There actually are two more Wednesdays when I’ll be on this cleanse, but I won’t be blogging those eats as it’ll just depress me, haha.
Ooh before I get started, I updated yesterday’s 20 Questions post because I had mentioned that the ‘coolest’ thing I had done all week was make progress in a new yoga pose but I didn’t know the name.
Well, as I know you’re all dying to find out (really I just hate leaving things unanswered!), I asked my teacher and it is Bird of Paradise pose. I updated yesterday’s post with photos of what the pose looks like in full execution. Right now I’m working through level 1 of the pose, which looks a bit like this:
But it’s progress people! New poses always get me super excited :).
Anyway, back to WIAW… here are just some random eats from throughout my first week on this cleanse so you can get an idea of what it’s like. Honestly, it’s not all that bad – it’s easy enough when I’m at home, it’s eating out that’s been tough (my friend, who is Mexican, threw a birthday party where she cooked up Mexican food for everyone and I showed up with a quinoa salad and proceeded to eat only that all night while people around me enjoyed the delicious Mexican goodies. Yeah, that was close to torture.)
Aside from the most delicious gluten-free pancakes EVER (make them with almond flour) thanks to The Daily Dietribe, breakfast has been oats as usual, cooked in rice or almond milk with a few tablespoons of almond flour thrown in for thickness and protein. I’ve been topping it with applesauce and broken up walnuts.
I also made Clean Eating Chelsey’s vegan gluten-free blueberry banana bread (make it with 1 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup coconut flour for an amazing moist turnout) and I threw in some walnuts for crunch!
Mine does not look nearly as good as Chelsey’s, but I promise it tastes great!
Hummus on brown rice crackers has also been a saviour when I don’t want anything sweet.
Cheese-less butternut squash risotto, adapted from my recipe, with roasted vegetables marinated in Dijon mustard, oil and balsamic vinegar.
Chinese stir fry (a la my recipe here, but without the soy sauce and oyster sauce and instead made using Bragg’s).
And lucky girl, I found a restaurant willing to make me some sushi using steamed brown rice (because they put sugar on the sushi rice usually) so I have been having a couple of vegetable rolls now and again (that don’t look like the above photo I took last year because, well, they’re made with steamed brown rice…). Sorry for not having a photo but I inhaled the sushi so fast when I got it because I was just so glad to be having sushi again. I used Bragg’s to dip it in rather than soy sauce.
- Let me know if you have any questions about the cleanse at all!
- What’s the best thing you ate this week?