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Raw Food Log, 2008, 8/23, breaking the Saturday morning diner breakfast habit...

Breakfast- Brazil nut milk and strawberry smoothie (home made Brazil nut milk, 3 cups strawberries, dates, bee pollen, coconut butter, vanilla, nutmeg

Lunch- from Village Natural: plate of lettuce, plate of sliced cucumbers, green juice

Dinner- open faced sandwich: 2 slices Love Force raw organic bread, dr-cow aged cashew nut cheese, Hawthorne Valley Farm Caraway Sauerkraut, 1 large sliced tomato

One of my ways of finding comfort is to go to the Galaxy Diner on early Saturday  morning and have a large leisurely traditional cooked food breakfast-without meat, but with coffee.  I had stopped for a long while, but since last fall when I began to eat some cooked food again I've gotten back in the habit.  This week I decided that I wasn't going to eat that for breakfast today.  I missed it in advance, and I realized that I needed to replace it with something raw that I really love to eat/drink.  The nut milk smoothie was the perfect choice.

As you can see I went really overboard making it as rich as I possibly could.  It was delicious, but too rich.  I had made 32 ounces and I could only drink about 2/3 of it.  I could have left out the coconut butter and it would have been just perfect.  I can say this, I had no desire to go to the diner after drinking the smoothie!

I felt really tired this afternoon and at first I thought it was because of the heavy smoothie.  What I really think it was is that I had black tea on two mornings earlier in the week.  I am very sensitive to caffeine and it takes about three days for it to get out of the system so I think my body was just relaxing after the caffeine was completely gone.  Also, I've been eating mostly raw food but I've been also eating cooked regularly(see "Semi-Raw").  Inspired by Jeremy Safron, I've been eating 100% percent raw again, and I think that my body was also just relaxing after eating only raw for three days and the stimulating effects of cooked food were gone.

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 09:43AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments3 Comments

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Thank you for your blog. I just discovered it a few days ago and have been enjoying your entries and comments, including your past and present forays into and out of cooked foods. I appreciate your honesty and candid discussions of your experiences. I am slowly adding more cooked foods into my diet and am curious/aspiring to increase my raw food intake. I am not interested in the complex "recipes" and love your simple raw approach - this also speaks to me.

Namaste - Lenora
Mother of 2, SoCal
August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLenora
oops... I meant slowly adding more RAW foods.. He He.. guess I need to edit before I post.
August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLenora
Thanks Lenora. Stick with it and keep reading and studying and talking to people because it just gets better and better!
August 26, 2008 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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