This meal features 6 raw fruits and veggies! Eating some uncooked produce can be very beneficial to your health. Not all produce is created equal, though, so always weigh the benefits before chowing down.
Gazpacho is a Slightly Modified Carrots & Flowers Recipe | Serves: 2 | Time: ~10 min
"The best way to eat #zucchini is to consume is raw...nutrients found in zucchini promote bone health, heart health, healthy weight and aid in cancer prevention." - One Green Planet
3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 zucchini, diced
juice of 1 lime
1/2 jalepeño, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
Dash of cracked pepper
2 large #RedBellPeppers
cilantro for garnish
red pepper flakes for garnish
"A red bell pepper [is] an immunity system powerhouse. The best part about eating bell peppers raw is that you don't lose any of the essential and beneficial nutrients during the cooking process." - Live Strong
Cut the tops off the bell peppers, then deseed and set aside.
Blend the chopped tomato on the lowest speed for 30 seconds, until the tomatoes become a chunky soup.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend on low speed for another 30 seconds. Serve the gazpacho in the bell peppers and garnish the soup with red pepper flakes and finely chopped cilantro.
"Raw #tomatoes naturally contain an assortment of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Eating more ...can help prevent conditions including...diabetes, kidney stones, stroke, heart attack and obesity. " - Live Strong
Avocado Crostini simplified from Masala Herb | Serves: |Time: ~20 min
1 big ripe and soft avocado
Juice of one small lime
½ tsp red chili powder
3 tbsp + 1 tbsp EVO
1 big garlic clove
"Jalapenos are low in fat and free of saturated fat and cholesterol" BUT " If you get heartburn strike jalapenos from your menu. Spicy foods can trigger or worsen your condition." Healthy Living at SFGate.com
Cut your avocado in half, discard the seed core and spoon all the fruit flesh into a mixer jar. Quickly add lime juice before the avocado turns brown.
Add seasoning: Salt, pepper and chili powder. Continue to add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and 1 garlic pod. Blend the whole content to a smooth paste without any chunks.
Cut your bread into slices and pop them in the toaster oven.
Spread the spicy avocado on top of each grilled bread and garnish with coriander and red pepper flakes.
Raw garlic can help regulate blood pressure as well as blood sugar levels, according to Dr. Axe. This is great news for taking the pressure off your kidneys.
What I ate and drank today (6/7/2018)
106 oz of water
3 cups of decaf
1 cup caffeinated coffee
Drinks to rock the red
Vegan Mexicali salad from Chopt
Gazpacho with avocado crostini
~2.5 miles of walking
What I ate and drank today (6/6/2018)
72 oz of water
Bowl of kashi with almond milk
1/2 peanut butter sandwich
1/4 cup of cooked quinoa
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Beer at the Big Hunt
Veggie burger with no toppings
Tater tots with ketchup
~4 miles of walking
1 hr of kayaking