Raw Day 26: Rise of the Smoothies

Breakfast: 1 c. pineapple

Mid-morning: Tea; ¾ c. mixed nuts

Lunch: Smoothie – 1.5 c. spinach, 7 strawberries, 1 mango, 1 c. frozen fruit

Supper: Smoothie – 1 piece of salmon gravlax; 1 cucumber

Evening: 2 glasses of wine

The raw dining staples come down to two factions: Salads and Smoothies. Sure, there are some other blocs like the salmon battalion or the lone fruit or veggie renegade, but the core battle for top place in my dining line up belongs to liquefied food and the hodgepodge of mixed greens and veggies.

Early on it was fairly close, but then salads seemed to pull ahead by securing the ultimate position: The supper-time feast. However, lately those smoothies have definitively stolen the upper hand away from the salads. You see, salad takes much longer to prep than the smoothie. I’ve also gotten bored with the salad, but that is my own fault. For me, every salad uses the same ingredients whether they are part of the dressing or just chopped up and are a part of the main bowl of mixed veggies. I will give some big props to the “taco” salad. That thing is majestic. You’ll notice that when I do have salad, that’s basically the only kind I have now.

Ah, but those smoothies. They’re flavourful, they include spinach, you can put anything in there, and they’re almost too easy: peel, pulse, slurp. It’s a wonderful thing.

The lone fruit or veggie has been a little more prominent lately as well. They’re called mono-meals, which is when the entire meal is made up of 1 ingredient. I also like to think that mono-meal is a play on monolithic because I end up devouring a lot of that one ingredient. Sort of like the day where one of my meals was a pound and a half of carrots. Today I also had a piece of salmon, but it was sort of crazy feasting on an entire cucumber. It’s just something you don’t see very often, but hey, I guess I am a bit different.

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