What I Ate Wednesday

Morning:

Un-pictured: A cap full of raw aloe juice, lots of filtered water, and a cup of black coffee. (I ran out of my usual probiotics, so I decided to give my body a little break from them until the next bottle arrives.)

vegetable juiceFresh veggie juice!

In this batch:

  • Whole cucumber
  • Romaine heart
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 large carrots
  • Whole lemon, with peel

Lunch:

salad on a plateLarge salad, including a 5 oz. bag of mixed greens, a whole box of steamed artichoke hearts, and chopped bell pepper– all smothered in tahini dressing with fresh dill.

Snack:

small bowl of almond butter fudgeAn individual-portion of raw almond butter fudge.

More often than not, this is how I enjoy most of my raw desserts– I whip it up in a little dish and freeze as I go, so I don’t have a bunch of extra dessert taking up precious space in the freezer. If you saw how small our freezer is, you’d understand. I need that room for frozen sauces and noodles, not to mention our rather large stash of frozen peanut butter cookies.

Plus, I love being able to polish off the entire portion in one sitting.

Dinner:

bowl of salad and spaghetti squash noodles in a bowl with sauce and cheese on topMixed green salad topped with roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, raw goat feta and lemon dressing.

Followed by half of a roasted spaghetti squash, topped with marinara sauce and more raw goat feta. I love that spaghetti squash is in season again– I really do prefer it to bland, traditional noodles!

As usual, I ended my night with a few squares of dark chocolate.

(I also finished watching the series finale of Friday Night Lights on Netflix streaming… and I already miss it, y’all!)

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Lauren

Everything you eat always looks so good and is so inspiring to me! Raw goat feta?! I need to find that! I’ve been eating quite a few salads lately, and eating my weight’s worth in overnight oats! Lately, I’ve been using ground oat groats in place of oats for a more raw version. Have a great day Megan!

fien

Hey! I just found out your blog and it’s absolutely AMAZING!!
So glad I found it! (I searched on google for ”almondflour cookies” and your blog url came out first)
You have all the recipes,foods and ingredients I like! Really my type/style (haha) of eating but more improved ๐Ÿ™‚

In your juice, do you peel the cucumber first? I have a normal blender, so when I don’t peel apples/cucumbers etc. the juice comes out so thick and when I add more water it still has clumbs.

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    Megan

    Hi Fien! For my juice, I actually don’t use a blender– I use a juicer, which removes all of the fiber from the fruits and veggies, and prevents any clumping! For juicing, I do leave the skin on, since it won’t make it into the resulting juice anyway. For smoothies, I’ll usually mix fruit with leafy greens in my blender, which don’t get too thick when blended.

      deb neulander

      HI, I juice with my blender…skins and all and use a nut milk bag to “strain” the fiber out. It’s easy and juicier. in case you wanted to know.

      Deb

Michele

Am curious Megan, what is your take on nightshade vegetables? Due to severe health issues and compelling researched, I have removed them for years, but really stopped eating them out of fear as opposed to knowing for sure they were problematic for me. There seems to be so much misinformation these days, I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Like the shot of aloe vera juice .. why do you do that? Does it help you with an ailment specifically, or do you just “think” it is beneficial? Also, whenever I take probiotics, shortly after is much bloating and discomfort. When I began seeing the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine Gastroenterologist last year, she told me probiotics were ridiculous to take and advised me to stop, yet here we are shelling out billions a year now on such things. Do we really know for certain supplements are beneficial? Is anyone else tired of feeling like we are walking blind through a mine field.

This week foods have been mushy due to an abscessed tooth. Smoothies, scrambled eggs, soft veggies, your raspberry/almond muffins (smile!) etc. Related, it seems after spending years trying to zap candida through diet/remedies/supplements, I picked up Colloidal Silver last week for the tooth infection and lo-and-behold candida symptoms have vanished too. Ironic how none of the 75+ doctors/practitioners/nutritionists/healers I have seen ever mentioned it .. I found it recommended on a web site. I will have to see what happens over the next couple weeks.

