I Went Fully Raw Vegan for 7 Days – What I Ate w/ Recipes

Going fully raw has been quite the learning experience so far, especially since it is about 30 degrees outside today. I have seen quite a few benefits so far, but I will go over those in my conclusion post. Here I am going to share with you what I have been eating and some of the recipes I have really enjoyed so far!

New year, new me? Right? Well not really. While I do have a list of New Years resolutions this is something I have been planning for a while now. I was waiting until after Christmas because I bought Carter a juicer. (I swear he uses it too!)

Going fully raw has been quite the learning experience so far, especially since it is about 30 degrees outside today. I have seen quite a few benefits so far, but I will go over those in my conclusion post. Here I am going to share with you what I have been eating and some of the recipes I have really enjoyed so far! Please note that I do work full time, so the weekday meals might seem a little rushed.. that’s because they are! I tried not to repeat many meals, but it did happen a few times! I also ate no oil and very very little salt for detox reasons!

I tried my hardest to eat EVERYTHING fully raw, but a few condiments may not be 100% RAW. Feel free to call me out 🙂

Let’s get into it!

Day 1- Saturday

Breakfast- Banana Ice Cream with cherries and chocolate

Recipe- Blend 2-3 frozen bananas + 1 cup frozen cherries until smooth. Top with cacao nibs, coconut and more cherries

Lunch- Zucchini Noodles with an avocado sauce and strawberries

Snack- Carrot and orange juice!

Dinner- Raw Taco Salad and “Tacos”

Recipe-

Raw Taco Meat (serves 2)

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, pecans or another nut (walnuts work best, but if you have an allergy feel free to try other nuts!)
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes NOT in oil – soaked for 1 hour
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons liquid aminos, tamari or soy sauce

Blend walnuts in a food processor to roughly chop. Add drained sun dried tomatoes, liquid aminos and spices. Blend into a course mixture adding a little water at a time until you get the desired texture. It will look like taco meat and the liquid aminos should give it a light brown color.

Raw Cashew Cheese Sauce (4 servings)

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add water until desired consistency is reached.

Fill lettuce boats with “meat” and “cheese” or make into a taco salad with tomatoes and guacamole. I had both!

Day 2- Sunday

Breakfast- Mango & Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Lunch- Failed sushi rolls and lettuce wraps with ginger cashew sauce

Snack- Raw Vegan Brownies a

  • 1 cup dates (soaked if not soft)
  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • shredded coconut (optional)

In a food processor- blend walnuts into a flour like substance. Add dates and blend. The mixture should be very sticky. Add cacao and sea salt and blend until well combined. Press into a brownie pan and top with coconut. Best served chilled.

Snack 2- Apples and Grapes

Dinner- Taco Salad (with no cheese and add guacamole) and Broccoli

No Picture! Only one I have missed so far 🙂

Day 3- Monday

Breakfast- Fruit Bowl with “banana milk”

  • 1 apple
  • 3 dates
  • 1 banana
  • chia seeds
  • coconut
  • raw pumpkin seed

I didn’t really like the banana milk (bananas, water, dates, vanilla) but you can try it if you want! This would be much better with a raw nut milk!

Lunch- Fruit Platter and Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Dinner- Zoodles with some kind of nut sauce. Didn’t like it enough to write it down…

Snack- Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Working on a recipe for this! Needs adjustments

Day 4- Tuesday

Breakfast- Smoothie (same as Sunday!)

Lunch- Salad with pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds

Dressing (bomb.com)

  • 2 tablespoons raw tahini
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • few dashed of liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • water to thin it out

nomnomnom TRY THIS! Helped with my hummus addiction.

Snack- Raw Brownie and Green Juice (kiwi, apple, spinach)

Dinner- TACO SALAD! (seeing a trend?)

Day 5- Wednesday

Breakfast- Green Juice & Grapes

Lunch- Same Salad as yesterday! Blah I am becoming redundant.

Dinner- Smoothie (banana, cherry, strawberry) & Brownie Bites

Day 6- Thursday

Breakfast- RAWNOLA (no oats.. Pinterest.. oats are NOT raw!.. rant over) & Apples & Homemade Pecan Mylk

Lunch- 3 Kiwis and Pumpkin Seeds (it was a rough day)

Snack- Brownie Bites & Orange/Carrot Juice

Dinner- Zoodles and Carrots with “Peanut” Sauce (again people peanut butter is NOT raw)

“Peanut” Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons raw tahini
  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce (not sweet chili sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or minced garlic

This sauce was really good! It is something I make a lot to use as a dip for spring/summer rolls 🙂

Day 7- Friday

Breakfast- Rawnola, pecan mylk and apples

Lunch- My work catered Jasons Deli- I had a salad with nuts and the dressing recipe above

Snacks- Kiwi

Dinner- Cherries, coconut and pecan mylk

Well that is everything I ate in a week of being fully raw! I really enjoyed this experience. I was planning on going for 2 weeks, but I am going back to eating some cooked food now. I would love to try this again at a time when more fruits are in season and it isn’t freezing outside!

Trying out different recipes was so fun and that taco “meat” is amazing! Try it!

I did notice more energy without coffee and my skin did clear up! I still plan to eat mostly raw with some cooked foods and very little/ no oil!

Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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