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So what do I eat
My goal is high nutrition as this is what every body needs and I do that by eating a high raw diet of fresh whole foods and this is my magic pill number 3.
When I get up I try to drink a glass of water with or without lemon juice and then I make my morning veggie and fruit juice. On a work day, I will make nearly 1 litre and take it with me. I drink this in the morning till it is gone. I actually don’t feel like anything substantial till about morning tea time when I usually have some fruit or a green smoothie. In winter, I like warm foods so I have discovered Warm Chia Porridge. I put a spoonful of chia seeds in a bowl, add warm water and let them soak (I also add about a tablespoon of ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds and some dried fruit like goji berries and sultanas). When they have soaked enough, I chop a banana on top or any fruit you like.
Lunch is usually a salad or fruit or both. I like hearty salads so I will have a lot of things in it like lettuce, silverbeet (young leaves), rocket, parsley, sundried and fresh tomatoes, olives, red onion, cucumber, capsicum, grated carrot etc. Squeeze some lemon juice on it and a drizzle of macadamia and flaxseed oils and you are good to go. Sometimes I will have this in a wrap.
Snacks are a little container of nuts and seeds and some dried fruit or Woolworths have some raw food bars in their health food sections which are great for snacks or an after dinner treat.
Dinner in summer is a big salad with baked potatoe, sweet potatoe or pumpkin. I bought a Spirooli and make veggie pasta from zucchini, pumpkin or carrot and add an easy Italian sauce of tomatoe puree, herbs, olives, fresh and sundried tomatoes. I also have a couple of great recipe books by Matthew Kenney, the ‘Everyday Raw’ series which I use for when I want something more gourmet. Also therawtarian.com has some great recipes and desserts on it – all raw and highly nutritious.
Remember, this is a journey and learning new ways of preparing foods nutritiously, is a journey also. It takes time to research and try new more nutritious recipes to find the ones you really like but don’t overindulge or you will do away with all your good work.