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As the title implies… the morning started off a little rainy. I did wake up early, but Mike had to leave for business early so I wasn’t able to get to Pilates Class this morning. Hopefully this afternoon I can squeeze it in.:)

But, I did get up and made this mornings Juice Drink of Carrot, Beet and Cucumber. I also took my spoonful of Barley Max with water and took at look at the menu for today. 

HINT: Cucumber juice is a natural diuretic, is beneficial for those with rheumatic ailments, is high in potassium, promotes hair and fingernail growth and helps to eliminate skin eruptions.

Barley Max 30 minutes before lunch 

Lunch:  Bananas until I’m satisfied

Mid Afternoon: 8oz Carrot Juice

HINT: Carrot Juice is the #1 Juice in the diet. Contains natural vitamins, B,C,D,E,K and beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, as well as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and many other minerals a trace minerals.

Barley Max 30 minutes before dinner

Dinner: Hallelujah Acres Cabbage Salad &   Carrot Soup

My old juicer had a bit of problem Wednesday night as I was using it to juice some carrots for the Carrot Soup…. so the Soup looked nothing like a soup.

Wednesday Menu Carrot Soup

Wednesday Menu Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1/4Cup Red Pepper

1/2Cup Celery

1/4Tsp paprika

1/4Cup Red Onion

1/4Cup Broccoli Florets

1Cup Fresh Carrot Juice

1/2Tsp Thyme

Celtic Salt

Directions: Clean and grate carrots, and finely chop onion, red pepper, broccoli and celery. Mix together. Add carrot juice, Celtic Salt and seasonings. Stir to blend.

Wednesday Menu Cabbage Salad

Wednesday Menu Cabbage Salad

Hallelujah Acres Cabbage Salad:

Ingredients:

2Large Apples

2Cups Green Cabbage

1/2Cup Organic Raisins

1Cup Carrots

2Stalks Celery

Directions: Grate apples, carrots, cabbage, chop celery and add raisins. Delicious plain of with the following dressing.

Combine and Mix well:

1/2Tsp Dried Onion

2Tbsp raw unfiltered honey

1/2Tsp minced garlic

2-3Tbsp Organic Apple Juice

HINT: Organic raisins have no harmful sprays that regular raisins do. Regular raisins are sprayed with harmful chemicals then left in the sun to dry, causing toxic chemicals to be concentrated in the raisins.

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It seems as if I’m on a self-destructive path to destroy what I’ve been doing for the last 5 months. I obsess about foods I know I shouldn’t be eating, like Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, Cheese Pizzas, and Ice Cream. And every piece of food I look at, regardless of the nutritional value, I have this overwhelming desire to eat it!

I know that I have a goal to lose weight and become a healthier person, but my alter ego steps in and just wants to eat everything in sight. The worst part, I don’t know why I’m being so ravenous about food now, whereas before, I couldn’t care less! 

I’ve been walking 30 to 45 minutes every morning for about a week… and doing piloxing too. Maybe I’m working my body and this urge is my body’s way of getting food. I think now I need to learn to eat better foods, and not the sugars and other BAD foods in front of me.

I did pretty well for lunch today; I ate my Green Salad I made the other day with some Whole Wheat Bread.  I had a late start to drinking my Carrot, Beet, Celery and Apple Juice and after I did so, I snacked on Organic Flax Maple Pecan Crunch.

Then for dinner, Mike and I went to Carraba’s Italian Restaurant where I had a Mediterranean Salad with Oil and Vinegar and Riggotti Martino with Tomato Red Sauce. Plus I had a glass and a half of White Wine. 

Now I’m drinking my second Carrot, Celery, Beet and Apple Juice….

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Juiced Carrot, Celery, Beet, Apple Juice and already drank my first serving and had my Barley Max. I didn’t get up to walk this morning, because I was soooo tired. So I’ll get back on track Monday. 

Eating left overs this afternoon. I had the rest of the Potatoes and Onions and also the Butternut Squash.

I hope I can refrain from Chocolate and non-raw food today. I really don’t know what got into me yesterday; I just threw everything to the side and ate fish. Then to top it off, the Chocolate! It seems I’ve been eating a little Chocolate every night this week; I just got into the habit. But last night, it was a lot of Chocolate. Mike and I managed to finish the entire bar of it.

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I got up early again Saturday and took a brisk walk around the neighborhood and it was bone chilling windy. I cut the walk a little short, because my ears were killing me from the cold.! 😦

We got ready and went for a ride down to Orlando and during the car trip I drank my Carrot, Beet, Celery, Apple Juice. Once we got down to Orlando, we were both hungry and decided to eat at Bahama Breeze. I ignored all my best judgment and had the Fish Tacos with Tilapia, Avocado, and Tomatoes in a Flour Tortilla. I had three of those, and remember the Bahama Rita’s they make? Yeah, well I drank one of those.!!!

