Friday, February 25, 2011

Kickstart

Aside from discovering sprouted bread, the 80-90% raw diet continues.  Here's what I had for breakfast and lunch recently:

Sweet Breakfast Porridge


1 banana, chopped into large pieces
1 apple.. as above
1 pear..
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground flaxseed


Put the fruit in the blender, pear first then banana then apple (this is suppled to prevent the mixture from getting too sticky).  Blend together, and sprinkle the cinnamon and flaxseed o'er top.  I also added some honey and a few raisins.  I have a sweet tooth!


Sprouted Green Lentils with Apple


1/2 cup green lentils, sprouted*
1 apple, cubed (I like Pink Ladies!)
Cinnamon & Honey to taste


Again, I added raisins, and also some avocado.


Sprouted Green Lentils with Apple, Raisins & Avocado


Avocado Soup


1 avocado
1 cup water
Red or Chili pepper flakes
1 garlic clove
 Sea salt, to taste
2 tsps lemon juice


Serve with:
1/4 red onion, finely diced
1 tomato, cut into large pieces
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts


Mix all the soup ingredients together in a blender, and serve with the yummy additions.


Avocado Soup

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

Alright, new rule: one post every 3 weeks!  I have still been eating 80-90% raw, but I gotta say it's tough living across the hall from a very talented baker, who also makes the most amazing pizza.  Nevertheless, the Experiment continues!

Strawberry, orange, spinach + onion salad
So, I'm almost two months into this, and I gotta say I can't really imagine going back to an 80-90% cooked diet.  I'm feelin' light and grounded at the same time, and even just a month into this a co-worker asked if I'd lost some weight.  I don't know if I have, and that wasn't my goal, but hey, it's a nice bonus after all that bread during my time in Europe.

Breakfast: apples, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins + almond milk.  Let this sit for a few minutes before enjoying.
I've started trying to educated myself more about the nutritional side of this diet, and I picked up 'The Thrive Diet' ($5 used, via craigslist, oh yeah baby) by fellow Vancouverite and super duper athlete Brendan Brazier.  Yes, I know this isn't a raw diet book per se, but a good lot of his recipes are raw, and he serves up lots of information on vegan diets.

My fall-back dinner: zucchetti!  Zucchini noodles, this time in a sesame sauce.
Also, thanks to Groupon, I've re-ignited my yoga practice at Semperviva yoga.  You can't beat Gloria's Kundalini classes for a great workout!


Soup's on!

Anyway, enough chit chat; hopefully the next post will come sooner rather than later!

Avocado + onion cucumber boats!
This is a pretty simple recipe and a nice little appetizer:

Cucumbers
Avocados
Onion
S&P

Peel the outer layer from cucumber
Hollow out the cucumber flesh to make a 'boat'
Mix this up with some avocado and onion
You can also throw in some lemon juice + salt
Then fill your boat up with the mixture and chow down!