Yes, even on this all-encompassing Raw Food diet, I was able to find some time to relax today. Somehow I still found myself elbow deep in dishes three separate times today (!), I still felt like today was a great day to reflect on my nearly one-week journey. To fuel my reflection, I kept it simple(ish) with three round shakes. The first I had after a morning jog, then the second and third at normal lunch and dinner times. I was excited to have fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juices in between, but never even got to plug the thing in! I was SO full all day! And in thinking about it, I’ve never really been hungry during this diet. In fact, eating very little seems to get me feeling pretty full. I’m guessing because all the water of the fruits and veggies is being retained instead of heated away. Brings me to think of the weight loss “benefit” again. People lose weight on raw diets because they are always full! Eureka! Now, for me, she who loves eating and savors every opportunity to do so, I’m a little sad. I feel slightly remiss. I miss my snack times. I missed having delicious blood orange juice today. I’m happy to be on this path, and I fully intend on taking the full 14 days of it. But, when I return to my normal diet, I will be happy to have all my little snacks back. My empty stomach back. Again, maybe I need to make some sort of adjustments. Maybe not. It’s sure delicious all the same!
Jinji’s Sunshine Full Belly Shake
- Some mango
- A handful of strawberries
- 1/4 cup oats
- A date
- A little bit of Agave Nectar (teaspoon or so)
- A cup of water
- 1/2 a frozen banana
- A few soaked (overnight) almonds
- A few soaked cashews
- A dollop of almond butter
Blend, sip and chew! And don’t expect to be hungry for 4-6 hours! ENJOY!