Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Food Journal (Monday & Tuesday) – High Raw, Vegan, Organic

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Just weighed in at the gym and wearing my shoes I was 119.4. I’m not trying to lose weight, but I’m creating quite the calorie deficit when breastfeeding and working out as hard as I am. I need to eat more!

Monday

Top of the morning: Ate 1/2 a melon. Then, 30 min later in preparation for my workout I had a small green smoothie – filtered water, 1 T hemp seeds and 2 T hemp protein powder, 1 banana, handful of local CSA grown arugula, ice, 1/2 t homemade curry powder (I like adding spices to my smoothies for their antioxidant and anti aging powers!)

I went to the gym and had a GREAT workout. By the way, when I’m there, I usually have my water bottle filled with filtered water and a bag of organic green tea and a bag of organic raspberry leaf tea inside it. After my workout, while still at the gym, I had Vega’s power packed Sport Performance Shake in chocolate. Once I was home, I had a banana.

3cups Green Juice made with my Breville Ikon (love that machine): 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch curly kale, 1 stalk broccoli, 1 carrot (Greg and I split this)  Read More »

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Food Journal (Sunday) – High Raw, All Vegan, All Organic

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

I’m still breastfeeding full on, and I’m now working out daily in the gym for an hour. I have to keep my calories up!

Melon Slushie - Started the day with 1/2 a melon chopped up and thrown in the blender with some ice.

Boku Bar - Ate this on my way to the gym. Was afraid the melon slushie wouldn’t sustain me.

Vega Sport Performance Protein shake – I brought my shaker bottle with me to the gym and a packet of Vega’s Performance Protein powder to drink immediately after my workout. I opted for chocolate today. Pretty tasty, but not like the Shake and Go line! However, the Sport Performance Protein has, well, performance factors added in that I want after a workout! Things like spirulina, BCAAs, etc.

Green Juice - Drank 3 cups of this anti-aging elixir and Kamea had a few sips as well. She loved it! The contents: cucumbers, broccoli, kale, and celery. Simple and powerful.

Bruschetta-like snack – I toasted two thin slices of whole grain organic bread. Spread it with my raw pine nut cheesy onion basil spread, and topped it with CSA grown organic sliced tomatoes and arugula. I followed this snack with a small bowl of Go Raw’s chocolate granola (I’m not a huge fan of the new recipe they made. I like it, sure, but I liked the old version a bit better) doused in raw pumpkin seed milk. Raw pumpkin seeds are so nutrient dense – iron, zinc, magnesium, tryptophan, and all kinds of goodies! I also had 1/2 a kombucha.

1/2 papaya

Raw pistachios and dried cranberries

Grapefruit and a slice of whole grain bread

Homemade cooked lentil soup loaded with CSA root veggies, broccoli, and kale

Glass raw pumpkin seed milk

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Food Journal – Mod Raw, All Vegan, All Organic

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

A quick food journal post… been swamped with motherhood lately :) Today was moderately raw, all vegan, and all organic.

Large serving of (cooked) oat groats topped with raw almond milk (I’m soaking my oats tonight so I can have them RAW tomorrow) – oats are great for building my milk supply… not that I need the help, but it’s still a good tip.

Went to the gym and had a great strength training workout. On the way home I ate a Boku bar.

Took a nap with Kamea (she was up most of the night prior so I was tired!). Woke up from nap and had one apple and 1/2 grapefruit. About 20 minutes after that Greg and I shared Cucumber Avocado Boats but this time I used red onion in it and fresh basil from our CSA. I was still hungry after that so I had 3 cups of green smoothie (water, raw cashew milk, frozen blueberries, romaine lettuce, banana, cayenne pepper, homemade curry powder, fresh ginger, and Sun Warrior protein powder)

Partially homemade (semi-cooked) soup. So, here is what I do. I take a box of Fig’s vegan soup and put it in a pot. I add a can of Eden Organic’s beans and some water. Then, I added CSA grown turnip, carrot, zucchini, and onion. Also added nutritional yeast, hot sauce, clove of garlic, and tamari. Let it warm. Delish!!! I had two big mugs of it. And…. I was still hungry! What can I say? I’m breastfeeding (burning major calories) AND working out hard in the gym. I gotta eat! I had two slices of Ezekial toast and a fabulous raw spread on it that I didn’t write the recipe but it was basically: 1/2 cup soaked cashews, water, one small onion bulb from the CSA, 5 to 6 leaves of basil from the CSA, 3 to 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt, couple pinches of black pepper, and splash of lemon juice. It. Is. So. Good!

