Raw Food Journal: Day 1 of 10

22 Apr

Raw tabouli garnished with clementine.

Raw Tabouli Garnished with Clementine.

A Ten Day Raw Food Experiment: Day 1

Today was my first day of ten days where I’ll be eating 100% raw. The only drinks I will consume will be water and tea.

Raw Foods Menu

Here’s what I ate today:

breakfast meal 1
2 bananas with almond butter
black tea

lunch meal 2
raw tabouli
8-10 strawberries
2 celery sticks with almond butter
2 clementimes
chai tea

lunch meal 3
2 cups spinach
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
small handful of walnuts
1 clementine

evening snacking meal 4
8-10 strawberies
couple bites of food as I’m preparing walnut pate & mock sour cream and chive dip
4-5 little carrots dipped in chive dip
1/2 teaspoon almond butter while preparing cookies

late night dinner meal 5
2 romaine lettuce leaves with walnut pate, scoop of mock sour cream and chive dip, tomato slices, handful of spinach
+ tabouli
blueberry acai tea

2 almond vanilla cookies


Soaking Almonds and Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, and Walnuts

Soaking Almonds and Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, and Walnuts

It was a lot of work preparing my dishes to eat for the next few days. I’ve been soaking nuts all day long – cashews, walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds – and will use them for the walnut pate, the chive dip, and tomorrow, for the sunflower pate. I intended to make zucchini hummus tonight but ran out of time. I’m exhausted! And I’m never tired at 10:30pm. So day 1 of raw food giving me unlimited energy…whaha… not so true! It probably has something to do with all the walking and carrying heavy groceries yesterday and today.

I spent about $100 for all the foods for this experiment, but about $30 of that $100 was for spices, agave nectar, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Another $30-40 was for raw nuts, and another $20-30 for fruits, vegetables, lemon juice, lime juice, tupperware, jalapenos, and herbs. I’m sure I will spend some more money. It sounds really expensive but I suspect once you have on hand all your spices and expensive staples – raw agave nectar, vanilla extract, olive oil, tahini, tamara, etc – that it’s not very expensive. The cost if further offset by not buying any alcohol (and not going out for drinks) and if I don’t eat out any for the next 10 days, that’s another factor to consider. FYI I’m going to figure it all out all the numbers and share exactly how much money it cost to do this at the end.

Tomorrow is looking good as I’ve good a bunch of stuff made and ready to eat, although I have quite a few more dishes I want to make over the next few days, like hummus, sunflower pate, applesauce, mango ice cream, and almond vanilla ice cream!

Mmm. This is going to be tasty.

What About Cravings?

I don’t have any – weird, eh? We’ll see how long that lasts…

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