What's your Average Day Diet?
What's your Average Day Diet?
Being relatively new to raw foods, I’m curious about the diets of others…what works best, some favorite meal staples, etc.
For the past two weeks, my day looks like this:
Upon rising: lemon water
Breakfast: bowl of sliced apple, banana, grapes, blueberries, etc.
Snack: Green Drink, almond butter & raisins
Lunch: Guacamole Salad (romaine, avocado, peppers, tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro)
Snack: Smoothie with mangoe, raspberries, almond milk and bee pollen
Dinner: different almost daily- but I love a recipe from the Raw Detox Diet book for old fashioned “soup” with diced veggies and a puree of red pepper, garlic, etc. on top.
I’d love to hear what you do and recommend and love best.
Here is what I ate today…
Meal #1: almond milk and raw corn bread
Meal #2: Green Smoothie- kale, spinach,
strawberry,grapes,cantelope, & honey
dew (left over from a fruit salad
Meal #3: Salad greens with 1 avacodo & 1 tomato
Meal #4: Raw Revolution Bar (my “sinful” treat
Meal #5: 2 Lettuce Rolls- seed cheese, raw
olives, & microgreens rolled in
a romaine lettuce leaf
Meal #6: Strawberries
As you can see, I eat 6 small meals a day that are aprox. 200 calories each. This works well for me to keep my metabolism going and my hypothyroidism in check. I have a little bit of fat in every meal to help me get through my workouts that I do daily for 1- 1 1/2 hours every day (high altitude, high intensity cardio, and weights/toning).
My meal today was only dessert:raw cinnamon rolls for lunch and Cacao+macademia+coconut for dinner with celery+cucumber+grapes juice.
Yesterday I had nori with sunflower pate and carrots and red peppers,and a HUGE celery,cucumber,spinach,kale,collar green,apples,and grape juice (7 cups)Yumm !!!
Maybe it’s the weekend,but normally I have an apple,pear,flax seed for breakfast and a salad (spinach,sprouts,lettuce,olive oil,celtic salt,olives)for brunch,and a veggie and fruit juice for dinner (or if I still hungry I have a salad,same as lunch).
I normally eat kale salad – kale+avocado+tomato+oliveoil+salt+cayenne, about 3 times a day with a green drink.
Yesterday was different because I have a friend staying, so I un cooked! I ate kale salad for breakfast with a green smoothie, sweet potato crisps, sprouted bread and pate for lunch and for dinner we had mushroom and spinach quiche and strawberry jam and almond cream filled pancakes. The pancakes/crepes were amazing, got the recipe from this forum! All 100% raw
Does anyone know of an easy seed cheese recipe?
There is a really easy one on this site that I made for my lettuce rolls…it is called Sunflower Almond Seed Cheese. It took me 5 min. to make in the food processor. I also think it tasted better the 2nd and 3rd day. The recipe is in the cheese section on this site. It is the easiest cheese recipe I have ever made.
Thanks ,I will make it and let you know how it turns out.
Yesterday is NOT a good example. Here’s my planned day today:
Green smoothie with: spinach (40%), strawberries, blueberries, banana (combined for 60%)
Salad with romaine, spinach, red leaf, red pepper, red onion, sunflower seeds (raw) and a dressing made of raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil
Same as lunch, only add some walnut/sundried pate to the top, and some more veggies
Raw cacao truffles
oranges (majorly craving these right now)
I’m also drinking Everyday Detox tea today due to a bad diet mistake last night…
Breakfast: 5-7 bananas
Lunch: Large salad with either spinach, romaine , or iceberg lettuce. For dressing I usually use vinegar avo or some citrus fruit with avo
Dinner: 1 whole pineapple or some other type of fruit
Snacks: larabars or just plain old dates
This weekend isn’t a good example because I did a three day feast. I started off just drinking water until around 1pm Sat, I had juiced beets, apples and carrot which was really good. Carrots with the greens and celery which I hated. Celery juice by itself. Carrots, beets, and pear. I then juiced oranges, lemons and grapefruit. I have been mostly drinking water in between. I needed a break from eating. I wanted to use beets in all the drinks but it doesn’t blend well with the oranges.
I usually have for one day green/beet smoothie (green leafy veg./beets mixed with pineapple, oranges, apples and/ grapefruit) and kombucha in the morning. I usually have flax crackers on hand, grapes, oranges, celery, tomatoes by itself or with seasoning, avocado and cucumbers that were cut up. I snack through out the days on the food.
I make complicated meals on the weekend such as mock salmon pate, veggie burgers, onion bread, flax crackers and dessert which I will take to work until it’s finished.
