Raw food trial – day 26

by Bart on November 4, 2009

Today was… a little different.

I went to bed very late last night, and after barely 5 hours of sleep I woke up very tired and very, very hungry.

I started feeling much better after I had my morning smoothie, and about an hour later, after having a handful of goji berries, I was back to my good old self.

Since I was not hungry at noon, I delayed my lunch for as long as I could, but shortly after 1:00pm, still not hungry, I decided to take my lunch time, but instead of having a mid day meal, I would just snack throughout the afternoon.

It wasn’t until about 7:30pm that I decided that I really should eat something, not because I had to, but because I knew that if I did not, I’d probably wake up in the middle of the night wishing I had eaten in the evening.

I really did not eat that much today (see my list of snacks below), and I only got few hours of sleep last night, but at the same time, I was full of energy throughout the day – not just physical, but also mental. I had some very exciting ideas today – business related, so I won’t share – but let’s just say it’s been a long time since I was this excited :-)

What is really amazing though, is that it took nothing more than a green smoothie and some gojis to turn a very groggy and hungry Bart into a man with a ton of energy and some exciting ideas.

Perhaps there is something to this raw food thing after all… ;-)

Today I ate the following:

Meal #1 @ 8:15am

My morning smoothie was made from:

  • 3 kale leaves
  • 2.5 oz of spinach
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 3 bananas
  • 10oz of peaches, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • water
One very green smoothie

One very green smoothie

A green smoothie that truly lives up to its name. :-) As opposed to those with strawberries or blueberries, which turn out bluish or brownish.

This smoothie was not too sweet, but very pleasant. I made it a bit on a thick side, but it was ok, since there was no separation of fiber from liquid, even after the 35 minutes it took me to drink it. That’s one advantage of having a powerful blender such as the VitaMix (although depending on ingredients, some separation may still happen from time to time).

I had 32 oz, with the 8oz left over for later.

Meal #2 @ 8:00pm

I was at a loss as to what to eat, since I wasn’t hungry. But since I was “scheduled” to make the zucchini hummus tonight, I decided to make a lazy man’s version and eat that – without the need for food processing, avocados, and wraps.

Lazy man's raw zucchini hummus

Lazy man's raw zucchini hummus

This is simply:

  • 2 zucchini, cut into sticks
  • 5 dates, halved
  • 1.5 tablespoons of raw tahini (sesame seed paste)

I was planning on dipping the zucchini in the tahini dip, and then biting into dates when I needed something sweet, but I ended up eating this combo the other way around. I dipped the dates in tahini (the two go so well together!) and as I was chewing on them, I added as much zucchini as needed.

This was excellent!

But… I was not able to finish! The dates are, of course, very sweet, but even the volume was too much. Perhaps if I were hungry this would have been a great meal. But since I was not, I stopped at 3 dates and about 1.5 zucchini eaten.

Still… it tasted great.

Today, I snacked on the following:

  • 1 handful of goji berries
  • 1 pear, bartlett
  • half of a Chocolate Mint Nib Pie – see the raw food trial day 25 post to find out what this is
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 15 red grapes
  • 10 green grapes
  • 8oz of this morning’s smoothie
  • 6oz of tomorrow morning’s smoothie – no, I did not travel in time :-) I have to be up really early tomorrow, so I thought I’d make breakfast tonight. Anything over the 32oz I’ll need in the morning was a fair game!

On to day 27…

Related posts:

  1. Raw food trial – day 19
  2. Raw food trial – day 5
  3. Raw food trial – day 9
  4. Raw food trial – day 17
  5. Raw food trial – day 7

{ 1 comment }

evergreen November 4, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Hi Bart!
Your green smoothie looks great and I love the ‘ lazy man’s hummus’ idea!

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