Days 6 & 7 were less of a challenge.
The big question of ‘WHAT am I going to eat?’ has evolved to ‘Am I going to eat some nuts or seeds, a piece of fruit, a shake or throw together a veggie dish?’
With all the produce consumption I’ve decided to start a garden. The kids and I picked out a spot behind the garage, a corner of the gravel patch that we only ever use to park guest cars during parties.
It’s going to be a decent amount of work to remove the gravel, build a raised bed, and bring in good soil, but I am so excited at the thought of having fresh, organic produce at my fingertips!
I also want to put in a row of fruit trees and a couple of avocado trees.
On day 6 I made a lettuce wrap recipe that was amazing, and subsequently fed me for 3 days.
Dinner on day 6 was less of a hit. I marinated Brussels sprouts for 30 minutes in a mixture of macadamia nut oil, maple syrup, sea salt and fresh pepper. While it was OK, I’m still going to work on the recipe before posting it. Never thought I’d see the day when my dinner would be a big bowl of raw Brussels sprouts and that I’d be happy about it!
Here’s the menu for day 6:
- Breakfast: Pineapple Sunset and 1/4 cup sprouted raw pumpkin seeds (I think I’m addicted to the pumpkin seeds…)
- Savory Raw Wraps and Veggie Delight Juice
- Marinated Brussels sprouts
On day 7 the kids and I made fresh almond milk in the morning. That was a delicious treat, and I now have more almonds soaking for another batch.
The lettuce wraps fed me again for lunch and dinner — I’ve got to say they still tasted great, and it was wonderful to have something that was ready-to-eat.
Here’s the menu for day 7:
- Breakfast: Rawnola with almond milk and grapes
- Lunch: Leftover Savory Raw Wraps
- Dinner: Spinach & Strawberry Salad and more lettuce wraps
At the close of my first week eating 100% raw, I’m down 5 pounds and love how healthy I feel.
I can honestly say that I haven’t once felt deprived or hungry. I have felt frustrated, but that’s lessened since my list of raw recipes grows.
I’m looking forward to discovering new and delicious ways to prepare raw food. And once the dehydrator arrives, a whole new array of recipe options will open up.
Do I think this diet will become a lifestyle after the 43 day trial?
That’s still to-be-determined.
However, I do feel great and look forward to the weeks ahead.