    Megan

    Hi Michele! As far as nightshade veggies go, I’ve read the research, too, and have considered cutting them out– simply out of curiousity. However, most of the veggies I love ARE nightshades! Tomatoes and peppers, in particular. So, I have yet to really experiment with that myself. If I were having joint pain, or a similar condition, I’d probably feel more motivated to try an elimination diet like that, but since I feel good, I don’t have a compelling reason to try it just now. Cooking them does remove up to 50% of the alkaloids, so that is an option I’m willing to look into in the meantime.

    In regards to the probiotics, I believe we should only take supplements that we FEEL working. That’s why I like to switch-up the brands of probiotics I use, and why I will stop using them for periods of time if I don’t feel any difference. With the raw aloe juice, I most definitely feel the benefits! Aloe is incredibly hydrating, and encourages regular eliminations– I’ll often take it when I am drinking lots of green juice and eating highly raw meals, as it helps my body keep up with all the waste removal. However, even with that, I’ll only use it for a temporary amount of time, as I don’t think we should rely on any supplements regularly. Getting probiotics from eating fermented food is a better option, in my opinion.

    I’ve heard great things about Colloidal Silver, so I’m glad to hear it’s working so well for you! Good luck with the tooth!

      Michele

      Thanks for taking a moment to share extra thoughts on this Megan. The tooth is the least of my concerns! lol. Many believe the solanine neuro-toxin in nightshades is heat-stable and does not reduce with cooking so yet more conflicting information. argh. I have been unable to eat/digest raw foods for years now, and rarely feel to be under hydrated, so perhaps that is why I didn’t notice anything with aloe vera? So glad there are many like you who have not been experiencing the wave of widespread trauma/illness/disease and can just enjoy feeling good. โ™ฅ

theresa holland

I am 3 weeks into a candida cleanse, starving and unhappy with my food choices. I was CRAVING flavor!!! And a way make this diet liveable for me. You are my answer and my inspiration. I have tried 3 of your recipes so far and am in heaven! Thank You! Plus I love that you still hit Starbucks, I hope to be able to do that again in the future.

    Megan

    Glad you found me, Theresa! Good luck on the rest of your cleanse, and I hope you’ll enjoy more of my recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Karoline

Just curious as to why you don’t really eat breakfast? Do you find a benefit to this or just a personal preference? Thanks!
Karoline

    Megan

    Hi Karoline! I prefer to practice eating “light to heavy” throughout the day, giving my digestive system a rest in the mornings. This practice also seems to keep me more focused at work. However, some days I do feel the need for something heavier, and in that case I’ll make a smoothie or some eggs shortly after the juice. For more on this concept, I’d recommend reading The Raw Food Detox Diet, written by my mentor, Natalia Rose. Hope that helps!

      Karoline

      Thanks for your reply! I will definitely check out the book!

Lisa

I am wondering what kind of aloe juice you drink and where you get it? There are so many types online and in store it seems to be mostly sugar. Thanks!

    Cel

    I have yet to find aloe juice without sugar as well!

      Megan

      I buy mine on Amazon, with free shipping! This is the only brand I’d recommend: http://amzn.to/S4L4NA

      It’s 100% raw aloe juice, with no added sugar.

deb neulander

I need to learn how to work with spaghetti squash. I have no idea.
I love your Wednesdays.

Thanks,

Deb

Misty

Lately Ive been trying to sip hot water with lemon in it. I would just slice up a lemon and plop it in the water. This last time I did it I nearly made myself sick because of the taste of the lemon peel! The water was extra hot so I think thats why it was like that. And my cup tasted like lemon peel for days! I couldn’t imagine drinking the juice from a whole lemon!

    Megan

    When the lemon juice is mixed with other veggies, like carrots and romaine, it’s actually quite a mild flavor! For some reason, I’ve noticed it’s stronger when you mix it in hot water.

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