Some things in life are ugly.
Industrial waste. Scowling faces. Hairless dogs. (Okay maybe hairless dogs are so ugly they’re cute.)
Lately, the state of my health has been ugly. I’ve caught one virus after another. My energy is low. My motivation is lower. My weight is up. My fitness is down. Ugly.
It’s time to do something to give this ugly a kick in the butt.
So, I’m embarking on 21 days of raw food. Technically, I’ve embarked. I started yesterday.
I’m not a huge proponent of crash diets or radical shifts in what one eats. But, really, this isn’t that radical for me. I’d already been eating about 75% raw. Sadly, that 25%? It was also a bit ugly.
Dinner last night? It was ugly, too. But, oh so healthy and delicious.
Raw Pesto Guac Salad
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 cup loosely packed basil
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. nutritional yeast
1 garlic scape
1/4 cup water
Put all ingredients in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Toss with 1 cup chopped portobello mushrooms & 1 cup chopped zucchini. (The second day I ate the leftovers with a big handful of lettuce, as well.)