Detoxing through the weekend is usually tougher than making it through the week, mostly because we tend to have different eating habits over the weekends. There’s no rest of the wicked while on a detox, which is important to keep in mind. If you go through a shorter detox make sure you start and end when it works best into your schedule. For me the 12 days ends the Day after Valentines day, which works out perfect for me as I usually work and won’t be going out that Friday for a decadent dinner. Everything is easier when you plan it, detoxing included. Planning your meals will keep you on track especially through the weekend!
This week I made a delicious sweet potato hash to have a few times. I prepared it after work Thursday so I could have it friday morning and took the rest of it to work Saturday. It was simple but filling, and functional foods were included! Sweet potatoes cubed up and cooked in coconut oil (great fat source) with cooked turkey sausage, tons of garlic (natural antibiotic) and onions and some diced hot peppers (great for the liver). Friday morning I topped the hash with some scrambled eggs (also in coconut oil) and hot sauce. Saturday I just added hot sauce and heated it up at work without the eggs, still delicious and had lots left over so it was a very filling meal.
I also made something I never have before Thursday night, kind of a take on pudding and pumpkin pie. I’m calling it Chia Pumpkin Pie Pudding. I mixed purred pumpkin (great source of nutrients as it’s in the squash family) with a little almond milk, pumpkin pie spice and extra cinnamon (I used my extra fancy Vietnamese Cinnamon, which has a deep rich taste, and cinnamon is great for blood sugar regulation too). After mixing enough almond milk in to make the pumpkin a little runny, I added probably a 1/3 cup of chia seeds. I split the mix into two smaller jars so they were easy to take with me. The bowl I made it in was a tad full and I was worried about the chia seed expansion/possible mess in the fridge as well. I added just a touch of organic grade b maple syrup to sweeten it the next day (rich in nutrients and since it’s part of a Master Cleanse, I didn’t beat myself up about having a small amount of sugar to sweeten it just a touch). I heated up the mixture in the glass jar and enjoyed. Basically like having pumpkin pie without the crust!! Even the guys at work were like “what smells like pumpkin pie??” while I was enjoying it on my break.
This morning I went into the city of Chicago to meet up with my Brother and Sister in law for brunch since they had come into town. I was good, and had an omelet with grilled chicken, pepper and onions, and no cheese. The place my brother picked out was kindly dubbed “cinnamon roll hell” by him…because as a “side dish” this place literally served two steaming cinnamon rolls!!! 1-I don’t eat gluten anyways 2-that doesn’t mean it didn’t smell AMAZING and 3-I’m in the middle of a detox…thanks! I was more than able to pass on the rolls and got a great fruit dish with my omelet which was plenty of sweet for me.
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