Saturday, March 25, 2006

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Today I met a friend at the raw food restaurant for lunch. She ordered the beet burger (what an awesome looking thing that is!) with avocado "fries" and I had the mock sushi, which I really enjoy. While I was there I bought hemp seed- a raw and organic product (kosher as well!).

I'm so happy to have a variety of protein choices: raw milk cheese, hemp seed, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. These, in addition to the bread my girlfriend made (a success, people!) and the foods I normally eat, will boost my protein quite a bit. I can't wait to see if that makes a difference with my hair- and with other aspects of my health, for that matter.
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OK, it is evening as I write this section. Do you believe I still managed to get a low amount of protein today? That's because I didn't consciously add protein until this evening, using the hemp. This product is not a powder, so when I added it to my smoothie I ground it in the blender before adding the fruit. The result was a bit thick and textured, but the taste was not affected. I'll probably add water next time I use powdered hemp. Right now I'm eating a snack of hummus, which adds enough protein to get me to a measly 38 grams. Sparkpeople.com says I should eat between 34 to 149 grams of protein a day. I guess only trial and error will tell me what is enough for this body, but I'm going to aim for no less than 50 to begin with and see how that goes.


TODAY'S MEALS

BRUNCH
Raw food restaurant: mock salmon sushi and carob coconut pie

DINNER
smoothie with hemp powder

SNACKS
hummus

TOTAL POINTS: 33

1 comments:

anonymous said...

I have read and heard from leading raw foodists several times that if you eat enough greens each day you will have no problem hitting your protein requirements. I've also heard that sprouts are a great source of protein. My favourite are lentils. I just soak them in water over night. Rinse them in the morning and soak them through the day. Rinse them and let them drain for the night (this requires putting them in a jar with a piece of non-metal screen over the lid - held on with an elastic). I sit them on an angle in the dish rack to drain through the night. Just make sure they kind of spread the length of the jar and don't all fall down blocking the air from coming in the screen. In the morning rinse them and let them drain again for the day. By that evening they should be ready. It sounds like it takes more effort than it does. Mung beans and chick peas sprouted are great too and you can eat them in salads or on their own. They are so cheap when you make them yourself and tastier than the storebought versions!

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