My mom got me this giant bag of baby greens from Costco, and since a girl can only eat so many salads a day, I decided to make some smoothies. This was while I was on sugar detox, and kind of bored with food, so it was a welcome change.
This one had a Granny Smith apple, a green-tipped banana, coconut milk, fresh ginger, and three giant handfuls of greens to fill up the blender.
After two and a half weeks on detox, this was so delicious and sweet.
(This was supposed to go up yesterday but Tumblr was being an ass.)
Last set of detox meals.
1. Lemon thyme chicken drummies with Greek salad.
2. Steak with roasted cauliflower and broccoli. (So. Tired. Of. Steak.)
3. Pork chops and asparagus. (I only ate half of this, and the rest was lunch today.)
4. Guacamole with pork rinds in place of potato chips. Yes, pork rinds.
Tomorrow is the final day of sugar detox.
"Soon," I whisper, as I caress the package of bacon in my freezer. "SOON."
Final week of detox starts tomorrow!
1. Carbo loading with some sweet potato the day before a long hike in the snow. I topped it with ghee, cinnamon, sea salt, and almond butter. It was so delicious.
2. Roasted eggplant.
3. I went to a birthday dinner this weekend. This was the only thing I could eat.
4. Post-hike breakfast. Eggs scrambled with spinach and sausage I made myself with ground pork and seasonings. (Most sausage has sugar in it.)
mezzo-cammin asked: That salad looks SO good!! *pins a medal on you* *hopes you're not bare-chested at the moment* Also, I was experimenting with oils and vinegar the other day, and tried a jalapeno-infused vinegar mixed with a coconut-infused vinegar shaken up with olive oil and pepper, and it was fantastic! :)
Vinegar and oil, and vinegar and lemon, are my two favorite ways to dress a salad. Jalapeno-infused vinegar sounds wonderful!
My stand-by vinegar is Trader Joe’s balsamic, which is a really decent balsamic for the price. I’ve had worse ones that cost twice as much. We have some family friends who own an olive oil store that also stocks some amazing vinegars, and they give me bottles of various oils and vinegars faster than I can use them, but I always gravitate back to balsamic. Lifelong fave!
msdistress asked: Hey, i've been meaning to start drinking green smoothies/juices, but my efforts always turn out pretty blah. Do you think your friend Holly would be willing to share some of her recipies?
Sure! This is a chart she sent me, from alifebalanced.com, that she used for reference when she started making smoothies:
And then she sent these juice recipes she likes from mindbodygreen.com:
Green Monster Juice
1 and 1⁄2 cups coconut water
1 handful kale
1 handful spinach
5 stalks celery
1 apple, cored and chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
1⁄2 bunch parsley
(Add the coconut water at the end.)
Delicious Detox Juice
3 stalks celery
1⁄2 bunch kale
1⁄2 bunch parsley
1⁄2 bunch cilantro
1 lemon squeezed
Simple + Sweet Green Flush Juice
1 green apple
1⁄2 inch fresh ginger
1 lemon, peeled
1 cup kale or spinach
She sent me some other smoothie recipes but they weren’t of the green variety. I wasn’t sure if you were looking for only green-type drinks.
Hope you like some of these! <3
Just about to embark on week three and I’ve reached the point where my appetite is diminished and I’m sort of bored with food and not all that inspired to make any.
These meals are from week two and you can see the progression here, where I went from a leftever pork chop with roasted veggies to a steak and some spinach with homemade aioli, to scambled eggs and chopped (organic, sugar-free) hot dogs to a salad.
First week of sugar detox is underway.
This is the first time I’ve done it right after the holidays, when I tend to eat a lot more things I normally don’t, and this is also the first time I’ve had such intense cravings on the first day. Which tells me I really needed to do this.
1. Scrambled eggs, steak, peppers. I marinated the sliced steak in lime juice, olive oil, and put some garlic and hot pepper in there, too. The peppers I sliced and stir fried, then put in the fridge so I can grab some when I want them.
2. Scrambled eggs, peppers, avocado.
3. More of the same steak and avocado.
4. Porkchop and roasted broccoli. I love these super thin porkchops because they cook super fast without drying out. I had two—they are literally like a quarter inch thick.
I also had many, many cups of herbal tea the first two days.
So far, so good. By the morning of the second day I’d lost so much holiday eating blot that my rings were already feeling looser.
Sugar detox starts tomorrow!
I got super lucky at the grocery store. A lot of stuff I wanted was on sale.
- 1 package hearts of romaine
- 1 sirloin tip steak
- A bunch of chicken (drumsticks, thighs, tenders)
- 2 packages of thin cut pork chops
- 1 head of cabbage
- 1 bag baby carrots
- 6 avocados
- 6 Granny Smith apples
- 2 bags sweet peppers
- 2 dozen eggs
The chicken was a super good deal and it was the stuff with no antibiotics etc. So that will last me for more than just this week.
I’ve got the steak sliced into strips and marinating right now, and I roasted some broccoli and cauliflower that I bought last week. I also cooked one package each of the drumsticks and the chicken tenders to make chicken salad, which will be served over the romaine. The rest of the meat is in the freezer.
Excited for tomorrow!