A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was going to try a raw diet. I spoke to a few friends who are fully raw and I have decided to test the waters very slowly. Since it's still technically winter (we've been having some pretty nice weather here in Vancouver!) I want to be able to still enjoy my hot/warm comfort foods.
Some people like to dive head first into new things, but I'm a slow cautious person. I slowly eased into being vegan and I can't imagine not doing the same for going raw.
One of my online inspirations has been Mimi Kirk. She has been raw for quite some time and looks great! I recently bought her book "Live Raw" and read every word in one evening. She's quite amazing :)
She has had quite a few adventures; I encourage you to read up on her. She was also born in 1938.. doesn't she look amazing?
Another book that I have been referencing is "Raw - the uncook book" by Juliano.
So my baby toe is in the water.. I've started with upping my juicing. I usually only juice once a day, but I've upped it to two. My usual green juice (apple, cucumber, ginger, leafy green and parsley) in the morning, now juiced and then blended with 2 bananas and then a V8 type juice (leafy green, parsley, celery, carrot, green onion, red pepper, tomato, cucumber) for the afternoon.
I have always tried to eat raw snacks, but my dinners tend to be the easy convenient vegan route for dinner, which in one word means - processed! - ack! So I'm going to try to tame that lion...by adding more veggies! yay!
Wish me raw luck!