i've been raw for about 1.5 years, I KNOW that if i could stay 100% raw i would see great benefits. i have a feeling that things i'm eating like olive oil, agave, and miso maybe aren't that great for me. i'd have a lot easier of a time staying on this diet if cashews or any of the tastier nuts were affordable. i used to make crackers but i would get really bad acne, i don't know if it's because it was just too much fat or if it was because the dehydrator cooked them.
my diet consists of:
green juice (i blend greens in water, squeeze them through a mesh bag, blend in more green, squeeze it again, and then i drink the juice while eating the blended dried bits. i find this is the fastest and easiest way to get the greens into me. it is also cheaper and easier to clean than a juicer.)
cucumber juice, with ginger, lemon juice, and agave (i eat the dried bits from this too after squeezing them through a mesh bag, i add the lemon and agave nectar after)
grapefruit and tamarinds i eat regularly, and any fruit that's on sale, occassionally pineapple
a simple dip made from olive oil and sesame seed tahini, miso, and lemon juice which i eat with carrots or radishes (brocolli i find tastes just awful but i might blend it in a dip)
when i fall off i usually get:
soy turkey and soy cheese sandwiches with dempster's bread (white with sesame seeds)
vegetarian chilli. i've tried raw chilli but it was watery and tasted more like tomato soup than chilli
lundberg or riceworx chips with hummus (Sabras is the best) i've tried raw hummous with chickpeas but it doesn't taste as good and legumes give me tremendous gas and bad smelling sweat.
samosas (i'd love a good recipe that just tastes like the inside part of a samosa, i don't need any wrapper thing... i'd just eat it with a spoon. WokBox samosas are amazing)
all savory things.
what if anything am i lacking?
what can i eat to become more successful staying 100% raw? (think i need more savory recipes)
i would like to eat more coconut since it is mentioned in david wolfe's books... i used to eat it with chocolate but later developed an allergy to chocolate