- 3 slices of sprouted rye bread
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/3 bag spinach
- 1 small bowl of porridge with unsweetened soy, apple, ginger, cacao nibs and cinnamon
- Green and peppermint tea (just thought I’d mix it up a bit)
- 1 carrot
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 10 cherry vine tomatoes
- 2 litres water with lemon
07:45 Wake up with the most horrific headache. Seriously question whether I had gone out last night and got leathered and just completely forgot, but realise – no, I definitely did not. What I did have just before bed was the salted peanuts though, and I’ve got a sneaky suspicion they have played a key role in this hangover like state I’m in now.
08:00 Meditated. 30 minutes. Lovely.
09:00 You’re probably bored of this by now, but my breakfast was the usual sprouted rye bread with avocado, cumin, olive oil and salt. Yes it was delicious and yes I could eat it all day.
12:30 Small bowl of porridge. I think now would be a good time for me to explain why I’m not eating a huge amount of raw foods at the moment. Two reasons: money and well, money. I don’t actually think eating raw is that expensive – under normal circumstances I usually spend around £30 a week on food, but when the contents of your fridge look like this…
…I have to admit it can be pretty challenging. One thing is for definite though, eating healthily is not expensive, I don’t care what anyone says. For me a high raw diet is optimum, and I thrive most when I am eating this way. However when it comes to raw food, if you’re totally strapped for cash and I mean totally – I admit it is easier to eat more cooked food. A bag of porridge oats is 46p for example, and that’s a lot of porridge! Steamed mashed sweet potato drizzled with olive oil is a cheap and tasty dish, whereas eating a whole raw sweet potato is not so great. You need variety on a raw diet, and variety is one thing I don’t have the luxury of at the moment. I do make sure I have something raw everyday day, I feel pretty gross if I don’t, and I aim to be at least 50% raw. Nut and seed milks are a nice cheap way of getting goodness into your body and alkalinising your system. I think I’m going to treat myself to some almonds or hemp seeds today. Hemp seeds in there shell are great value for money, are packed full of omega 3 and 6, and are extremely nourishing for your skin and hair.
I am hopeful that my situation will change very soon, and when it does I will be juicing and making raw chocolate til the wee small hours of the morning. I know I am happiest on a high raw diet, and I can’t wait to get fully back on it.
18:00 Finished my project! Go for a run in the sun along Brighton beach.
19:30 Dinner! A salad! Hurrah! There was no way I was gonna have a cooked meal tonight…I needed RAW. It was a very simple salad consisting of spinach, apple, grated carrot, sunflower seeds, tomato and avocado. I drizzled olive oil on, along with some squeezed fresh lemon, hot smoked paprika and garlic powder:
Simple, but delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
10:30 The sugar niggle is still there. I go foraging in the kitchen (why I do this I have no idea, it’s just going to be the same depressing out come as it always is). Do you find you ever do this? You go to the cupboard for the millionth time, open it, have a look, move things about a bit just in case you’ve missed that huge slab of chocolate that’s hiding behind the box of vegetable suet that you haven’t used since 1994? But of course, it’s never there. You still have a good look though don’t you? “What can I eat…what can I eat…”. NOTHING.
“Right, well, I may as well just go to bed and give up living then, hadn’t I?”