Making More than Smoothies

Spinach Dip in a Blender

Raw foodist vegans don’t just eat smoothies. As you’ve seen during the week, I also made salads. Today, I made a Spinach Dip, with a full half of a lemon!

Lemon for the Spinach Dip

I discovered three things when I made it.

  1. One, I need to learn to make dips a little less watery. Husband enjoyed the dip, but also commented on the consistency.
  2. Two, avocado and spinach are a really great combination. I was supposed to add ground cloves to it, but I couldn’t find any in my spice cabinet. Maybe the cloves would have made it even better.
  3. Three, a lot of vegans use lettuce leaves as a veggie to dip with–I never would have thought of that until I did this week long diet. I usually think of celery, brocolli, things like that, but not actual leaves. Believe it or not, lettuce leaves and tomatoes dipped in this Spinach dip is really fun.

Spinach Dip

I can’t believe I’ve done a week of this diet, minus cheating on Friday night. I noticed that when I ate the shake and fries on Friday, it didn’t feel as good as having this diet. It’s like my body needs more veggies, but I’ve never noticed it as much as when I stopped eating all the fried and carb stuff for a week. I admit that I will not be eating like this for the rest of my life. It’s just too hard to sustain. I craved a lot of things and don’t like feeling like I can never ever have a cookie again in my life. Or feeling like I can never ever eat a pizza again, etc. It was definitely worth doing for a week and I highly recommend it. I think I’ll go back to my routine of making this one of my meals at least 4-5 times a week, but I won’t be eating raw and vegan every meal!

That being said, I loved this project and I recommend it –it’s a great test of endurance and it’s a fun way to learn how to use all the veggies in the green leafy section of the farmer’s market or your grocery store.


So proud of you and of your will power! Hummus Place to celebrate!!!