Day three was a success as far as the detox went. My headaches were still present, but more of a dull humming rather than an opera of cracked out hyenas. ……… I didn’t have any coffee, dairy, refined sugar or wheat, but my food was fugly. I was rushing around all day going to class and studying for my midterm and simply lived off of leftovers. Lunch looked appalling and I don’t want to desecrate my blog with photos of it.
workout: bikram yoga class
By day 4, the headaches were almost completely gone, but I was starting to crave MEAT. I wanted bigger meals and more quality protein, so thats what I had! I don’t remember all of my snacks, but I know that fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and grain-free banana bread was in thur (somewhur?).
Breakfast bulgur heated up with some almond milk and a banana-peach pie topping! The topping was completely inspired by Natalie. Simply put some coconut oil in a pan on the stove on medium heat. Add a few slices of peach and banana and saute. Add in a handful of walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup. Cook until everything is caramelized and delicious. Scoop on top of the bulgur.
90 minutes of indoor rock climbing!
For dinner, I experimented with something that is new to me – white miso paste! I made a tasty stir fry with bok choy, japanese eggplant, yam noodles, and chicken that I will perfect and post soon!
Caffeine headaches were absent, but I finally started to miss my dearly beloved gelato! Snacks were the same as yesterday.
BBQ salmon and white bean salad
Recipe: Serves 1
2 cups romaine lettuce
~2 tbsp Annie’s Cowgirl Ranch dressing
4 oz salmon, grilled
~1/2 cup white beans, cooked
~2 tbsp Trader Joes BBQ sauce
handful whole wheat panko bread crumbs
Directions – Toss the salad, cucumber, and tomatoes with the ranch and plate. In a bowl, combine the salmon, white beans, and BBQ sauce. Mix well. Scoop on top of the salad. Top with a sprinkling of whole wheat bread crumbs.
Football Field Sprints Workout
10-15 minute warm up jog
100 meter sprint down the football field
100 meter walk back to start
10 minute cool down jog
There is something sexy about running on the football field. I think it is because it has been somewhat of a forbidden fruit for me these last few weeks. Every time I run to the high school track and football field, it is infested with pre-pubescent boys practicing for pre-season, and I am stuck with the track and bleachers again.
Dinner was another stir fry, and just as delicious as the first! It was too late to take a photo, but the main ingredients were bok choy, quinoa, egg plant, chicken, shredded coconut, and the rest you will have to wait for!
Seeing as Day 5 was a) my second genetics midterm, b) the anticipated end of my detox and c) Friday, I made mojitos and went out with some wonderful friends!
Recipe: Serves 1
2 oz silver rum
~6 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia (or to taste)
2 tbsp lime juice (or to taste)
2 tbsp fresh mint
6 oz water
Directions – Combine the rum, stevia, lime, and mint in a glass and muddle. Add the water and ice and stir. Enjoyyy!
I am going to keep up with not drinking coffee for as long as I can. I am hoping to simply only drink coffee when I really need it. I also might reduce the dairy a bit, since my digestion seems to have improved without it. Or was it the lack of coffee? Or gluten? Or..
Guess I’ll never know!
Ps – If you are a winner of my NuNaturals Stevia giveaway and you have not contacted me yet, please do so by Monday at noon. Otherwise, I will have to re-pick several winners! You can check here.