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Raw Diet – Day 3

imageI went to bed with a headache again. I did not have chills through the night, so that was good.  I also didn’t wake up starving.  I am down 3.2 pounds from my starting weight.  This leaves me only 13.6 pounds from my goal weight.

For breakfast, I used parsley after reading about rotating my greens to avoid alkaloid build up.  The parsley added a sharp and spicy flavor to my smoothie.  It was different and took some getting used to. I felt very energetic throughout the morning.

I made a very delicious salad for lunch.  I enjoy fruit in my salad, these will be my favorite meals during this challenge.  I was very pleasantly surprised by the taste of my dressing. It was made with the juice of one lemon and one mandarin orange.  I was also happy that I used my very first, home-grown leek!  It was a small leek and really gave some zip to my salad…and my breath.  My afternoon snack of raw almonds knocked out the leek breath.

I really experimented for my dinner. I had cold carrot and ginger soup.  The soup was made with our juicer and the Vitamix. The first bite was good. My 6 year old son also thought the first bite was delicious. After half of the bowl, I was done with the texture. There was some substance to the soup, but nothing to chew. It also wasn’t good to slurp up like hot tomato soup.  I did have to muster up some courage to finish my bowl.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – 172 calories

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 small mandarins
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 cup ice

Lunch – 230 calories

  • 2 cups mixed baby lettuce and spinach
  • 2 small mandarin
  • 1 small leek
  • 1/8 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Dressing – Juice from one small lemon and one small mandarin

Afternoon snack – 57 calories

  • 1/8 cup raw almondsimage

Dinner – 534 calories

  • 8 carrots, juiced
  • 1 green apple, juiced
  • 1 small avocado
  • pinch salt
  • cilantro garnish

Raw Diet – Day 2

I went to sleep with a headache and slept alright.  I had the chills through the night. I awoke very hungry and felt the need to eat immediately! Later, when the family was up, I made a smoothie for myself and my husband.  For the kids, I made 19 grain bread french toast and fresh strawberries.  It was tempting, but having my husband share the smoothie helps to keep me motivated.

For lunch, we were off to sell popcorn for the annual Boy Scouts fundraiser.  I made a kale ice cream smoothie recipe that I had tried on the Blender Babes 21 day challenge. I didn’t share it with anyone, so it packed a lot of calories.  I was not hungry or tempted at all because it was so delicious.  I skipped an afternoon snack and sipped water with lemon instead.

For dinner, again the family wanted to go out. I offered to cook but because it was the weekend, my husband felt like exploring a new restaurant.  I figured I could find something on the menu to eat and I did.  I was not satisfied by the meal but it was affordable and gave me a plate of food to eat with everyone else.  I came home and ate a quarter of a honeydew melon to fill me up.

Day Two Menu

Awakening Snack – 105 calories

  • 1 medium banana

Breakfast – 141 calories

  • 1 cup waterimage
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1/2 beet, peeled
  • 1/2 tbsp Blue Agave Sweetener

Lunch – 672 calories

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 Medj0ol dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp minced fresh ginger

Dinner – 27 calories

  • 2 1/2 cups romaine lettuce
  • 3 cherry tomatos
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 3 lemon wedges for dressing

After Dinner Snack – 62 calories

  • 1/4 honeydew melon