From there, we went to the Outlets to do some shopping… and walk around. We didn’t get home until after 6pm and I didn’t have a chance to drink my other tumbler of Carrot, Beet, Celery and Apple Juice; so I drank it when we got home.

Once at home Mike made his famous Grilled Potatoes and Onions, and I decided to make a Healthy Green Salad. I decided to make that, to counteract my bad choice of having Fish for lunch. Well, if I thought that was bad, I didn’t know that an entire Large Hershey’s Bar with Almonds and Almond Peanut Butter was going to be my downfall.

Healthy Green Salad:

Spinach & Baby Greens

1Orange Bell Pepper

4Green Onions

1Tomato 

1Small Bunch of Broccoli

4Mushrooms

2Tbls Pomegranate

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My friend and her daughter got here after 1am. It was a long drive for them and a long wait for us. Staying up that late is exhausting. So needless to say, I didn’t want to wake up Saturday morning.

But we did get up are 8am.. and I got out my Almond Butter and warmed up some Whole Wheat Bread and put it out on the table, while Mike made his famous scrambled eggs.  I made the Almond Butter the night before and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it… and when I did it was delicious. I can’t believe it was so good on the bread like that.

 

Almond Butter

Almond Butter on Bread

Almond Butter:

2Cups Almonds

1Tbls Honey

1/2Bottle of Water

Directions:

Soak Almonds overnight in water. Put Almonds into food processor, add honey and water as mixture blends together into a chunky paste.

Once we cleaned up from breakfast, we jotted down to D.C. to do a little sight seeing with my girlfriend and her daughter.

At the WhiteHouse

WhiteHouse with Liz & Alexis
Secret Service Leaving Secret Service Cars Leaving WH

We actually had a chance to see the President leave from the Whitehouse.. or at least that’s what we thought was going on out there with all the secret service guys.

Then, we headed over to New York Avenue to do a little wholesale shopping with the store owners there. It’s a great place to buy stuff at bulk/discount prices.

It was getting later in the day and  that time, we were all hungry. We made it back to the house around 3pm and we unloaded all our bags and I started warming food up and putting finishing touches on some things. I asked Liz to set the table and then we all sat down to Mike’s Roasted Eggplant & Potato and my Stuffed Avocado dish, Almond Cheese, and for dessert we had my famously new recipe for Strawberry Pie.

Stuffed Avocado

Stuffed Avocado

Stuffed Avocado:

Ingredients:

2Ripe Avocadoes

1/4Cup Green Onions

2Tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

2Tbsp. Olive Oil

1/4Cup Carrot

1/4Cup Celery

1/4Cup Beet

Directions:

 Mince Green Onion, shred Carrot and beet and finely dice celery. Peel avocados, cut in half and remove pit. For each serving, place 2 halves of avocado on a bed of mixed greens and stuff with vegetables. Combine lemon juice and oil and drizzle over stuffed vegetables.

Almond Cheese

Almond Cheese

Almond Cheese:

Ingredients:

1Cup Distilled Water

1/2Cup Red Bell Pepper

1/4Cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1/2Tsp. Garlic Powder

1/2Tsp. Sea Salt

2Tsp. Onion Flakes

4Tbps. Agar Agar Flakes or Arrow Root Powder

1Cup Almonds

1Tbsp Tahini or 2Tbsp. Sesame Seeds

2Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1Tsp. Paprika

1Tbsp. Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Place water and almonds into blender and process until a creamy milk consistancy is reached. Pour into saucepan, Mix in agar agar(or arrow root powder) and bring to a boil. Immediately, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until agar agar (or arrow root powder) is completely dissolved. Place mixture in blender, and add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Scrape sides until all ingredients are  mixed well. Pour into container and refrigerate until set. This cheese can be sliced in the size you prefer.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie:

Ingredients:

Pie Shell:

1Cup Raw Almonds, Soaked Overnight

1Cup Soft, Pitted Dates

1/2Tsp. Vanilla

Soak almonds in distilled water for 12 hours. Grind the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the dates and vanilla and blend well. Press thinly into a pie plate (from center to the outside rim) to form the shell.

Binder:

7 or 8 Large Ripe Strawberries

5 Soft Dates, Pitted

2Bananas, ripe

1Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

Blend all binder ingredients in food processor or blender until well mixed.

Fruit Filling:

Cut 2 pints of fresh strawberries into quarters, and fold into binder and fill shell. Decorate with approximately 1/2 pint of quartered strawberries. Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator. Chill before serving.

And that was it for both lunch and dinner. I did however make Almond Milk with the left over Almonds Soaked in water. The ingredients are easy, but the process is a bit time consuming.

Almond Milk:

Ingredints:

1Cup Almonds, Soaked Overnight

1/2Bottle Water

2Tbls. Vanilla

4 Pitted Dates

Directions:

Drain almonds from water and peel skin off of the nuts. Place the nuts into food processor and blend pouring in the Vanilla and Dates and water to keep substance smooth. Strain ingredients through a cheeseclothe until liquid milk comes through. Keep refrigerated.

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