Clean DAY 4
I decided that I would try to make myself a heartier smoothie for breakfast in hopes that it will stick with me longer. It wasn’t at nutritious as a big green monster smoothie with kale, but IT WAS SO YUMMY! Even you non cleansers would have loved it.
Almond Oatmeal Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 small frozen banana (don’t forget to freeze those overripe bananas!)
- 1 T pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
Blend until smooth
They really don’t want you to have bananas because of the sugar (then my rebel self added maple syrup), but the Dalai needed a little morning lift.
After breakfast I went to hot yoga. I could tell my stamina was off. I was struggling! The only thing that kept me going was the thought of sweating all those toxins out.
After yoga I had to rush to a doctor appointment to get some unsightly spider veins injected. See, this is why I detox, so I can inject myself with chemicals and feel ok about it. Well, I wasn’t thinking and wore capri jeans. I never had a chance to come back and change all day and had to sport these babies sticking out of my pants. Dalai Dan was horrified when he came home and didn’t even say hello before he gasped, “Good God, what are you wearing?”
I was ready for lunch and decided to thaw some lamb chops. Junger gives recipes for fish, chicken and lamb that you can eat only at lunch. Since I have 1/2 lamb in my freezer from my friends farm, I thought it was time to use some. The recipe allows for 2 lamb chops, which looked like a lot at first, but when you dig into them, there wasn’t much more than 4 ounces of meat.
The rub on this lamb was so incredibly good, I would totally use it again!
Lamb Chop Rub
- 1/4 t. ground cardamom
- 1/4 t. ground cumin
- 1/4 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. ground ginger
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 t. sea salt
Mix rub together.
Coat two chops with pressed garlic on each side (1 garlic clove a piece). Cover both sides in the rub using 1/2 of the dry rub (save the rest for later!)
After sauteing them in a little olive oil 5 minutes a side, I used the same pan to saute a bunch of swiss chard. A little tabouli quinoa, and lunch was served…
I was still hungry so I made myself a little bowl of sauted cabbage with cardamom and turmeric. My nails are still yellow.
I had a huge thing of mushrooms that needed to be used, so I made mushroom miso soup (water, miso, mushrooms, salt, cook and then puree in blender) I figured that way it was still a “liquid” meal, right?
A little vegetable juice to round out the meal, and I was STUFFED! (just kidding)
How do I feel? Pretty damn good! I’m getting a little tired of preparing food. I may have to go out for lunch soon because the amount of dishes I’m creating is ridiculous…