Try to go raw for a day? To eat only plant-based foods that have not been heated! A whole day with freshly pressed juices, greens smoothies, veggies, fruits, nuts, leafy greens – what better way to boost your energy and nourish your body!
For those of you who know me, you know that I am a big fan of VB6, i.e., be Vegan Before 6 pm. Often the whole family go whole days as plant-based eaters and we feel huge changes in our bodies, both physically and emotionally. And our body are satisfied, so we keep coming back for more.
I think it is great to go one day a week completely raw and allow the body to feast and rejuvenate.
This means for one day:
- No coffee
- No processed sugar
- No diary
- No meat
- No alcohol
It means lots of:
- Filtered water
- herbal tea
- freshly squeezed juices
- green smoothies
- leafy greens
Going raw for one or more days can be a really great way to boost your health.
For breakfast – Raw banana oatmeal with almonds and freshly squeezed orange and pineapple juice
Mid morning – A green smoothie with spinach
Lunch – Salad with apples, pomegranate, pine nuts and a pomegranate dressing
Afternoon – Chocolate milkshake made with almonds, dates, vanilla and coco
Dinner- Green and delicious spring rolls
Breakfast: Raw banana oatmeal with almonds and freshly squeezed orange and pineapple juice
1/2 cup raw oats
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup filtered water
3 Medjool dates
Add it to the blender and blend it to a smooth porridge, serve with slices of banana and a teaspoon of agave syrup
For the juice I simply pressed organic oranges and 1/2 pineapple – served it on ice.
Mid morning: A green smoothie and a handful of nuts
This smoothie is so good!
Good handful of fresh spinach
1/2 some pineapple
some filtered water
Blend all of this, serve and enjoy
Lunch: Salad with apples, pomegranate, pine nuts and pomegranate dressing – avocado and a green smoothie
I love this very fresh salad – the pomegranate and the apples go so well together, and with the pine nuts and the dressing it is just heavenly good.
I use a mix of organic lettuce – use any of your favorite
2 spoonful of pine nuts
For the dressing:
2 spoons of raw honey or agave
2 spoons of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2-1 clove of garlic
Take out the seeds of the pomegranate and add to the blender along with balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil – blend into a dressing.
Arrange the washed and dried lettuce in a bowl, toss it with some of that delicious dressing, cut the apple in to bite sizes and add to the lettuce, sprinkle with pine nuts – enjoy!
Slice an avocado in half on the side and some of the green smoothie.
Afternoon: Chocolate milkshake made with almonds, dates, vanilla and coco
This is a treat – to make it extra smooth soak the almonds beforehand for at least 3-4 hours.
Add 1 cup of soaked raw almonds
2 -2 1/2 cups of filtered water( all depending on how you like it)
a bit of vanilla
5-6 Medjool dates
2 spoons of raw coco powder
Blend and enjoy – cool, chocolaty, creamy and sweet!
Dinner: Green and delicious spring rolls
These rolls have become a favorite of ours – packed full of flavors.
see recipe here