I'm so glad I've found a place that will support my attempts to be raw. I have had lupus for 9 years and kidney failure for about a year and a half, and I'm currently on a form of dialysis. I'm convinced I can recover, despite what most of my doctors say. July 3 might be a bad day to start the 30 day challenge, but 7 and 3 are my lucky numbers, and I'm really excited to try this once again and see and feel the results!
I look forward to meet anybody and everybody here!
Welcome, welcome :)
Raw will certainly help you feel healthier than ever before. Do you have Alissa's book? It's very helpful for a beginner. I got it when I started out and I keep coming back to it.
Thanks everyone for your great words of advice and encouragement. So far I haven't failed :). How long have all of you been going raw? I bet you noticed a lot of health benefits.
Oh and I just found out not all Nakd bars are 100% raw, if you look at their FAQ http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/faq.aspx they state they don't use raw cocoa or oats, which is fine because I don't eat the ones with oats in them. I'll just have to avoid the cocoa orange flavor!
Day 3 has been good:
B:Green smoothie - Kale, spinach, pineapple and frozen grapes + shelled hemp for an extra protein boost
Snack: Pecan pie nakd bar (I might be a tad obsessed here)
L:I made some flourless cake (almonds+dates) with whipped kashew kream both Ani Phyo's recipes, and then topped with bananas and shredded coconut - so deliciously indulgent I had a slice as my lunch:drool:
D: (so far) some watermelon. Not really hungry so might just have a green juice later - I bought a juicer today and need an excuse to experiment!
Again kind of feel like I've eaten a lot today, been doing my week's prep (making some spreads/cheezes etc.) and I always taste test (read:snack) as I go along. Think I just need to structure meal times better on weekends/find my rhythm.
Apples - I've only been transitioning/raw for just over a week now and I cannot tell you how amazing my skin is. I was vegan for a year prior but still had major skin issues, I used to go through concealer/foundation by the tub, now I just brush on some bronzer and I'm good to go!
Day 3-Today was pretty good. I woke up early for work and forgot that i didn't make anything to take to work so i just made a fruit banana mango smoothie with a few collard leafs(I need to buy some greens!) took an extra banana a grapefruit some nuts and hoped for the best lol. Luckily i work at edible arrangements and since it was so slow today i made myself a fruit salad with the leftover fruit(watermelon, cantaloupe,honeydew,strawberries,banana and grapes yum!).
Then went to dinner with a friend at Cosi and i had their signature salad with the low-fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing(no cheese or bread of course) it was yummy! i want to make this at home :) it had pears,dried cranberries(sadly they were probably sweetened) pistachios, grapes and yummy greens mix:drool: and more nuts and seeds that my friend shared with me and ate most of lol
Dessert wasn't raw but it's just one day and i'm swearing off sweets for the rest of the month not even raw sweets lol I can do it as i don't crave sweets too often :D
Tomorrow i plan to buy some greens and more fruits so i can start making more yummy salads like i had today lol and i'm going to attempt to make some kelp noodle pad thai!!! SOO EXCITED(my favorite cooked dish ever excited to try it raw lol):woohoo:
SOOO jealous about the flourless cake! I've been wanting to make it too but i'm gonna wait til after my 30 days...but i'm sure it was divine!
What cheezes have you tried? I'm looking forward to make her pad thai recipe tomorrow along with the nori rolls :drool:
And no ma'am you haven't eaten a lot today! It seems like it when everything you're eating makes you happy lol
Good very good days with green smoothies, fresh habanero hummus, banana "ice cream", some various nuts & fruits, and salads.
Not looking to loose any weight and an athlete (long distance runner). I'm a vegetarian and looking to see how the raw challenge goes energy wise!
1 can organic garbanzos
2 cloves garlic
sesame seeds (to taste)
drizzle of olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
sprinkle in a little cumin
toss all ingredients into vitamix and blend until the preferred texture
Banana ice cream:
2 organic bananas (peeled, sliced, frozen)
1 tablespoon fresh ground peanut butter
Once completely frozen put all bananas in food processor, process until creamy.
add a the peanut butter, pulse to mix in, add pecans (I added 8 or so) and pulse.
Rawdanig - Definitely look into getting them, they're so good!
As for cheezes I've made the red pepper Kashew Kream (I know the recipe is meant to be a soup but I just used less water and found it made a delicious spread), and I made a "pinky sauce" using this recipe from a local blogger at home, also very tasty!
How did the pad thai and nori turn out? I LOVE regular pad thai so may be persuaded into raw-ifying it too :eat:
Day 3 has been great:
B: Large green smoothie w/- pineapple and grapes like yesterday
Snack: Gala apple
L: 2 collard wraps with sliced carrots, cukes, red peppers, onions and sweet potato hummus (semi-raw)
Snack: Apple Pie Nakd bar
D: Green juice (celery, apple, parsley and cucumber), and curried pineapple with parsnip rice from Rawmazing this was seriously delicious and so easy to make! Highly recommended. + some frozen blueberries a little later.
I would be interested to participate in this challenge.
I have lots of recipes and have researched raw food sites.
I would appreciate some help with daily menus. What do you all eat in a day.