Last night I made some cabbage rolls to take to a dinner party and I wasn’t too thrilled with how they came out but tonight for dinner I heated up some of the leftover filling, added extra mushroom and some fresh spinach and loved the combination!
I wish I would have just brought this to the get-together. Next time :-)
So tomorrow I begin a week of raw food only. I’m excited because I know how great I felt after a week of eating only raw when I tried it out before, but I’m also anticipating spending lots of time in the kitchen prepping my meals. Like tonight I made a big bottle of fresh juice for first thing in the morning.
And no, I didn’t add it to any Kombucha… I just like to wash and reuse the bottles. This juice was a combo of beautiful beets…
carrots, celery, ginger and orange. Um, um good! I know that fresh juice like this should be enjoyed right away before the enzymes break down but it is a little time-consuming and I’ll be getting up early to head to the gym for a Buns & Abs class. I also preped a salad to take with me for lunch.
Chopped hearts of romaine, sliced banana, sliced avocado, sprinkle of shredded coconut and a lemon honey drizzle.
I don’t think eating a raw diet all the time is right for most people and it can be spendy and effortful but for me it’s a beneficial way to get more creative with my meals and get in the habit of eating lots of produce. I’m also not a big supporter of drastic cleanses where you severely restrict your calories so a temporary raw diet is a healthy alternative where you can rid the body of excess toxins without being hungry.
Anybody want to join me in my week of raw? :-)