So yesterday I had to make up for not running over the weekend and ended up having to fit in a 20-miler into my regular workday. After said experience I learned that it is a much better idea to just suck it up in the rain and run on the weekend so that you have time to REST the next day! I actually split into two runs to make it more doable: 7mi before work and 13 mi after work. Man was I hurting today!!
I knew my muscles had some serious repairing to do, so I figured I should fill my body with as many clean nutrient-rich foods as possible. I started off the morning with a Popeye Special (in honor of St Patty’s), followed by a big salad for lunch and decided to continue the raw trend into dinner.
You’re lookin at Raw Ginger-Carrot Soup! …with some chip & salsa on the side. Ok, so not completely raw.
I used a recipe from the Clean Program recipes – the detox program that my sister & her hubs is doing with a few modification just ’cause I like my food spicy. 🙂 Check it. It makes a lovely dip for my chips too…
Raw Ginger-Carrot Soup (makes 2-4 servings)
- 1.5 c. butternut squash, peeled & diced
- 2 c. carrots, diced
- 1/2 c. zucchini, diced
- 1/4 c. red onion, chopped
- 1/4 c. celery, sliced
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2-inch chunk fresh ginger
- 4 c. water
**after pouring my bowl I added 1/4 tsp garam masala, pinch white pepper and a generous pinch cayenne. Love in a bowl my friends.
Simply throw everything in the Vita Mix and blend until creamy. Serve at room temp or heat slightly.
Question: Have of you guys ever tried going totally raw??