July 2012 30 day raw challenge
Welcome welcome welcome!!!
Welcome to the 30 day challenge and welcome to our new monthly format.
This is our monthly challenge thread. We are choosing to do one (or perhaps split into two) continual threads so we can create a community of support within this challenge. You can join this thread at any time during the month. Don't be shy... we love new posters!!! So if you want to join us... please do!
I welcome people who are already 100% raw to join in the conversation - supporting our challengers in their quest!
This thread is specifically for those of you who are eager to commit to 30 consecutive days of eating 100% raw foods and seeing miraculous results!
I will start a new challenge thread on the first of every month. If I forget... send me a quick email and remind me... I'll get the challenge thread online for you quickly.
The focus of the monthly challenge is on staying raw and accountability. Therefore, if you have eaten all raw and then slip up and have something cooked, don't beat yourself up over it or dwell on it - but this is not space to discuss it. You are more than welcome to document it in your journal/blog or ask for help in the discussion area, but it is not necessary (and not allowed) to discuss your slip-up here in the challenge threads, just get right back on track and keep going! This thread is about celebrating what you are eating that IS raw!
I welcome you all to share pics of your dishes, ask questions, share what you are consuming (as long as it's raw). We are here to listen to your emotional and physical challenges. So share share share!!!
OH and the best part of this (not only the support but...) you can subscribe to this thread and get notified every time someone posts to it. This way you will be connected!
So let's get this party started!!!
Please do not post in this thread until July 2012.
It's after midnight here in Georgia, so I thought I would post and let you know that I'm in for July.
About to head to bed and prepare my body for some raw cleansing this month.
Hope I have a lot of people joining me <3
I'm mostly eating water melon today. Bought a huge one yesterday for £2.99 from a little semi-ethnic shop. It's delish. The rain is beating down again but it is supposed to brighten up later. Should be gardening but instead I'm tucked up in bed in the caravan surfing on my mobile.
It's July 1st!
Although I've been eating high raw for a while, very excited about the month ahead! Haven't embarked upon such a venture since taking the 30 day vegan challenge.
They say it takes 21 days to install a new habit - 30 days should be life changing then!
Happy salad eating : )
P.S If anyone fancies a recipe for RAW JAM http://www.glamour.com/health-fitnes...-deliciou.html - Tomorrow morning, I'm blending up some strawberries for my fruit salad.
Hey, Hey, Hey!!!!! It's Renee!!!! I want to lend my support to those seeking RAWness and beyond!!! So glad to be here!!!!
Hester, have you tried Alissa's Rasberry Jam in RFFE? Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! It's beyond fabulous!!!! It's the topping on her Angel Food Cake:
By putting it in the dehydrator it REALLY does "jam up", or thicken like traditional jelly!!!! And, it'll keep longer than the one in the link in your post. If course, it doesn't last long in my house!!!!! LOL!!!
Also, instead of putting the Jam on traditional SAD breads (like the one in the photo in your link), why not try making bread yourself!!! There are great ones in LOLF, or you could use Manna Bread (from Whole Foods)? You'll probably like it even better!!! :)
Last edited by ReneeH; 07-01-2012 at 07:51 AM.
^ That sounds good! We have an abundance of raspberries about to ripen in the garden right now, there's literally hundreds of them.
I was thinking of looking up raw jam recipes because I love jam. I don't have RFFE though.
I also don't have a dehydrator.
Wistful and pale at twenty and four. Delivering daisies.
You can call me Pansy. ♥
Today so far its been a salad, 2 oranges, a raw burger, and some tomatoes w/ mushrooms, olive oil and sea salt. Yummy...
Probably another salad and some raw tomato soup for dinner...
Wife to a wonderful man and mommy to six beautiful blessings! Daughter of the King!Waiting for the return of my Lord...Yeshua Messiah!
This Elf...The Lady Aredhel... is Elf sister to Awen and is part of The Fellowship of the Fasters.... and is fasting as many days as I choose this year!!
Hi everyone ! Its day five here for me , I feel so much better today than yesterday ! Had a lovely day , took family to Goodwood Festival of Speed, wasnt sure how it was going to go as we was going to be out all day and I took a big picnic for everyone, running low on food so didnt really know what to pack for myself!
Breakfast was peppermint tea, then a big smoothie again, fresh bananas, frozen bananas, acai powder, maca powder, baobob powder, dates, frozen berries and chia seeds, was lush, again my little 2 year old couldnt get enough of it , along with my partner and other son !
Took an advocado, some soaked almonds, marinated nuts, banana and raw bar with fruit and nuts. It was a challenge on the picnic with all the scrummy cooked food and the smells from all the stalls.. then my partner buying some snacks !! , but I was very proud of myself just stuck to what I had , when we went to get a coffee, I just had a sparkling mineral water. The suprising thing was that I felt very satisfied all day and had lots of energy , walked for miles ! Was just feeling a bit hungry about 5 ish... had a few nuts left which I ate..
Got home quite late after 8 and whizzed up some sun dried toms, fresh toms, basil, garlic, olive oil salt and pepper , ate with some crudites. The twins loved those and said they would like some in thier lunchbox for school ! luckily I've made plenty so they can have some tomorrow !
Lovely to see some others joining me on the 30 day challenge, my friend who gave me Alissa's book has recommend I try the stuffed mushrooms and the kale salad, so I need to get some more ingrediants tomorrow, they didnt have any organic kale when I went.. Kale just doesnt appeal to me, I've had the kale chips before and thought they tasted like cardboard ! so will be interested to see what the salad is like...
Oh yes forgot to say my sweet potatoe chips I made ended up in the bin dehydrated for days and still chewy and tasted yuk, the marinated onions didnt taste much better either..
I'm in!!!! Praying this thread keeps me on task for the entire month (yayayay!) Here are pics of my lunch (smoothie) and my dinner (eggless salad on a salad w/ capers)
I've definitely been upping my vegan raw meals. :)
Been having a lot more smoothies and simple raw foods for meals.
Does anyone have any tips on making raw garlic more palatable? I LOVE garlic and would eat raw garlic out of a tube or jar from the super market with no problems but fresh raw garlic, even in small amounts in larger meals has this nippy spicy taste that puts me off. For some reason out of the tube it has a sweeter more like cooked garlicy taste.
Would it help to leave it soaked in some kind of oil or something?
Would blending garlic with oil (maybe a touch of honey?) and leaving it in the fridge for a few days help? Then just use when needed.
Wistful and pale at twenty and four. Delivering daisies.
You can call me Pansy. ♥
I'm in too! We will pray for this thread.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand
I'm in for this one. Maybe it will help keep me on track better than in the past!
Started out with a big salad of romaine, green leaf, iceberg lettuces, napa cabbage, cauliflower, celery, and alfalfa, fenugreek, and broccoli sprouts. Oh yeah, I ate the last banana we had about 2 hours before the salad.
Later I plan on having some bing cherries, strawberries and maybe an orange or two. We have around 30 lbs of the biggest valencia oranges right now that are awesome! I'm also sipping on pineapple orange juice diluted with lots of water.
We need to start sprouts again. I'm thinking about trying mung beans for the first time!
What are Bing berries? They sound interesting. I got a gardening magazine today with a free blueberry plant and an inexpensive fig tree on offer in it. I think I might get one of each.
Went to an enormous farm potluck today. Grill city. So proud of myself for not slipping. My zucchini pasta dish was popular and consumed in it's entirety. I was not even tempted by all the grilling, and all the fresh salads and mountains of freshly picked strawberries really hit the spot.
Fasting Fellowship Member: Lord Balfour