2 Jul 2012

break [the] fast

so the day before yesterday - i finally broke the juice fast. my mom had bought me a papaya and i had been letting it ripen the last few days of the fast so it could be the first delicious piece of solid food i put in my mouth on saturday.

i look kinda crazy... but hey, i go nuts for papaya

it was an other-wordly experience. i transcended! i could hardly even control the ecstasy that was food-tasting. if you ever lose your passion for eating, or think everything tastes bland - just drink juice for a week. the rest of the day i had a few pieces of fruit and then an AMAZING smoothie at gorilla food. remember how i was super stoked to eat a salad for the first thing? nah. i don't think i could've handled that much on saturday, plus i was only craving fruit, to be honest.

later in the day my muscles were getting really sore, especially in my legs. i also had a head ache. i suppose it was the final steps of my detox. i slept really well saturday night.

yesterday i ate several fruits most of the day. it was canada day! so my friend came over and we went downtown to celebrate. super fun ;) when we got home we made a raw feast of creamy pasta with mushrooms, basil and tomatoes along with an avocado spinach soup, and durian pudding for dessert! i will post all the delicious recipes in the days to follow :) don't ya worry. here's some pics to tempt you:


i hope you all had a great weekend; i sure did. namaste!

8 comments:

  1. You look so happy with your papaya!! Your raw pasta looks sooo good !

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    1. hehe i was! it was sooo goood :) thanks lysa

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  2. Emily! ! ! You are awesome! I'm so impressed that you did a solid 10 days..I haven't been able to get past a measly 3..lame. And that pudding looks AMAZING. I need to try durian, still haven't even seen (or smelled) one in real life.

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    1. MITRA!! :) you DO need to try durian. it's an experience. and thank you! i'm sure if you ever really needed to go through it, you would. you're strong.

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  3. lina palmJuly 03, 2012

    Looking forward to the recipes!

    I've read a little about you (your profile, "my diet", etc) and you're just wonderful. The way you think of food, nature and connection to the environment, I totally agree. I'm from sweden, and to have my own garden where I can grow my own raw food is a future goal.

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    1. wonderful! thank you, lina. i love hearing from people who have that same "earth-harmony" attitude towards food and living. growing your own food is the most rewarding, calming and connecting work!

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  4. i wanna be bffs so you could teach me how to properly make this ! help a canadian out lol

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    1. lol! we can be internet bffs. not quite the same but it will have to do.

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