I don’t like eating too much at one time and I don’t have tons of time so I consume mostly fruits.
Start off with 1/2 canteloupe then green smoothie for breakfast, big salad (mostly greens with tomato, avo, celery, lemon juice and miso) for lunch and a pudding in the evening (right now my favorites are durian/young coconut and papaya/banana/lime/strawberry) Snack on fruit and sometimes mix it up with some raw nori rolls, tacos, crackers or other prepared dishes. Right now I have a raw shepherds pie in the dehydrator, a little experiment of mine with walnut “meat”on the bottom, marinated veggies in middle and topped with the parsnip “mashed potatoes”from this site. Should be yummy!
rawmumma, that sounds delicious…please let us know how it tastes, and of course if it is as delicious as it sounds, post the recipe!
Breakfast: almond milk and 1 grapefruit. Lunch: green smoothie(romaine,spinach, watercress, 2 bananas) papaya and avocado salad. Snack: 4 lemon cookies (Kandace’s recipe) Supper: large salad with romaine, spinach, cauliflower, tomato, raw seeds, dates, lemon juice and garlic dressing. I will probably make raw ice cream with frozen bananas for dessert.
My days are pretty much all similar.
In the workweek, I have breakfast and lunch at work, so it’s go go go. I always eat three big apples for breakfast. It’s pretty busy so it sometimes takes me up to 2 hours to eat them all. I might have a couple of scoops of raw almond butter around 10:30.
Lunch consisted today of some kale leaves, a plum tomato and half of a huge tropical papaya. That was from 1:00 to 2:30. Around 3:15 I had another apple.
For dinner, I created the following recipe: I S-blade food processed 2 parsnip, 2 carrots and 1/3 turnip root (This could also be some kind of salsa. Corn and carrot like this are great!).
I added in sweet peas and corn, chopped broccoli, bean sprouts and sundried kalamata olives. Mixed the whole thing with dried parsley, basil, coriander and cayenne pepper. I made some rolls with spinach leaves. Very filling.
I just had a bowl of grapes. Grapes are an addiction, I eat some everyday.
I drink about 6 litres of water per day (yes, I pee a lot). I’m not ready to cut out my green tea in the day and my tea recipe creation at night.
Breakfast is a green smoothie (spinach or chard mixed with the juice of one orange and 2 bananas). I snack on fruit throughout the morning (fresh figs mostly, some pears too, the occasional apple). Lunch is usually a large green salad with avo, pepppers, cucumbers, onions, and sometimes a scoop of seed pate. For dinner I have another smoothie, or a fruit/date pudding, sometimes nori rolls, or cole slaw. On the weekends I uncook more and make more inolved things and also do my shopping and chopping for the week. I still cannot give up miso, nori or tamari. sigh.
i also like 6-9 smal meals. 6am green drink, 8am green smoothie, 10am seed pate (made with lots of parsely) on romaine with sprouts and red pepper. 1pm: sprouted buckwheat with maple syrup. 3pm: green drink. 4pm, green smoothie. 6pm pate with romaine again. If i need to snack at night I limit it to greens only- munch on celery, cucumber etc.
do you have any advice or tips on how to get that much water? Even when i try my hardest i can only seem to get in two litres, tops. I would absolutely LOVE to get more water in me. any help would be greatly appreciated [from anyone!]
Hi mango woman,
I have created myself a “water routine” which I try to respect no matter what. Before bed I put a tall glass (1 cup) filled (and I mean filled) with water. First thing in the morning when I wake I drink this standing. I then have a shower but drink another full glass, and sometimes another half depending on what I’ve eaten the previous evening. I then have a shower, and when I get out I drink 2 more filled glasses. Before having a tea (non-raw habit…) about half an hour later, I drink another full glass.
When I get to work, another litre glass or so. Then in the morning it’s 1 to 2L, depending on my schedule. Same for the afternoon. With dinner, another litre. I aim for another 2 litres in the evening/before bed.
I drink even if I’m not thirsty. I carry with me a 750mL or 1L bottle at all times and always choose big glasses when I’m somewhere. I also probably drive the waiter/tress crazy at the restaurant (she has to come back every 10 mins or so!). I’ve started asking for pitchers.
Hope this helps! Good luck – it’s a matter of fitting it in and getting used to pee (and poop!) much more.
joseegonthier, drinking water is something we all need to do much more and I commend you, but have you ever thought about not just the bad things you flush out, but also the good things? I think with a raw diet (which is filled with water) an eight glass a day thing is really good. That much water sounds like you’re always washing the bad…and the good away. Drinking less is more balanced.
