Here’s my first update for the not-so-clean cleanse. I’m feeling well, and the sugar cravings are significantly reduced. Thank goodness! The cleanse is entirely plant based, so my protein intake has diminished. Given that this is not a long-term thing, I’m not worried about it.
Also, since I “allowed” myself to eat anything I want (so long as I really really really want it), I’m not feeling deprived. In fact, I haven’t really really really wanted anything. Hmmm…. perhaps it helps that I included wine in the cleanse…
Anyway – here’s a typical day of eats so far:
Breakfast: half a gala apple (pre-workout) and blueberry banana soft serve (post workout) *recipe below*
Snack: black coffee (simple pleasure) and raw almonds
Lunch: sweet potato (neither a fruit nor veggie, but I went for it anyway) and side salad topped with leftover fresh bruschetta
Snack: hummus and cut veggies
Dinner: roast Brussels sprouts (with a little salt & olive oil) and 1/3 butternut squash
Dessert: glass of red wine (surprise, surprise) and a few more almonds
*Blueberry Banana Soft Serve* (aka: the only way I can force myself to consume Sunwarrior protein)
- 1 frozen banana (peeled and frozen in chunks)
- 1/3 c frozen blueberries
- 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (plus water for thinning to desired consistency)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
Whip this up in a food processor and enjoy! It actually doesn’t feel to out of season since the temperatures here have been extremely mild, about 71 degrees or so over the past couple days.
- What has been your best meal lately?