Clean DAY 7
Today didn’t go exactly like the other days. It started off just fine, with a nice green smoothie, one of my own creation:
Dalai’s Green Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5 medium strawberries
- 1/4 medium orange
- 2 medium lucinato Kale leaves
- pinch of stevia
Then I was off to Hot Yoga. I felt really good in it today, as opposed to Thursday, when I felt like a weakling. When I came home, however, I was STARVING at 11:00. I didn’t have anything to make Junger Clean lunch, so I decided to make myself a veggie scramble:
Zucchini and Swiss Chard Veggie Scramble
- 2 organic eggs, beaten with salt and pepper
- 1 small zucchini, sliced
- 1 large swiss chard leaf, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
I sauted the zucchini and swiss chard in olive oil and added the pressed garlic. I threw some spices on the veggies, and when they were soft, I added the eggs and tossed until cooked through. It isn’t pretty, but tastes great.
This eleven o’clock meal was good and gone by 2:00. At 3:00 I was ready to eat lick the scraps out of my dog’s bowl. So, I decided to make myself a proper lunch: 4 ounces of sushi grade yellow fin tuna over cabbage. I seared the tuna in a little olive oil and organic tamarin and sauted the cabbage in tamarin, cardamon and a little turmeric. Here is my second lunch:
I really wasn’t hungry at 7:00, but I knew I would regret not eating, so dinner was cold cucumber soup, a recipe from the Junger CLEAN book:
Cold Cucumber Soup
- 1 1/2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 lemon (not just juice)
- 2 T pine nuts
- 2 T mint leaves
- 1/2 t sea salt
Blend until smooth.
I added a little hot sauce for a little zip. This soup had a great taste. Since it is customary to eat cucumber soup cold, it worked great. Eating his other soups room temperature that normally should be hot just doesn’t work for me. Cold butternut squash – Yuck.
While I was at home sipping my cold soup, Dalai Dan took the kids for Mexican and ice cream. Cruel. He knows my last meal would be chips and queso….