This past week included a three day weekend, which means that I made only about half of my food in my kitchen and ate out the rest of the time. It’s usually pretty easy to stay raw, and even easier to eat vegan. Don’t be afraid to be creative! (and flexible…) I ate LOTS of fruit and of course salads. I even ate out at a touristy Italian restaurant … ain’t nothin’ raw about it. When I go bad, I go all the way!
Of course this is not an everyday thing and it’s also important to feel good about what you’re doing. While in the moment I was enjoying the focaccia and garlic I can say with 100% certainty that I felt terrible the next day. People often ask me if I love eating out as a “treat” and my answer is usually “no”. They don’t really understand how that’s possible if all I’m eating is salad all day! Well, this experience sums it up beautifully. A couple glasses of wine, a couple slices of bread, and a meal void of anything fresh and light led me to a toxic hangover the next day. I love my salads, they rock beyond belief and are usually jam packed with goodies. Eating out, however, usually doesn’t taste as fresh as my own homemade meals, costs a lot more, and leaves me feeling bloated and hungover for the following 24 hours.
Salad for two. I am loving this garlic dill dressing and a simple salad. I served it with a watermelon juice. Blend a couple cups of watermelon, one peeled lemon, and a cup of fresh coconut water for the best watermelon juice imaginable.