Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 1 down, 9 to go.

The taste test
coconut= not yummy
So even though my morning started at 5:30am with my potty training 2 year old using the restroom right next to my bed, I've made it through the first day of my "Raw Food Experiment" and so far so good.  I actually have spent most of the day buying and washing fruits and veggies in prep for the rest of the week.  Thankfully a kind friend let me borrow a few 'eating raw' books with recipe ideas.   I attempted a smoothie from one of the books today and, oh my!  It consisted of coconut milk, the coconut flesh (I don't think it was supposed to taste the way it did), avocado, and greens of your choice and blend.  I guess I don't know what I was expecting, but it be nas-tay!  It wasn't sweet, it wasn't salty, and it was room temp.  Consistency= thick and iffy.   But on a good note I had a delish salad of fresh spinach, sprouts (I'm learning all kinds of benefits of soaked and sprouted foods), red cabbage, lemon juice, pinch of sea salt and cold-pressed olive oil.  And in between I've had lots of fruits and some walnuts as snacks.  

So here's my pros and cons observation as of day 1: Pros- I didn't feel hungry all day or like I was missing out on anything. I don't ever have to worry about burning my mouth on anything. And I felt good eating "living" food- weather mental or physical or both, does it really matter?  Cons- I am preparing my meals separate from cooking my family dinner so it takes extra time.  Also, I need a solution to resolve my desire for a salty crunch food.  Since I don't have a dehydrator I don't think I can satisfy this need straight from nature.  Will let you know how I feel after day 4 which is statistically when you "hit a wall".  Oh, p.s. I'm drinking tons of water too which helps in not being hungry.


  1. I love coconut milk and coconut meat - delicious and so good for you! Cooking with xtra virgin coconut oil is awesome too! Hang in there!

    Aunt Liz

  2. I'm hoping to get some really good recipes from you when this is all said and done. Since you started, I make sure a section of our plates at each meal is raw food!