Raw Vegan Days 1-12

October 12, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 1

Breakfast smoothie: 4 large bananas, 1 mango, 2 turmeric roots, and 2 leaves of kale.

Lunch: Transitioning to fully raw vegan would be so much easier if I actually had a sweet tooth. Oh well! Gotta keep fruiting myself!!!  Devouring a whole baby watermelon!!!

Dinner: Bowl of spinach, 2 yellow squash spiralized, and pink sauce made with tomato, beet, green onion, cashews, cold pressed flaxseed oil, and a dash of apple cider vinegar. I’m about to mix everything together.

October 13, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 2

Of course I brought a ton of extra food to work. I’m not risking getting stuck in Corporate America hungry and craving almost 30 miles away from home.  5 bananas, 2 apples, 2 mangos, 2 large 7-cup bowls of watermelon, and 1 large 7-cup bowl of leftover spinach, yellow squash noodles, and tomato beet pink sauce with an extra small tin of the last of the pink sauce on the side.

I injected myself for the first time yesterday with the help of an auto injector to begin Multiple Sclerosis medication. I will do this 3 times a week. And I didn’t cry… too hard. Actually the shot itself was fine until about 30 seconds later and then WOWZA does it sting for several hours afterwards!!

I went fully raw vegan yesterday and I’m not looking back. I can already feel that my skin is softer and cooler. I still hate bananas, but they are so cheap…!! Lol!

Jasmine and lavender essential oils mixed together smell like a bathroom. Don’t try that!!!

I’m grateful for all the wonderful and supportive people out there who offer advice, guidance, and sometimes just a virtual hug. Thank you!!

Got back from the gym and haven’t had dinner yet. I have an idea about making a cucumber melon smoothie.  Half a honeydew and a whole large cucumber in the Ninja. That’s it!

October 14, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 3

Slaughtered… 2 mangos and a small papaya.

Injected myself. Cried like a baby during the painful aftermath of stinging and throbbing. Wiped my tears. Now time to take out some anger on this spiralizer and make some raw vegan comfort noodles.

October 15, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 4

Caught myself in the mirror. “What is on my face??! Is that… glow?”

Green apple, red apple, mango, and leftover zoodles with homemade sauce of tomatoes, strawberries, green onions, potato, lemon basil, and I can’t remember what else! Fully raw vegan noms!!!

Coworker:     You like eating a lot of bananas?
Me:                     No. I really hate them. But I eat them for nutritional value.
Coworker:     Bananas are the only fruit I can stand. I stay away from other fruit because it contains too much sugar.
Me:                     ::eye-twitch::

October 16, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 5

What what!!! Cravings are for warm salty soup. I am resisting like a champ. Discipline. Willpower. I got this.

I got hit on at the park yesterday by a young man who claims he’s old enough to buy alcohol now!! He wanted to know how old I was and why I wasn’t married. I said I’m 30 and I fired my ex husband, but I have a wonderful boyfriend now who is also old enough to buy alcohol. He still wanted my number. I said, nope! I’m faithful, but that’s sweet. Hey! I still got it!!

This morning in the elevator to the office, a woman pointed to my grocery bag full of veggies and fruit and said, “so did you go to the farmers market or something?” I said, “haha no that’s just my lunch for today.” Her face…

Tonight is my third MS injection. I’m thinking I will go to the gym before the injection this time. On Tuesday I thought I’d go the the gym after the injection to take my mind off things, but that didn’t work out. So, tonight! Gym, then hot bath, then injection. The order of operations is very important to figure out so that I stick to the schedule and don’t sacrifice anything! Heh…. stick. Oh I’m puny today.

And the first book to make it to my house after my massive health book order is…. The 80/10/10 Diet!!! Is this a sign? Hmmm.

October 17, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 6

Eat to Live.

Raw organic corn might be my new favorite salad topping.

Raw Vegan Day 6. Already? Yes, I can do this long term.

Eggplant does not spiralize well, but it’s lovely in the food processor. lol! Lesson learned!!

Last night, I ran the furthest I’ve run so far, and my speed was faster!! All the way around the gym building and the perimeter of the parking lot without stopping. I can almost run backwards too!

