Look at the pictures to see the keychains I made this week for an order! I love the ones with the bling the best. I need to remember to post pictures from all of my Etsy orders.
As for my dinner juice last night that my husband made, he put burdock root, garlic, oranges and tomatoes in it! Tomatoes! I have a love/hate relationship with tomatoes. I don't like to eat them, but I love to buy them and cook with them and I love the way they look in dishes, however, I usually pick them out. Anyway, I really hate tomato juice, but I didn't taste it at all in the juice. Probably because the garlic was so strong. Very sneaky husband I have!
Today, I started to get a headache around 5:00 a.m. I got up and drank about 20 ounces of water and it totally went away.
My morning and afternoon juices included carrots, celery, beets, an apple, ginger, spinach, cucumber, parsley, kale and tomatoes. It was really good! I probably could have skipped the ginger and then it would have been awesome, but ginger has so many health benefits so I put it in.
During the afternoon, I started making dinner because I knew that I was not going to continue with the fast beyond dinner. I made lentil soup with a ton of veggies. It was weird to cook without tasting. I also made a sweet treat - mashed bananas, homemade applesauce, a dash of vanilla, cinnamon and oats. Mix it all together and bake! They made the house smell awesome and made me hungry!
I had about 80 ounces of water, seven cups of decaf tea and three and a half glasses of juice (~46 ounces). I was also down another pound.
Mitch and I had a last juice, about 5 ounces, a little before dinner.
Breaking fast - we had some cucumber slices, blueberries, dates and homemade applesauce. So great!
The lentil soup was AMAZING! I was really happy with it and I will definitely make it again. Sweet treat was also yummy!
Some of my take aways from this fast:
I didn't enjoy fasting and it took daily motivation to keep me on track. It was definitely easier since Mitch did it with me. When you detox, you always have to keep your eye on the prize. My prize is I have a new outlook on eating. I definitely got away from healthy eating during my pregnancy last year. Now, I am more focused moving forward.
I plan to do this again in the Spring and urge you all to try it too! Cheers!
I woke up with a RAGING headache! I was surprised because it felt like a caffeine withdrawal headache. I used to get those when I was addicted to caffeine and tried to give it up. I am surprised because I am not addicted to caffeine any more. The headache did not go away until I had a cup of tea and my first glass of juice. I don't want to feel that again!
My first juice consisted of carrots, an orange, beets, celery, kale, spinach, lettuce, an apple, ginger, burdock root, parsley and a cucumber. It was really good and hit the spot.
This morning, I was super energized! Jumped on the scale this morning and I am down 4.2 pounds. Again, I am not doing this for weight loss, but a lower number on the scale is always good in my opinion :)
By dinner, I had had two and a half juices (~16 oz), five cups of tea and 70 ounces of water.
I am not sure what was in the dinner juice. My husband made it and I wasn't watching and I didn't ask. There was definitely garlic and an orange though.
It is before bedtime and I have been sluggish all afternoon.
I am excited for this fast to conclude tomorrow night. More because I have had time to reflect on my eating habits moving forward. I feel like I have more clarity about that and even if that is all I take from, then I will call this fast a success.
My head is in a much better place today. I am not thinking about food as much (staying away from TV helps with that) and I have a more clear picture of why I am doing this in the first place.
My first juices were made with spinach, kale, asparagus, an orange, pear, apple, wheatgrass, celery, carrots, beets, cucumber, burdock root and rhubarb. It made about 39 ounces of juice. I drank that juice all day along with an insane amount of water and some decaf tea.
It is 7:30 p.m. and I have had 5 or 6 cups of tea and about 70 ounces of water.
Dinner juice was kale, spinach, asparagus, celery, carrots, beets, ginger, cucumber, an apple and burdock root. I have been so full today that I could only drink about 4 ounces.
So far, I have not had much of the detox symptoms. The only thing I have been feeling is coldness. Some hot tea helps so much!
I wanted to do a small dessert juice of carrot and orange juice, but I am way too full. Maybe tomorrow....
A great alternative to the popular dish, chicken fried rice, is what I made for dinner tonight.
I took a large pan and mixed 3/4 cup of quinoa, 1 and 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Once the quinoa is cooked, add 1 chopped onion, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder (or use 2 cloves of garlic), 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 cup chopped cooked chicken and let cook.
In a separate pan, scramble 3 eggs and mix it in with quinoa mixture and voila! Dinner is served! This dish is easy to make and so delicious!