Guys, I have a confession. Mondays are supposed to be raw for me during Lent but last week I totally bombed. I made it until about 4 in the afternoon and couldn't handle it anymore - I needed a snack and we didn't have many vegetables in the fridge. If I've learned anything about eating raw, you have to be prepared. I didn't make that mistake again this week, though there were still a few slip-ups.
Breakfast was another super green tropical smoothie:
Spinach, mango, 1 frozen banana, water to blend, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Coconut flakes on top.
I snacked on some dried apricots, then went to my parents' house to borrow their car to run some errands, but my brother was home so he drove me around! Nice. Thanks, Billy. I got cat food, some workout clothes (because I MUST get off my butt sometime soon) picked up some mail, AND! a package that I had! A while back, and I mean a WHILE, I won a CSN Stores giveaway from the very kind Carissa. I took a long time deliberating on what to buy buy eventually picked...a spiralizer!
This is going to be really fun. Raw noodles shall abound! Does anyone have one of these? Any tips or ideas?
Anyway, my brother dropped me at home and we hung out for a short bit, then I broke in my workout clothes with some yoga and leg exercises but mostly I couldn't wait for lunch.
Yesterday I prepared some raw "No Tuna" from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy, which Michelle at Lovin Livin Vegan also recently purchased, and has inspired me to start making things from as well!
It's made with soaked sunflower seeds and almonds, blended up, and mixed with celery, onion, parsley, and lemon juice. I added a few crumbles of nori seaweed for a fishier taste. Served over romaine shreds for true diner-style dining. It was delicious. Michelle, I can't wait to see what you make and think of the recipes!
I served this with a salad on the side. Freshhh.
This held me over for a surprisingly long time, but when I started thinking about dinner I realized we didn't have many vegetables in the house. We seriously go through them so quickly, but that's a good thing. I walked to the store and picked up some things to make a kale salad.
I let the kale marinate in lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, and agave and when Greg got home, thew in some mashed avocado, tomatoes, and red pepper. I ate it alongside more red pepper and carrot sticks, plusss the homemade hummus (plain flavor this time) mixed with some harissa.
So, the hummus wasn't raw, and I tried a few pieces off some bread my brother was eating without even really thinking about it (it was mad good though - 3 Seed bread from Trader Joe's with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and fennel seeds! I'd love to try to bake something like it). I also had a small handful of chocolate chips during the day because I'm addicted. Other than that, I did alright. Oh wait. I also baked biscuits after dinner. Oops, duh. More on that tomorrow.
I'll keep trying with the raw.