I am so sorry this is a day late, yesterday just got away from me!
But my last day went so very well!
I am happy to report that I survived this long week of raw food!
So, what did I eat on my final day?
Breakfast: Overnight Oats with Blueberries, Almond Flour, Spices, and Honey
I decided to start (in a sense) where I began, with some overnight oats. Remember Day 1 where I made overnight oats with chia seeds, apple, spices, and agave nectar? I thought it would be rather poetic of me to come full circle and do a variation of that.
Blueberries and Almond Flour sounded like a nice combo, and so it was
I pulled some Almond Milk Overnight Oats out and loaded them up with the goods
1 cup Overnight Oats
1 cup Almond Milk
1/3 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Blueberries
1 tsp Raw Honey
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp All-Spice
Tiny wedge of Lemon, optional
This breakfast was another one of my favorites, and it was kind of inspired by a blueberry crumble almost. It really was perfect.
My man has been eating raw with me for some of my meals and this one was by far his favorite as well, I practically had to pry the bowl out of his hands ’cause he was lovin’ it so much!
Seriously though, I could eat this any day of the week. No question.
Lunch: Cucumber Sandwich with Tahini, Spinach, Sprouts, Tomato, and Dill
I love sandwiches. Truly. If there was one thing I could eat for the rest of my life it would be a sandwich (it was a toss up between a sandwich and a salad). I just think they are the perfect meal since you can put pretty much whatever the heck you want in them and they will still be so wonderful and contained between 2 pieces of bread, or something along those lines.
Think about it. It’s true.
So my lunch was an interpretation of the glorious ‘wich.
I made myself a sandwich alright, but instead of bread, my outside layer was a cucumber.
I took a cucumber, sliced it in half lengthwise and gutted it
Then I took some of my raw homemade Tahini sauce and used that as my spread
I was gonna just lay some whole spinach leaves on top of that, but then I pulled them out of the bundle and they were HUGE! Oh my word, I’m just used to baby spinach ’cause these leaves look massive!
I gave a few leaves a rough chop and that was that.
I added some clover sprouts and sliced cherry tomato on top of that, and of course a nice sprinkling of dill!
I would recommend eating it as an open faced sandwich, since you can’t really squish cucumber to fit in your mouth the way you can with bread!
It was definitely an interesting looking sandwich, that is not only fun and great tasting!
Matt and I enjoyed it on a picnic bench in the back of the Ferry Building while basking in the fair spring weather and watching the Bay after perusing all of the shops inside.
After walking around some more and staring at all the things I couldn’t yet eat, we decided to head out for dinner.
Since it was my last night on the raw challenge, Matt and I went to our favorite sushi restaurant. The guys who work here love us. For real. It’s great, every time we go there they hook it up with more free food than we can handle!
It was a little sad having to say no to it all, but sweet boy Matthew got to indulge without me.
I opted for a sashimi plate with Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon, and Red Snapper, I drizzled some fresh lemon juice on top and they were good to go.
I remembered a few bites in that the restaurant would obviously have some nori so I asked for a few sheets of it to make my own rice-less sushi.
Usually after sushi I am stuffed (though that stuffed feeling doesn’t last too long since it goes through ya so quickly) but after just the sashimi, I felt great. Full but not on the verge of a food coma.
I was a good girl and cleaned my whole plate!
Matthew was a good boy too and cleaned his plate, but they took it away before I could take a sweet shot of him with it.
It was a long day that ended very well, and overall it was a great week too.
I’m so glad I went raw for a week, it was such an amazing experience that taught me more than I would’ve expected.
More to come on my raw feelings in the next post!
What are your favorite fish to eat as sashimi?