Raw vegan chronicles #3

Wait! This isn’t juice!

Dinner from three nights ago. Raw snow peas and snap peas dipped in avocado with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, Serrano pepper, garlic, shallots, parsley and celery. I soaked the peas in water with a little apple cider vinegar added.  It gave them a little salty taste.

I was really hungry and I didn’t want juice. I know I have a tendency to make declarations and then change my mind but I’m still learning on this raw vegan journey and I’m going to listen to my body.

I’m rebounding in the morning so adding exercise would increase my appetite. 

I kept the recipe salt free. I’m still going to be easy on the fats. I love avocado and it’s been good to me.

This was not my intended dinner. I really wanted some raw okra with sirracha sauce. They didn’t have fresh okra at the store near me so I decided to go with the peas and avocado dip.

I did find some okra the next day. I sprinkled some seasoning on it: smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper and Frontier brand salt fee seasoning blend. I ate them like chips. 

I have a confession to make. I gained two pounds last week. It was excess water weight from all the salt I was consuming. That was one of the reasons I decided to go back to juicing. 

I have recently lost over 61 pounds. I freaked out over the weight gain (even though I know where it came from) and my first mind was to go back to juicing. Not that it is a bad thing it’s just that I don’t want to be afraid to eat food and develop an eating disorder over a couple of pounds. 

I have an all or nothing personality and tend to be real strict on one side or the other when my goal is to find balance in my life.

I realize that this is what this raw vegan journey is about, trying different foods until I find the balance that works for me.

As long as I am eating raw fruits and vegetables  and not the processed vegan foods that I use to eat, I don’t have to worry about waking up one morning back at 206 pounds (I had a nightmare about that).

I want to enjoy this new lifestyle choice, not be afraid of it.

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