Going Raw – Day One
First day down, thirty to go. My daughter asked me today, “Are you really going to eat like this all month long”? Well, we will see. Actually today wasn’t too hard. It really helped that I had dehydrated flax crackers last week, started sprouting legumes five days ago, made sprouted sunflower hemp seed “milk” last night and soaked sunflower seeds . Without advance preparation a raw food diet would likely either get very boring or fail. Here is what I ate today:
Breakfast – Kale, blueberry, chia green smoothie
Lunch – Romaine lettuce, sprouted legume pate, flax crackers and sprouted almond butter
Snack – Brazil nuts, sunflower/hemp milk, banana, cocoa powder
Supper – zucchini “pasta” with raw Mariana sauce and nutritional yeast, alfalfa sprouts, coconut carob mint balls
Snack – red grapefruit and coconut carob mint balls.
The yummiest thing today was the coconut carob mint balls. Here is the recipe:
Coconut Carob Mint Balls
1 cup of medium unsweetened dried coconut
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 Tbsp carob powder
4 Medjool dates
a little water
Process in a food processor, form into balls. The fresh mint gives these balls super flavour, and higher nutrition than mint extract.
Health wise I had a unhappy digestive system this morning and was tired, but by evening actually felt somewhat euphoric. I know it can take up to two weeks for a body to adjust to a new diet, so I expect digestive things to happen. Overall, though, I was not hungry, and did not crave carbohydrates this evening. Off to bed now, I need to give my body a little extra rest over the next few days.