Saturday, November 22, 2014

Two Day Streak!

It's been two days since i promised baby Hendrik/Haven and myself to put only the best in our bodies. I'm excited to spend the remainder of my pregnancy and his/her childhood providing not only a good example, but also ensuring that my child has unlimited access to fruit and delectably prepared veggie dishes.

I always felt like the reason kids don't like vegetables is because nobody knows how to prepare vegetables so they taste really good! Nobody puts passion and love into the vegetables that have so much potential to nourish their families. Nobody except raw vegans that is!!! I have eaten some incredibly tasty foods... comprised of nothing but raw unadulterated vegetables, fruits, and spices! Making them just takes a little more effort than pb&js and a little more of a learning curve than making hamburger helper for dinner. There's a lot more uncharted territory when it comes to cooking - or not - with vegetables.

Anyway, it's day two and I am feeling so great! Even though I am in week 14 of my pregnancy and morning sickness is no longer supposed to be debilitating, I've still been throwing up (and not just in the morning). Today, however, I woke up with no nausia at all. I also just feel remarkably clearheaded and happy. I was in such a good mood all day at work too. All thanks to a sudden massive influx in vitamins, minerals, living food, and superior hydration in just one day. I'm excited for how I feel tomorrow after eating this way for 3 days!

Anyhow yesterday for breakfast i had an apple and a banana-frozen-strawberry-oj smoothie. It's literally the best smoothie in all the land. I used to eat A QUART OR MORE of it every day for breakfast. The combination is so good! It should be a staple food for everybody, vegan or raw vegan, because it's just so easy and tasty and filling. And nutritious! Talk about a great way to get your fiber and vitamin c in.

For lunch I ate fruitarian sushi, another favorite of mine back when I ate all raw. I will create a recipe soon.

Dinner was creamy cucumber noodles, recipe once I get at a computer. These so simple. And so good, another all time favorite from when I was raw.

I was hungry just a little later so I also made myself 2 eggs, and black beans wrapped in corn tortilla shell with enchilada sauce. Another win, super good, and a great, healthy way to push in some protien for me and baby (: I've decided to modify the diet from how I used to follow it, to include quality protiens like eggs and legumes.

Today I woke up and had a smoothie for breakfast. Lunch was apples. Here's dinner:

But nom tho!! BBQ shredded carrots! Wrapped in homegrown cabbage leaves with a dill pickle. (: Here's a link to the recipe.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On My Mind//13

I've posted this link before but I just read it again tonight and I'm in love all over again. Seriously, read this!!

It Has Been A MINUTE!

Wow! It's been a while since I posted. It's been a while since I thought a lot about this part of my life! So much has changed since my last post, where do I start?

I would no longer call myself a vegan, hippie, or child anymore. Let me go on.

I'm pregnant!!! My fetus is 3 months old and I'm starting to show and my life has changed so much since I got pregnant, since I found out, and it's only going to continue to change at a rapid rate with the growth and birth of our child. I wasn't planning on the pregnancy obviously at 18 years old with plans for college but my boyfriend and I are both so excited for him.

I also slipped off the wagon. I began struggling again with eating disorder tendencies last winter and began eating unhealthy food with enthusiasm this past summer. Non fruitarian food is freaking good! Icecream, cookies, french fries, pizza, vegan burgers. There's a reason those foods are pretty much universally loved. My hair thinned considerably this summer though too and I can't help but wonder if that wasn't affected at all by my poor diet in the previous months. Wanna see it somewhere around its worst?

Remember how long and thick and nice it was when I was eating lots of healthy living vegan nutrients!? Let me refresh your memory if not.

Since then I cut most of it off and it's looking thicker and better but it's nowhere near as nice as it used to be.

I've been trying hard to eat healthy and also lots of protiens, but admittedly there are still a lot of bad foods in my diet that shouldn't be there for the sake and health of my future kid. I've been thinking a lot lately about how amazing I felt all the time when i ate all raw vegan. It seems pretty normal to think back to a time in my life when I was healthier and happier than ever, at a time in my life when I wake up feeling like I got punched in the gut by a train every day. And also at a time when I'm making a fragile, impressionable little person in my belly and have greater nutritional requirements than I've ever had before. I really wish to teach my child how to live healthy, happy, and fruitfully too. I've been dreaming of going back to a high fruit diet - obviously though, this time including plenty of healthy fats and protiens due to, well, you know. My little person.

From here out this blog is going to be dedicated to the story and struggles of a 18 year old girl learning about pregnancy and childhood in a whole new way as I relearn the art of raw vegan fruitarian veganism.