on 05-04-2009 at 07:15 PM (512 Views)
I've wanted to start another simple Green Smoothie fast, but it isn't working. Instead of trying to force myself I needed to re-evaluate my options.
Yesterday I woke up to the smell of waffles. I didn't eat any, but the smell triggered a desire for something special. Instead, I stuck with my plan and put an orange, banana, and spinach in the blender. Even though this is my current favorite green smoothie, I could not drink it. I put it in the fridge for later. While my family ate waffles I put apples, dates, maple syrup, and apple pie spice in the food processor. I made macadamia whip cream to top it off. Hours later, around 5:00 I drank the green smoothie. After the smoothie I was going to stop eating for the rest of the day, but didn't, couldn't, whatever. Around 9:00 I made ice creme; frozen almond milk cubes in the food processor along with frozen bananas, coconut milk, agave, and walnuts.
I feel like the raw food choices I have been making are taking me down the wrong path. That path has been a downward spiral of lethargy and depression. Iím also getting the idea that while simple green smoothies are super cleansing they are not strong enough nutritionally to fight the cravings I am getting. At least not right now. Sadly, special raw treats and sweets are not the only things I have been craving. After almost a year raw I'm getting strong cooked cravings again. The past few days have been filled with cravings for unmentionable cooked foods.
This morning I started the re-evaluation process by being quiet and listening to my body. What I'm hearing is that I want superfoods. I want to go back and revisit the foods I was eating when I started this raw venture. Mainly Superfood Smoothies and Salads, simple snacks of dried figs, or dates, a small handful of nuts.
I will continue to make a Green Smoothie whenever I feel like having one, but for now, Superfood Smoothies are going to be included in my daily diet.
Breakfast: Superfood Smoothie; apple, pear, strawberries, Vitamineral Green, spirulina, maca, cacao, coconut oil
Lunch: Superfood Smoothie; bananas, strawberries, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, Vitamineral Green, spirulina, cacao, maca, lucuma, mesquite, bee pollen
Dinner: Hasn't happened yet, but I'm planning on having a big salad, about 80% greens and 20% veggies, with Jenifae's Creamy Tomato Dressing.
The affect of the first Superfood Smoothie was almost immediate. Before I had finished drinking it I felt renewed. A cloud was lifted.
I will get around to doing a fruit and veggies cleanse, including green smoothies, but not now. I'll be listening for the message telling me the time is right.
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