I’m back! Lucy has arrived, and I’m ready to start eating a high raw diet again! It was so challenging while I was pregnant…because greens were really NOT appealing to me at all until the 3rd trimester. But now…I’ve been loving drinking my entire quart of green smoothie in the morning…woo!! It feels great to be eating less breads/carbs.
I’m not concerned with being super strict right now. In fact, being too strict is my downfall with the raw diet. I am just aiming to eat as much raw as I can all day. What does that look like? I start out with 1 quart of green smoothie. For lunch, I’ll make a huge salad with nuts, hemp seeds, avocado, etc. I snack throughout the day on watermelon, apples, berries, nuts, etc. I’m hoping to get a dehydrator so I can start making flax crackers, raw pizza, and raw burgers again. Yay! For supper, we will usually have a low-fat vegan meal. Right now, our favorite is roasted asparagus, sweet potato and red pepper over herbed quinoa. So yummy! We are not totally vegan because we do eat farm fresh eggs from a local farm. My main goal is to eat as many greens as I can all day…greens = good milk production for nursing (think about the cows!). I should add that Matt is joining me in the raw food goodness as well 🙂 It’s always helpful when your spouse or significant other is on board with your foody adventures.
Eating cleaner helps me to feel so much more “clear” and I have a lot more energy. I cut out dairy in my 3rd trimester, and have continued that now. Dairy is a common allergen, especially in breastfed babies…and it’s just not that great for my body either. I feel good without it! I’m also cutting out as much processed soy as possible. Processed soy includes soy milk, tofu, etc. We’ve switched to homemade almond milk (or prepared almond milk, depending on how I’m feeling!).
This week’s raw meal line up includees: walnut tacos, pad thai, caesar salad, collard wraps, and more! The most common question I get from readers is what my favorite green smoothie is. So, here it is:
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple
- Frozen fruit (I buy the Spectrum blend from Costco)
- 1 peeled orange
- 2 frozen bananas (I freeze with peel and then soak in warm water for a minute to get the peel off)
- Filtered water to blend
- Organic baby spinach (Costco has the best deal by far!)
So there it is…the totally random update on eating and life. Be sure to check out the next post about the Raw Mom Summit. I’m super excited to listen to those calls! Have a healthy day…
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