe, an old favorite from my previous 100% raw stints)... and Romaine-Avocado wraps... and mango and chocolate-whatchamacallit, courtesy of Baby Daddy who has decided that he's going to support me in the raw... for the most part. :D
Probably because he knows to avoid the wrath of PREGNANT Cancerian Goddess Warrior Women. :D
01-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Happy new year everybody!
I had really great first day of this year.
- Smoothie: 3 bananas, lettuce, water
- Smoothie: 4 bananas, kiwis, water
- 3 apples
- Some dried apples
I know that this is not enough, but i wasnt haungry and i couldnt eat more.
Have a great day!
01-02-2011, 05:59 AM
Happy New Raw Year to everyone!!!! Excited about starting the new year in the RAW!!!
Today or now it would be yesterday--- Breakfast --- Green smoothie with kale, spinach, banana and apples. Then some grapes on the side.
Lunch-- a normal salad with Alissa's honey mustard dressing
Dinner--collard wrap with tomatoes, lettuce, onions and honey mustard dressing also another green smoothie and a couple of raw cookies--apple cookies from Alissa's book.
01-02-2011, 10:25 AM
Happy New RAW Year!
Bananas x 5
A few Almonds
01-02-2011, 11:38 AM
Unfortunately I am still sick, sick, sick with a nasty cold that I caught on Christmas. So my first day I was smoothie girl.
Green smoothie in the am.
Cucumber "rolls" filled with avocado and a nut/seed/veggie pate I threw together in the processor.
Pear in the evening.
Haven't been eating much because my throat hurts so badly. Not too concerned. I will keep at it as I am getting over my cold.
01-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Here we go, so excited and doing well.
Food ate today:
Large salad with mixed vegetables
Salad with japanese vegetables and seaweed w/sashimi
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