Day 4 (Jan. 4)
Morning Weight: down 0.4 lb, with a total loss of 5 lbs since Day 1.
Had a nice sleep-in followed by lounging in bed with my hubby. What a great Sunday.
Then it was time for fresh juice! Loved the colour of this one, and it was equally tasty.
Red Cabbage Juice (don’t let the name throw you off!)
5 large chunks of red cabbage
10 celery stalks
Small handful parsley
I spent most of the day in the kitchen with my husband. We prepared the following, to be ready for the week. Most of the food was for my husband and daughter, as I will not be eating any cooked food until after my cleanse.
Here was our preparation for the week:
–Chopped Veggies for my juices: broccoli, cucumber, celery, carrots, beets, beet tops, and red cabbage
–Oatmeal: made with whole oats, kasha (buckwheat) and quinoa, mixed with some homemade rice milk..
–Waffles: My husband made up a batch of waffles for my daughter (loves them as a snack), made with brown rice flour and bananas.
-Mushroom Rice: Made with brown and black rice, chickpeas and a mushroom sautee (mushrooms, green pepper, red onion, veggie stock, fresh ginger, garlic, celery salt and sea salt and a bit of corn starch to thicken).
-Tomato Veggie Pasta Sauce: Can of diced tomatoes, can of tomato sauce, can of tomato paste, along with onion, garlic, celery, cauliflower, broccoli and a bunch of herbs/spices (basil, oregano, celery salt, sea salt, fresh ground pepper). This was a great sauce for the brown rice pasta I am made for my hubby and daughter for dinner. Leftovers for to-go lunches this week.
When we finished, we finally remembered that we hadn’t eaten anything all day, so I made a batch of smoothies from kale, romaine, bananas and frozen pineapple. No picture today. Just a typical green looking smoothie.
Shortly after the smoothie, I was checking out some raw recipes on line. If you aren’t familiar with the raw food lifestyle, there is much more to eating raw foods than you would think. When I promised to myself to eat only raw food for 28 days, I am NOT talking about plates of carrot and celery sticks! There is sooo much more you can do to enjoy a variety of clean, raw, healthy veggies!
In fact, I found a recipe while watching, and decided to get up from my chair, right then, and try it. I love trying new things.
I made a Raw Carrot and Sweet Potato soup, and I loved it. I tweaked the spices a bit, but overall, the recipe was terrific.
Here is a picture, and check out the video I watched to learn how to make it.
For dinner, I had three deliciously ripe pairs and another bowl of the raw carrot/sweet potato soup.
I did not eat a lot today, but not because I was trying to eat less. I just didn’t feel that hungry.
Had 2 L of water today.
Wishing you a healthy journey.