Jan 2013 - Monthly Raw Challenge - Join ANYTIME of the month!
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 wait for the 1st to post in this thread.
Happy new year!
I'm so happy to be giving myself the gift of being raw for the month. I've had a crisp salad with peaches for dessert for my lunch. I know tonight I will make mindful choices and stick to my program. I slipped in December but this is the start of a new year, a new start. I feel so good to be raw again, this is such an abundant way of living, I love the gentle way it makes me feel.
Happy New Year rawkstars! What a great day 1. My body and mind are both united with joy to start 2013 100% raw! Hooray! Hope you are all feeling the glow of anticipation for better health, energy and peace!!
Here is a list of the delicious food I consumed today:
- Opened a young coconut to celebrate the start of 2013! Blended the water and meat for coconut cream, half of which I made into a curry with ginger powder, curry powder and sea salt. Poured the curry over kelp noodles, thinly sliced turnips, adzuki bean sprouts, fenugreek sprouts, sprouted pumpkin seeds, and half an avocado. - The other half of the coconut cream I blended with chai tea, reishi, astragalus, eucommia, maca, cacao, and honey for a delicious dessert. Added goji berries on top. mmmm
- Dinner was spinach with EVOO and ACV topped with portobello mushroom marinated in sesame oil and nama shoyu, ground flax seed, sunflower seeds and goldenberries. Had an apple for dessert.
See you all tomorrow! Sleep well! :)
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.
Lady Aryatara is honored to be a sister in the The Fellowship of the Fasters
Had a great day one yesterday - excited to be doing this 30 days and getting myself back on track. =)
Here's the menu from yesterday:
B: 1/2 of a pear, chocolate chia pudding
S: Handful nuts (soaked then dehydrated)
L: Spinach salad with falafel balls (recipe from Rawsome) & a tahini dressing
S: Maple cinnamon flax crackers & a few baby carrots
D: Same as lunch
S: Chocolate chia pudding with a coconut whip on top & some ground cinnamon
Hi all happy new year,
starting a day late but ready to do this challenge.
1 garlic clove
2 cups alfalfa tea
1 avocado(with mustard) my baby had half of one with me finally after 1 year of trying he likes them now
pepper and onions in indian spices used for pani puri....(yum kinda like a soup)
1 tbl flaxseed oil
almond/cashew celery mixed with grapeseed oil veganase and mustard
i had this with flaxseed crackers(yes i found these at whole foods now that they have a mini raw food section they are pricey but well worth it
I am still breastfeeding so i feel like most of the time i am snacking on and off on most of the things listed above. I tend to be a late snacker i am trying to break the habit so i may add something else to this.
Last edited by cavedweller; 01-02-2013 at 09:27 PM.
I hope it passes you by Renee. Today has been good. Need to drink more water though.
day 1 - Success!
had a few dehydrated apple pieces, and some raw salsa i ate with chips. and a little bit of orange juice and these brand new kombucha sodas, has anyone heard of them? they're really good, and the revive rootbeer is the best flavor.
Yesterday celebrated daughters sweet sixteen so only did 75% raw
salad romain, celery, curry cashew/almond patte
avocado and sweet potato rolls with cooked rice and cooked sweet potatos (cooked culprit)
handful of cashews
2 cups of green tea
last 2 nights been sleeping much better. yesterday my legs ached when i took hot shower. mom and daughter said my face lose weight/fat.
Happy raw morning.
Originally Posted by persiandelicacy
I am sure if you ate more raw food you wouldn't have needed to eat the cooked food. Eat plenty of raw food everyone. starving yourself is going to send you crazy-beans!
the sodas don't sound raw. Have you checked that Yoru? Otherwise, how on earth are you surviving on so little food?
started a day late but am up and running now. Juicing for the remainder of this week with maybe eating solid raw at the weekend - or not. No concrete plan yet.
Juice today is apple, carrot, beetroot, chicory heart, bok choi, celery, ginger, clementines, lemon, broccoli stalks.
Sounds a bit of a mad mix but actually tastes nice.
Yummm!!!!! All of your meals sound just FABULOUS!!!!!!
I see some I'd love to try!
Tguch: I totally need to do the Brazil Nut Cheese!!!! Is that a variation of Alissa's recipe?
QueenBee: I'd LOVE to try that Cucumber/Cabbage Soup!!!! Can you email me the recipe?
RedCedar: Your Chia Pudding w/Cacao and Bananas sounds great!!! Do you use a Nut Milk with it or just water? I'd like to try it with Carob....do you sweeten it with anything?
Mystic: That's a really FULL Juice! I've never heard of chicory hearts....what is that?
Yesterday was a Coconut Smoothie day for me! I didn't feel much like eating and I woke up late. I did nibble later in the day, though and I made some yummy raw meals at my prof kitchen!!! I'm incredibly spoiled!!!!
These are chicory hearts. Other countries call them endives whereas we call a type of lettuce-looking thing endive so it's a tad confusing!
Oh!!!!! Cool! Thanks!!!! I would have never thought to juice those, but it makes sense!
Alissa used them to build up her Salads at Grezzo. I love the way they make Salads look! Gotta try them in a juice!
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