Almost everything from this post is from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen.
My main reason for wanting to try a raw day was because I think some of the stuff you can do with raw food is just so plain cool. Poor Joanna has gotten a comment from me about this on her blog for her last 5 posts, at least. I think that breakfast best showcased doing cool stuff with raw food.
Breakfast: Crepe Kream Stack: Coconut Breakfast Cakes with Cashew Coconut Pudding and Banana.
This was so yummy. I think I may have put too much liquid in, it was a little off since I quartered it. So the cakes were softer and stickier than they should have been, but they still tasted awesome. The pudding was good, but not so good that I won't try a different one next time. All together it was awesome. I made a full batch of the pudding. I think it is going to be great with some Cinnamon Puffins tomorrow!
Post Workout Snack: Protein Powder and Orange Juice. I don't think this is raw, I'm sure the OJ is pasteurized or something, right? In the book, she seems to consider hemp protein powder raw. I don't know if rice or pea would be.
Lunch: Spinach Salad with Apricots and Spiced Pecans in Shallot Lemon Dressing
Spiced Pecans and Lemon Shallot Dressing
This salad was supposed to be with persimmons, not apricots, but I couldn't find persimmons. Altogether, the salad was awesome. The pecans are stellar, they're spiced with cardamom and cayenne, and they brought it together perfectly. I wasn't thrilled with the dressing, I just thought it tasted like olive oil really. If I ever made it again, I would use less oil. Also, do shallots make anyone else cry even more than onions? My brother was in the kitchen while I was chopping it, in tears (literally), and was like "is it really going to taste THAT good?" haha. My only gripe with this dish, really, was that I wish I had a dehydrator so that the coating stuck to the pecans better. But it all mixed together perfectly.
Snack: Lemon Coconut Bars
Hm, I had a lot of coconut today huh?
Not to be negative, but these were just okay. I don't know if I didn't let them chill long enough, but the flavors were kind of splattered....and not in a good way. Parts were really salty and parts were too lemony. I probably wouldn't make them again, but maybe they'll be better tomorrow.
Dinner: Fettucine Squash Noodles with Cilantro Pesto
This was the only thing that really wasn't from Ani's book. The zucchini isn't a new idea, and the pesto I just whipped up because I had a lot of cilantro I needed to use. It was really yummy.
For something different today, I am giving you a more detailed total nutrition breakdown for the day:
Nutrition Information: 1982 Calories; 132g Total Fat; 25g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 2685mg Sodium; 170g Carbohydrates; 37g Fiber; 65g Protein; 66mg Iron; 28mg Calcium; 3262mg Potassium; 135ug Folate; 67ug Vitamin B12
I'm also probably going to have a few strawberries before bed.
This may seem like a lot, but its pretty much exactly what the calories I eat every day. The fat is much higher, but I actually do pretty well on a high (good) fat diet. My breakfast had 60g of fat, and it kept me full for hours. I'm not saying I will do this every day, but I'm not feeling bad about it. I do think that next time, I will try not to use quite so much coconut in one day!
I going to try and do this once a week. I felt like it took a lot of planning though. It was kind of hard too. The asparagus I bought yesterday was screaming "roast me, roast me!" every time I opened the fridge!
So, I'd like to end this with some major props to people who eat primarily raw on a day to day basis. I don't think I could do it! I'm sure that sounds naive, like people who say "I could never be vegan, it would be too hard", but..oh well, I said it anyway.
Tomorrow I'm going to turn on my oven again..yay!