Three days in and I’m actually starting to feel really good. The migraine has finally subsided (yeah!) and my cravings are disappearing. On Fridays I usually stop at the LCBO (liquor store here in Ontario) before going to the grocery store. As I drove by today, I thought to myself, I’m probably saving quite a bit of money by not stopping there for 4 weeks. For many people, cutting out alcohol and coffee gives them enough savings to pay for the program, believe it or not.
Breakfast was one of my favorite smoothies, with dark cherries and mango, plus my greens. It doesn’t look pretty, but tastes amazing. Even my cat wanted to try it. Ollie was very curious about my food today, as you will see.
My new friend Amy and I met at Lettuce Love Café for lunch. This is an ideal place to eat during the program, as you don’t have to worry about gluten or dairy, as it is a vegan, gluten-free restaurant. The menu has a lot of variety so there is something for everyone. And yes, it’s all super tasty. My favorites are the bowls, the Goddess Bowl and the new Power Bowl. We are honoured to have their Buddha Bowl recipe in our guidebook for the second year in a row.
As you can see, my cat wanted to eat my afternoon snack. A simple snack of a green apple and almond butter can be quite filling. Speaking of filling, our dinner was Collard Tacos, recipe courtesy of Julie Robinson. It was more prep than anticipated and I think we got the extra-large collard leaves by mistake. I made the avocado salsa by Dr. Libby Weaver – which I loved – but it turns out my hubby doesn’t like cumin. Make sure you check before making this recipe that cumin is ok, as it’s not for everyone. Julie’s guacamole recipe does not contain cumin. The tacos were excellent regardless and one (HUGE) taco was enough for each of us. My hubby eats chicken so he added some sliced chicken to his.
Speaking of my spouse, I have to say that he is pretty amazing. He is super helpful in the kitchen, and takes care of a lot of the weekly prep that we have been doing for over a year now. That really helps both of us to eat well throughout the week. He’s also open to trying new things, so although he’s not sticking to the detox as strictly as I am, most of his meals are detox friendly. I feel very blessed to have partner that’s so easy going when it comes to food, especially since he didn’t eat this way (at all) when we first met. Last year he shared his testimonial with us, check out the video if you like.
First weekend of the detox starts tonight!