As most of you know, John Ryan and I have been doing the vegetarian thing since January 1st of this year….the first month was a little challenging (I had to experiment with things I’d never worked with before!), but so far I can honestly say we have LOVED it! We both feel great and the jury’s still out on whether we’ll ever go back to being carnivores again!!
We decided to 86 meat on the grounds of forming a more natural diet to enhance our overall health…well, we’ve decided to take it one step further for the same reason! June has officially become our “raw” month! Yes, that means no cooked foods for an entire month! I realize that it sounds a little crazy, and believe me, when the thought first came to my mind I thought that too…but after realizing how quickly good eating habits can take form I’m ready for the plunge. I don’t usually have to spend any time convincing JR to jump in with me when it comes to making healthier choices…cause half the time he’s the one initiating it! He challenged me with the idea of nixing meat for a year, so one step further just made him that much more excited!!
This is our plan: We will eat only raw foods for the entire month of June with the exception of dinner with friends…we don’t want to be “those people” that can’t even eat with friends because they don’t want to eat what everyone else is eating. That just makes everyone awkward…so, that’s our exception!
Today was day 1. We made it through alive and well! We started this morning with a really delicious green smoothie (my new favorite discovery..check out a few recipes here!) 1 fresh mango, 1 fresh banana, a handful of frozen peaches and pineapple chunks, 2 Tbsp of hemp protein, a couple handfuls of fresh spinach, and water!
Lunch included a spring mix salad with sprouts, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green onion, nutritional yeast flakes, fresh lemon juice, ev olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and pepper…we also had almonds and green grapes!!!
For dinner, we each had a plate of strawberries, orange slices, green beens, carrots, and pistachio meats. We enjoyed apple slices with raw peanut butter for an after-dinner snack! All-in-all, this was an awesome day 1…can’t wait to see what’s on tomorrow’s menu!