Monday, September 2, 2013

Fully Raw September and a Peach Cherry Limeade Smoothie

This summer I spent a lot of time researching the 801010 lifestyle. I bought the book (see it here), started reading, and started following 801010.

What is 801010? It is a holistic lifestyle approach to diet, where your source of calories come from 80% clean carbs, 10% protein, and 10% fat. I felt great, and loved the results I was getting. I was building muscle, losing fat, and loving the way I felt. I started slacking off as July ended, and with the start of school, I completely fell off the bandwagon.

To help get myself back on the right track, I have decided that I am going to commit to going fully raw for the entire month of September!

What does fully raw mean?
To me, fully raw means following a low fat, raw vegan diet. This means no added salt, gluten, processed or cooked foods. Only pure, raw, fresh, living foods. It will be hard, but I am excited for the challenge.

Why go fully raw?
I feel my best when eating clean, unprocessed foods, and I am always up for a new challenge. I have never been totally raw for more than a few days at a time, so I want to see what longer term results may look like.

What results am I expecting?
I am expecting to lose a few pounds, feel healthier, and have a renewed sense of health. I am also expecting to see positive changes in my attitude and outlook on life!

I am also hoping that this will give me a new motivation for blogging here! I truly enjoy writing this blog, but I am still trying to find where I fit in in this big blogosphere.I am hoping to find a clear sense of self through this experiment.

To kick of my Fully Raw September, here is a yummy recipe I created today!

Peach Cherry Limeade Smoothie

2 large frozen peaches, about 3 cups
2 cups dark sweet frozen cherries
1 lime, juiced
2 cups water

Blend until smooth in a high speed (or regular!) blender. Sip and enjoy! This reminded me of the cherry limeades I would get at Sonic as a kid. Tart and refreshing.

Want to join me daily on my fully raw journey? Check out my Instagram where I will be showing daily updates! My IG is @SuchSweetSerenity.

Have you ever gone fully raw? Share your experiences!


xoxo, Brooke

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