Today we began our 30 days of raw and living foods program. When I say "we", I mean my husband and me, not our daughter. She eats plenty of fresh fruit and raw nuts, and drinks smoothies and fresh juices daily. But she eats a cooked meal at night, and I will continue her diet as-is...at least for now. I had thought I would miss my morning coffee but I was satisfied with a substitute: a juice concoction made with apple, carrot and ginger root. Great "alive" pick-me-up. The only thing missing, really, was the heat. Today it's rainy and cold -- perfect day for coffee and Miles Davis. It is lunchtime and I am beginning to feel a bit hungry. Maybe some raw fettucini alfredo? I tried it last night...AMAZING. The noodles are shredded zucchini and summer squash. The sauce consists of a variety of raw (yes, unsalted and unroasted) nuts, garlic, lemon, water and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. So far, we have eaten (or drunk, depending on how you look at it ;-):
2 glasses smoothie (4 bananas, 1/2 c. blueberries, 2 c. water, 2 c. ice, blended on high until smooth)
1 glass carrot, apple and ginger root juice
2 glasses cucumber, red bell pepper, carrot and apple juice
handful of blueberries
Ordinarily I would also have a plate of strawberries, more blueberries, and a bowl of grapes. I'm a grazer by nature, so throughout the morning little nibbles here and there add up. For that reason alone I have to keep fresh fruit, cleaned and plated, within reach.
So far, today feels pretty status quo. I feel groggy, but that is probably due to the weather and lack of sleep. Tomorrow, after a good night's rest, I should feel much better. Maybe I'll go take a nap with Sage...