Monday, 5 August 2013

Reboot - One Week In

I stopped posting about this every day after the first couple of day because honestly, there wasn't much to tell. It's now exactly a week after I began, but I've not switched to having juice for all my meals. The plan includes food for days 1-5 and that's still what I'm doing.
Around day 3 I attempted to switch to 'all juice' and apart from an avocado I did this for almost 2 days, but honestly - I felt ill. I had headaches, dizziness, stomach aches, no energy and I was really spaced out. I know this is supposed to be part of the 'detox' process but I just couldn't afford to feel like that with a little one to look after. I spent those days miserable, and that's no good!
I've since been having juice plus at least one meal a day - mostly raw stuff and I've felt loads better, and still loosing weight! 
These are a few of the things I've been having for meals:

Raw Carrot & Avocado Soup


1 good size avocado
4 carrots peeled & chopped
2 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 onion chopped
2 tsp sunflower oil
450ml water
1/2 tsp salt

To top soup: 1 diced tomato & a dash of pepper or raw himalayan pink salt 

I loved making this, and as long as you have a high powered blender it's really quick and easy! Just pop everything in (apart from diced tomato) and blend. I've been a little put off raw food in the past due to a lot of recipes containing way too much coconut oil or raw soya sauce and taking hours in prep to make. This is actually realistic raw!

Raw Crackers & Dip

I've been snacking on these tasty raw crackers from Raw Health along with some tasty raw dips I've made at home. I'm planning to make some of my own crackers in my trusty Excalibur this week too.
These dips are my favorites and easy to whip up in a food processor.

Avocado Dip
2 avocados
2 tomatoes
2 Tbsps chopped onion
Handful of fresh corriander
Pinch of raw pink salt
1 TSP fresh lemon juice

Raw Nacho Cheese

1 cup cashews (soaked for a couple of hours beforehand)
1/2 red pepper - i like the sweet pointed kind the best
1 cup water
1/2 cup nutritonal yeast
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsps lemon juice
1 tsp salt

Raw Sweet Potato Chips

Again these are super easy to make, although they take a bit of time in the dehydrator. The results are worth it!

I have a 4 tray Excalibur and use about 2 good size sweet potatoes to fill it. You'll want to wash them, then leaving the skin on slice really thin. It won't work with a knife, ideally you want to use a mandolin but I use my Lurch Spirali (which is also great for making raw pastas).
Place all sliced sweet potato in a bowl and add 1/2 tsp each of raw pink salt & cumin. If it doesn't seem like enough, don't add more. The flavour becomes more intense once dehydrated.

Place your chips in a single layer in your dehydrator for around 6-8 hours. Have your dehydrator set below 42C!

1 comment:

  1. Am into making raw snacks at the moment, made some seasoned almonds yesterday, will be trying sweet potato chips next!