Yes, you can put avocado in that.
November 5, 2010 § 9 Comments
Hey hey hey blogerinos!
What’s this top secret plan that is unfolding in the halls of Bonne Santé? Well, it’s not really that top secret nor planned, but it does involve a day of impromptu raw-dom. You could say i’ve been in the raw for the past 24 hours.
I usually try to eat 2 meals a day uncooked, but have been toying with the idea of experimenting in a more extreme sense, with complete & utter raw behaviour. Just for a day. Just to dabble in the world of boundless energy, heightened awareness and excessive crunching. (I also realise that it would take a longer stint of said eating to reap such grand benefits, but humour me here.)
Day one? I’m wanting it to roll over into day two.
I have a strange feeling that this kind of eating just sits right with my particular constitution (even in Ayurvedic medicine, my dosha is best suited to a vegetarian diet with lots of raw, cooling foods). Read more about doshas here.
Again, I hear you, it will take time.
But why not enjoy the most tasty, delicious smoothie known to wo-man on such a glorious day?
Avocado, Banana, Tahini & Honey thickshake
1 medium frozen banana
1/2 ripe avocado
1 tsp tahini
1 tsp raw honey
1 cup raw nut milk
I know i’ve gone on about delicious avocado creations in the past, but i’m going to hammer it home: avocado makes for a rich, creamy, mousse-like raw drink, beyond your wildest sexy veggie dreams!
This was one of the best tasting things of my life…and I don’t say that lightly! I plan to test it on the
guinea pig boyfriend this weekend, wheee!
So back to raw talk. What the hell have I been eating?
Well, there are many camps in the raw brigade; low-fat, high-fat, intricately prepared dehydrated masterpieces, simple fruit &vegetarians… Confusing for a girl who is notoriously indecisive.
To me, it seems sensible to eat a majority of vegetable & fruit matter, with a few fats for satiety and perhaps some sprouted grains here and there. Contrary to popular belief, you are supplied with ample proteins from vegetables, seeds & nuts – no deficiencies here. Likewise, calcium is also found in green leafy vegetables & sea veggies in abundance. To Osteoporosis I say, begone!
I mainly want to make sure I get enough calories (not that I care about those little buggers in any real sense) because it’s easy to undereat on a diet of so much water & fiber.
Today I ate:
1 young coconut + chia seeds
1 blood orange
sultanas & goji berries
few slices pineapple & rockmelon
above avocado smoothie
giant salad with kale, baby spinach, carrot, zucchini, beetroot, mushrooms, sesame seeds & seaweed
another giant salad with the other half of the avocado, a some soaked almonds, flax-seed oil & lemon juice
I don’t think was quite enough calories, but it just feels like you’re eating HEAPS! This is why it sits so well with me, obviously 🙂 I love to feel like I can eat a whole basket/bucket/trailer-load of something and be on the right track.
Since I’m spamming you with articles, I’ve been collecting a few that I thought might tickle your fancy-pants:
* The importance of detoxing to combat acidosis & toxemia – Kate from Green and Juicy (fellow aspiring Naturopath!) sent me this link and it’s a very informative read.
* 3 causes of illness – from Crazy Sexy Life – are you hooked up with this amazing resource yet?!
* Raw for 30 days; reversing diabetes – trailer for the documentary
* Alcohol more damaging to health than crack cocaine – Natural News article
* Not strictly health related, but check out these insanely cute, eco-friendly totes, purses & make-up bags from Apple & Bee – my friend sent me the link & i’ve had to restrain myself from buying the whole collection as christmas presents (Mum, look away, you may or may not be receiving one of these…along with the rest of my extended family. Ha!)
What are your thoughts on raw foods? Are you a raw foodist, or think it’s too extreme? Any tips for the Bonne Santé newbie?