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02-01-2011, 10:51 AM
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02-04-2011, 07:16 AM
Cyclone Yasi has left quite a trail of destruction over here, and that means our banana supply in Australia has been largely wiped out. Bananas are going to hit about $15 per kilo, so I am freezing some while I can still buy them at a reasonable price..
Today went pretty well, I am not finding this raw lifestyle all that hard, even though I still make SAD food for the rest of the family, I found that if I eat before I start cooking, I am not tempted to fall off the wagon!
My food for the day:
handful of pecan nuts
handful (or 3) of sweet potato chips
salad with lettuce, tomato, sprouts
2 crackers with some guacamole
Have a fabulous day everybody!
02-04-2011, 07:43 AM
Good morning Jeannie!! Hi Everyone!!
So sorry to hear about the banana supply! :hug Oh no! As many bananas as I go through, I'd be storing 'em up like a squirrel stores nuts right now! lol
Breakfast - my usual lovely GSw/a little extra: kale, banana, cacao powder w/maca, ground flax, water and ice with a little celery and lettuce ...:woohoo:
Lunch - I brought: a large cucumber, a tomato and an avocado. I was thinking I'd slice up the cucumber and top it off w/ a slice of tomato and avocado...but now I'm thinking I'll just top it with tomato for something a little lighter. I'll see how I feel around lunch time.
Snack - I forgot my fruit, so hopefully they'll be something in the workroom. Someone's been dropping off fruit for the staff lately...so hopefully they thought of us again today.
Have a FANTASTIC day everyone!! :throwhearts:
02-04-2011, 09:00 AM
Good morning, TGIF and happy day#4! Today is a wonderful day!
Yes, store as many bananas as you can, Jeannie!!! We go through so many Bananas that I can't imagine life without them. How about Plantains? Store some of those too!
lots of water
Smoothie: (water, plantains, Cacao powder, Maca, Lucuma, Yacon powder, vanilla) Unusuall but delicious breakfast. :wuv
Collard Wrap (the usual Sunflower seed Pate with veggies & sprouts)
Green Juice for dinner! :excited:
Have an amazing day and weekend, everyone! *hugs*
02-04-2011, 09:47 AM
Don't know what happened, but my body just told me that she needed fruit and ASAP! I was sitting here and started shaking. I went to the fridge here in my office and forgot that I had a container of broccoli and a 1/4 of a yellow bell pepper that I left in there from yesterday. I thought I needed fat, so I sliced up 1/2 an avocado and ate it along with the 1/4 of a pepper and a bunch of broccoli. Afterwards I felt better, but still shaky. Just my luck, no fruit in either work room so I ran to the closet grocer store.
I got 2 HUGE oranges, and 3 peaches. Just finished off the 3rd peach and am feeling MUCH, MUCH better now. :woohoo: Guess I should've put 2 bananas in my smoothie this morning instead of just the one.
The deli also had just put out some fresh salsa so I grabbed that to eat with my cucumber slices for lunch a little later.
On second thought...now that I've eaten all this fruit, I'm full. Perhaps this was my lunch. LOL I think I'm done til dinner time.
02-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Hey guys..sorry I haven't posted yet..but I am here..
So far today;
Breakfast: small personal watermelon
Snack/lunch; 3 bananas, 1 grapefruit, 2 Kiwis and about 20 almonds..
eating lots of fruit as the carby stuff is driving my cravings nutto..
Dinner; will be a huge salad...maybe some avos ontop as well as other veggies.
Glad you are safe Jeannie, stock up if you can...it is hard to be in a storm ravaged area..when Hurricane IKE hit in Houston in 2008 we had no electricity for 15 days..suck...now we are dealing with a snow and ice storm..weird weather..
see you tomorrow
02-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Good morning all!
Good to hear that you are safe and sound Jeannie. My aunt lives in Queensland and her and her hubby got stuck on their property (they live on a big farm). Their house is up on a big hill and they have enough food, so they are safe, but the roads are flooded and they can't leave. I think they live like two hours from any town so they always stock up on loads of food. Pretty scary though.
I woke up feeling mostly better this morning (from my cold). I had a really bad headache yesterday from the no caffeine thing, so I'm not looking forward to that. I'm expecting it'll hit around late afternoon and continue through the night. I think I'm going to go for a jog after I have my breakfast.
My skin is also looking clear today. It fluctuates throughout the month of being fairly clear to mild/moderate acne. MY skin also scars really easily so even when I have no acne I have a bunch of red marks. Luckily they aren't the deep pitted scars but just smooth red marks and they go away eventually (a million bajillion years later).
02-04-2011, 02:35 PM
After my 4C water I had a super duper large GS - spinach, cuke, lemon, orange, apple, spirulina, maca, everything else
lunch is a couple of apples
dinner will be a salad and tahini dressing, kiwis
Wowee, we've got our issues today, but it sounds like everyone is moving on and keeping it up FANTASTICALLY!
Oh wow! Jeannie, good that you are safe, but oh my! Banana shortage?! What a bummer!
And, HA! OnMyJourney, gotta love how these things happen. "Welp, guess that was lunch." :) Raw can be so easy when we are listening up -- which you clearly are!!!
Delise! That does sound like a lovely breakfast!! I keep meaning to make some almond milk and use some of my cacao for a nice banana chocolate milkshake. Tomorrow will be the day! No almonds, but I've got brazil nuts and am not afraid to use them!
