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.


earthmother said...


I have to remember that, "emotional composting." Perfect.

Thank the God/dess for fresh juice! Love those beets.

sarabethxvx said...

I am hearing much of the same and it's where I am at too. Thanks for your thoughts and that great looking juice recipe.

Rory said...

Amen Vee! I've been through all the wonderful ups and downs and it's a bumpy road sometimes, but a fun freakin' ride! Glad to hear you're hoppin' right back on the horse! Best wishes~ Rory :0)

naptress said...

Girl dont beat yourself up about it!..U can define RAW however is best for you...I refuse to become RAW obsessive or to feel bad if something vegan crosses my lips..just make the healthiest choices possible!!

adria said...

AMEN, sister friend!! It isn't a walk in a daisy field MOST days for me. I just want to pig out of sweets mostly. Thanks for your honestly, from the bottom of my heart. We can't be so hard on ourselves. That's what I have come to terms with.

Vee said...

Adria, let me know if you want some easy recipes that will curb that sweet tooth. ;)

Mappes said...

Hey V! I am intersted in coming back some Friday. AND I'd like to bring a friend - Moselle - who lived in Japan for 3.5 years and was part of a raw group there, so I'm sure she'd have LOTS of creative ideas to add to the mix! Take care. -Leesie