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

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