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Going Raw – Day Five

I felt much better today. Maybe it was the warm, sunny day and the uplifting message at church that helped. I also decided not to try and stuff as many greens into myself as possible each day. My digestive system was not happy. Today I let myself choose the raw foods I felt like eating, and fared much better. Overall fatigue seems a little improved as well. Here is what I ate today:


1/2 cup leftover green smoothie
fruit salad – banana, apple, orange and soaked sunflower seeds


Flax crackers
“mock tuna” – sunflower seeds, celery, dill, lemon, olive oil, onion
red pepper
almond butter


Raw cauliflower
pesto sauce – sunflower seeds, basil, olive oil, garlic
kale chips
date, coconut, carob, mint balls


Brazil nuts
tamari almonds


Going Raw – The Greens

Going Raw - the greens 001I begin my raw diet tomorrow. Today I bought greens enough to last us until Monday, I hope. These are all organic, bought them at Dad’s Organic Grocery. One black kale, one green kale, one collard green, two leaf lettuces, one romaine lettuce and one cilantro. I’ll be adding in lots of other vegetables as well, like sprouts, carrots, avocados, onion, peppers and zucchini, but the leafy greens form the core of the raw food diet. These greens are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, anti-cancer phytochemicals and even, if you eat enough of them, protein. Rotating greens is very important, since they all offer different nutritional benefits, and some of them have a slight action against the thyroid or interfere with calcium absorption. In fact, it is my plan to have lots of variety in all the foods I eat. God made them all unique and with specific nutritional values.