Hello! I’m pleased to report that it’s Day 9 of my cleanse, and I’ve managed to get through my second weekend of social events and stayed totally clean! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been rather lazy about picture taking, but I want to highlight a few of the meals I’ve had, especially since they show how easy it is to be resourceful on this cleanse. I’ve been re-using the same ingredients to create wonderful varieties.
Well, variety in everything, except my standard green juice. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.I have this every AM.
For lunch, I’ve been working with basic ingredients: dark leafy greens, beans, and squash.Remember the squash + collards + white beans dish from this week? I was out of white beans, so I pumped up the protein with nutritional yeast, and ate the remaining 1/2 a squash for a tremendously satisfying meal.
And because today is grocery-shopping day, I was really scrounging for stuff to make for lunch. Fortunately, I’m always stocked with beans and green veggies, and thus was born the quick and easy chick pea + greens tahini bowl.
I also made more of the cabbage/kale salad for a party I went to (where I sipped green juice), and ate the left-overs for a lunch.
Dinner has been a couple nights of a greens + cauliflower soup I got from the January issue of Martha Stewart Living (yes, I’m a subscriber, lay off), and a very quickly thrown together pumpkin “soup” I made by heating 1/2 can pureed pumpkin, with about 1/2 c almond milk, dollop almond butter, and cinnamon. It’s…okay. Sorry to have be all #bloggerpicturetakingfail on you for those.
Snacks are usually apples and almond butter, but being out on the weekend meant I grabbed an Apple Pie Larabar, which is Clean, but not my favorite choice since it’s pretty high in (natural) sugar.
I haven’t officially compiled my grocery list for this week, but I’ll be excited to change it up a bit, since it really has been “variations on a theme” all week.
Anyone end up doing some form of the cleanse last week? Anyone thinking about it this week?