Eating Raw and Working 9-5! How to manage it all…

The key to eating raw while working a 9-5 job is PLANNING. Let’s face it, working 9-5 can be hard at times, yet we often don’t know how to do BOTH: eat raw and work a full-time job. For many people, the answer is to switch professions so that they have more flexible hours. However, my first time as a raw vegan taught me that not only can you eat raw vegan while working 14 hours a day (I had two jobs), but you could excel at it!
The truth is that it all came down to planning. I would wake up at 4am, prepare my raw food and get dressed, and leave the house at 6am. I would return home at 9:30pm and go straight to bed, so that I could do it all over again. I didn’t have much stress because I didn’t think about work or my raw diet too much. I just created a plan, made alternations when I needed to, and then I did it. This was a HUGE life lesson for me because it taught me that it was possible. And even now, when I struggle with my 9-5 job and my raw diet, I am reminded that I was able to manage it before…so most likely, I am able to do it again!
And don’t forget to be creative in your planning! For example, last weekend I decided to prepare raw chocolate ice cream to take with me to work. The recipe was simple. Take 2 bananas, 1 heaping tablespoon of raw cacao powder, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla, and process in a food processor or high speed blender. Now, that’s only for 1 serving (about a cup). To make enough for the week, I multiplied the recipe by five. When I was done, I scooped the ice cream into the 8oz. mason jars (left 1/2 inch of room at the top), and then put them in the freezer. I brought all of the jars with me on Monday and stored them in the freezer at work. Now I have a cheap, delicious treat for those long afternoons at work. And think about it, for the price of one raw chocolate bar, I have raw chocolate ice cream for the whole week! Yum!


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2 Responses

  1. I love the ninja blender, You can make so quite a few diverse things with it, and it is really actually effortless to thoroughly clean trigger you just get the blade out then place it in the dishwasher. I seriously really like the containers it will come with cause you can do additional like solitary servings of smoothies, or you can make dip. If your getting this for juicing, I’m not sure how well it will perform for that because it will make a lot more like a smoothie, not a quite liquidy juice. Anyways, I assume it’s a very good option for generating nutritious food items. ninja food processor

  2. Eileen Midman says:

    Sounds wonderful! Cannot wait to start.

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