These past few weeks have been very extravagant in the way of meals, for me. I typically eat very simply and so this past week I tuned back into my own needs and wants. It's been nice to slow down. It's also helped with scheduling since I've begun a new semester (have I mentioned I teach some college classes in the evenings??) and I don't want to spend too much time making foods when I really should be planning my lectures.
Fruit. As always, fresh fruit is always involved. I start my days with a large bowl of fruit, or green smoothies. Lately it's been fruit. Miami has such beautiful fruit, especially in the wetter months, and so I'm embracing it, totally.
Chocolate and Kombucha. Totally not a balanced meal but I didn't care. I was exhausted and feeling particularly whine-y, so I picked up some goodies to enjoy at the end of the day. Whole Foods had its chocolate on sale so it felt especially good to make this purchase.
Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is so refreshing and delicious, I almost always feel refreshed and contented after eating it. It's very easy to make too.
Trail mix. This trail mix is my favorite and I become especially friendly with it on teaching days. It's pretty embarrassing when my stomach is growling loudly while I'm trying to lecture and so a handful of this beforehand helps hold me 'til the end of class. It's a perfect treat for athletes, too, since it has a stellar combination of fats and sugars.
Goodies. All organic. All for about $30 at the market. Dragon fruit, avocados, tomatoes, bell peppers, and farm fresh eggs. What else could a girl ask for??
Nut Mylk. I finally did it. It's been a year since I've made nut mylk but it was time. And it was delicious. I make a creamy batch at the beginning of the week and use it in puddings, green smoothies, soups, and fruit bowls. It's also a very filling snack, as well, if you're looking for a quick way to satiate yourself.
And that's it.
This week was simple but I think that may be better than anything fancy. Why? Because eating raw foods shouldn't be about fancy foods? It should be approachable, delicious, and easy. The least of your worries should be about what you're going to eat next!! Why worry about that when you can do so many other things??!!
Also, I just discovered this beautiful and screen-licking-good blog: check out Love Raw ... there are some pretty neat dessert recipes there that are very inspiring! Like this Ginger Lemon Cake ... it takes a certain kind of genius to create recipes like this...
What do you think? Any suggestions??