I’ve been learning about raw food for almost 2 years and now feel ready to go 100% raw. I’ve been trying to include at least 1 juice or smoothie into my daily diet for the past couple of months and am probably about 30% raw now.
Can you suggest some easy daily menus for my 1st few days.
I run long distances and am training for a marathon at present so need quite high carbs. I have a food processer and a juicer but no other equipment. Any suggestions really welcome.
I would suggest that what to start with would depend on what types of cooked food you are used to eating. I love Italian food, so my first week of raw, I made zucchini pasta with marinara sauce and a raw lasagne for dinners. I also got really excited with recipes and spent soooo much time in the kitchen on prep that it was a little overwhelming, so I would also suggest keeping it simple! I usually have fruit or a smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch (or now, leftovers) and finding a good recipe for dinner. I also went nuts with the desserts at first too!! Again, a lot of work though. Now I will make desserts once a week to sort of spread out throughout the week. Some good recipes I enjoyed the first few weeks before I had a dehydrator are the lettuce wrap tacos with walnut meat/pate, salsa & guac. Asian lettuce wraps with peanut sauce are also good – a way to make these more simple = I bought a bag of organic “stir-fry mix” and marinated the veggies to use for the filling to save on prep time of chopping veggies.
Thanks Renoir, some good ideas there, especially the stir fry packs.. Im of on holiday for a week this sunday but am determined to go raw as soon as i get back and am looking for simple yet balanced ideas.