I had no idea so many of you have gone raw before! I would love to hear more about it :)
I've been doing pretty well for the past few days on the detox- but cravings have started! They are for the oddest things, too... chocolate frosting, lemon bars with powdered sugar (?!!) --I haven't had those in years! I've also been craving warm pillowy doughy Italian bread with olive oil... But, I must persist!
I've been enjoying many other delicious things...
More chocolate-covered strawberries from my previous recipe.
Glorious kale chips- the best I've ever had!
I de-stemmed a large amount of kale and drizzled over 1 TBSP of coconut oil. I massaged it all in with my hands, then spritzed with Braggs liquid aminos (one of my favorite condiments!). I baked them at 350* for about 11 minutes, turning halfway. The Braggs added an amazing flavor, and I am going to sprinkle these with nutritional yeast the next time I make them. They also made the apartment smell delicious!
Sprouted mung bean salad with chopped tomatoes, garam masala, and sea salt. Super refreshing.
Zucchini "sandwiches" with pureed beans.
Marinated mushrooms- the only thing I have not enjoyed! I don't know if it's raw mushrooms or the too-sour marinade, but I was unable to eat these and had to get rid of them. I detest wasting food but I couldn't stomach these so out they went :(
This was what I ate after work today- raw broccoli, raw sauce, and veggie sushi!
How cute are they? I grated carrots in the food processor and gave them the "sushi rice treatment." I sprinkled the grated carrots with rice vinegar and drizzled with a bit of agave nectar (rather than sugar), then combined. Then, I filled my nori wrappers with the carrots, celery strips, and alfalfa sprouts. So fabulous- especially when spritzed with Braggs! I usually like to make my raw "rice" with cauliflower, but this definitely worked well too.
In addition to these things, I've been eating a lot of fruit (bananas, grapes, pineapple (times a zillion), apples), nuts (raw cashews and almonds, roasted peanuts), and more mung sprouts and other beans.
It's probably too soon to say, but I feel like I've noticed a difference in several areas.
Especially my nails...(awkward pic)
The tips are super white and as hard as diamonds- like Ponyta's hooves!
Okay, maybe they're not as hard as diamonds- but they feel indestructable!
I have also noticed that my hair feels softer (probably all of the healthy fats from the ntus!), and I haven't felt puffy or bloated after eating. My clothes are already fitting better, too!
The best thing so far is that the ever-present circles under my eyes are fading... I don't know what it is about those circles, but I always seem to have them even when I am well-rested.
The only bad part so far is the cravings, and also that I've been getting slight headaches every day--which could be allergies, but I'm not sure.
Three more days! I think now that I've made it over the half-way point, I can do it no problem!
What is your favorite thing to eat raw? and... Where you ever into Pokemon? I never really understood it, but my little cousin mailed me a few cards when I was in high school and I thought they were super cute- especially Ponyta!