Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Hello again! So, I’m off for Christmas vacation and I’m loving it. My roomate, Kyle and I were able to knock out some leaf raking yesterday. It needed to be done! It looks great. Now if we could get the 30 bags of leaves picked up soon it would look even better.
I decided to experiment with a liquid breakfast this morning. It was pure improv with want I had on hand. It’s only a week and a half till the real detox!
Today consisted of these ingredients.
Here’s the recipe for 2 servings
Whatever you have on hand smoothie!
1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen berries
1 Tb organic peanut butter
2 C non fat milk ( I can't have milk during the detox. I didn’t have Almond milk on hand)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Hello again! I hope I have some of you on board to do this with me. :) Just think of how you will feel by eating healthy every day for a month. Then, just hopefully you would have created some lasting healthy changes. I think I may have even convinced Kyle (my boyfriend) to eat healthier for the month of January. He’s not in to the whole detox thing though.
Today I’ve been thinking of some meals I can cook for the first week of this detox. I guess there won’t be a whole lot of cooking but lots of blending. I thought I would share some of the recipes I’m thinking about making.
1 ¼ Cup Soy Free Almond Milk
½ Cup Coconut Water
2 Leaves Kale (I may use spinach instead because I’m using it for the green smoothie recipe)
½ Mango chucks (frozen if I can find them)
½ C Ice (if you Mango is frozen you won’t have to use as much ice)
½ C Almond Butter
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup frozen peaches
1 to 2 teaspoons agave syrup
1 ½ Cup Almond Milk
1 ½ Cup Packed baby spinach
1 ½ Cup Frozen Cherries or berries
Solid Lunch Options
Lots of veggies (broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, snow peas, tomato)
Diced Chicken (maybe from the Almond- Crusted Chicken below)
Honey mustard (Mix together Dijon mustard/honey/olive oil)
½ Cup Roasted almonds
1 Garlic Clove
½ Teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Blend together the above ingredients in a food processor.
Rub paste on seasoned boneless organic chicken breast halves. Bake 425 degrees for 15 to 18 min.
Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds
¼ Cup Slivered Almonds
½ Cup Quinoa
1 Yellow Bell pepper
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1 medium zucchini
1 Large celery stalk, dices
1 lime, halved
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast almonds until crisp, lightly browned about 7 minutes. Remove from oven set aside. Meanwhile, place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear
In a medium saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add yellow pepper, and garlic. Cook about 5 min.
Stir in quinoa, 1 cup water and 1/3 t of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 7 min. Stir in zucchini, cover and cook until quinoa is tender but not mushy, 5 to 8 minutes longer. Remove from heat
Stir in celery, almonds, and remaining 2 t of oil, season with salt, and fluff with fork.
Don’t they sound yummy? I tried to choose the lunch options carefully because I can’t cook up anything while I’m at work. I will be fixing these the night before and packing for the next day. A little over 2 weeks till I start the detox! I’m getting excited.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Here’s the basics of the plan:
Day 1-3 – Prepare your cleanse. Focus on whole grains, veggies, fruit, and fish and chicken. Avoid added sugar, dairy, and fried food.
Day 3- 7- Starting to detox. For breakfast have a fresh fruit/vegetable smoothie, juice, or soup. For lunch eat a healthy solid meal and back to the liquid for dinner. You can have snacks like raw veggies, fresh berries or raw almonds along with herb tea. No coffee or black tea!!! Aahhhh I’m a huge coffee drinker.
Your system is cleansed and your mind and body will be reenergized by this week. Aim to get in 7 servings of fruits and vegetables. Choosing fresh produce over canned. Instead of animal protein aim for vegetarian options. 3 to 6 servings of high-fiber whole grains (quinoa, barley, bulgur, oats, and brown rice). No white bread, rice or pasta.
The top goal for this week is shaking off bad habits and taking on healthy ones. Still no added sugar, process foods or fried foods. Still no coffee but you can have chi tea or green tea. Focus on how food makes you feel. Concentrate on chewing slowly. Aim to make each meal 20min.
Creating lasting change. Stick to your healthy eating plan and reflect on your positive changes.
More to come about my meal plan I’m making.