| | Monotony Is The Spice Of Life
Firstly there is tremendous variety possible in a raw food diet. I know someone who eats at least 200 kinds of fruits per year.
In terms of actually availability there many thousands of varieties of fruits and vegetables. What we can get in the stores is different. But once you know where to look, you'll start finding much more variety than you would have initially guessed. Plus you can mail order stuff you can't get directly in your own area.
But monotony really isn't an issue when you love what you eat. Personally, my diet is virtually the same day after day, and week after week all year round.
My staple is bananas. I make green smoothies every day. I make salads every day. Some days I have some avocado and many other days I have no fatty foods.
But I love the way I eat and never get bored of it. I also will eat other fruits as they are in season but basically I eat the same foods day after day. And I almost always eat the same quantity of bananas daily.
Do you see any horses or any wild animals complaining about their lack of variety in their diets? I suppose just eating grass can get kind of boring.
Well I know they can't talk. But nature has provided them with what they need in most cases.I don't think they get bored with what they eat. And you won't get bored once you rid yourself of the addiction to cooked food.
The problem is most people are cooked food addicts. The variety your looking for is a drug response. This need for variety and stimulation would never have happened to you if you were eating 100% raw your whole life.
Eventually you start to develop enhanced or what I call gourmet taste buds.
Once that happens you'll be enjoying plain raw foods without the need for fancy recipes. It's just a different state of mind brought on by eating simply. It's hard to imagine until you start doing it yourself.
But give it time and eventually you're body will change and so will your need for constant stimulation from your foods. Then you'll have developed gourmet taste buds and won't have the need or desire for gourmet foods.