Raw-licious

It has recently come to my attention that I’ve let my healthy eating plan go pretty much off the rails once again, and the last month has been particularly hedonistic.

First it was birthday week, bringing a plethora of wine, champagne and cake. Then it was Halloween week, bringing more wine and rich, dark chocolate treats. It’s also birthday season at work and there has been cake. Lots and lots of cake. Chocolate raspberry, pumpkin cheesecake and fluffy, white layer cake. I’m beginning to feel a little like Marie Antoinette.

So, what’s a girl to do? Go raw for a few days.

Delicious, fresh, green, raw foods will cure my sugar overload in no time. The rules are very flexible. Basically try to eat at least 80% raw each days for a week. A little wine can be included in the eating plan as well (wine is raw!).

A typical detox menu might look like this:

  • Salad of dark greens, sprouts, cashews, dried berries, pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing
  • Raw soup such as chilled cucumber or gazpacho
  • Chocolate “pudding” add link
  • Glass of organic wine

See! Healthy and yummy and cleansing.

There are so many delicious, raw foods that we probably already eat every day – fruit, salads, oysters, seeds, nuts, sprouts – adopting an 80% raw diet just means bumping these up by adding a bit more raw and leaving desserts and processed foods behind.

As usual, I’m inviting any blogging friends who are interested to join me. Imagine how great we’ll feel (and look) for the holiday season. Glowing skin, a few lumps and bumps gone and a ton of energy.

Ready? Well then let’s get started:

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Liquid Sunshine Smoothie

  • one cup pineapple juice
  • handful wheatgrass
  • one cubed apple
  • one banana
  • splash of water
  • one T. chia seeds

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The food you eat can either be the safest, most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. – Ann Wigmore

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