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Raw Food Log, 2008, 8/31, the best green smoothie, cacao addiction...

Breakfast- a smoothie: 1 head Romaine lettuce, 6 bananas, 2 cups pure water

Lunch- 1 sweeeeeet cantaloupe!  5 Bananas,  1 Florida avocado

Dinner-  1/2 pint Organic Nectars Pistachio raw agave gelato, 1/2 pint Organic Nectars Vanilla raw agave gelato

I think the Romaine lettuce and banana combination is my favorite green smoothie.  Today's was perfect.  The lettuce was thick and green, and the bananas were perfectly ripe, spotted, but not mushy.

Jinjee has a terrific blog entry about cacao addiction.  It may make some cacao lovers uncomfortable.  I'm glad  that I had the presence of mind  to omit the cacao from my smoothie yesterday.  (It was delicious by the way, see yesterday's entry.)  I like the taste of cacao and the euphoria from the drugs it contains.  I like the buzz the first 3-5 hours after eating it, but it's increasingly not worth it because there is always a coming down side when I stop eating it.  I can't say that I'll never eat cacao again, but I feel really good on a simple raw diet and I'll just keep reminding myself of that.

I honor everyone like me who has struggled with making healthy raw changes.  The on again off again that is a part of many of our stories.  Maybe , probably,  yes, a raw cacao confection is so much better than  a steak dinner or some other S.A.D.  meal.  Even so, it's important to consume it with full knowledge of what it is--acknowledge it, understand why we're making that choice at that moment, then let it go, and importantly, love ourselves.

I lose respect for the people who continue to push cacao even though they know it is drug laden and contains toxic substances.  Maybe cacao was the downfall of the ancient South American cultures and not one of the things that made them great.  Maybe the  native grown fresh mangoes, coconuts, papayas, cherimoyas, bananas, etc. were the true "food of the Gods."

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 10:03AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Hi Stephen,

How have you been?

I really like your last paragraph. Good thinking indeed in regards to the real "foods of the Gods."

I was able to immediately tell there was something wrong with cacao. As soon as I ate it I felt the stimulation.

And on top of everything else it might not even be raw even though they claim it to be.

Also watch out for the desserts at Pure Food and Wine in NYC. They use roasted coco powder. Their desserts are the least raw thing they serve.


Roger Haeske
The 41-Year-Old Teenager
August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Haeske

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