Thursday, May 22, 2014

RAW WEEK - Thursday

It's my 4th day of RAW during my RAW Week this week!  I thought I would share some of the Kitchen Adventures with you from last night and today.

In random order...

These Carrots with "Cheesy" Walnut Tomato Dip!

Recipe - All in Vitamix:

1 C Walnuts
3 Sun Dried Tomatoes
1/2 C Nutritional Yeast
2 T Lemon Juice
1 tea Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tea Paprika

I had some of these as a snack last night as well as part of my lunch today.  I still have some of the dip left over.

I jumped back in with the smoothies today after skipping only one day. 

Today's was a Blueberry Hemp Smoothie

Recipe - All in Vitamix:

2 one-inch chunks of frozen banana
1 C Blueberries
2 T Hemp Seeds/Hemp Hearts
1 C Water
1 Handful of Spinach
1 Date

This was super tasty!

My energy level has been pretty good.  I noticed a blemish on my chest yesterday and I'm chalking it up to my body's way of detoxing.
 I took another selfie this morning.  My hair is pulled back into a pony tail.

Other that no afternoon crash - which I don't usually get any ways - maybe once or twice a week - and the blemish I found - I haven't seen many major changes after 4 days.  I've been waking up better which is nice. 

I have already made a choice tho...eventho...I will be going back to cooking foods after this weekend...I'm going to try and stay High goal is roughly 75% or so.

So I'm sure you will be seeing a lot more salads from me in the near future.

One thing I have noticed about my "senses" is I have found that I LOVE pickles in my salads now.  I have tried it every once and a blue moon before but I'm totally digging pickles in my salads now.

Speaking of's mine from last night!

The lettuce variety I used for this salad was Petite Tango.  I did a whole head again.  I also threw in a good amount of Cherry Tomatoes, a few mini Orange Bell Peppers - diced, pickles - diced, and a really tasty dressing!

Apple Walnut Mustard Dressing

1 Apple
1 T Raw Grapeseed Oil
2 T Lemon Juice
1 Date
1/2 tea Mustard

I really enjoyed this dressing!  I will say this is the first oil I have added to anything this week!  Eventho it was 1 T or less even - I am pretty sure that is what was 'going on' in the toilet POST my visit earlier today! 



  1. Is that you? Looking good! Suits you really well, your hair tied up like this.

  2. Great eats and great picture of you. That's about my goal with raw too, mostly raw until about dinner. Though in the hot summer weather, it's much easier to stay high raw all day with cool foods.

    1. I really should have went produce shopping yesterday but didn't - HOPEFULLY SOON - I'm running very low!

  3. Glad you're enjoying the raw eats so much. I love the energy I get when I eat them =) I don't miss that energy crash at all!
    You look great!!

    1. I have some additional thought I hope to post today after going back to eating non-raw...that's when I really noticed it! Eeeeek!

  4. I just love your recipes! They are right up my alley. I might try to have a fully raw day now!


    1. If you do let me know! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting :) I hope you visit you soon, too!

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    Creamy dips and dressings make healthy dining such a pleasure. This cheesy walnut dip is a heavenly and so is your apple walnut dressing so thank you for sharing them with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks so much!!! I love making dips and spreads :)