Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday: Spring Detox 2012


Hello and Welcome to the Two Thousand and Twelve edition of... Spring! It's that lovely time of year when we no longer have to shovel the snow, might start to get a little color on our pasty white skin and start to get rid of junk we don't need!

Junk we don't need? Now that can mean the shoes in the back of your closet that you bought for your cousin's wedding in 2005, or it could mean the emotional baggage you've been carrying around since your prom date ditched you... Or it could mean the residual waste hanging out inside your intestines from all that "comfort food" you've been scarfing through the winter months. Even if your junk scarfing has been kept to a minimum your body can definitely benefit from a bit of a cleansing. Being cooped up inside buildings circulated with the same air over and over for months on end can take a toll on your body. Even if you use natural cleaning products, water & air filters in your own home, commercial buildings (your workplace, gym, grocery store, hospital...) often use tons of chemicals that are less than ideal for anything aside from cleaning. With repeated exposure, many of these compounds can build up in your body and cause serious damage.

Taking a break from as many chemicals and unhealthy items as possible is a nice thing to do for your body. Especially your liver, which is who gets to deal with all that kinda stuff.

This year our detox is:
-a 7 day program
-dairy free
-sugar free*
-alcohol & drug free
-banana free
-gluten free
-whole foods based

*No sweeteners, whole foods only such as unsweetened dried fruit like dates & raisins.

Some of what we're having includes: Curried Lentil Soup, Moroccan Coconut & Chickpea Soup, Black Bean Taco Salad, Nori Snacks, a variation of Nom Bites, Zucchini Hashbrowns with poached eggs, Baked Coconut Lentils and the list goes on!

Moroccan Coconut & Chickpea Soup

I'll be sure to share with you along the way, as some of the recipes we've got planned we've never had before! You can subscribe on facebook to keep up with me!

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