3rd MS injection last night in the other quad. Still hurt and I got lightheaded, but not nearly as painful like Tuesday. I’m thinking I went too deep on Tuesday and hit muscle. My quads are pretty tight and the skin is thinner. Lesson learned, adjusted the injection gun, and made notes for next time.

SO, total lifestyle changes in the last little over a month have been:

-Rejoined gym and personal trainer targeting 5-6 days a week minimum.

-Hospitalized for the first time ever and told I had a right hemisphere stroke – nope.

-Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

-Relearned to walk, run, drive, type, work, and take care of myself through a LOT of sweat and tears.

-Went raw vegan and will read and adopt the 80/10/10 lifestyle.

-Learned to inject myself even though I’m still very much needle phobic.

I’d say I earned my Big Girl Panties this month.

October 18, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 7

New running record! 2/5ths of a mile without stopping!! I’m getting my left side back one way or another!! No excuses! No limits!! No compromises!

The truth…

It’s a conscious decision and requires some effort more than once an hour. Is it uncomfortable at times? Absolutely. Am I tempted to cheat? You bet!

I want some Thai Spicy Soup and Kung Pao Vegan Beef from my favorite vegan restaurant. I sat in there on Friday with my boyfriend watching him eat a big bowl of their delicious soup and then some fried rice with cooked veggies as I ate my raw veggie salad with no dressing. It wasn’t absolute torture because I chose not to focus on the inconvenience of my desire being unfulfilled. It was still a frequent and conscious choice to abstain from the cooked and processed vegan foods.

I literally walk through the grocery store now muttering under my breath, “I am raw vegan. I am raw vegan. No! Look away from the Tofurkey! I am raw vegan. Ah shit there’s that habanero jack Daiya cheese… and Sprouted Tofu… NO! Look away from that! Look at these delicious tomatoes and look how luscious the strawberries are and LOOK at this over here that I CAN have.”

I am rewiring my brain and training my body to accept living foods only and to trigger internal healing processes. That takes time and practice. Sometimes it is frustrating and annoying. That’s okay and to be expected. My eyes will eventually glaze over the temptation and it will get easier and easier… just like it was giving up meat at first, and then dairy, and then going full vegan.

I remind myself WHY I’m doing this. I’m not doing this for my culinary pleasure. I’m not doing this because I just want to be even more strange and annoying to society than I already am. I’m doing this with purpose and intent much larger than a temporary desire or old comfort or habit fulfilled.

It’s hard. Absolutely. Big lifestyle changes are never easy. And that’s okay. I embrace the challenge and expect to be tested repeatedly.

October 19, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 8

Maybe I’m detoxing. I just wanted to sleep all day.

MS injection #4 on the back of my Gimpy arm with assistance from my love. Best boyfriend ever held the gun very steady.

Breakfast – leftover curry noodle salad.

Lunch – failed attempt at all fruit ice cream so it became a smoothie – 7 or 8 bananas, 1 pint of strawberries, 1 cup of blackberries, 1 cup of raspberries, flaxseed oil, and cacao nibs.

Dinner – slow dehydrated spinach and sweet potato chips and a juice of carrots, apple, cucumber, spinach, and sweet potato.

I’m feeling the raw food work its magic. My body is changing.

My kitchen is completely transforming!! The crock pots, skillets, coffee makers, can openers, and crappy food processor all went away. The stove and oven are never used. The built-in microwave tells the time and is extra storage. The juicer, Ninja blender, and Spiralizer have their own spots on the countertops. My island has become a glorified fruit stand!!!

October 20, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 9

Already? This is going fast and getting easier. Woke up too early with too much energy. …Raw vegan problems.

Packed my food for Corporate America. 7 oranges, 2 bananas, 1 pear, half a giant jicama chopped into sticks for dipping, 1 large 7 cup bowl of fresh guacamole made from 2 large cucumbers, 5 small avocados, 1 large tomato, 3 banana peppers, 2 green onions, juice from a lemon and a lime, and lots of fresh garlic cloves (the spice comes from the garlic). The large cucumbers bulk up the guacamole without using too many avocados.

Probably a green juice or green smoothie for dinner.

October 21, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 10

Yep, I’m clearly detoxing. The unnecessary and unhealthy are finding their way out. And I don’t just mean in the physical sense. Phases of fatigue and high energy keep this rollercoaster moving forward. My tolerance for bullshit is gone.

