Im new to this. I just wanted to share my experience with you guys. I have been getting into the fruit thing. The last 2 weeks I have been starting my morning with a 3 banana half pineapple, strawberry smoothy. I make a blender full and sip it all morning at work. I have tons of energy. Then I would come home for lunch and eat cheese and high fat foods. The afternoon I would be so tired and sleepy. So today at lunch I made another 3 banana half pineapple, strawberry smoothy to see what would happen. I know what you guys are thinking LOL. Anyway, I had so much energy all afternoon right into the night. I love it. I looooooooove it. Also notice my fingernails growing really well.
Well we all start somewhere. You will definitely no longer notice the post lunch sleepies on a raw vegan diet. Maybe now you can do raw breaky and lunch ... and go from there!
I'm stoked that you're stoked! Really, to have found something that clicks ... you wanna click your heels and jump for joy, donchya? I'd just warn you with one thing about sipping anything for hours and hours. Be mindful of your teeth. Some raw fooders say that there is some hush hush about dental problems in the raw world. Are you aware of Frederic Patenaude? He's up there somewhere, I forget where ... somewhere in high snow country. He's got a website, a blog, and everything. In at least one of his blogs he talked about how people sip this and snack on that all day long, and that this is what leads many raw fooders to getting so many dental problems. When I saw that you sip on your smoothie all morning at work, the warning flag went up. If I understood Fred correctly, he said that bacteria that thrive on the foods remaining in our mouths excrete an acid and that is what destroys our teeth. So, if you're cleaning your mouth after each sip, then maybe you're okay, but it seems to me that it takes more than just a swish or two of water to remove all the little food particles and whatever else might hang around in your mouth after having a sip of a smoothie, no matter how smooth it is. I ought to add that Fred also sells stuff.... I have faith him though he sure does seem a little hyper with his sales tactics. All in all, he seems like a guy of integrity and I sure do believe him with respect to the dental issues in the raw world.