Raw food trial – day 16

by Bart on October 25, 2009

Today was another lazy day, as far as the raw lifestyle goes.

Although I have been planning to make a recipe that I had not tried before, I decided to take it easy instead. This decision was partially prompted by a quick survey of the content of my fridge, which resulted in a realization that I still have a few store bought pre-made entrees. As the expiration dates on those are quickly approaching, it was time to act, so to speak :-)

I am still feeling great eating raw, although I have noticed a bit of a worrisome trend. It appears that I have been snacking more and more into the evening as my raw food trial has progressed. I realized that as I was chewing on a handful of raisins just a short while ago – at 9:30pm.

When eating cooked vegan diet, I would not normally have anything this late, especially if it was something this sweet.

I think I will need to increase the calories, or at least the volume, of my evening meal. Hopefully that will take care of the snacking.

Today I had:

Meal #1 @ 12:30pm

I started the day with a green smoothie (36oz) made from:

  • 4 large collard leaves
  • 2 medium stalks of celery
  • 3 bananas
  • 10 oz of strawberries, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • water

I thought today I’d take a shot of a before as opposed to an after of a smoothie making process :-)

Green smoothie ingredients

Green smoothie ingredients

This was a great tasting smoothie. The flavor of strawberries pretty much took over and it tasted more like a milkshake than a green smoothie. This is a perfect combination to take in some collard greens without the bitter taste they can introduce.

Great for green smoothie novices, too.

Meal #2 @ 2:30pm

To clear my fridge of the pre-made foods, for lunch I had a raw “pizza”.

Raw pizza

Raw pizza

Meal #3 @ 6:45pm

And for dinner, I had raw lasagna.

Raw lasagna

Raw lasagna

Both of the pre-made meals were good.

My snacks today were:

  • 12 chlorella tablets
  • handful of green grapes
  • 1 raw macaroon
  • 2 handfuls of goji berries
  • half a pound of strawberries
  • handful of raisins

On to day 17…

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