Ok… so I’m learning how to eat raw and some days it can be tough. Really tough. I have 4 roommates who eat a standard american diet and the smells of cooked food is something I cannot escape. That’s fine for the most part but this morning, the smell of toast and hash browns was too much to handle. I managed to eat 3/4 of a watermelon and stay full till 1pm. Then a craving for a sandwich with vegan cheese, textured vegan protein and vegannaise were calling my name. I couldn’t refuse, I had to make this sandwich! I added some sliced tomatoes and kale to the bread and toasted the sandwich in a panini press. It looked so good. Normally I would eat this once or twice a week and love it. I took my first bite and was SHOCKED. YUCK! My taste buds were screaming. I took another bite just for good measure and the same thing happened…. YUCK! I throughout the sandwich and then started to feel like vomiting from the taste. Wow! I would have never thought my body would reject processed food only after starting to go raw.
After letting my stomach settle, I got another craving, only this time for a large glass of freshly juiced apples with kale and lemon. Yum! I’m currently sipping it and loving how delicious it tastes. No processed food in me 🙂
Things to learn from this experience: Remember how awful the processed food tasted so next time a craving hits I have enough sense to squash it with a large helping of fruit!
Apple Kale Juice
Makes: 1 L Prep-Time: depends on juicer (5-12 minutes)
- 10 apples
- 1 cup kale
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 celery stalk
- 1/4 cucumber
- Cut everything into chunks to feed into your juicer.
- Serve with ice.