First things first; my cleanse is going quite well. I finished week 1 in one piece; I’m feeling ‘clean’, have more energy, and haven’t felt bloated! I’ve had a headache or two, but this is supposedly normal; and they’ve not been bad at all. The only major negative I am experiencing is muscle soreness. As mentioned earlier, I am continuing to exercise as normal. Due to the minimal protein I am consuming, I guess my muscles are unable to recover as quickly as normal. Therefore- I am looking forward to adding seafood, soy and beans/lentils into my diet today!
One of the best things so far has been trying out new recipes. Here are a few of the items on my week 1 menu: butternut squash soup, tomato soup, various salads including slaws including avocado, bell pepper and arugula, roasted cauliflower and peppers, and sweet potato chips.
I’ll share more details on the best ones later. In the meantime, I’d like to share some juicing recipes!
I got my juicer for my birthday in February, and have had fun experimenting ever since! I started out with mostly fruits and a little veg. Slowly, I’ve added more veggies and less fruit. Typically, I just put whatever produce I have around and see what the outcome is.
The best results have come from some combination of carrots, apples, pineapple, grapes and oranges. These all taste nice, and yield a relatively large amount of juice. I was really excited about juicing greens- but they don’t yield as much juice. Lettuce and kale seem to do alright; spinach and arugula not so much. However, I do still use these in addition to other produce.
Okay, now for some recipes. These are some I’ve tried and enjoyed.
2 grapefruits, peeled
1 inch of ginger
6 leaves romaine
4 leaves kale
1 small beet
¼ cup fresh mint
(Okay, this one wasn’t great, but I think I could modify it to taste better.)
My goal for this week is to listen to my body. I plan to stop eating when my body tells me it’s satisfied, instead of stuffing it full. Be watching for some great vegetarian recipes to come!