PS…Is Hot Water Raw? Raw Diet Day 11

I guess I should have inquired about this earlier.  Earlier, as opposed to in the final hours of this Raw Diet experience!  But, so many questions up on an hourly basis each day, it’s hard to follow up on each of them!  There’s only so much googling a girl can do.  But today, as I was fondly reminiscing over my coffee cheat from yesterday (and pissed about my sleepless night last night) getting bottle after bottle of hot water, I thought to myself–Am I unwittingly cheating…again??  So, imagine me standing at the office watering hole with my bottle, all of a sudden in deep thought over what I was filling my bottle with.  Indeed, such deep thought, that it nearly runneth over…

So I quickly started googling…Can raw foodists drink hot water.  Low and behold, little surprise–Controversy!  Some say go for it, others say go for it…if you want to poison yourself.  Really?  Even if it technically isn’t allowed…poison?  Splenda=poison (sigh).  Hot water=…hot water.  Some say it interferes with digestion, others say it aids in breaking down all the fiber from the abundant fruits and veggies.  The latter sounds much more colorful, no?  I have decided to go with that.  I am allowed hot water because it helps digest all the glorious fruits & veggies I’ve been eating.  I especially excepted this notion as I ate my cold soup for lunch on this rainy, seasonably (yet for this year, unseasonably) chilly Baltimore day.  I figure this Raw Diet thing should really be a give and take relationship.  So today, I gave up hot soup for hot water.  Delicious as it was, I’ll take it.

Jinji’s Gracious Green Soup, adopted from Judita Wignall’s Going Raw

Base (blend all this together):

  • 3/4 avocado
  • A bunch of kale
  • 2 chopped roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt, salt, salt
  • Cayenne
  • A cup of water (to start with)

Add-In (don’t blend):

  • 1/4 avocado
  • some pomegranite seeds
  • sprouted sunflower seeds
  • corn from the cob (yummm)
  • cilantro
  • diced red bell pepper
  • pepper


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