You would think a long time vegan wouldn’t have much to detox. It just goes to show me how corrupt and polluted the vegan (specialty, junk, and processed) foods have become. Scary.

I remember when I first went vegetarian, and I had soy milk. That was it. And I felt fabulous. What happened along the way? We went too mainstream?

Like Oreos, just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s good for you.

I haven’t posted about my weight in a while. I was 210 several months ago.  Today I am 189, but I saw 188 and 190 over the weekend. I’m not fretting about it. I’m just watching it drop away slowly.  Let it go! Let it go!

Go vegan for the animals.  Go raw vegan for yourself.

October 22, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 11

“Put the child in a room with a lamb and a banana. Sit back and watch to see which he plays with and which he eats. We can be fairly sure of the outcome.”
-Dr. Douglas N. Graham in the 80/10/10 Diet

Simplicity. Gratitude. Logic. Making peace.

Last night my MS injection aftermath was the most painful yet. Upper right hip. Either it went too deep and hit muscle or maybe it hit a nerve. Two more injection sites until I complete my first rotation around the body. Noted the reaction and will try not to do that again. The more I do it, the easier it will get.

About to have a follow up with my Neuro doctor. I can’t wait to show him my left side strength that I’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Thinking alive. Feeling alive. Being alive. Appreciate this breath!!!


Well I just had my ass handed to me in the gym. Humbled!! Admittedly, it’s been an odd week and day.

In addition to being sleep deprived all week I did a fasting blood test this morning after the neuro doc, so already my caloric intake and metabolism were way off from the start.

I had a singular underripe banana for breakfast in the car at 10:30am while rushing from doing blood work to get across town 40 miles to work.

Lunch, I was feeling like experimenting. I had 4 tiny potatoes, 1 small eggplant, 2 tiny avocados, half a carton of raspberries, several jicama sticks, a quarter of a small pineapple, and a tiny amount of leftover okra and tomatoes. Not nearly enough calories.

Dinner I made Mystery Green Dragon Wing salad which I posted pictures of. I barely ate from it and still have about a 4 cup container left for tomorrow, although it was fabulous.

Lack of fuel, lack of sleep, and my body did NOT want to coordinate or lift anything in the gym today. Blah blah arg…

But that’s okay. Pushing through these days will make me stronger. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean I get to give up. NOPE. I am moving forward even if I have setbacks from time to time.

October 23, 2014 – Raw Vegan Day 12

When you are 70, what are you going to be doing?

Overheard in the lunchroom spoken by a young 30 something woman just now:

“When I’m 70, I’m just going to sit there. I don’t understand these old people who do stuff!”

Wow… I feel bad for her and her mentality. When I’m 70, I want to be a yoga teacher or a marathoner or a chef. I’m not quitting life at any point.


I’ve conquered eating raw zucchini, yellow squash, red potato, eggplant, and okra. I’m going to learn to eat raw acorn squash, butternut squash, and pumpkin next.

I’ve conquered mono-meals of a whole bag of grapes, 8 oranges, a pineapple, a papaya, and a honeydew so far. I want to work up to a large watermelon.

I’ve played the game called “Spiralize Everything in the Kitchen” and won. I’m really liking the fettuccini-like flat noodle size.

I’ve been dropping weight fairly consistently. I weighed 187.0 this morning with 186.9 flickering (top was 210).

I’ve been told this is all I talk about ever – being vegan and now raw vegan. I wouldn’t say all, but it’s an accomplishment I’m REALLY proud of. You know what the hardest part is? Making the decision. It requires a substantial amount of brain un-washing. I worked hard to get to this point and I’m happy to share that it’s possible from someone who once believed it wasn’t.

I’ve been encouraged and supported from numerous people over the globe and have encouraged and supported numerous people over the globe in return. I’ve been given all sorts of recipes and advice and I’m so grateful for it all.

I’ve been told that I’ll probably die as a raw vegan. This actually might be true, but not in the way it was intended.

I’ve also ordered a reconditioned Vitamix, because I made 12 days raw vegan. Happy 12 days to me and many more.

 

September 27 – October 11, 2014

September 27, 2014

I woke up this morning feeling very tired, grumpy, and sore. Gimpy (my left side) is generally more numb and weak in the morning time. You know what I’m going to do about this?

Go back to bed? No.
GO TO THE GYM? Yes!!!

