Happy Tuesday! I'm finally starting to feel better....YAY! Finally food is beginning to taste good again. Don't you just hate it when your sick and nothing sounds or taste good? I didn't make any smoothies over the weekend, but did yesterday morning. It was all I could do to just drink half of it. But last night my appetite came back and food was tasting good again. I cooked Mexican for dinner last night, but I didn't take a picture. It was just one of those same ole...same ole meals, but it sure did hit the spot. :o)
My smoothie this morning also hit the spot. It was supper good! The picture doesn't look so hot, but it was good....trust me. :) I also took the picture at 6:20 this morning while it was still dark outside, and for some strange reason my kitchen lighting wasn't cooperating. This smoothie consisted of: 1 cup of almond milk, a handful of spinach, 1 tablespoon flax seeds, 1 tablespoon of local honey (for my allergies), a dash of cinnamon and ginger, 3/4 cup frozen mango, and about 10 fresh raspberries. This smoothie was so smooth and creamy that it was like drinking a milk shake for breakfast.
I normally use Agave or molasses in the place of honey, but my allergies have really been acting up since everything has started blooming. There's a man that lives about 5 miles down the road from us who raises honey bees. My sister got us 2 huge jars of his honey for Christmas, so I am starting to put it to use. I've read that if you eat local honey every day that it helps with your allergies, so I am giving it a try. I don't like being dependent on medication, so I am hoping that this will help. I had much rather cure and heal naturally if at all possible. I know honey isn't considered to be vegan, so I hope you can forgive me for eating it.
I've been wanting to incorporate more raw foods into my diet, so starting tomorrow I am going to eat a raw diet all day except for dinner. I figure that will be the best way for me to start. I've been eating way to much junk food lately. By junk food I mean way too many processed foods and sweets. I don't seem to have near the energy that I used to have, so I'm hoping by eliminating the junk and eating more raw foods that my energy levels will rise. I'm not saying that this will be a long term thing, but I am committing to it for a week ....baby steps...right? It could possibly become long term though...it all depends on how I feel after a week. I am hoping for good results...that's for sure. How do you feel about eating raw and have you ever done it for a long period of time? Did you feel better while eating a raw diet?