- A.M. alkalizing drink
- Protein pancakes with a small drizzle of agave & fresh strawberries
- Coffee + soy milk (see note below)
- Mid-Morning snack – 1 cup red grapes
- Lunch – Citrus Salmon Salad served over raw spinach with raw beets, yellow cherry tomatoes, 1/4 avocado and finished with fresh lemon juice and ground black pepper (Citrus Salmon Salad recipe follows)
- Afternoon snack: Rice protein powder with 1 cup organic soy milk
- Evening snack: Raw carrots + chipotle hummus
- Dinner: Red Thai Curry (chickpeas, sweet potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger simmered in a light coconut milk + red curry paste mixture. Finished with fresh minced mint & cilantro and fresh squeezed lime) + “Riced” Cauliflower with Peas
- 30 minute light strength training workout @ 5 a.m.
- 15 minute bike ride to work @ 7:45 a.m.
- 40 minute walk during lunch to get perscription refilled @ 12 p.m.
- 15 minute bike ride home @ 5 p.m.
Life Ain’t All Bad:
Today I am thankful for my open-minded husband who rather enthusiastically agreed to detox with me! He will be following a different plan – giving up gluten, beer and vowing to exercise once a day – and I could not be more proud! We could both stand to tone-up and shed a few pounds and I’m certain he will succeed (because seriously, a man just has to consider doing some cardio and *poof* they drop 3 pounds)!
I realize there are not a lot of husbands in the world who would join their fitness-crazed wife in a 7 day detox, let alone spend their life with someone who does 95% of the cooking vegan-style. I am eternally thankful for his patience with me in the kitchen as I am a fierce kitchen Nazi. I can’t remember the last time I let him cook a meal without me micro managing it. I try to relax, but I just can’t. I have been told all of this will change when the day comes that we bring our own baby home. Until then, though, I am extremely thankful that is he is patient as his crazy wife runs around the kitchen, madly chopping and shredding and steaming and sauteing up the next big vegan feast.
Going to spend some cuddle time with them after this post.
I think I will spend some time cutting out a dress tonight. For me, sewing counts as pampering.
Citrus Salmon Salad adapted from the Tone It Up diet plan
2 cans Trade Joe’s boneless, skinless salmon or other canned salmon, drained
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 grapefruit, cut in half and fruit removed + juice remaining once fruit is scooped out
2 green onions, chopped
Fresh cilantro, minced, to taste
Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Juice of one lemon
Combine salmon, bell pepper, grapefruit pieces, green onions and cilantro in a medium sized bowl. Squeeze lemon and grapefruit over mixture. Add salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. This is better if you make it the night before and let the flavors meld.