A Real Raw Day

Nearly everything I ate today was raw and it was all healthy. I was very pleased with myself.

I used ‘Raw Living’ by Kate Wood for inspiration and the first recipe I wanted to try was one she calls Breakfast Pudding.  I adapted the recipe slightly.  I put 1 tbsp sesame and pumpkin seeds in water to soak for 1 – 2 hours as soon as I woke up.

pumpkin and sesame seeds I felt peckish so munched on some grapes.Grapes

Banana and Apple Breakfast Pudding

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 Granny Smith apple with core removed, cut in to chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 tbsp seeds, soaked for 8-12 hours
  • 1 tbsp flax oil


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth

flax oil, apple and banana

This was very tasty.  Using a less sweet apple such as a Granny Smith prevents it from becoming too sweet and the texture was lovely.  A great start to the day.Apple and banana breakfast pudding Harvey always makes sure the animals are fed at the weekend.feeding tortoise Our tortoises’ favourite food is dandelions.ortoise with dandelion flowers Lunch was simple, very healthy and yummy.

Salad with Mashed Avocado and Seed Sprinkles

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 3 Romaine leaves, washed and cut in to strips
  • 4 chicory leaves, washed and cut in to strips
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ½ a red pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • salt
  • Garnishes e.g. olives and seeds (I used a mixture of sunflower and pumpkin seeds and pine nuts)


  1. Prepare vegetables and assemble in a large bowl
  2. Mash the avocado in to the lemon juice and season with salt
  3. Stir the avocado through the vegetables so they are evenly coated
  4. Garnish with olives and seeds

Raw chopped veg and avocado salad with olives and sprinkles olives salad 5-5 2 salad 5-5 1 I spent hours pottering in the garden, planting out flower seeds and tidying up.packets of flower seeds I find it soooo relaxing,being outside sowing seeds.Little flower pots I did treat myself to a new plant too.Senetti by brick wall I love the colour of this lovely Senetti.Senetti close up Late afternoon we set off for a walk over the road.The sheep farm Well, 12 legs walked and 2 cycled.H. cycling in to woods The bluebells are out and the scent in the air was heavenly.Bluebells in woods Look at the sizeof this enormous ant hill!Giant Ants nest

Scots Pines

Supper was more raw vegetables served with a delicious alternative to guacamole.

Guacamole with Tahini and Miso 

Ingredients (serves 2)

Juice from 1 lemon
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 large tomato, cut in to quarters
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Tahini
1 tsp Miso
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
Kelp powder or salt to taste


Add all ingredients to blender and blitz until smooth.  Serve with raw vegetables.

Ingredients for dip Guacamole with tahini dip Raw veg with guac and tahihini dip


A day well eaten 🙂

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to A Real Raw Day

  1. SUPERNU says:

    The salad with the avocado looks great, I especially love the close-ups.

  2. Pingback: Heal Thyself | Lose Weight and Gain Health

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