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Raw Foodists need greens...

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.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:25AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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Welcome back! I'm so glad you had a good trip. I missed your blog.

Tam
August 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertam
Thank you! I missed writing. I plan to set up a wireless connection so when I travel I can stay blogged in. Though at the Ashram my schedule was so full I wouldn't have had time to write. Also, Satchidananda Ashram is in a very rural location- no wireless service; they don't even have high speed internet access, only dial up. It was totally great to be unplugged for five weeks.
August 16, 2007 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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