…this was the title to an email I received at 5:30am this morning.
“…at my urge to try going mostly raw again. But I *do* have a question (you can use it for your blog if you want): can you give me an idea of what you eat over a few days? Every time I try going raw, I feel awesome for a while, and then everything goes to pot…”
Que huge sigh of relief, followed by smile, followed by inspiration to answer this question in my very next blog – all while sipping on 1 litre of warm water with 1 whole lemon squeezed into it… here marks the start of ‘February’s Food’ – a blog series which will last as long as I can be inspired enough to keep it up.
Before I go on to list yesterday’s culinary content let me first say this…
For a while I have considered doing this – a food diary – but there has been one thing in the back of my mind that has held me back.
I refer back to my recent blog: ‘Questions for a RAW FOODIST?’ where I mentioned what I require to effectively answer the questions I am asked, one of my requirements were:
Your understanding and common sense to know that this blog is about me – I am by no means suggesting you do this or that the way I live my life is ‘THE WAY’. Explore, question, take it all with a pinch of salt, leave what you don’t need. If you don’t agree and want to respond, know that I will only respond to comments that are constructive, integral and compassionate. If you don’t like it and cannot respond in a kind way please just don’t read it or at least don’t expect a response.(NB: The opposite of love/kindness being anger/hate/fear IMHO)
So, thank you dear friend for asking the questions you asked. I am honored you asked me more about the way I roll.
I am assuming then that by the number of times I am asked the same question – I must be doing something right, and making it look worth while trying out in the process!
What I do want to make a clear point on is that what I do eat may to many folks in the beginning seem very crazy.
Not everyone but some.
I expect (I have been doing this for a while) to be judged – that’s human nature – we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t judge!
But what needs to be seen is that I have not just switched to this over night – I have dabbled, detoxed, dipped in and out of different phases, my body has changed and more recently my attitude – all as a result of eating and living this way.
If you want to know the real wee yogi – you’d need to live with me to understand my method better.
So, please be careful – don’t just eat what I eat and expect the same results – you are an individual and will have your own way, it just takes time to find it.
What I do hope to do, is inspire people to eat better and perhaps knock on the door of ‘can I do any better for myself & perhaps the planet?’…
Basically, what I am also trying to say here is – please don’t get obsessed with what you eat and end up with some kind of eating disorder.
Lastly, what I eat on a day to day basis is only a fraction of what makes this way of life simple and easier for me to do.
I see a future full of workshops on not just what to eat but also – How to find the best water, How to detox your bathroom cabinet, How to be sure every orifice of your body and your life is happy, whole and being given it’s deserved attention – and so on and so forth!!!
More questions please!
Love & Gratitude
‘February’s Food’ – Wednesday 1st February 2012
1 litre of warm water with lemon (skin and all juiced in the Omega 8006)
1 small cup of white tea
3 teaspoons of raw honey (not in the tea, just eaten off the spoon)
1 litre of JUICE (1 cucumber, 4 apples, 1 big bag of spinach & few kale leaves)
- 750ml Pukka – ‘Three Ginger Tea’ brewed for about 30 mins – warm but not hot
- 2 tablespoons of hulled hemp seeds (no shells)
- 4 medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 1 pinch pink salt
- 1 tablespoon of raw coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of NON GMO soy lecithin granules
- 1 teaspoon of shilajit
- (if i’d had maca powder i’d have added 1 tablespoon!)
~ PUT EVERYTHING IN THE BLENDER (PREFERABLY A VITAMIX) AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH and CREAMY ~
Afternoon snack –
5 dried apricots
handful of raw cacao nibs
Throughout afternoon –
1 litre bottled highland spring water
Green soup (made a huge bowl – not sure on exact measure) containing:
2 bags salad mix
1 romaine lettuce
1 bag of rocket
2 tablespoons of raw sprouted pumpkin seed butter
2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
1 clove of garlic (appologies go out to my yoga friends this morning for my garlic breath! ;))
4 pieces of my own home made ‘flat black bread’ (recipe coming soon!)
2 medjool dates
250ml Pukka ‘Night Time Tea’