Starting 2nd week of my Going Raw – Raw Vegan – 8 week detox 🙂
And I feel great!
You might think I haven’t change much, and that’s also kind of how it feels. Those changes were so small I barely even noticed them, but what I’ve noticed I fell much better! I feel energized, I feel light and I feel like I have control. I control what I put in my body. I don’t have cravings, simply because I can eat whenever I feel hungry and pretty much what I want. If I want to eat pizza I eat pizza, if I feel like burger I eat burger, if I feel like I want to eat my favorite Indian I do so. But honestly what I discovered this week is I don’t crave those things, I don’t crave unhealthy food. And even when I eat out I choose healthier alternatives.
Do you want to see how I started my second week of raw vegan detox?
Of course with smoothie!
Cacao Mint Smoothie, doesn’t this sounds delicious?
Cacao Mint Smoothie
– 1/2 cup coconut water
– 2 cup plant milk*
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 pitted dates
– small piece of vanilla bean
– 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
– few fresh mint leaves
– 1/2 tsp spirulina*
I added 1 tsp of spirulina, which was too much, and it tasted too strong. Tomorrow I will try with only a half of teaspoon as see how it taste.
Originally I used only 1 cup of milk, but you can use 2 and even more coconut water. Spirulina makes the smoothie really thick. I personally like it better when it’s more liquid, so feel free to add as much coconut water/plant milk as you wish.
Raw Salad with Veggie Dressing.
– 2-3 cups mixed greens
– 1/2 red onion
– 1/3 cucumber
– 1 tomato
– 1/3 red bell pepper
– 1 carrot
– 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, soaked overnight
– 1/4 cup cashews
– 1 carrot
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1/2 zucchini
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– 1 tbsp coconut aminos
– salt & pepper
– water* (it depends how thick you want your dressing to be)
Bowl of deliciousness for snack!
Fresh figs that I got at my local Farmers Market this weekend, peaches & my very favorite tomato & mayo raw sandwich!
Super quick Red Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese!
Recipe coming soon! In a meantime you can use Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, it’s a bit more complicated version (it’s worth those extra minutes!).
What is 8 week detox about?
It’s a detox and introduction to eating raw for longer period of time. Divided in 3 phases – Phase 1 (two weeks) which is explained below; Phase 2 – where you are 100% raw; and Phase 3 – you eat 80% raw, gradually introduce 20% cooked food.
If you follow my blog you might now that I started experimenting with raw food some time ago. I started #RawTuesday and I went fully raw once a week. Now I feel that I am ready for next step. I don’t feel ready to go 100% raw, but I think 80/20 is a perfect combination for me right now. I believe it will let me to keep the perfect balance between eating raw food and cravings for cooked food.
Recipes and meal plan is inspired by Brad’s Raw Made Easy by Brad Gruno