For lunch, I had a pint of leftover Red Lentil, Turnip, and Parsley Soup from page 94 of Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well with 100 New Clean Food Recipes. I was still hungry and I wasn't prepared with many options that followed my self-imposed detox rules, so I ended up snacking on some pistachio nut butter (plain, as in, with a spoon). I got a large iced green tea (unsweetened) at the Starbucks at school and snacked on some cucumbers and hummus before my stats test. When I got home, I was VERY tempted by the leftover Butternut Squash Lasagna, but I wasn't very hungry and it was late, so I went to bed on an empty stomach for the first time in a while.
I did a little more meal planning last night to make sure I wouldn't be too tempted today. I packed some raw cashews, apples, carrots, cucumbers, and more soup for lunch today. And this morning, when I woke up, I made myself a real detox smoothie.
|Love that 20 oz Starbucks Reusable cup!|
1/2 large carrot
1 persian cucumber (with skin)
1 stalk celery
2 purple kale leaves
1 tb chia seeds
1 piece crystallized ginger
1 date, pitted
I popped all the ingredients in the Vitamix and blended until smooth. It's not the prettiest smoothie and it doesn't taste like dessert, but it's full of raw goodness, a full serving of veggies, 2 servings of fruit, tons of fiber and lots of healthy vitamins and minerals, not to mention some good old omegas.