Ok, bit of a crazy title for a blog post granted but it’s the first thing that came in to my mind and well, sometimes it’s good to go with first things that come in to your mind! Moving on. What do I mean by raw food anchors? I’m referring to the things that keep you stable in the raw food lifestyle whilst everything else goes a bit awry. Awry times for me tend to be when I’m away from home and my stupendous raw food kitchen (read vitamix – gosh I miss my vitamix).
I’ve been in Iceland for just over two months now and in that time the % of cooked food I’ve been eating has swayed from anything between 0% and 100%. This readers, is the stormy sea of raw food eating when you’re away from home.
I recall a friend of mine confiding that he had been eating a lot of cooked food but that he was still making sure he drank a green drink every day. I remember thinking that this was an excellent approach, that holding on to just one thing can keep you still in the game so to speak.
What I have been able to do is anchor myself in the raw lifestyle by using a few things that work for me. Having these things show up consistently whilst I’m on my travels makes sure I don’t forget what I’m all about, even when I’m lost in a sea of cooked food!
So what are these things?1. GREEENS!
Even though they are rather pricey here in Iceland there have been days where I’m all about the greens, even if it blows my daily budget I just gotta have them! Big bags of fresh greens like spinach, mixed lettuce and rocket have been real life savers.2. GREEN SMOOTHIES!
Again, being able to dive in to a big pint of green smoothie heaven has been a respite from the mind fog of cooked food I’ve been eating. There’s nothing more satisfying than glugging down something so green it should be illegal!3. RAW CHOCOLATE
Ok so this is the polar opposite of the greens but again, having something chocolatey and comforting – particularly in the shape of an Om Bar – has been awesome. I’m quite sure if I didn’t have access to raw chocolate here I might’ve flown home 7 weeks ago…