When I first went raw, I followed Natalia Rose’s Raw Food Detox Diet. I loved the way the green juice made me feel in the morning – so much energy, though I didn’t really like the taste. Soon, I started to get really into raw foods, went completely raw and never looked back. I switched my morning juice with a green smoothie consisting of: 1/2 a cucumber, a few splashes of aloe vera juice, hemp protein powder, an orange, a splash of vanilla, a splash of stevia and several large handfuls of spinach. Yum! However, recently I’ve noticed that raw foods haven’t given me the energy I found so exciting when I first went raw, and my digestion seemed sluggish. I thought it was just my body getting used to it, or my consumption of nuts and dried fruit (I tried cutting down, but it didn’t make much difference).
I was out of spinach and I only had romaine yesterday. I didn’t think the romaine would liquify quite as well as the spinach in my blender, so I decided to juice my smoothie ingredients. (I left out the protein powder) It was just as tasty, but the amazing thing was that I got that tingling all over my body – gotta run a marathon- energy kick back! So is it the protein powder weighing me down or the straight juice to the bloodstream giving me the kick? I don’t know – but my digestion is back to moving and I’m feeling Gooood!