Sunday, July 17, 2016
Detox Diet Done
Now I move into the two weeks of eating the Elimination Diet. The author says this part is the most restrictive. It seems like a "holiday" to me as I get some food to CHEW.
Lunch will be as pictured above. A roasted (baked) sweet potato, stuffed with greens sautéed with onion and topped with slices of avocado (from Martha Stewart- Clean Eating). Breakfast was the Green Pineapple smoothie with the addition of a frozen banana to give it a bit of thickener. I added too much water when I made it. I was thinking "blender" instead of "Vitamix". The Vitamix needs far less liquid to do the job. I found out I appreciate a very thick smoothie. I am planning to make the red cabbage one again with blackberries this time.
The "elimination" part of my problems has worked it's way "out" with the application of Senokot. G had a bottle from his heart surgery so I thought it would be safe. It's gentle and works overnight.
I purchased a giant bag of young, thin, fresh green beans to eat. To CHEW. For my snack later in the day or I might just enjoy a bowl of watermelon chunks.
Discovered a nice Thai recipe (on Martha Stewart) to make with coconut milk, chicken, ginger, garlic and some of the pineapple left over from the smoothie making. I can't add the hot chili pepper but the ginger can be quite spicy on it's own. I get to eat this with some brown rice.
Day Three is turning out pretty swell. It rained overnight. The garden is nice and wet. I am going out to pick beet greens when I finish here (risking mosquitos) and then I think I will settle on the couch and read. But before I do that, I think I will go and watch more Clean Eating videos.