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A delicious variety of raw food today...

Breakfast- 4 very large Navel oranges

Lunch- 16 Medjool dates, 1 large Golden delicious apple

Dinner- Smoothie: 1 head green leaf lettuce, 1 1/2 pints blueberries, blended with 4 cups cold water 

These oranges were soooo sweet and succulent today, wow!  This is my favorite time of year to eat citrus.  By now it's very ripe and sweet.  My understanding is that citrus is a fruit that can ripen well after it has been picked.  It this is true I guess that explains why oranges and honey tangerines are so tasty now.  They were probably picked weeks ago, maybe months, but have had time to turn ripe and sweet.

I have been amazed at how satisfying these very simple smoothies are.  This one in particular was a surprise.  It was pretty bland(I like bland food) but very satisfying.  There's something about it that just works with what my body needs.  I credit Victoria Boutenko with turning me on to green smoothies, her research is thorough and enlightening.  I think the increase in my consumption of greens is having a very positive impact on how I feel--really good.  I'm writing this as someone who more or less felt that I was previously eating enough greens as a raw foodist.

I like guides and things to measure progress with.  So when I heard Victoria suggest that we humans should probably be consuming about 2 pounds of leafy greens a day that gave me a formula to keep in mind.  I like helpful hints like that instead of rigid rules. 

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11:27AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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