Eat Raw for a Day!

In celebration of International Raw Food Day, I will be posting some meal plan ideas for you to try out, along with some recipes.  Here are today’s ideas:

Breakfast: Raw GranolaDSC_1676

1 cup of Blueberries

1-2 Bananas

2-3 Medjool Dates

1 tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Peach or other seasonal fruit

Add a few walnuts or pecans or almonds, whatever you have

Snack: Green Smoothie

1 cup of blueberries

1-2 bananas

1 handful of spinach or romaine lettuce

2 Medjool Dates

1- 2 cups of water

Lunch: Summer Salad

*You can see my post on summer salad ideas as well

Add to a bed of greens mixed veggies from your food processor: carrots, cabbage, red pepper, broccoli

Basic Salad Dressing: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Apple Cider Vinegar, Stevia to sweeten and fresh herbs of your choice.  You can make this mixture in the ratios that you prefer since everybody has different taste buds.  As you eat more fresh, raw foods your food will start to taste differently and you will enjoy all flavours more intensely!  Add to your salad anything else that you enjoy or try something new like peaches or blueberries in your salad!DSC_1608

Snack: leftover smoothie from the morning, or some berries, watermelon or a piece of fruit

Supper: Leafy Wraps

You can take any green leaf and use to wrap your veggies in.  I like collard greens to wrap, but romaine lettuce is not as strong or tough if you are not used to collard greens.  Stuff your green lettuce leaf with avocado, homemade salsa, or event the veggie mixture you made at lunch time.  You can make a basic dipping sauce to enjoy your wrap with tahini, lemon, garlic, water and stevia to sweeten.  Add some Sesame Oil to give it a different taste, or add some cayenne pepper for spice!

In this photo was salsa, black olives in a romaine lettuce leaf, with avocado on the side.

Enjoy!

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