Bittersweet Day: Good News on Me,Bad News on Agave Nectar..

The good news:  I am going for a 100% raw week.  Seven days. 100%.  It’s a challenge and I am up for it!  I’m so excited to see how my body will feel once I am consuming more raw food, getting more greens, and not drinking coffee and splenda!

I’m a little sick today, so my appetite is small but this is what I’ve eaten so far today/am planning to have later:

Breakfast:

Warm water with apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and cayenne pepper (its my favorite cold remedy)

1 Banana

Lunch:

2 bananas mashed with a touch of almond butter, agave nectar, and cinnamon

Snack:

Green juice with cucumber, spinach, apple, and lemon

Dinner:

Pressed Cabbage slaw

Baby carrots

Raw Chocolate fudge

Check out Rawfoodpunk.com for all the recipes!

Now for the bad news.  I think I need to give up Agave Nectar.  And I think you may want to think about it too.  Doing some research today for some raw food inspiration, I came across quite a few reports that agave nectar is really quite processed, contains a less than healthy amount of fructose, and just isn’t quite as awesome as I thought.  See this article and follow the links within it and judge for yourself: Agave vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup.  The truth is, I probably eat too much agave nectar to begin with.  I have gotten in the habit of mixing it with cocoa powder and eating it with nut butter as a very indulgent snack.  Raw, maybe.  Ideal for optimal health, probably not.  I am not going to swear off agave nectar for good yet but I am definitely going to take this opportunity to switch back to the really healthy raw foods.  Eating more of fruits and veggies and less of the “approved sweeteners” and heavy nut butters.  Clean body, here I come!!

Eat Happy Punks. 🙂

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