Breakfast- five grapefruit
Lunch- 14 pluots
Dinner- 1/2 cup trail mix*, 1 head Romaine lettuce
I didn't plan to eat only fruit for dinner last night. I had planned to eat a few pluots and also a head of Romaine lettuce. However, I was with company and talking a mile a minute. It got late and I didn't want to to invest the time in eating the lettuce. I felt and feel great and I'll be sure to get the greens in today.
Tender water rich greens are an excellent source of plant based protein. According to Dr. Douglas Graham in his book "The 80/10/10 Diet", green leaf lettuce and spinach have 22% and 30% protein respectively. If our ideal protein consumption is around 10% of calories as Dr. Graham writes, then lettuce and spinach far exceed that level, sans unnecessary fat. Plus your mineral needs are met!
* The Trail mix was delicious. I got it from the Root Cellar health food store in Clayton, GA. It's simple, basic, and very unprocessed and no fillers or additives. I plan to contact them and find out if they can ship some more to me. It would also be delcious to soak a cup of it in distilled water or juice and eat it as a cereal.