Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Raw Challenge Day 10

Yesterday was smooth sailing.  It's been nice the past couple days because I have noticed a decrease in the cravings that I was having.  I don't get as tempted when I make Bill dinner to just take a little bite.  The funny thing is, when this did happen last is was because I wanted some roasted asparagus!  Now don't get me wrong, I know that roasted asparagus is not bad for me at all, but I set my mind to do 30 days of raw and I'm going to do 30 days of raw.  In fact, I'm a third through!!!!  How awesome is that?!

In addition to eating raw I am also increasing my activity.  On June 22nd I am participating in a 1.2 mile open water swim in Folsom Lake.  I haven't swam a mile in open water since 2001.  I am both excited and nervous as hell.  I haven't had the chance to train as much as I would like but I am getting in the pool two times a week and I will finish that damn swim even if I come in last.

This weekend we are going out of town and it will be a new challenge.  Whenever I go out of town it is always the perfect excuse to put everything else aside.  I don't want to do that this time so I'm taking my blender so I can make juices and smoothies.  I'm also going to "cook" a couple raw meals for myself and have plenty of raw snacks.

Oh, let's talk about raw snacks for a moment.  Of course there is always fruits and vegetables but that gets boring to me after a while especially since I'm having so much of that at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I like to have nuts for a snack when I'm not having something from The Green Boheme.  One of my favorites at the moment are these:

They are made with cashews, almonds, cacao nibs, agave and coconut.  They are all raw and sprouted nuts and they are DELICIOUS!  It takes all my will power not to eat the whole bag.

I also have always been a fan of dessert.  So, instead of just not having it I'm trying to have desserts that I can have.  The other night I whipped up some banana ice cream in the blender with frozen bananas, cacao nibs, goji berries and then topped it with a little mint.  It was so creamy and delicious.  I also played around with Leyton's popsicle molds and made some kombucha pops for dessert.  So refreshing and yummy!

While it's a challenge to eat raw all day every day it is also an adventure and I'm finding it quite fun to play around on my own some and come up with options that are both delicious and nutritious while also sticking to the plan!

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