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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mid Week Cleanse: Dia Dos

Day Two down of my short work week cleanse.  Are any of you cleansing with me??? ...Or let me guess, you're just living vicariously through my short cleansing journey.

I added a couple beets in today since they are such great liver cleansers.  The red one was used in my pressed juice and the golden was used in today's recipe:  Hara Mara Inspired Skinny Dip.

Here's what i've been munching today...

5 am: 1/4 of a cantelope, red rooibos tea

breakfast, 8:30am: 1/2 of a fresh pressed juice (1 bunch celery, 1 head romaine, apple, beet, lemon, stevia), 1/4 of cantelope

mid morning snack, 11:30: remaining half of pressed juice

lunch 1:30pm: remaining 1/2 of the cantelope, one hard boiled egg

mid afternoon snack, 3:30pm:  carrots and cut jicama sticks with hara mara inspired skinny dip made with avocado, carrot, and yellow beet. (see recipe du'jour below)

early evening snack, 5pm: nibbled on strawberries at the farmers market.  YUM!

dinner 7:00: steamed broccoli with a dressing of avocado, tamari, tahini, and stevia sprinkled with pan toasted sesame seeds.

The toughest part for me generally is the night time when i get my sweet tooth on.  The best way i have found to handle it is with either a cup of mint tea, a little bowl of fresh cut fruit, or a smoothie or green drink.  Last night after dinner i sliced a banana and a few strawberries...perfectly cleanse approved sweet.  Another great distraction from your sweet tooth is to get yourself moving.  Consider taking a yoga class to wind down your day or a trek around the hood with the pooch.

Here's your recipe du'jour:  Hara Mara inspired Skinny Dip

Ingredients: 1 carrot, 1 golden beet, 1/2 a large ripe avocado, 1 lemon wedge, 1 clove garlic

Chop the carrot and golden beet.
Steam or boil both until soft
Let veggies cool briefly then add to your blender with 1/2 a large avocado, 1 clove of garlic, squeeze in a lemon wedge, and blend well to puree.  You'll need to use a plunge or spoon to help push the ingredients in the blender.  If you need liquid to get it moving (i didn't) you could add a small amount of water from the pot your boiled/steamed your veggies in,  a teaspoon at a time.

Eat with any veggie crudites: carrots, jicama, cucumber, etc

*pictures from google images.

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