Basenjimamma Snow and ice in Houston?!?! Yikes!! I'd never remember it's winter up there if I didn't come online. So strange to be sitting here with the breeze and the sunshine thinking of SNOW in TEXAS!!!
queenkel I feel you with the no caffeine!!!! When I got rid of it, it was so bad I thought I'd need to go to the hospital! lol! Glad to be offa that stuff, to say the least!:excited: I hope you feel better soon. Sending you a nice green smoothie via the 'net right now! :)
changeisgood - Holy smokes! Sounds like quite the GS!!!!!!!!!! If you could send ME some of that, I'd sure appreciate it!!
Hmm, so, food today was a monster salad with lots of okra and some other yummies, some bananas, several Brazil nuts, and surely something I'm missing because it's already 7:22 and I don't think I have space for dinner! I guess the Brazil nuts became my dinner? Strangest thing. Drinking more water because I've been a naughty girl as of late in the water department!
Wishing you all a lovely evening! :throwhearts:
02-04-2011, 06:20 PM
Happy 4th day and the upcoming weekend. Too bad to hear about the banana issue! Wow I would notice that --I go thru a lot of bananas now. Funny before when I just ate them they had to be just right. Now I put them in my green smoothie and it doesn't matter how they look!! They can have all kinds of brown spots :encore:
Today'-- Green smoothie and apple cobbler
Dinner-- GS and apple cobber again
2 times of apple cobbler-- just felt like that again!! It is good too. :heart
02-04-2011, 07:02 PM
Hey Everyone!! :throwhearts:
Yes, Eva...I'm listening MUCH closer this time around! :woot:
Dinner - Gazpacho! :drool:
Glad to see that we all made it through today! Keep RAWking everyone!:cheer:
02-04-2011, 07:51 PM
Eva said it BEAUTIFULLY!! :encore:
Great job everyone, sticking to it!!!! :cheer:
I am completely ready for the weekend - it has been a loooooong work week......
Today I've had:
Breakfast: My normal smoothie which has: 1 1/2cups water, 1 T hemp protein powder, 1 tsp maca, 1 tsp mesquite, 1 tsp cacao powder, 1 tsp astragalus, 1 tsp ashwaghanda, 1 tsp foti, 1 tsp vietnamese cinnamon, 1 tsp wheatgrass powder, 1 tsp alfalfa powder, 1 tsp Dr. Schultze's green, 1tsp chia seeds, 1/2 tsp MSM, 2 bananas, a squirt of agave......this is my normal "kitchen sink smoothie"......now you see why I don't list it all out everyday!! lol
Today I also added some cranberries & spinach to it.....
Lunch: small handful of dehydrated almonds, 1 med avocado & 1 medium tomato cut up with a couple sprays of braggs aminos & some nutritional yeast on top....+ 1 T of melted coconut oil......
1 Cup of tea at work + 1 cup of tea this morning.....
1 small spoon of honey + small handful of dehy. almonds...
I'm really not sure what I will be having for supper....I'm almost to tired to prepare anything.... :thud: ....we'll see.....
02-04-2011, 08:21 PM
It's so great to hear how everyone's doing. Jeannie, so sorry to hear about the destruction there, but glad to hear you're all right.
today I had:
sandwich w/onion bread, sunflower pate, spinach & tomato
onion bread w/cheez
Hope everyone has a great RAW weekend!
02-04-2011, 08:23 PM
Okay, so here is my feeble attempt at "making dinner".....lol....I had to cut up 2 things.....:eat
02-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Good Evening everyone!! Sounds like today went well. I got up early and did my workout, drinking lemon water along the way. Did well with my eating as well. Ended up with:
B: Fresh fruit smoothie with almond milk
S: Red grapes and a handful of nuts
D: Large salad with vinegar & olive oil. (We went out to eat, so I was happy the waitress at Shoneys offered me the salad bar at the reduced rate because I was only eating salad and cantaloupe! Then she went back and got me fresh strawberries, red grapes, and bananas; which were not on the salad bar. It was so good that the "sad food" the rest of my party was eating didn't even bother me.:dance:
Planning to make "Jicama" potatoless salad tomorrow~ which even my girls are excited about trying. Got the dates I was looking for and already made my cacao mousse for tomorrow!!!
We are talking about going to Nashville, so I will need to pack some fruit and nuts; not sure if they have any Raw restaurants out that way, but I think there is a Whole Foods nearby.
Increased the water today so I am certain to be up quite a bit tonight:excited:
02-04-2011, 09:47 PM
I thought I'd stop by to see how's everyone's doing.... and to wish every single one of you out there the best.... I've been lost, many changes in my life at the moment.... but I'm still here going strong.... or at least trying... and hoping no to give up.
02-04-2011, 11:44 PM
another great raw day. xox
02-05-2011, 08:47 AM
Delise, OnMyJourney and Eva:
You bet I have been storing up bananas!! :dread: :dread: :dread: My freezer is filling up! Hopefully they freeze well, but its okay, even if they go a bit brown or turn to mush, they go into smoothies anyway..
Delise, I have never heard of plantains before, I had to do a google!
02-05-2011, 08:55 AM
I freeze bananas all the time..and it works great for smoothie making..:)
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