Breakfast – fruit, nuts & seeds mixed up, sometimes with almond milk
Snack – herb tea with fruit & flax crackers (sometimes with a raw pate / spread on)
Lunch – Large green salad (lettuce, avacado, bell peppers, cucumber, peas … anything green!) with a garlicky dressing. Sometimes also add something like raw falafel if I’m really hungry.
Snack – green smoothie (using lots of curly kale at the mo, which is in season right now). Handful of nuts / seeds.
Dinner – something more “meal like” but still very simple – raw pasta & marinara sauce or raw pad thai – & a desert like a raw ice-cream or chocolate bar.
I don’t have a dehydrator, but I don’t think they’re really necessary … !
Are you fasting at the moment, joseegonthier? You just didn’t mention any food at all.
B: raw oatmeal (groats,banana,rasins,almond milk) or fruit smoothie
S1: cup of melon, grapes, or an apple
L: salad with sunflower or flax seeds
S2: larabar and coconut water
D: raw pasta with marinara, aspargus with cheese sauce, or collard leaf wrap
S3:frozen banana ice cream, banana smothered in chocolate/strawberry sauce, or lemon cookies.
Depending on how much time I have in the morning, I will usually have a green smoothie for breakfast – spinach, almond milk, banana and mixed frozen berries; this morning I went tropical and did banana, pineapple, frozen mango and mixed “southern” greens (they come in a bag at Trader Joes which makes it sooo easy!! I just throw in a handful!!). If I am in a hurry I just grab a piece of fruit (banana, apple, peach) as I am running out the door. I usually have a mid morning snack of more fruit, or if I have been productive that week maybe some yam chips, donut holes, or dehydrated crackers with nut/seed cheese (depending on what I have made a bunch of that week). For lunch I will have a green salad (or sometimes dinner leftovers). For dinners I will usually make recipes from this site. Last night I made Asian Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce. I used a bag (from Trader Joes – gotta love it!) of “stir fry mix” and marinated it in the morning, so it was ready at dinner time with little prep.
Since some recipes are more time consuming than others, I will usually take one or maybe two days/nights a week to make a bunch of stuff to put in the dehydrator (snacks and meal items) or to just keep on hand to eat during the week. I will usually try to make large-ish quantities and freeze half to eat later that month or bring with me if I travel. Or if I have lots of leftovers, I will use them in dishes throughout the week (i.e. a batch of cheddar sauce goes good with lettuce wrap tacos, taco salad, on top of crackers, or on top of squash pieces for “mac-n-cheese”). Planning ahead helps me to save time – if I need to soak or sprout anything, or take a dish out of the freezer to defrost, or if something needs just a few hours to dehydrate, etc. I will start to prep this stuff in the morning before work or the night before.
bump…I’m trying to plan all of next weeks meals in advance and am curious to see peoples current daily menu. I need some new inspiration. I ALWAYS do green smoothies, bananas and fruit salad in the morning, big salads for lunch, dried fruit and nuts as snacks and chilled cucumber soup for dinner.
am: green smoothie: kale, avocado, blueberries, chia seeds & spirulina
noon: salad: kale, romaine, carrots, anis bulb, cumin in an olive oil/lemon dressing
thank is plenty & all for now : )
This is so inspiring!
Brkfst: 1 larabar Snk: 1 cucumber, 1 apple Lnch: 1 papaya, 2 apples, handful of nuts. Snk: carrots Dnnr:cup or two of nuts, 1 apple, some Leaf Cuisine Crisps. I am in diar need of a blender in order to make “green smoothies.” I will get one by the end of the year. If I should make any alterations (besides incorporating more greens) Plz lemme kno! :D :D
Cole, How do you feel when you eat that many nuts? I tend to feel horribly sluggish and disconnected.
Hey spiritedmama. Could you please tell me if you use water or almond milk for you seed cheese? I;m looking for something easy to make but stll taste good.
Thank you very much
Breakfast: Water with fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon slices
AM Snack: Fresh fruit salad; Berries, melon, mango and pineapple
Lunch: Raw cashews, Salad w/Ginger dressing, Avocado rolls
PM Snack: oranges
Dinner: Pink Lady Apples & sprouted hummus
I would love to give you the great advice I have been lucky to get on the begining of my journy with raw food diet.
Buy book 80/10/10 from Dr.GRAHAm.You will find there all answers you need to.You will feel huge reliev after you read this book.I have been reading many books about right eating but this one is the best.
Good luck from Renata
second that Renata – seems like some good raw science in there..feeling good about what you eat is great- knowing that you are working at balance feels real good also..