July 11, 2010

26 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    I can't get enough of the pink stuff! 🙂 Watermelon is the best thing ever..I'm convinced!

  2. Debra says:

    The Mango Cucumber Noodles look amazing! I have mangos too! I will have to pick up some cucumbers while I am out!

  3. Jami Smith says:

    I love your blog. Especially the awesome menu design!

  4. evergreen says:

    What a beautiful summertime menu!

  5. It's all so fruity and refreshing. Looks wonderful!

  6. Melissa says:

    I was feeling uninspired today, thank youm looks like these will hit the spot!

  7. Cynthia says:

    I just love all your recipes. Everything always turns out so yummy. I never look at the calories as long as it's raw. If it's cooked then I pay attention.

  8. Molly says:

    I do keep track of calories, because I'm under dr.'s orders to gain weight. I'm recovering from an eating disorder. I hit between 1800 and 2100 per day on a vegan, semi-raw diet.

    I enjoy your blog, and get lots of ideas from your posts, but I agree that your calorie counts are really low. My question for you is this: How do you stay active and healthy on such a small amount of food? When I was severely restricting my calories, I was eating between 900-1200 per day, but I never had any energy, and my body was in "starvation mode."

    How do you make it between meals if all you're eating is a watermelon shake, mango and cucumber, a salad, and some ice pops? Please forgive me for sounding antagonistic… I don't mean to be – I am just genuinely surprised, curious and befuddled. I am very new to the raw lifestyle – and new to veganism in general – and still trying to learn the ropes. I'm trying to figure out the diet as I go along, and hoping that I can learn some things from you.

    Thanks for reading this epic comment.

  9. Earth Mother says:

    Okay, this is THE quintessential summer menu right here. I mean, does it get any better than this? I could just lick the screen. But, instead, I'm going to treat myself to these 3 delightful meals tomorrow.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE every single one of your weekly menus.
    I never count raw calories. But I do limit how many nuts I consume in a day/week.
    Keep the crative raw juices flowing. I am so grateful for your site!!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  11. Molly,

    Thank you so much for your comment and I hope you're doing better now. Whether raw or cooked vegan, I eat about 1,200 – 1,600 calories per day and maintain my weight. That seems to be what I require and keeps me full.

    That's why I asked this question this week, because calorie consumption seems to be so individual. I was curious to see what others find is their optimal intake … or if they even count calories at all.

    I'm not a doctor and this is a recipe blog not intended as medical or nutritional advice. I would highly recommend you work out your own nutritional requirements with your health care provider.

    I do wish you the very best of health 🙂

  12. Molly says:

    Thank you! I suppose that is all that matters, isn't it… that you're kept full, satisfied and healthy. Thank you for answering my question. I look forward to many more intriguing posts. 🙂

  13. bitt says:

    I'm also licking the screen! I am loving watermelon and raspberries and pops this time of year.

    I don't count calories but I am paying more attention to portions than I used to on the raw diet. I have to make sure I eat enough veggies and not too many treats. 😉 I may do a calorie count of an average day at some point just for curiosity.

  14. bitt says:

    Molly, if you are reading this, you might consider reading Becoming Raw of Becoming Vegan for more menu plans and calorie counts. Lots of helpful nutritional advice there.

  15. Pam says:

    You are so fun and talented Lisa…love how you put your meals/menu's together. Enjoy!

  16. Tricia says:

    Your food looks so delicious, like always! Can I come over for dinner? Mmm….

  17. Genny says:

    Those N'Ice Cream Pops look amazing! I had some coconut and almond milk popcicles at Cafe Gratitude once that were dipped in chocolate, so great!

    Raw Foundation

  18. ac_4 says:

    the mango noodles look really good, i'll try it one of these days !

    and yes i do count calories, have been for over a year. it's a life style i've chosen to commit to.

    i try to eat 1000 calories or less per day . but 500s the goal.




  19. i love this and i'm so happy to have found your blog! i love the idea, it is wonderful to demonstrate that this kind of eating not restricted to only the wealthy!

  20. kelli says:

    yum, yum, yum, and YUM! i want to make the mango cucumber noodles asap!

    ps – i'm amazed at how inexpensive eating raw can be. even less if you grow your own!=)

  21. TheMia168 says:

    Dear Lisa,

    I have read many of your wonderful posts on Huffingtonposts, and lead me to your blog site here.

    I admire your courage and wisdom in participating and winning debates on some vegan-hostile blog sites. You have spoken for many of us. Thank you for that.

    and, most importantly, your recipes are absolutely delicious 🙂


  22. Kathy P says:

    I am hooked on this blog! I look forward to a new menu every week. I've tried quite a few of your recipes in the past, and can't wait to have some of these ones become my new favourites!

  23. Linda says:

    Wonderful drink. Prefer to leave out the lemon. I drink 2 quarts through out the day until dinner and always throw in some chia seeds. Its my morning breakfast. It gives me sustained energy until dinner. I've lost 18 lbs in 1 1/2 months. I enjoy your post and recipies.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Yum. That menu looks wonderful. Speaking of how much food one needs… I'd have to about double what you seem to eat to just stay functional, but it's interesting that you can do well on so few calories. Huh.

  25. Anonymous says:

    WOW! I wish I could also do that! Me and my alternative prostate cancer treatments center staff have been trying to trim our waistlines since January luckily we have lost a few pounds but we still want more. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Have a nice day!

  26. Paket says:

    Thank you! I suppose that is all that matters, isn't it… that you're kept full, satisfied and healthy. Thank you for answering my question. I look forward to many more intriguing posts