July will be a month of greens. Get ready.
2 avocados, lemon juice, sun-dried tomatos, salt, dill, basil, arugula, garlic scapes, butter lettuce, lots of kale microgreens, 1/2 of a zucchini cut into match sticks
romaine / mixed baby greens / sunflower sprouts / green onions /
beautiful locally-grown greenhouse tomatos / cucumber / grape tomatos /
raw tahini / fresh lemon & orange juice / fresh grated ginger / sumac /
I’ve been experimenting with the Douglas Graham’s 80/10/10 diet. This is a raw vegan diet consisting 80% of calories from carbohydrates (raw ripe fruit), 10% of calories from protein (raw leafy greens and vegetables), and 10% of calories from fat (avocado, nuts, seeds). Actually extending this out into a day is pretty odd looking (example here). On the fruit end of things, you’re gonna eat 2-3 fruit meals where a “meal” could look like 10 pears, a bunch of bananas, a pound of dates, or 4 pounds of clementines. You get bio-available protein from leafy greens and vegetables which are extremely low in calories and high in water content. That means, again, you’re eating a LOT of these – a few heads of lettuce for an individual dinner salad! Fat is on the other end of the scale, waay less than I’m used to. 10% of a 2000 calorie/day diet is 200 calories/day, which looks like 2 tablespoons of (raw) tahini, a handful of nuts, or half of an avocado.
I’m quite surprised about how easy this has been for me – I’m actually REALLY enjoying it! My stomach (being a muscle) is not yet used to eating such high quantities of biomass in one sitting, but this really is a diet of abundance and the complete opposite of a restrictive diet, in my opinion.
We’ll see how it goes post-holiday break when work starts up again and I have to lug around pounds of fruit and large bags of greens haha.
Lots of juice today. The greenhouse is full of sunshine which I know the sprouts are loving. A very relaxing Sunday – teaching yoga, getting books from the library, House meeting. With a decently busy week to look forward to, I am thankful to have had a day to move slowly and deliberately and to laugh.
Okay, I realize this may sound strange… but I have a new hot n steamy love affair with raw okra. I managed to eat the 2 pints that I bought at the farmer’s market this morning as a “pre-dinner snack” (yup).
I have a feeling that this strange addiction is not a common one, but okra’s so good for you that it’s definitely worth some experimentation!