Fruit and Vegetable Chomping

Haven’t made it quite back to the juicing thing yet. I’m chomping, primarily, on raw fruit and vegetables. Popped a few mouth-watering high acid (which means naturally salty) Cabernet Estate Reserve cherry tomatoes. They are awesome!! Mostly, I’ve been eating pears, apples, and kiwi. Found some 100% coconut water I love, a small amount of 100% unsweetened almond + coconut milk that I’m not too sure about yet – it’s not bad, it’s just not great either, but it’s another beverage option, so there’s that.

Bulked up again on groceries from Fresh Market

Saturday, Fresh Market had a tasting. Zucchini noodles were being used to make this spaghetti with a lovely flavorful tomato sauce with yummy onions, and natural ingredients, but I’m studying the ingredients label on everything these days and one of them was salt, so that was a no-go, as I’m giving up conventional salt and refined sugar. I did get some zucchini noodles, though. There was delicious 100% coconut water and 100% freshly ground almond butter. They had other stuff, too, but there were ingredients added I’ve decided against for the next 30-60 days.

Colorful produce section, as usual. Got some heirloom tomatoes and Cabernet cherry tomatoes, spinach and arugula, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, apples, bananas, kiwi, jalapenos, pears, green beans, pineapple, huge grapes, strawberries, and the list goes on. What produce didn’t I get? I am set for the next week, for sure.

Today, I wasn’t even hungry until about 1:30 or 2:00, so when I got home from church and seeing Wonder at the movies with Mama and Hallie, I chose to eat a banana that I had bought as an ingredient for juicing. I added 100% almond butter – like freshly made all natural ground almonds into butter. It was pretty good and carried a nice crunch. I was not in the mood for juice. It’s pretty difficult to make that final decision to do the juicing thing again. I will try again tomorrow. I plan to do a fruit juice for breakfast and a veggie juice for lunch and supper.

We’ll see how that goes. I find I just have more energy if I munch on actual veggies and fruit rather than drinking them but I will start again tomorrow.

Some nice snack options

I found 100% raw coconut flakes and raw almonds. Besides the Cabernet cherry tomatoes, these make awesome snacks. And I’m loving this coconut water, but drinking more regular water.

A total loss, so far, of 5 pounds.

Still tired but having more strength than just juicing. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Who else is into just fruits and veggies and plant-based foods from the earth? Is it new for you? And how’s it going for you?

Author: Carol Blake

Writer, Recovering Coffee Addict, Lover of Mountains. Lives to shrink the planet, one story and connection at a time.

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