That’s a saying, right? Well I’m back on the Raw! But this time, instead of as an experiment, I am feeling really confident and committed to maintaining a high-raw diet. For me, life is just tastier that way! And, if I play my cards right, I might find life is easier this way too. Even having been about 75% raw since completing my raw diet experiment nearly 3 months ago (WOW), I have continued to notice a quiet, very subtle escalation in benefits. I don’t need as much sleep each night as I used to. My skin feels lovely, and my jeans fit great! I have bounds of energy, and I rarely get sleepy during the day. My mood is good and steady as she goes!
Most my meals are really all raw, except fish here and there, Ezekial bread and grains. I’ll keep doing those things. So where does the extra 10% come in to qualify me as a “high-raw” participant in the raw foodie club? DESSERT. I’m super psyched about raw desserts, and I know I’ve talked about them here and there, but I’m more convinced than ever of the power of them, and the delicious-ness of them! Not to mention that moonpie I had at One Lucky Duck that has made me a believer for life. Not a whole lot of raw fruits in these desserts–its luscious raw cacao, coconuts, cashews, avocados (yup!), oh there are bananas, but then also raw honey, and agave nectar here and there. The beauty for me, beyond the taste even, if that’s even possible, is that these are Superfoods we’re talking about here! These are life sustaining, healthy foods to eat. No guilt. No food remorse. All the taste, and then some.
So I am getting started with some experimenting. Of course I can never leave well enough alone, so I anticipate some slips here and there. Food wars from time to time. But I also look forward to some sweeeeet victories! Oh, by the way, about that avocado. I’ve heard a commercial on the radio now enough times to really get on my nerves. Avocado’s are delicious. They are really healthy, and a fantastic way to get essential fats in the diet. Huge fan! And probably personally eat enough of them in a week for 2 people!
BUT! Excuse me, Subway. So sorry to be the one to burst your marketing campaign (really am! especially since I love avocado’s so much!), but avocados are not a bonafide Superfood. Cacao, Honey, Coconut, hempseeds, gogi berries, spirulina…these are all super foods for their unique set of diverse and life sustaining properties and array of high levels in minerals and vitamins. I’m glad you have avocado’s, Subway, really I am. It makes me feel like on my next road trip if I run out of pre-packed snacks, I can turn to you for a thing of avocados and a packet of salt (do you have sea salt?). Let’s just be sure not to confuse the masses! Afterall, haven’t you already tricked us enough into thinking your menu is healthy? I digress. To convince you that I truly do appreciate the avocado availability (even if they aren’t Hass), I made pudding last night…and guess who was the star?
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1/2 c. raw almond milk
- 1/2 c. raw cacao powder
- Raw honey…add by the T until you like it
- 2 T unsweetened shredded coconut
- Sea salt
Give it a good whir! And enjoy!