I probably still didn’t eat enough though… maybe I’ll snack on something later tonight if I’m not asleep.

I’m taking a break from supplements the past couple of days (I like to do that every couple of weeks).

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Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Sunday’s Food Journal – Vanilla Chai Frozen Shake Recipe

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, sun warrior rice protein

Here is Sunday’s Food Journal. Scrumptiously delicious and satisfying. It’s organic, vegan, with lots of raw foods.

Honeydew Melon Slushie – Kamea and I enjoyed this together. It was so refreshing, sweet, and easy on the digestion having it first thing in the morning. Who need coffee when you can have something nutrient packed and fun like this?! Simply blend together melon and ice.

Boku bar – Before I headed to the gym I grabbed one of these to eat. I felt like I needed more oompf for my workout than just the Honeydew Melon Slushie.

TLT Sandwich – One of my favorite treats is going to Dr. Weil’s Tru Food restaurant and having his TLT sandwich. TLT stands for “tempeh, lettuce, and tomato.” We didn’t get there this week, so I decided to experiment and make a Kristen Suzanne version. It was fab! The contents: Toasted ezekial bread from Whole Foods, tempe that I dry toasted in a skillet with a little hot sauce, tamari, and mirin, (raw) Garlic Cheese spread, thick slices of tomato, sliced cucumber, a pile of green leaf lettuce. So, as you can see, there is quite a bit of raw in this sandwich with the Garlic Cheese spread, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce – making this a great raw vegan transition type meal.

Vanilla Chai Frozen Shake – HELLO! This was fantabulistic! It’s a MUST MAKE. Sun Warrior sent me some of their vanilla protein powder to try (I heard they improved it since I last had it). The shake recipe is below. Read More »

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Thursday, May 12th, 2011

High Raw Food Journal and Nutritional Blood Analysis

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, green juice

Today I had a nutritional blood analysis and I’m really excited to get the results. I always get my routine blood analysis done yearly for things like B12, vitamin D, cholesterol, iron, etc. But, this is a unique panel that will tell me how the nutrient levels in my body are. It’s a micronutrient test for nutritional deficiencies which I think is extra important while breastfeeding. This is the image from SpectraCell’s website. I had the blood drawn at a facility called Any Lab Test Now.

 

Results will arrive in 10-14 days and I’ll let you know how they turn out.

Food Journal Time! I love that y’all are excited when I post what I’ve eaten for the day. Today is High Raw, Organic (vega is 65% organic), and Vegan. Supplements: B12, D, vegan DHA, chlorella, zinc, iron, probiotics. Read More »

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Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Food Journal – Raw Deliciousness!

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

My counter today: all organic goodness… papaya, pineapple, bananas, tomatoes, citrus, apples, garlic, avocado, and melons. Yum! I get so inspired to stay on a healthy raw path when my kitchen is filled with goodness like this, don’t you?!

Here is today’s food journal! Awesome raw deliciousness… today was High Raw (it was basically all raw with some minor exceptions) – All Vegan – All Organic (with exception to the vega smoothie only being 65% organic). By the way, Greg ate along with me. He usually does. He doesn’t eat the watermelon typically or as much fruit as I do, but he subs with more protein shakes. Read More »

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Food Journal – My Fitness Pal App for iPhone

I’m so glad to see the excitement surrounding the food combining app for iPhone that I blogged about here. Thanks for chiming in to let me know about your thoughts on it.

As many of you know, one of the ways I stay on track with my eating is to write it all down. I usually use my “notes” app on iPhone, but lately I’ve been tinkering with an app called My Fitness Pal. It’s great for tracking food and exercise, and it helps you count calories. I’m not a big calorie counter, as most raw fooders aren’t, but I do like to make sure I’m taking in enough while breastfeeding. I thought it was neat that the app had the calorie info for Boku bar! Turns out, users input data that’s not in there, so some other Boku bar loving person must have done that. I’ve also found Sun Warrior protein powder in there. :)

Today’s food intake list is big! I just felt hungry most of the day so I kept eating. :) It’s a High Raw, All Vegan, All Organic day

Breakfast: Teeccino with raw almond milk (recipe here). I waited about 20 minutes and then had a few cups of organic watermelon. I’m a total watermelon nut – so now that it’s in season, expect to see a lot of it in my food journal. About a half hour later, I had raw granola with raw almond milk.

