My Fourth Raw Monday | Raw Salad Recipes

My Fourth Raw Monday | Raw Salad RecipesIf you are looking for weeks 2 and 3, don’t bother. They were a lot of learning and lessons that can be summarized here…

1. I was making eating raw WAY TOO DIFFICULT

2. I was making eating raw WAY TOO EXPENSIVE

3. I was making eating raw WAY TOO CALORIC

So here I am at week 4 and here are my NEW “Raw Monday Rules”…

1. I only make ONE meal from a recipe

2. The other meals/snacks are either fruit, veggies, salad, or nuts

3. I eat primarily whole foods and not store bought raw packaged stuff

4. I look for meals where the MAJORITY of the meal is fruit/veggies

5. I look for meals with lower caloric count (unless it’s dessert I make raw that day of course)

6. If the meal does call for large amounts of nuts, dates, oil, or other calorically dense foods, I use a tad less

Armed with my new rules and lessons I have learned over the past month, I feel confident in my raw journey ahead.

So today I made a DELICIOUS recipe from rawmazing.com…

Curry Carrot Salad

4 cups grated carrots, (approximately 10 medium carrots, grated)
2 cups snow peas, sliced into 1/2-inch long pieces
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
1 bunch scallions, sliced thin

Curry Dressing

1/2 cup cashews, soaked for at least 6 hours and drained
1/2 cup fresh almond milk (you can use water but it won’t be as flavorful)
2 teaspoons sweet yellow curry powder
1/2 teaspoon nama shoyu
1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of choice
Himalayan salt to taste

I also added cilantro to the “salad” and garlic, turmeric, and ginger to the “dressing”

1. Toss carrots, snow peas, pineapple, raisins and scallions together in a large bowl.
2. Place all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
3. Pour dressing over salad and mix through to coat all pieces.

This salad is seriously AMAZING, the only problem is that is serves 6 and I ate the whole thing. YIKES!!

So now the only RAW MONDAY issue I am having is over-eating. Any suggestions?? I have been posting recipes and pics here…

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I would love to get some raw-dvice from any experts out there!!!

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