Friday, March 25, 2011

Partial Raw....Day 3

Happy Friday! So, today is day 3 of my partial raw diet, and it is going great. I feel so much better and I have way more energy. Last night when I got home, I cooked supper and then started cleaning house. I never do any kind of cleaning during the week, because I am always too tired. I even got up this morning feeling rested and full of energy. I love how I feel right now!

Last night for supper I had some left over spinach & mushroom risotto, sautéed mushrooms & onions, and sautéed carrots & asparagus. I marinated the mushrooms and onions in some red wine for about 15 minutes and then sautéed them. The asparagus and carrots were sautéed in a little olive oil, and then topped with some herbamare seasoning and lemon juice. I told myself that I was NOT going to eat any bread, but the left over crescent rolls from Tuesday night were screaming my name. I couldn't let them go to waste...right?

I started my morning off with another smoothie (I'm addicted). This smoothie consisted of 1 cup water, 1 large handful of spinach, 1 kiwi, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks (that's all that was left), 3 frozen strawberries, 1/2 teaspoon maca powder, 1 teaspoon flax seeds, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a dash of cinnamon and ginger powder. Another awesome smoothie! I meant to buy some fresh ginger when I went to the grocery store, but forgot. I think fresh ginger would be much better in a smoothie than the powder.
For lunch I had a salad. This one was much better than the one I had on Wednsday. This one was made up of kale, green leaf lettuce, baby carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, grape tomatoes, and there's some mashed up avocado in there somewhere. I used some fresh squeezed lime juice as my dressing.

Sometimes Kroger has some great bargains. Here's my great find yesterday. I got 10 Larabars for $10. I'm anxious to try them, as I've only tried one flavor. I probably should have left the Kroger where I was and went to another one that has a bigger health food selection, so I could have gotten a better variety of the bars. The one I was at has the smallest health food section out of the 4 that we have in Jackson. That's okay though. I now have 10 bars that I didn't have before. :o)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. The cherry larabars are really good. Other than that, I haven't tried too many flavors, either. The salad looks really good!

  2. I think my favorite larabar flavor is something like pecan pie, or maybe peanut butter something. I always forget which one I like!

    Being prepared seems to be a big deal when you're trying to eat raw food. I agree, that is a great looking salad! I think I can make out a little avocado :)

  3. I am so happy to hear going raw for part of the day is going well, that is fantastic! My favorite Lara bars are cashew cookie and chocolate chip brownie. I haven't tried many either, but can't wait to hear what flavors you got and if you liked them!

  4. It all looks so good. I wish the Lara bars we still raw- but they sold them out to a big company- non of them are officially raw anymore. I love Pure bars though and they are raw.
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

  5. love larabars! and your salad pic looks like its from a magazine!

  6. It all looks so good! Glad to hear your raw days are going well.

  7. Everything sounds great - love the sprouts on the salad.
    I am so jealous of your Larabar bargains! Apple pie and Cherry pie (the one you have) are pretty much the only two flavors I eat but hell I'd take any for a dollar a bar!
    @Debra - That's too bad about the Larabars! I always assumed they were still raw - what do they do? Roast the nuts? Boo. I'll have to find a new bar. Or...make my own. OR stop be addicted to the damn things.

  8. Now that the weather is warming up, I seem to be eating mostly raw until dinner, though not in a planned way, as you are. Too much raw food in winter always seems to leave me feeling cold.

    I didn't know that Larabars weren't still raw. I've gotten great deals on them at Costco, but they only seem to have three flavors, one of which I don't like so much.

  9. Molly - the cherry is the one that I tried first. I really liked it. :)

    Jessica - they didn't have pecan pie, and that sounds really good. I love peanut butter anything.

    VeganMom - I have those two bars to try. They both sound very good to me. I let you know what my favorite is out of the ones that I bought. :)

    Debra - I'm totally bummed now! I didn't know that Larabar was not considered raw anymore. After these are gone, I'll have to try the pure bars. I haven't tried those yet.

    Thanks Michelle! :)

    Maud - ha, I was so excited to get those bars, but am bummed now to find out that they aren't raw anymore. You know I'm still going to eat them though. :) I've seen several recipes around on making your own "Larabars". I think I'm going to try making some soon.

    Andrea - I don't know if I could do mostly raw in the winter or not.
    Wonder why it is that big places like that only carry a few of the flavors, and one seems to always be the one you don't like. Sams was like that with the Cliff bars. I bummer that Larabars are no longer raw...boooo

  10. FYI - Debra and Michelle:

    I think most flavors are still raw.

  11. Sorry to be a party pooper, but I don't understand the appeal of those "health" bars. They're a lot of calories in a little package. I believe you're better off eating Medjool Dates on their own. Anyways, awesome looking Salad & Smoothie!

  12. My jaw dropped when I saw your salad. It looks soooo good. It's been about a week or so since I've had one, and I just love them so. That one looks super yummy, and I just love kale in salad. Mm-mmm.

  13. Great looking salad! How great are Larabars? I love those things so very much. I think my favorite will always be peanut butter cookie.