Day 1 Raw Vegan

So, today was a pretty awesome day.  I started eating raw and I resigned from my job.  I'm moving to NYC in 4 weeks where I want to immerse myself in nutrition, recipes, my cookbook, IIN and health coaching.  Oh and I'm starting a yoga teacher training class in June. 

So many exciting things coming up and, in a way, I'm leaving my current life behind.  I want to meet new people, have new experiences, help new clients and continue my journey towards a healthy relationship with food.

I woke up and had some detox water.  Lemon and cucumbers soaked in filtered water all night.  It was so delish; it's a great combo.  Then I had a smoothie inspired by fullyrawkristina.

1 apple
1 banana
2 stalks of celery
Fresh juice from 2 lemons
1/2 cucumber
A handful of kale
12 oz of coconut water

Blend everything and enjoy.  My Ninja blender is the strongest blender I've ever owned but it does not do well with kale.  I always seem to have little pieces of kale in my smoothie.  I was going to juice all of the above but I didn't feel like dealing with the pulp.

Lunch was overnight oats.  Not raw but I needed to finish up my oat milk.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

1 1/2 cups of oat milk
1 cup of oats
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 tbsp. of peanut butter
1 banana

Combine the oats, milk and protein powder and stir well.  Add the peanut butter and slice the banana on top of the peanut butter and then cover.  Refrigerate over night.  You can evenly distribute the peanut butter by mixing it into the oats or you can layer the peanut butter, oats and milk.  This was such a delicious lunch, mostly because of the chocolate and peanut butter :)

I had a long time between lunch and dinner because I forgot a snack.  I went to a local farm to buy some organic fruit and veggies before I came home.  Once I got home, I cut up some strawberries, a banana and a sweet red pepper and made an appetizer.  It was so awesome.  I felt full quickly but I felt like eating a little bit later.  I had a few calls to make with my classmates so I didn't get around to making a salad so I made another smoothie.

Dinner smoothie: 12 oz of almond milk, 1 mushroom, a handful of watercress, a handful of kale, 1 apple.  Blend well.  This was an interesting combo and the smell and taste of the mushroom took over this smoothie but not in a bad way.

I made nana ice cream after the smoothie but I was full so I didn't finish it.  I'll save it for breakfast tomorrow.

Beet Nana Ice Cream

3 frozen bananas
2 cooked beets
1 big organic strawberry

Put the bananas and beets in the blender and blend well.  Pour into a bowl and top with a strawberry.

Fruit is so sweet!!  There is nothing more beautiful and delicious than a bright red, sweet organic strawberry.  The local organic farm near me will start selling strawberries later this month.

I looked online for an organic co op in NYC and I found one!  I can't wait to stock my fridge in the city with my favorite foods.