Raw food - is it a fad or for real?
It's true - it's a bowl of raw vegetables and herbs. My new "I'm a raw foodist" fad. It's taking my vegetarianism one step further, flirting with veganism, gluten-free and wheat-free. You wouldn't believe how good it is making me feel as well. In fact, I'm pretty much convinced that this is the kind of food that I should be eating, and also want to eat, all of the time. But, then you think - where am I going to get all of my protein? What about the chickpeas and the broadbeans, the hummus and oh my, what about the cheese!
Cheese is my complete downfall. I think it's also possible to wean yourself off cheese onto this raw food. So. Here's what I am prescribing myself as the days are getting shorter and it's beginning to feel like Siberia, even indoors: A juicing, raw foodist diet during the working week and then a vegan/wheat-free one at weekends.
I'm not sure how long this will last. But I've put on my "I'm trying" outfit. Watch this space for some raw food and juice recipes like my green lemonade coming up in the near future.