This past week I've laid off the dessert train because it was getting a bit pricey... A pound of cashews makes for an incredible cheesecake but it also makes for an expensive grocery run. So I've backed off a bit to focus on simple, whole foods that are actually healthful (because let's be real, no raw cheesecake is actually good for you).
So I've gotten back to the au naturel route and I'm so glad I have. There's less stress with experimentation-gone-wrong and less stress on the wallet. Many people eat simply as a sort of "cleanse" but I don't really like the whole cleansing idea for raw foodies ... I eat pretty clean and the only thing that needs cleansing from time to time is my attitude. But when I eat pure, simple, whole foods I can feel the difference in my digestion, my sleep, my mood, and my energy levels. It's incredible. When I tone down the fancy foods I find that I actually adhere to a more 801010 lifestyle. I do not like sticking to an 801010 approach for the long haul because I really enjoy eating healthy fats (and my skin thanks me, too) but I can easily say that 5 days out of the week, and especially on these eat-simply kicks, I gravitate toward an 801010 lifestyle more easily.
So ... if you're looking at my pics of my food for the past week and thinking "...THAT'S IT?!" then I totally get it. It's simple. It's a lot of fruits and veggies (though that ain't new). And it's probably a bit simpler than most people would fathom eating on any given day. But I challenge you to try it on for size!! I can promise you with almost certainty that you will be astounded by the changes your mind and body go through!
Gold Goddess Dressing. 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, 1 orange (juiced), 1/2 lemon (juiced), a couple tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of miso ... blend and pour. This is a quick and easy dressing recipe that is low in fat and high in flavor.
What do you think about this approach to food? Have you ever taken a break?