Day 1 went well, considering Mondays are relatively easy to "eat well". I sit at work and eat whatever I've brought for lunch and drink lots of water. Pretty typical. Very little temptation. In the past couple of months, however, I've become a regular consumer of a medium cafe au lait with soy. This is basically 3/4 coffee and 1/4 steamed milk of cozy goodness. For the past several weeks, I've been getting decaf so I didn't feel the hit in my energy level. But no less, this drink is very comforting in the morning, and today I was without. ...Read my first post if you joined the party late...
Moving on...I ate an apple, an orange and a raw food bar (dehydrated fruit/nuts) and drank about 75 oz of water. As part of the detox, we're supposed to drink half of our weight in ounces of water each day. I've exceeded mine and it felt pretty normal, yay.
Here at home for the evening, we made our first raw meal of the month: Pasta Alfredo & Salad w/ Italian Viniagrette. The recipe was adapted from The Rawtarian.
I started with soaking approx. 2 cups of cashews overnight - this gets the enzymes working in the nuts so that your digestive system has an easier time breaking them down. The nuts were large and soft in the morning, so I stuck them in the dehydrator to dry out a bit. I did the same to a bag of flax seeds that we'll play with tomorrow!
2 cups cashews (soaked and dried optional)
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp celtic sea salt
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Joyce Chen spiral slicer that I got for Christmas last year - only about $20 on Amazon - and it allows you to do lots of fun stuff with veggies.
Check back tomorrow for my homemade flax crackers. They're dehydrating as we speak =D