I’ve found the hardest moments of this cleanse are when I let myself get over hungry, waiting to eat because I have to get work done. The hungrier I get, the more I think, “It’s too much work to do this whole raw thing. All this slicing, preparing, thinking about recipes”. So I’m learning to always have tasty raw snacks with me like cashews, dried cranberries, & raw fruit like oranges & apples.
A pretty tasty smoothie w/: bell pepper, apple, banana, chard, orange, raw honey (do they normally cook it?), bee pollen, carrots, snap peas (in pod), & dandelion greens (really bitter! They work better for a salad or for a sauteed greens. I learned the hard way, so you don’t have to.) I’d do this one again, minus the dandelion greens (but hey, they were cheap at the farmers market).
Leftover salad from the day before.
Cashews. soaked sunflower seeds (maybe these would taste better with honey. hmmm….),
A quick mango/piña/OJ smoothie on the way to go see Fela! downtown. And took an orange, nuts, & water to the show (needed that cuz I was gettin’ hungry!)
- Goal for 2012: Get to the bottom of my stomach woes & make it smile :)
It’s 2012 & I have BIG things in store. I’m writing a play, recording an album with my band & building my consulting business. But I’ve realized over time that health is the center-piece of life. If I’m not healthy, then I won’t have the vibrant energy & wellness needed to focus on these big goals.
For the last few years I’ve had stomach issues. Learning over time that I’m lactose resistant, realizing coffee agitates my stomach, and other things that make my stomach make this face :( Yet even with some adjustment I still have mad stomach issues.
So, I’m taking fate into my own hands this year & making some BIG CHANGES. Today starts Day 1 of a 7 day raw food cleanse, facilitated by my friend & nutrition guru Sirena Pellarolo. We met at her house for demonstrations of juicing, smoothie-ing, talks about poop & what to expect from the cleanse.
Follow me on this journey, share ideas, & maybe we’ll learn something together…