I have to say one of the biggest benefits of being on the 30 Day Whole Body Detox is how much more I taste. Sweet food tastes sweeter and savoury dishes explode with flavour. This is so important and powerful considering most of us follow our taste buds when choosing our foods. After a few days and weeks on the detox, foods that normally come across as bland when eaten now taste wonderful ! Before I continue and for those reading this blog who are not familiar with this program, let me be clear. This is not a calorie counting program or diet. You eat tons of beautiful whole foods on this system and there is plenty of opportunity to cook simple delicious sweet and savoury recipes that are great for the whole family. As your body becomes accustomed to no longer eating refined sugars and processed foods, your taste buds begin to change and crave simple ingredients. I even love my vegetables now ! I must confess that for most of my twenties and thirties I loved anything rich and savory. A meal was not complete without a buttery sauce on my protein and I wasn’t satisfied without some kind of starch like mashed potatoes slathered with butter or gravy. Simple was boring to me and not worthwhile. How things have changed ! Now my taste buds are happy with a kale salad rubbed with sea salt and olive oil and dressed simply
with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette (from the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe and Guide Book). Today I made the Luxurious Tomato Basil Sauce from the Oh She Glows cookbook using cashew cream which I made last week for the very first time and froze for future use (ie. desserts, whipped cream, creamy sauces).
Raw Vegan Cashew Cream
- 1 cup of raw cashews soaked for at least 2 hours or overnight (on counter or in refrigerator)
- Once soaked , drain and rinse them well
- Place in your blender or food processor and add a little bit of filtered water (for desired thickness)
I also added some extra nutritional yeast for added cheesy texture. Again , simple ingredients that exploded with flavour ! The 30 Day Whole Body Detox has introduced me to a whole new world and my taste buds are thanking me !