I did about 2 hours today in the gym. Part of the warm up was fast walking outside around the building. I had not yet been able to fast walk until today! Balance and coordination are coming back! Also did some walking backwards with spotters.

The work out consisted of controlled stair steps cardio followed by legs, core, and arms on the weight machines with intense assisted deep stretching for cool down.

I was stumbling out in a good way. 

September 28, 2014

Gym meditations planned for today:

The fully raw organic vegan lifestyle… will it stop and reverse Multiple Sclerosis? What about Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism?

Yes, I’m willing to try if there’s even a small chance of success. Resistances and old habits must be dealt with like cooked comforts.

Fear of going hypoglycemic with any diet change… I already conquered being pre-diabetic in the 6th grade caused by the S.A.D. upbringing. Vegan diet reversed this. I must trust that my body will adjust appropriately given the proper fuel.

Peace and healing in my subconscious mind must become a priority. Things I read about today talk about severe childhood stress and psychological trauma causing dis-ease in the body in adulthood then causing manifestations as autoimmune diseases even with decent lifestyle choices. There is more work to be done than I previously thought. It’s not as simple as “get over it” which I thought I had already done. I don’t bitch or fret about the past much anymore, but apparently my body is still manifesting dis-ease.

Can I use meditation as a way to repair the current damage in my brain? My next MRI will certainly show the truth.

September 29, 2014

Living Food Day 1:

Eating every 2-3 hours to increase metabolism and exercising with cardio and weight lifting for an hour a day minimum.

Meal #1 – 1 dragon fruit and 2 bananas.

Meal #2 – 1 head red romaine topped with dill kraut.

Meal #3 – black grapes and 1 green pear.

Meal #4 – 2 small honeycrisp apples, 1 large cucumber, and 1 large orange bell pepper.

Meal #5 – kale chips.

Meal #6 – 1 raw revolution golden cashew bar.

Meal #7 – undecided – either a small watermelon, honeydew, or papaya.

Meal #8 – Optional. 1 banana with chia seeds and cinnamon. Maybe an avocado and tomato if I’m still hungry.

Note… I hate bananas. I’m eating them for health reasons. It’s not about my pleasure. It’s about my health.

MS causes brain fog.
Raw vegan causes mental clarity.

MS causes low energy.
Raw vegan causes high energy.

What are some others, I wonder?

And everything else, I must let go. It’s not in my control.

September 30, 2014

Living Food Day 2.

I did one day fully raw organic! Happy dance!!

Real food line up:
1 dragon fruit, 4 bananas, generous vine full of black grapes, 6 vine ripe tomatoes, 3 small avocados, 1 bundle of kale, 1 green bell pepper, bunch of baby broccoli, and 1 large cucumber.

I made veggie dressing with water, organic garlic powder, organic onion powder, organic cayenne, and organic salt-free lemon pepper with nutritional yeast and a small amount of miso paste as the salt.

I feel clean and energetic so far! I even noticed that my brain wasn’t as foggy when I woke up this morning.

The only slightly annoying things I noticed were my auto-pilot tendency to desire warm food after work and also my body temperature was cooler than normal.

End of raw organic Day 2 and I observe that I haven’t really been hungry since eating breakfast.

I nibbled on tomatoes, kale, cucumber, bell pepper, and avocado for lunch, but really it was because I looked at the clock and thought, “it’s time to eat.” But my body didn’t need to eat. SO ODD!! THAT NEVER HAPPENS.

I had a “raw beer” (Kombucha), Raw Revolution bar, and some kale chips for dinner. I always crave warm and processed in the evening after work. I indulged in these to satisfy my craving, but truly, I wasn’t that hungry. Hm.

October 1, 2014

Raw food line-up Day 3:

1 dragon fruit, 3 bananas, 1 papaya, and 2 tangelos, and IF I’m still hungry today, I have 2 small honey crisp apples, an orange bell pepper, a large cucumber, and some baby broccoli with tomatoes just in case.

Papaya for lunch!!!! SO… This just happened in the kitchen at work!

Bro: you trying to be healthy or something?

Me: something like that.

Bro: is that all you’re eating?

Me: for now. I’ve already had a dragon fruit, 2 bananas, and 2 tangelos. I have some baby broccoli and tomatoes, and cucumber, bell pepper, and honey crisp apples for later.

