Today is the 7th day of my detox, which tomorrow I will be starting my juice fast. So I made sure I had everything I would need to support me. Which includes organic coffee for an enema, chlorella for an implant, wheatgrass for juice, young coconuts, and any vegetables I would need for my mean green juice. Sometimes I have to go to a few different store if they are out of young coconuts.
I often get a question while people are on this detox, what are they do to if they simply don’t want to eat 100% raw food. Or rather, what can I eat if I want to cheat. First I would ask them to journal about why they are not satisfied with the food. And it usually comes down to emotional satisfaction. We want comfort foods, which literally comfort us when we are feeling angry, sad, overwhelmed, etc. So before you “cheat” on your detox, please explore why you want to. Is it physical or emotional? On a average I am intaking only 1000 calories per day on my detox. But it is filled with so many nutrients that I am physically satisfied. Anytime I want more is usually because I am feeling irritated about something else going on in my life.
So what do I eat when I want to cheat? I go to Chipotle and get their salad with sautéed onion & peppers, mild, medium, & corn salsa, and guacamole. Yes it’s not really a cheat. I normally order the same thing when I’m off my detox with the addition of rice & beans. But in world filled with energy soup & green smoothies… It’s my cheat. What else I recommend if you want to cheat is a vegetable soup, baked sweet potato plain, or stemmed vegetables plain. It’s important you try not to add fats to you detox because they stow down the cleanse. Such as beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, butter/ margarine, and oils. And it is really important you don’t add animal proteins and dairy since that is mostly what we are cleansing from!
- 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Kelp flakes
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds (approximately 2 medium)
- 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes (optional)
- 2 cups fresh green beans or broccoli, broken or cut into 3/4-inch pieces
- 1 can of organic chopped or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add the all the ingredients to a pot except the cilantro, peas, and lemon. Turn heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the peas, cilantro and lemon juice.
To read the orginal recipe go to: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/garden-vegetable-soup-recipe.html?oc=linkback