I’ve recently signed up for a 3 day raw program with Kate and Becky at Natural Instinct Healing in Ubud, a beautiful town in Bali, Indonesia.
Below my food diary of the raw experience.
Day 1: Saturday
Kickstarting the morning with a papaya smoothie before yoga.
Breakfast: Heart shaped mango and star shaped papaya plus nut mix in cashew milk. There’s more…
We added locally grown passionfruit to the breakfast too. Love the crunchy and citrus zing to it.
Dinner: Delicious wakame, beetroot and carrot salad topped with avocado and sesame seeds. Always look forward to the sun-dried tomato flax seed cracker as a side.
Day 2: Sunday
Breakfast: Tropical mix filled with dragonfruit, pineapple, shredded coconut and nuts.
Lunch@ Soma with Kate and Becky – Raw hummus, live pizza and thai salad.
Dinner: Guacamole and an assortment of dips with fresh carrot and red pepper sticks.
Yes, you can eat these flowers and they taste interesting…
Dessert: Raw chocolate, date bars and cinnamon balls from Bali Buddha.
Day 3: Monday
Breakfast: Star shape papaya, fruits served with cocao powder and almond milk.
Lunch: Spinach salad, celery and tomato served with walnuts.
Dinner: Zucchini noodles with french beans and tomato.
So what exactly is raw food? A plant-based diet of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Why go raw?
1.Raw food contains enzymes which are proteins that aid digestion, immune function, brain activity and energy production.
2. Cooking food destroys 50-80% of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while raw foods maintain a high water content so many people feel years younger when they eat raw.
3. Most of us are acidic from eating processed food, wheat, sugar, meat and fish diet. Raw foods are alkaline and helps to balance our bodies PH.
(Source: Found on the menu of Soma restaurant)
Overall, I really enjoyed the raw retreat and would like to go back and do a longer one next year. I’ve also learned to be more aware about raw food and its benefits.