Bro: sounds like you won’t lose much weight eating all that.

Me: who said I was trying to lose weight?

Bro runs away in fear.

October 2, 2014

Gratitude, raw organic adventures, and gym meditations.

I’m so happy to be able to walk and type today. I’m glad for knowing some wonderful people. As my inner self changes, so do the types of people around me. Respecting myself means knowing when to let go and not look back. Respecting myself means nurturing pure love in all forms.

I only ate raw organic baby broccoli for breakfast and half a papaya for lunch. I didn’t really have an appetite until I came home from work today. Then hunger set in. Zucchini noodles with tomato basil sauce took 5 whole minutes to make from scratch! It was so tasty I didn’t even take a picture before it was inhaled.

In my past, I sacrificed my gym time to please another. I put his happiness and comfort before my health and goals. I was happy to do it too. Lessons learned, this time around, gym time is my time. I’ll leave when I’m ready.

October 3, 2014

Day 5 raw organic vegan.

Honestly this is not as hard as I thought it would be. Although, this time, I had been increasing my raw intake for several months prior to this attempt.

This morning, I woke up ravenous!!! I also pushed hard at the gym last night and did 65 minutes on the elliptical at level 12 intensity, which is my best time and highest level since before the hospital.

I made fat cucumber noodles with 2 large cucumbers. The green sauce was kale, broccoli, macadamia nuts, tomato, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and a little garlic pink Himalayan sea salt. I topped the dish with lemon pepper. And that was breakfast.

I have a whole honeydew, half a papaya, and some chopped apples, cucumber, and bell pepper on hand if I get hungry at work.

October 4, 2014

Pre-gym breakfast smoothie – 4 bananas, 2 cups of red grapes, 2 leaves of swiss chard, 1 scoop of Essential Greens powder (Genesis Today), and cinnamon with unsweetened coconut milk.

Gratitude.

I took off jogging for the first time since before the hospital and shocked the shit out of my boyfriend and personal trainer. I lasted the length of the parking lot in front of the gym.

Although, the left knee was spasming for the rest of the training session, I was very proud of this first time jogging accomplishment.

It was hard to accept just how weak my left knee was during the remainder of the session and I got down on myself… frustrated and angry. Tears.

PERSPECTIVE. A little less than a month ago, I couldn’t walk. Keep it in perspective, Rebecca. Stay proud , be grateful, and be gentle with yourself.

October 5, 2014

I shared a breakfast juice with boyfriend.

4 apples, 1 pear, 6 carrots, 4 pieces of turmeric root, and 3 stalks of celery.

We bought our first real mattress and have been working very hard at sleeping on it all day.

Previous beds for both of us include:
-the floor.
-sleeping bag.
-air mattress.
-air mattress with sleeping bag. I call this the Redneck Pillow Top!
-a relative’s crappy discarded and heavily used mattress. Ew.
-a new mattress bought at an auction that was previously displayed in a model home which was essentially a model mattress and not ever designed for anyone to actually sleep on. The model mattress was the one they hauled away in place of this real mattress today. Ouch!!! My back!!

I am not a good sleeper anyway and need all the quality sleep I can get in this MS battle. It was time for both of us, but it also became a necessity now for good health.

October 7, 2014

4 bananas, 2 apples, 2 pears, a Raw Revolution coconut delight bar, a cucumber, a tomato, 2 bell peppers, and some raw horseradish leek kraut for the rest of the day. If I am hungry later, I will have some raw kale chips and a raw Kombucha.

October 8, 2014

My lunch is laughing at the frozen microwave lunches.

1 yellow bell pepper, 1 orange bell pepper, raw horseradish leek kraut, and raw superfood kale chips.

This was my big fatty meal of the day. Let’s calculate an estimate!

50 calories for each large bell pepper = 100 calories. I am estimating that I used half the bag of Kraut which makes 60 calories = 160. And I used the whole bag of k
ale which is 220 calories.

So grand total was 380 calories for that HUGE plate of food towering over any tiny frozen entree with more calories and crap than I can count.

But truth be told, I don’t care about calories at all.

Gratitude. MS Battle.

I’ll be honest. It was a tough morning. I ended up late to work due to the battle. I got to work and my bosses were surprisingly supportive! I usually put on a strong face, but sometimes it’s obvious that it’s just a plain tough day.

