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)!
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.
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.
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.
SALAD: mixed greens, grated carrot, grated cabbage, cucumber, yellow pepper, cooked pinto beans
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
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?