So I got four emails in the past week asking the same thing, “Can you post about what you eat in a typical day”.
I have to laugh because I asked this of a raw foodie once, to post on his blog, and he told me “no, because it changes day to day”. Ah, I see, so you can’t give me a summary of just one day in your life? It thought that was odd especially since all those he advertised for he stated he was “using every day”or was that just a sales ploy?
Anyway, once the third email arrived I knew it was something I needed to do because those starting out think this is something difficult and it really is very easy. I must say though, that in the beginning I ate WAY more than I do now and LOTS more nut cheeses and pate. Now I’m more into whole foods and simple foods and yes some of my foods are cooked but you will see how minimal that is in a moment. So I thought I would use yesterday as an example:
AM Smoothie: Reese’s Green Smoothie (1/2 cup chocolate almond milk, 2 BIG handfuls of spinach (blend then add), 1 tbsp raw cocao, 1 tbsp organic peanut butter, 1 tsp raw agave, and ice (blend and serve). I use what ever greens I have. sometimes I mix spinach/kale/collards together. Also, I use this to get down my supplements every morning as I’m not fond of swallowing pills!
AM Snack: Fruit (2 oranges and one banana)
Lunch: Mushroom’s stuffed with avocado and salsa (marinate 2 large portabello’s in EVOO and a 1/2 tsp Braggs Amino Acids for 10 minutes then place under broiler for 2 minutes on each side. Slice 1/2 avocado and place over each mushroom cap and top with salsa). These are yummy and dense and something happens when the mushrooms get warmed under the broiler ~ the flavors just meld together more than by marinating it longer and serving it completely raw.
PM Smoothie: Strawberry Shake (1 scoop Superfoods (Amazing Grass/berry) to 1 cup almond milk, handful of frozen strawberries, 1 tsp agave (usually I use a 1/2 tsp stevia but I was out). Blend and serve).
PM Snack: Mixed Nuts (raw cashews, walnuts, pecans, raisins, cranberries, and cherries)
Dinner: Salad (apple, tomato, cucumber, olives, walnuts, cranberries, avocado over mixed greens) served with a citrusvinaigrette (1/2 orange, 1 tsp lemon juice, squirt of agave; blend then add EVOO while blending until desired consistency) and raw flax crackers (three raw mom’s brand, you can find them in the cracker aisle at Whole Foods).
Evening Snack: Roasted Veggies (leftovers ~ cold, but cooked red potatoes & carrots). I don’t always eat something in the evening but last night I was hungry…
Pretty simple, huh? You don’t need to make it difficult, all you need to do is EAT.
I also want to point out that I ate almost a bag of California Cuties (tiny navel oranges) throughout the day too.
Some days my salad is large, sometimes, small. Sometimes I eat 1 mushroom cap instead of two. I tend to let my body decide what it needs and listen to it and give it what it asks for which is the best advice anyone can give you!