Hump Day, Raw Style

Today is raw for a couple of reasons.

First, I am craving that feeling.

Second, my digestive system did not like something I ate on Monday night and yesterday for lunch, so I am treating it to an easy digestion day.  I actually emailed Melissa because I ate a great tasting Balsamic Garbanzo Bean and Mustard Green dish from blog.fatfreevegan.com and I am not sure what in it didn’t like me, but something didn’t.  I would recommend the recipe but I am going to try to figure my body out first.

It could be mustard greens, I have never had them before to my knowledge.  It shouldn’t be the broth, onion, garlic, balsamic, garbanzos, etc since I can eat all of those without issue.  I haven’t had red pepper flakes since the cleanse, so they may have super charged something in me also.  I guess we will see.  I plan to try mustard greens in another recipe in the next month or so and see if I have the same issues.

Tuesday’s food:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Mustard Greens with Balsamic Garbanzo Beans (leftovers)
  • Vegan Protein Shake with Maca and Greens
  • Large (LARGE) Green salad and a giant organic garnet yam, baked, with cinnamon and Earth Balance

Today’s food:

  • 1/2 pound organic strawberries
  • 1/2 red grapefruit
  • green Salad with tomato, avocado, onion, red pepper, in grapeseed dressing
  • pear
  • spinach salad and raw kale salad from salad bar at Whole Foods

I got my hair colored and cut today.  I did it at a salon.  It probably wasn’t “vegan” but I did not change my plans.  I will research a vegan alternative to highlights later.  I was excited to go, I have not had my hair highlighted since around my wedding 3 years ago.  It also needed a cut!  Hubby thinks I look smashing!

I didn’t bring enough raw to feel satisfied until I got home, which was late, so I stopped at Whole Foods to get a salad and I ate on the way to the appointment.  I wanted to make sure I was good from 5 PM on because I want to hit the hay as soon as I get home.  It didn’t work, I was STARVING when I got home, but I didn’t want to eat within 3 hours of bed so I drank a lot of water.

I am still battling my sinuses.  It is either a really bad sinus season or it is also part of detox.  Most of the drainage has been clear until today.  I woke up with a sore throat again and what cleared that area was green so I am dancing with an infection.  I cannot wait to go to acupuncture tomorrow after work, I am confident she will be able to help me.  Raw today will help, I think, as well.  My body will have more energy to fight it.  I may do raw tomorrow as well, yesterday I just didn’t have enough.  I think it will help.

Raw is something I wish I was better at doing.  I get so intimidated to go beyond a piece of fruit or a salad.  I know if I can really wrap my hands around variety here (and summer in the midwest is the best time to do it) I will really help my body heal.  I need to find comforting raw foods.  Grains and beans have become so comforting I need to delve into soaking and sprouting so that I can make dishes with grains and beans that are raw.  I wonder if that will make me as comforted.

I got a raw book, I just need to step out of my comfort zone and start trying more recipes.  I think that will be a focus when I get back from my trip.  Raw and Juicing.  That combo should have me hopping with health!

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