Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cheating on my raw body.

Hey, peeps. I've been a naughty blogger, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that I had a bit of a falling out with raw. Hey, I'm not gonna lie here...I think it's important to let others know that going 100% raw isn't a trip through the daisy field for everyone. I believe my stress points during the holidays contributed, although I made an entire raw dinner so I wouldn't be staring at the stuffing. I've stayed primarily vegan, with the exception of a few dips into my old nemesis, coffee.

Here's what I've experienced going from all raw to mostly raw with some cooked stuff, and occasionally days where I'd have nothing but a banana and some flax crackers.

I feel like crap. And I have only myself to blame. My poor body didn't do anything to deserve this.

But instead of sitting around hitting myself in the head with a juicer, I decided to take that device and make some juice. Nothing makes me feel better, cleaner, happier and healthier than a huge glass of juice. I'm happy to say that my temporary ixnay on the itchenkay is over, and I think that the associations I had with the past holiday and my time in a kitchen that wasn't all about happy thoughts threw me off track. Whatever the reason, I'm relieved that this time it was only a week's digression, instead of over a year like last time. I really do prefer eating raw. And I guess dealing with some of the emotional composting that comes with cleaning your body out is all part of the process. Can I get an Amen, brothers and sisters?

Here's my "You Can't Beet Raw" juice, which is very similar to a previous post. And equally delicious.

2 beets
3 stalks celery
3 kiwis
1 lemon
6-8 carrots
1 granny smith apple
1 gala apple

Juice. Drink.