Today is my seventh day back on all raw foods. It feels like a homecoming. This past year has been a difficult one, health wise, which led me to experiment with different diets, but I could not get to the place where I felt good. I felt like raw foods were not working for me any more until I realized it had been quite some time since I had even been totally raw, so seven days ago I began juicing and calling on Dan McDonald's YouTube videos for inspiration. I like Dan, The Life Regenerator, because he understands the importance of fats and fasting. There is so much information out there now about the importance of fats and brain health, so I want to be mindful of that.
On my birthday, in twelve days, I will be 71 years old!. How well can a septuagenarian recover and regenerate on raw foods. We are going to find out!
My plan is simple. I plan to share my daily food, as a record, but it will be the same every day for the most part with only slight variations. It will mostly be food I can buy at my local Walmart, but I will need to travel to Whole Foods in Little Rock to get some organic items. I will depend on Amazon on other things, but the priority is to eat the best foods possible while keeping it affordable.
I am able to be totally raw by depending on juices, smoothies, and salads.
The food for the day: Green Juice, Orange Juice, Green Smoothie, Blended Salad, Salad, Goodie Ball Mix. I did not process the goodie ball mix to make goodie balls, instead I sprinkled it on my salad and ate it with a spoon.
Daily Green Juice:
1 bunch celery
Herbs I have available - Today I had dill and cilantro
Leafy greens - today I had beet greens
*Cilantro is a heavy metal detoxifier.
|This juice is an energy drink. It will clean and detoxify you.|
Green Smoothie: Spring mix, 1/4 pineapple, 1/4 papaya, 2 kiwi, 2 bananas, 1 lemon, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, frozen blueberries or raspberries, Holy Basil tincture, Brain and Nerve tincture, Bee Pollen
1 bell pepper
1 lemon, juiced
4 Tbsp sauerkraut
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 bunch celery hearts
1 head romaine or other lettuce
1/2 jalapeno pepper (optional)
2 Tbsp flax seed oil.
Gently blend. Store in refrigerator.
Beet Carrot Celery Juice:
1 lb carrots
1 bunch celery
1 pc ginger
Dinner Salad: Romaine, tomato, cucumber, veggies on hand, onion, raisins and seeds (or goodie ball mix), avocado, mushrooms, salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil. I also added on the side some live coconut yogurt I bought at Whole Foods.
Goodie Ball Trail Mix:
Mix equal parts of the following (I used 250 grams each)...
sesame seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, raisins, dried mulberries, dates, dried mango, dried persimmon
During the morning I had a glass of green juice and an orange juice.
Lunch: Green Smoothie, 1/2 mango, 1/2 avocado with fresh coconut. Try to include coconut in the diet everyday.
Dinner: Blended Salad, Dinner Salad.
Snack: Goodie Ball Trail Mix, raw peanuts
To health and happiness.