Ya know when you have one of those weekends? A weekend where you may have slipped and eaten some dairy... a weekend where you may have had oh i dont know 4 glasses of wine...Where you may have been celebrating your return home with your boyfriend and had two mojitos at dinner... yea that would be me.
After this weekend... i felt (as I can only describe) as contaminated. I really try to feed my body with healthy and clensed foods. I never drink, I dont eat dairy (or any animal products for that matter) but sometimes when I am out celebrating a special occasion, I will slip and allow myself to have some dairy or a drink (i know Im not the first "vegan" to do so, but I hate that I do once in a blue moon. After starting my week feeling gross, I decided to have
a raw cleansing day.
Whenever I do a raw day, I feel so so so so much better the following day. I feel more energized, less bloated, and I even feel like my
sense of taste is heightened.
Ok ill stop blabbing and fill you in on what I ate yesterday :)
For breakfast I woke up ready for some juicy fruit! Mango, sweet apple, banana and shredded coconut
I also squeezed some fresh
orange juice with an old juicer that
I stumbled upon
As a mid day snack I had a Syn-less (hehe i love them) Elphie (pistachio/coconut) bar
As usual on a raw food day I am pretty consistently hungry... I munched on some celery sticks and carrot before I broke down and made a "crunchy" salad.
It had Pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin
seeds, pine nuts, tomatoes, celery, pickles, avocado, artichokes, and romaine lettuce...yum yum :)
SO...For Christmas, I got my mom a Champion Juicer... since I was gone when it arrived,
mom was waiting for me to get home to use it. Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to open it up and give it a try.
The first picture is during the juicing process.. the poop looking stuff coming out of the spout is the pulp.. the juice falls in the clear container. It was actually really fun :)
We made cucumber, apple, celery juice. I wasnt a huge fan of it.. it was to vegetably (yea i made up a word) for me.. i like my juices to be sweet... but i cant wait to make a tropical blend!!
For a snack I had some sliced banana drizzled with raw honey (i know eating honey isnt "vegan" but I love it and haven't given it up,.. but i rarely eat it so i guess its ok)
I also had some organic green tea
For dinner I was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Bianca from Vegan Crunk In her recent raw food day, she made spring rolls with cabbage. I LOVE spring rolls. But I didnt have any cabbage on hand, what I did have was rice paper.
I decided to make some home made vegan sushi! It is so easy and so amazingly great
Easy Spring roll sushi
what youll need
flat sheets of dried sea weed
sun dried tomatoes (optional)
soak rice paper (i fill a plate with water and drench the paper that way)
sheer carrots with a peeler
slice cucumber (extremely thin.. julienne if you will (not sure i spelt that right)
slice avocado thin
slice sun dried tomatoes into strips
take the hard end off of the lettuce and fold it in half
take rice paper and place seaweed on top. Lay each ingredient next to each other. and roll tightly. slice large roll into small servings and vuala.... SUSHI my friends SUSHI
I had some salad (my mom made an amazing tahini/kimchi dressing) and a dehydrated cracker that her personal trainer makes from the recycled pulp form her juicer.
Well.. I will say that I woke up this morning feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and excited for my puffins cereal :)
oh I almost forgot... last night while I was enjoying my raw vegan day
... mister Anthony came over and brought h
is own food...
ha ha Were so opposite...but hey thats probably why we work so well and probably why i love him so much :)
until tomorrow <3>