Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 4 - Not so good.

Okay, so I DID NOT cave into the Boston Cream cake that hubby got for his daughter's birthday. But it did look really good.

The reason why today wasn't that great is because I didn't eat enough. I just didn't feel like eating. But I have noticed the effects of being 100% raw for four days...

For starters, I didn't get to sleep last night (this morning) till after 2am, but I was awake before 7am!! Now that's a huge change from a week ago.

My energy level is definitely increasing. Although I haven't eaten much today, I accomplished more that I would have expected.

For example, I made "Amazing Body Rejuvenator Skin Lotion"(recipe below). My stepson tasted it and claims it tastes just like caramel. He then proceeded to slice up an apple and eat them with the skin lotion on them! LOL!

Then I cleaned up my mess in the kitchen.

I have four trays of Energy Flat Bread (recipe below) in the dehydrator. A lot more time consuming than I anticipated. And what a freakin' mess! So many dishes plus the food processor. Sheesh!

Then I cleaned up my mess in the kitchen.

I created a new Rawgurt recipe (below) with a young coconut I had in the fridge. It was SOOO good, but it wasn't enough. I wish I would have had two young coconuts and more strawberries in the fridge so I could have made a large batch. I gave hubby a glass and he loved it too.

Then I cleaned up the kitchen ... AGAIN!!

Okay, so this is what I consumed today:

20 ounces of Carrot, Apple, Celery, Beet, Pineapple juice
A handful of Cacao Brownie bites
A handful of Potato Chips
A handful of grapes
1 Banana
2 small cups of Strawberry Peach Rawgurt

I need to drink some water before this day is out, but that's all I've had today. It's not exactly healthy to eat and drink so little, and I need to make sure it doesn't become a habit. This happened the first time I went raw, and I actually had to force myself to eat.


Amazing Body Rejuvenator Skin Lotion by Angelina Elliot
1 cup allnatural organic sugar
1 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/4 cup freshly juiced pineapple

Mix ingredients in VitaMix and smooth all over body using circular motions. This will stimulate the lymphatic system and carry away toxins. (If you have a rebounder, this would be a good time to bounce for 10 minutes to clear out the lymphatic system.) This will also make your skin glow because it removes the dead skin cells.

Energy Flat Bread - by Serene Allison, Rejuvenate Your Life! Recipes for Energy
7 1/2 cups sprouted buckwheat
3 1/4 cups soaked golden flax seeds (measured after soaking)
3 1/4 cups carrot pulp (made from the process of making fresh carrot juice)
This adds bulk to the bread and gives it a beatiful color. You could mix beet in your juice for a rich salmon-colored bread.
4 TBS raw honey
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (optional)
1 to 1 1/2 TBS sea salt

This makes about a months supply or maybe a weeks worth for large families. (it usually lasts us a little over a week)

Mix it in batches in your food processor and transfer to one bowl. Lightly grease 5 teflex solid dehydrator sheets and cover with dough, a scant 1 cm thick. If making pizza crusts form into rounds. If making flat bread to tear off when desired make large squares. If you want to make sandwich slices, score beforehand into cracker shapes.

Dehydrate the flat bread at 105 degrees for a few hours until a crust is formed on one side and then flip them onto the mesh sheet below and dehydrate until thoroughly dry - about 12 to 16 hours.

When they are very well dried, they will keep well wrapped in loose linen and a plastic bag in a cool, dry place.

Strawberry Peach Rawgurt - by ME!
Meat of one young coconut
1 large peach, peeled and pitted
8 +/- Strawberries
handful of red grapes

Blend and enjoy. Agave Nectar can be added but if shouldn't be necessary if fruit is ripe.

1 comment:

  1. This recipe looks great I will have to try it right away !! ~ XO