Well hello everyone! First, I want to apologize for not posting yesterday about my lunch that I had on the first day of my cleanse. The first day went so smoothly and wonderfully but then the second day I truly felt awful. I wasn’t able to get the full 8 hours of sleep due to my work schedule so that got me in a bad mood straight off. After being up for a couple hours I felt weak and shaky and had a migraine so bad if I could have ripped my head off I would have. I couldn’t really figure out what was going on for the longest time but now I realize. DUH caffeine withdrawal! So needless to say I was in no position to post. I never really thought I consumed that much caffeine but when I took a good hard look at the things I regularly eat and drink (tea, chocolate, coffee), I realized I probably take in wayyy more than I thought. I never thought I would feel THAT bad! This has opened my eyes and I will really try to monitor that a bit more post-cleanse. Because yesterday was really unpleasant!
I also recently read something about a “healing crisis”: based on Herings Law of Cure that when you detox your body will heal itself from the head down, inside out and in the reverse order as the symptoms were acquired. I wonder if the headache and weakness could be attributed to that? I get migraines that I often cave and take medications for, so that seems plausible as well. If you want to read a little more on that, check out this article at Renegade Health: The Detoxification Process — Does it Really Exist?
But today I feel so much better! Still a little tired but I’m hoping that will sort itself out soon. But well enough to do a WIAW post! Since yesterday I really wasn’t thinking about taking too many pictures, maybe I’ll just showcase a couple things I’ve been eating over the last 3 days!
WIAW- A sampling of the first 3 days of my cleanse!
green smoothie, classic and cleanse-friendly!
Lunch and Dinner:
Banana Romaine Wrap (recipe below!)
Hemp Seed Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles
Green Smoothie again! (unpictured though)
Lemon-Apricot Hemp Seed Power Bars
Update: click here for the power bar recipe!
Unpictured Sunflower seed hummus with chopped bell pepper
Unpictured Berries with almond milk and coconut flakes
Unpictured pears and apples
Hot Almond Carob Drink
Naked Green Machine Juice
Dandy Blend and Pukka Vanilla Chai Herbal Tea
So hopefully that gives you all an idea of what my days have been looking like! While I wasn’t actively trying to add an additional cup of veggies to my meals and snacks, I have definitely been eating my fair share! If anyone is interested on more specifics, let me know! I am planning on sharing a couple of the above recipes so stay tuned!
Banana Berry Romaine Wrap (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw)
Adapted from the recipe in Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live.
These are great as a snack or lunch and have all the flavour of your traditional almond butter, banana and jam combo, with the crispness of the romaine. Best of all completely raw, no grains and completely added sugar free! Make sure to use raw almond butter for completely raw.
1 or 2 romaine lettuce leaves
berries of choice (I used raspberry)
So this is really easy. Just take 2 large romaine leaves and carefully spread on almond butter on one half. Add sliced bananas, berries and sprinkle cinnamon and a tiny bit of sea salt.
Carefully roll up starting with the side you spread everything on. Cut in half for easier eating.
And that’s it for another What I Ate Wednesday! See you all soon :)