Lunch: Watermelon. Waited a half hour and then had cucumber boats with brazil nut garlic cheese sauce and a Boku bar. Read More »

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Friday, May 6th, 2011

Food Journal (Tuesday) – High Raw, All Vegan

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

It’s been awhile since I posted my eats. Here we go! It was a day filled with all organic, all vegan, high raw foods.

Breakfast: Apple and grapefruit AND Toasted whole grain, sprouted english muffin topped with raw garlic cheese sauce and raw veg

Snack: 3 brazil nuts (this is where I get my selenium – super important nutrient!) AND 1 date (OMG – so moist and plump…. delish!)

Snack: Sun Warrior protein shake (cold filtered water and 2 scoops – chocolate flavor)

Lunch: Cucumber boats with raw garlic cheese and diced red bell pepper AND Smoothie: frozen blueberries, frozen banana, cinnamon, flax meal (Kamea had a few bites of the smoothie and loved it. Note to self… feed her when she’s not wearing clothes)

Snack: Lara Bar AND Kombucha

Dinner: Big salad of romaine, cucumbers, purple cabbage, red bell pepper and topped with a raw, low-ish fat lemon dill dressing AND Cheesy Corkscrew Macaroni (I made this the other night for my step-dad. It’s one of his favorites. He begged me to make it again tonight – it’s such an awesome transition meal for people wanting to add more raw to their life but not going all the way with it. Recipe available in my latest book, Kristen Suzanne’s Easy Raw Vegan Transition Recipes.)

 

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Food Journal – High Raw

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Welcome to my new blog. She’s had a make-over. :)

Here’s a recent food journal I tracked from two days ago…

  • Protein shake with curry made with Sun Warrior protein powder and homemade curry powder (have you made your own curry powder yet? It’s awesome!)
  • Grapefruit – fresh picked from my MILs back yard
  • Kombucha
  • Raw lasagna
  • 2 small apples
  • Beans (cooked) with fresh guacamole, fresh salsa, and chopped romaine lettuce
  • Raw brownie with a glass of cold  brazil nut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 grapefruit

Kamea checking Zeus' pulse. "Yep, he's still alive."

I haven’t been blogging a whole lot the past few days because, as many of you know, Zeus took a turn for the worse and I’m spending all of my spare time with him. The vet says it’s a matter of days, but he’s actually doing ok in spite of how he was a couple of days ago. She was going to block off time to come to the house tonight, in case it was “time.” But, last night, after a couple of days of not eating (although he received IV fluids at the vet), he ate 5 jars of baby food and 10 treats last night. Then, he had a couple more snacks in the middle of the night plus water. And, today, he’s been responsive. He’s tired, and sometimes his legs are little wobbly, but he’s doing better than he was the day before yesterday. I realize it’s a matter of days most likely, but we’re cherishing every moment we have.

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Saturday’s Food Journal (High Raw-ish) and Boku Bar Mini-Review

by Kristen Suzanne in Brazil nuts, food journal

Geesh, where does the time go? Sorry for the lack of blogging, but we’ve been busy. Lots of Kristen’s Raw projects under way, among other things… being a mommy…. taxes (ugh!)… and fun news… we bought a mini van! I’m officially a mom now. ;) I promised my husband that it doesn’t mean I’ll start wearing sweat pants with elastic waist bands all the time. And, my friend said that so long as I didn’t start referring to dinner as “supper” then it’s all cool. I have to say though… I love it! It’s soooo roomy, even with a car seat and a big dog. When we go for outings, which I want to take Kamea everywhere now so she can experience all kinds of sights and sounds, we pack a crap load of stuff. Plus, our Orbit car seat seems to take up a lot of space due to its 360 degree rotation nature. We got a white Toyota Sienna and I’m in love. I feel like I’m driving around my living room it’s so comfy.

Anyway… those things kept me super busy this week so I’m going to quickly post my food for today and get back to work on other stuff. Read More »

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