It got better as the day went on and I think it really helped that the bosses were being patient. I worked hard, ate my raw organic vegan food, took my supplements, and did an hour on the elliptical at the gym with level 12 intensity.

I’m grateful that my bosses were patient today. I’m grateful to myself for staying strong and getting it done. I’m grateful that exercise and nutritious food have a way of making me feel better. And I’m so grateful to flop into a cushy real bed at the end of another day won.

MS, you can huff and puff, but you aren’t going to keep me down.

Can’t walk in the morning and Beast Mode activated in the evening! After the elliptical, I had to just stand there until my left knee would hold my weight again. And then I limped out of the gym proudly.

I like the elliptical because I can hold on when I get unbalanced. I just grip really hard and use my upper body to compensate and push the machine forward.

October 9, 2014

MS, Thyroid, and Raw book order.

The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
By Margaret Blackstone

Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS
By Donato Parmelee

MS – Living Symptom Free
By Daryl Bryant

Healing Hashimoto’s: A Savvy Patient’s Guide
By Alan Christianson

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause
By Izabella Wentz

The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Food and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration
By Robert Morse

The 80/10/10 Diet
By Douglas Graham

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery
By George Jelinek

Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet, Detox, & Nutritional Makeover for Total Recovery
By Ann Boroch

The MS Recovery Diet
By Ann Sawyer

Eat to Live
By Joel Fuhrman

The Starch Solution
By John McDougall

October 10, 2014

Lesson learned. I allowed myself some cooked food this week while still being at least 80% raw and have felt HORRIBLE. Good thing I have the 80/10/10 book in the mail. Fully raw organic is happening. It seems like the only way to feel normal.

I start self injections on Sunday with the help of a nurse who is coming to teach me. Ugh. More needles.

I went to the gym during lunch because MS is being a bully this week. It’s my reason to push harder.

It appears there is no going back (from raw).   Not entirely a bad thing.

Someone told me I have serious GUTS! I love it! I got guts. Just call me Guts!

October 11, 2014

Woke up with fever and swollen itchy throat. Are allergies really that bad (I rarely get allergies!!) or am I seriously sick on top of all this mess? Okaaaay… You think I wasn’t being challenged enough before? Fine. GUTS will handle this. NEXT!

I’ve made a decision. Tomorrow is going to be my 100% fully raw vegan anniversary. It’s a good day for an anniversary. 10/12/14.

Just spent $65 on produce at Sprouts – mostly organic.

I went by the dirty and clean produce lists.  http://www.fullyraw.com/dirty-dozen-clean-15/

2 watermelons, 1 honeydew, 6 mangos, 2 small papayas, 4 big bunches of bananas, 2 bundles of spinach, 4 cucumbers, 4 sweet potatoes (love to juice these), 1 eggplant, 1 bundle of asparagus, 8 green apples, and 2 bags of rainbow carrots. Then add $20 for 6 kombuchas… Raw vegan “beer.”

This is so awesome. I’ve been wanting this for so long but always felt so weak. I know now I wasn’t weak, but I had to take time to unlearn, reprogram, and take small gradual steps to cut my addictions one at a time. Salt will be hard… And I love warm savory flavors. I will adjust in time and find alternatives.

Tomorrow I also start my Copaxone injections. I refuse to begin this medication without beginning the 100% raw vegan journey too.

4 bananas, 2 small turmeric roots, 2 large leaves of kale, 1 small papaya, and unfiltered cold pressed flaxseed oil. You know what? It’s actually quite good. I CAN DO THIS.

I have one day to figure out how I’m going to do 100% fully raw meals in Corporate America with 12-16 hours away from home Monday through Friday.

I’m thinking the night before each day, I will spiralize a large bowl of zoodles and make a savory creamy sauce with tomatoes, beets, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and nuts. I’ll also prepare a large green salad with a fruity dressing. I’ll make 2 bowls of fruit for snacking or just take a melon. I anticipate a fruit juice or smoothie for breakfast at home. Dinner might be the same or maybe a raw veggie soup. Emergency snacks will be raw revolution bars. Junk food will be raw kale chips. “Beer” will be Kombucha.

On the go raw meal planning will be challenging until I get the hang of this. Ideas are appreciated!! The goal is to stay satisfied.