DAY 1

It’s after 7pm, and I am drinking a herbal tea.  I made it through day 1 (as long as I don’t eat anything until tomorrow)!

Recap:

lemon water with a pinch of cayenne pepper

meditated for 8 minutes (it’s a start)

1 cup of green tea

smoothy around 11am – two handfuls of spinach, 1 cup thawed frozen berries, 1 banana, water.

Lunch was salad.

salad with tahini dressing

Walked for 40 minutes.  It was a beautiful day and I did a new loop. Discovered a lovely new street in my neighbourhood.

Snack: A raw cookie that I adapted from this one from chocolatecoveredkatie. I don’t recommend making these if you have issues with binge eating as they are SO GOOD it is hard to stop.  I’ll post my recipe adaptation and take a picture later.

Supper:  Quinoa with the leftover beans from lunch.

african inspired quinoa

Dessert: another raw cookie and a cup of herbal tea.

A LOOK BACK ON TODAY:  I felt great today.  I was never heavy into coffee so I didn’t experience any withdrawal.  I was a bit lightheaded during my walk after lunch, but this passed.  I was surprised that I didn’t feel hungry until about 11am, then my smoothie held me over until around 1pm.

RECIPES:

SALAD: mixed greens, grated carrot, grated cabbage, cucumber, yellow pepper, cooked pinto beans

Tahini dressing:

1/2 tablespoon french mustard

1 tablespoon tahini

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 clove minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh herbs (I used dill and parsley)

Stir or blend all the ingredients.  Mix in water until you get a consistency you like.  Add more of any of the above until you get the perfect taste for you.

QUINOA with beans and Kale

1 medium onion (diced)

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

salt and pepper to taste (go easy on the salt)

2 teaspoon chili powder

dash mace

1 1/2 cups dry quinoa

3 cups water

1 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1/3 cup sultana raisins

1 cup beans (I used pinto)

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

chopped fresh oregano and parsley to garnish.

In a medium sized pot, saute the onions with a bit of water until they are translucent.  Add spices and quinoa and stir for about a minute. Add the water, cover the pot and bring to boil.  Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.  Stir in the kale, raisins and beans then cook with lid on for another 5 minutes.  Taste and adjust the seasonings.  Now stir in the tomatoes and peppers then cook for another 1 -2 minutes.  Plate it and garnish with herbs.  Try not to overcook the veggies, but if you do it will still be tasty.

How did the rest of you do today?

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One comment on “DAY 1

  1. Quinoi was great for lunch, better cold on day 2, had more flavour. Thank god for those little cookies, I went for a walk and was feeling snacky…..there were no carrot stores nearby and my realization that all my usual snack locations were now evil dens of the grain made me panic a bit. No coffee this AM was hard too, my stomach is talking to me, it’s pissed.

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