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.