Raw Day 5- Raw Pesto Lunch!

Who knew pinterest could actually be useful!? I found something on there and actually made it! This calls for a belly celebration. This pin was from luvskinny.com and you can see the recipe here.

I have been trying to follow Fully Raw Kristina’s version of raw which is low fat and does not include any oil or salt and includes very few nuts and seeds. Check out this page for details. And I think the only spice she uses is cinnamon. But I’m coming to find it’s not working for me. If I want to make this realistic for me I’m going to need to tweak some things. Also I’m losing weight too quickly (never thought I’d say that! haha) and I’m sure it’s because I’m not eating enough calories. I really want this journey to be less about following strict rules where I don’t have wiggle room and more about eating good, clean, healthful foods that give my mind and body a boost. And a life without salt is not a world I want to live in! I’ve been trying to focus on making my body something that reflects what I want to be. I want to be healthy, kind, free of cruelty, and happy most of all. I’m not saying Kristina’s lifestyle is not a great one, so instead of taking the all or nothing approach I’m adding in a few healthful foods that will keep me on a realistic (for me) raw path while still mostly looking to Kristina’s 21 day challenge for guidance.

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You’ll need:

1/2 c of pine nuts

4-5 c fresh basil (I just used whatever I had which was maybe 3 or 4 cups)

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon agave/maple syrup or a couple dates (I used 2 dates and it came out delicious!)

1/2 c olive oil – I just used enough to bring it all together and I’m sure it was much less than that

salt and pepper to taste

ImageThe pesto was really really good. I only had a tiny bit of zucchini left so I just tossed what I had left into a bowl of kale and threw in a few cherry tomatoes at the end for color and flavor. I think when I eat the rest tonight I’ll add in a bunch of stuff and make it a big meal. Image

CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

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Fully Raw Day 1

Ok guys…I’m a little nervous but I’m going fully raw (ok it will probably end up being MOSTLY raw) for the next 21 days! I’ve never tried going raw before so this may be a bit challenging seeing as I love pizza and chips. I had some delicious Indian food  and then ate at Healthy Junk last night to go out with a bang.

So I have somehow convinced my mother to do the challenge with me (not vegan at all) and as motivation to stick with it I’m posting our weights and measurements (she won’t let me post her before pictures)!

Stephanie: 115 lbs

Wasit: 29 inches

Hips 38.5 inches

Alma: 145.4 lbs

Waist: 37 inches

Hips: 43 inches

Here are my before shots: Eek!

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Harry is confused:

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I’m following Fully Raw Kristina’s 21 Day Challege. She says the number one mistake when going raw is not eating enough. So I’m going to try my best to keep eating (that’s never been a problem before!) I spent so much money yesterday on fruit and only got about half the things on her week 1 list. I’m going to just buy organic for the dirty dozen and get the rest at cheap corner markets and see if that helps.

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Day one I made her Sunbust Juice

Ingredients:

1-2 Large Pineapples, Sliced

5-7 Pink Lady for Fuji Apples

Juice of 7 Oranges

Juice of 1 Lemon

3-4 Leaves of Kale

Run all ingredients through your juicer, strain, and enjoy!  (I didn’t strain mine)

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SIP SIP SIP!

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