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Raw Food Journaling

During your transition to raw or high raw food,(or changing your life in ANY way really), keep a journal to track what your eating and how your feeling. This will help you discover what works and what doesn’t. Refine as you go. Journaling will help you sort out your emotions and addictions around food also. 

Get a notebook and number it with 30 days. On each day write the following. Add anything else that comes to mind or is significant to you. Once a week look back to check your progress and feelings. Happy Journaling!

Affirmation for the day:

  • Date:


  • What I ate for breakfast:
  • How I felt an hour after I ate:
  • My thoughts, feelings and intentions for the day:
  • Gratitude list:
  • My goals for the day:
  • Action steps:
  • How I will add joy, relaxation, adventure, self care today:
  • Other morning thoughts:




  • What I ate for lunch:
  • How I felt an hour after I ate:
  • Other thoughts:


  • What I ate for breakfast:
  • How I felt an hour after dinner: 
  • Food Log:
  • Fruit:
  • Veggies:
  • Greens:
  • Protein:
  • Healthy Fats:
  • Water:

Choices that did not support my highest good:

Overall Feelings:

  • Mood
  • Energy
  • Cravings
  • Digestion

I love myself today because: 

Add anything you find important and worth noting! 


Here are a few Breakfast recipes for you to try out! Enjoy!


Almond Milk


  • 1 1/2 cups of raw almonds, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 dates or 2 tbls agave/ honey/ pure maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom  
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp lecithin, opt, emulsifies and stabilizes the milk 


Blend well in a high speed blender and strain, will keep for a day or so but best used right away. Use as is or on raw granola.


Raw Granola


  • 1/2 cup each almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans 
  • 1/4 cup flax, ground 


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup dried berries
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


Pulse chop nuts and seeds in the processor a few times, pour into a large bowl. Add flax  or chia, berries and cinnamon. Use as is or add 1/2 cup maple syrup, agave or honey, mix well and dehydrate for 2 hours. Top with raw yogurt or almond milk and some fresh fruit or sprinkle over desserts.


Raw Coconut Yogurt


  • 3 cups meat from a young thai coconut
  • 2 cups coconut water (add filtered water if the coconut doesn’t make 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp probiotic powder or empty 2 capsules into the mix


Blend in a high speed blender. Put in a covered jar leaving 1 1/2 inches space from the lid so there is room for the yogurt to expand. Place in the dehydrator at 75 degrees for about 8 hrs. Place in a jar and put in the fridge. Will keep for about a week.

 In love and health, Lori Clayton LMT, CHHC