Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Raw Food Diary (Or What I Ate Today)

For today's post on food, I thought I'd describe the food I ate today.  Every person eats differently, and raw foodists are no different.  You may find that what I eat in a day really doesn't work for you.  Some people do better with more fruit, while others need a lot of greens and fat.  I try to eat a balance of the three.  Today's diet is not always typical of what I eat.  Sometimes, I have a good day where I really stay on track, but there are days when I don't eat very balanced.  Today was a good day.

Upon arising (like every day), I drank a large glass of water to stimulate my digestive juices after a night of fasting.  Then, I drank two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (raw and organic), which helps to keep the acids in my stomach active but balanced.  This morning, I also had a small cup of rejuvelac (more on this another day) for the probiotics.  Then, I was off to work.

At work, I usually take supplements with water while my computer is warming up.  I know that I'm very fortunate to work at Sunfood, and I definitely take advantage of it (in a grateful way).  This morning, I took chlorella tablets, Pure Synergy's Bone Renewal (I love this product), DHEA, Chaga (a medicinal mushroom), CoQ10, Astaxanthin (a powerful antioxidant),  and B vitamins.  This might sound like a lot, but these are all food-based supplements that the body can use.  This protocol is really working for me.  I will talk about some of the products on future Superfood Sundays.

By mid-morning, I'm usually ready for something substantial.  Almost every day, I make a raw cacao drink for some of us on the phone staff.  Today, my tea was made from manzanilla berries, Goji berries, Chanca Piedra, Dong Quai, and Cat's Claw.  To the tea base, I added cacao powder, Sun Warrior raw protein powder, maca, kelp powder, agave and stevia.  I blended this up into a nice warm chocolate drink.  This is great drink for energy, mental clarity and dense nutrition.

For lunch, I made a big salad.  Today's salad included romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red bell pepper, fennel root, dinosaur kale, olives, avocado, nutritional yeast and Bragg's Ginger Sesame Dressing.  I had this with a kombucha and was very satisfied.  Later in the day, I snacked on a persimmon and some pineapple guavas.  Before leaving for my hike, I had some fresh orange juice blended with frozen berries.

For dinner, I'm having another blended drink.  In my Vitamix at home, I blended kale, guava, persimmon, fennel, tomato, garlic, ginger, mixed frozen berries, banana, spirulina and water.  This is a very satisfying green smoothie.  I won't need anything to eat for the rest of the evening and can go to bed without anything heavy to digest while I'm sleeping.  I do always try to drink a glass of water or two in the evening as well.

So, that was my day.  It's not always this focused, but I'm really working on having more days like this.  My health and happiness really blossom when I'm eating optimally.  It's worth the effort it takes to stay on track and I'm worth every moment of energy.  Be healthy!

Mystic Merman


  1. Wow! good for you! i was lucky i juiced today! I have questions about some of the "stranger" things you ate. Like what's a pineapple guava, and dinosaur kale?


  2. Pineapple guava is also called Feijoa. It's in the Myrtle family like all guavas. There are some great pictures of it online. It's sweet and sour, like a pineapple. Dinosaur kale is also called black kale or Tuscan kale. It's very wrinkly and super dark green. It's my favorite of the kales.