Holiday meals, My Turkey was Cooked!
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Breakfast- a green smoothie: 3 leaves of kale, dandelion stems, celery, 1 peeled lemon and 6 bananas blended with 1 cup water in the Vita mix
Lunch- home made salad: Red leaf, Frisee, chopped celery, 1/3 cup walnuts, raisins, chopped cucumber, 1 Honey tangerines
Snack- 4 fresh medjool dates
Dinner- 1 pint Organic Nectars Pistachio raw agave gelato
Breakfast- a green smoothie: 6 apples, 4 leaves green kale, 1 peeled lemon, 2 tsp Chia seed soaked in 1 cup water
Snack- 3 bananas
Lunch- a large home made salad: Frisee, Red Leaf, Romaine, sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumber, raisins, 2 tbs raw tahini, chopped celery
Dinner- 6 large bananas
Breakfast- a green smoothie: 6 large Navel oranges blended with 1 bunch dandelion greens
Snack- 4 medium sized bananas
Lunch- at Brasserie Ruhlmann: Tuna Tartar with avocado, large vegetable salad
I made a large multi-ingredient salad that I took to work with me to eat; I was really looking forward to eating it. Unexpectedly I was called into a business lunch and for an instant I felt disappointed that I wouldn't get to eat the salad I had made. As it turned out I was more than satisfied with my meal at Brasserie Ruhlmann. When you stop and think about it, it is pretty cool that I had satisfying raw choices at the restaurant. Salads keep well and I'll eat my home made one tomorrow.
Breakfast- 1 lb sliced cantaloupe and watermelon
Snack- 6 fresh Medjool dates
Lunch- large homemade salad: Romaine lettuce, Red Leaf lettuce, Frisee lettuce, sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, diced celery, One 1 1/2 oz box Sun-Maid raisins, 1/4 cup pecans
Dinner- one serving of Garden of Life Raw Meal replacement mixed with 16 oz fresh carrot juice from Jamba Juice
I was disappointed in the taste Garden of Life Raw Meal. It was tolerable; not enjoyable. When I was eyeing the large container in the store and deliberating on buying it the sales person suggested I buy a single serving package and try it first. I'm very glad that I did that instead of buying the entire large container.
The Garden of Life website description the product is truthful, stating that it's "Naturally filling, satisfies hunger, provides energy...." It does not state that it's delicious. I would use it again if I was struggling to eat raw under very tight time constrictions and I guess that's what the product is intended for. Again, from the Garden of Life website: "RAW Meal naturally satisfies hunger and increases energy, making it great for those looking to manage their diet and looking for a convenient alternative to the pre-packaged or fast-food meals that dominate our on-the-go lifestyles."
Lunch- a green smoothie: 1 whole pineapple peeled and blended with 3 kale leaves and several large leaves of Romaine lettuce