So as you all know,I have been on a sugar and gluten cleanse for the last week with Jen Fugo at the Gluten-Free School and although I have fallen off the wagon about 3 times–because I was called into do a temp job and didn’t have the time to cook– man I feel good. And I look great too.
|Kale Salad with avocado and blueberries. Topped with homemade lime vinaigrette|
I have been learning new ways to eat breakfast, checking my labels for everything and singing the mantra, “if it doesn’t grow in nature then I do not need to eat it.” Another clue, only shop the outer portion of the supermarket. Its filled with fresh produce and yummy things that are good for you.
|Red Onion, garlic and mushrooms|
|Throw it in an omelet and voilá|
Yesterday, I had meat for the first time in 6 days and I realized that 1) I didn’t miss eating it and 2) I did not like the way it made me feel. All heavy and sluggish, like sugar does, so today was my last day eating meat. I will only be eating fish and, once the cleanse is over, goat’s milk cheese. I stay away from white potatoes and only eat sweet potatoes.
|Quinoa cooked in almond milk infused with Stevia, nutmeg and cinnamon. Topped with pears and roasted almond slivers|
|Lentil Burger Patties|
Quinoa has become my best friend and in fact I have not had rice since Mother’s Day. And shortly I am testing out a recipe I created that is my twist on Rice Pudding but using Quinoa and Almond Milk instead. I am excited about my progress. My face isn’t so puffy and I drink crap loads of water and I just feel good. Here are some before and after pics.