10 Day Raw Vegan Challenge

One day while cleaning and binge watching YouTube, I fell into a thread of “raw vegan” documentaries.  I have seen them before, but this day was different. I can’t explain the pull that the raw food movement has on me.  I have just been feeling it is something I should try.  For my birthday each year I do something for my health.  Last year I went to the gym.  Don’t laugh, I went to Yoga every week, but to the gym only once.   As a single person, it is very easy for me to eat junk processed foods.  This is a bad habit that I really need to break.  This was not about weight, just changing a bad habit.  I was hoping the 10 day challenge would help me jump-start my new goal.  I didn’t follow anyone’s set plan, I just made the recipes that I thought I would like.  However, I drew a lot of inspiration from Shine with Plants, The Raw Boy and Kate Flowers on YouTube.


The day before I started this 10 day journey I went to the dentist.  That really threw my plans off.  I had menus and story-boards all set up for my blog and my YouTube channel.  Needless to say, it did not happen that way.  I was in a lot of pain and could not eat salads or anything crunchy.  I took a few days to get over this.

Throughout the 10 days I mostly ate the same thing.  This is because I ate what I know I already like.  Also, I wanted this to be cost effective.  Buying a bunch of fresh ingredients would not last long with only me eating them.  I just didn’t want the waste.  I did make a few new salad dressing and I made my own Zoodles for the first time.  The one recipe that stands out the most to me is the cashew cream.  I will make a separate blog post for that.

After the 10 days I incorporated cooked and processed foods back into my diet.  I quickly realized that I had changed over the course of those 10 days.  My body nor taste buds liked either one.  I am working to change my Scrooge like budget so that I can purchase more fruit and veggies.  This 10 day challenge also showed me how much I love creating new recipes.  Some of which I will be sharing with you in the days to come.

You can see my journey on YouTube here.

xoxo,

Blackberry’s Mom

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