Our Diet

We read a lot of books and literature about raw foods and we inform us on the internet about the different raw food approaches, but we don’t follow any dietetic rules from anybody else. On our raw food journey we tried different things in order to find out what’s best for our bodies. And we’re always trying to do better and to improve our diet and therefore our health further.

In the following we write about our own experiences with raw foods. We don’t give any advice whatsoever and we don’t censure any other raw food diets.

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We like to eat mono meals, that means that we eat only one type of fruit or vegetable at a time. But we also eat simple salads or vegetable meals consisting of two to five ingredients (for example tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and one kind of lettuce).

We usually don’t juice or blend. Only exception is, when we eat oranges or tangerines, we like to juice them and then “eat” the juice including the pulp. This way the fiber of the fruits does not get stuck uncomfortably between the teeth.

We’ve tried a lot of juicing and blending and we ate mixed meals (with up to 6 or 7 ingredients at a time), but we both came to the conclusion that it is best for us to eat our foods unadulterated, in its original state as nature provides it for us and that we digest it best that way. We like to keep it as simple as possible. We don’t even use a refrigerator.

We always try to eat organically grown fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately it’s not always easy and if we aren’t able to get organic foods we try at least to eat locally grown foods. With tropic fruits that’s not always possible.

Our diet consists mainly of fresh, sweet and juicy fruits, such as mangoes, papayas, cherimoyas, melons, oranges and many others. Our calorie staples are bananas and fresh dates. Aside from that we eat vegetables such as celery, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, squash and greens, such as iceberg lettuce and spinach. We eat fatty foods such as avocados and occasionally young coconuts (juice and flesh). Clara eats additionally small amounts of nuts and seeds.

We try different wild greens from time to time, but so far we couldn’t develop a taste for them. We find them too bitter to be eaten alone and we don’t want to mix them with other foods just to get them down.

Our diet varies according to the seasonal supply of raw foods and the nutritional needs of our bodies.

We drink filtered tap water (reverse osmosis), that we fill into glass bottles. We both drink at least two liters per day and more if we do intensive exercise or if the weather is hot.

That’s all we need to prepare and eat our foods

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