Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Raw Day 7

Well, we made it to the last day.

Breakfast: Chia Tapioca Pudding

Delightful again : )

Lunch: Mini Batch of Raw Tacos & Salsa on Romaine

I loved the raw tacos so much, that I had to make a half batch just to satisfy my cravings. I also threw together some salsa...I'm definitely going to start making this instead of buying the pre-bottled stuff because it was so fresh and flavorful!

(this makes about 1 cup....double/triple if more than one person will be eating!)

1 tomato
handful of chopped cilantro
1 green onion
2 garlic cloves
freshly squeezed lemon juice
dash of salt & pepper

Chop all veggies and toss in a bowl with the salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Chill for about 30 minutes, so the flavors mesh together. Enjoy!

Dinner: NOT RAW

ok ok, I'm going to be honest here. I broke my week of raw on the final meal....lame, I know. I started to feel really crappy by the middle of the day, and I listened to my body and officially ended my raw stint with some cooked veggies and pasta.

Fast forward to 3 days later...I just found out that I have bronchitis. I can't help but wonder if it was due to my body going through detox from the raw diet. I didn't think detox was supposed to happen that quickly, with just a week under my belt. However, I do have an autoimmune disorder that hasn't flared up since I graduated college and started living a healthier lifestyle. Maybe this is a signal that my body needs other nutrients that it wasn't getting over the course of the week. Guesses anyone??

What did I learn from my raw week? Raw food is quick, easy, and delicious. I don't think I'd be able to go raw as a full time thing (maybe I'm still scared from the bronchitis) but I will be incorporating more raw recipes into my regular diet and, as always, I encourage everyone to try some new recipes too.

Here's a list of my favorite raw resources....if you didn't catch them throughout the week:
Choosing Raw
Kristen's Raw
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
The Fitnessista

....and since this post hardly had any photos, I give you Mr. James Dean:

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