Saturday, January 1, 2011

It’s a new year, it’s a new meal plan, it’s a new me!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all are eating your black eyed peas. I am ;)

I’m all set and ready for my new 28day detox starting Monday. I just got back from the grocery store and I feel like it’s going to be a good year already. I picked up a couple new items at Kroger that I’ve never tried before. One is Coconut water and the other is Agave. They are both ingredients for my smoothies next week. I was reading the labels and thought they were both very interesting and thought I would share.

Agave- “Agave is a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the agave plant. It’s low in glycemic index, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar. It’s 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less.” It looks like honey to me.

Coconut Water- “It has 15 times the electrolytes found in sports drinks, and is as natural as natural gets. It has more potassium than two bananas.”

I’ve tried Coconut water before while I was in Brazil. It was straight from the coconut. I wasn’t a big fan but maybe it will be better mixed with fruit.

For those of you just joining me I thought I would give you a brief overview of why I’m blogging about food. First of all, I love food! I’ve decided to try a new challenge. It’s call the 28day mind and body challenge I will be documenting everything I eat right here for the next month starting Monday. For the first 4 days I will be having a liquid breakfast and liquid dinner. I can have solid food for lunch as long as it doesn’t contain caffeine, sugar, process foods, dairy, or gluten. After the 4 days I can slowly add those back in. I’m looking forward to it because this will force me to be creative and dedicated.

See you all bright and early Monday morning!

Ramona