by Sarah Jane
Our first weekend in detox mode has gone pretty well. Doing a detox has not only been good for my health, it has also been fun because it forces me to try new recipes or ways of cooking that I wouldn’t normally do. If you are stuck in a food rut, try a detox! I guarantee it will give you a new perspective on cooking. It also produces some truly beautiful and colorful photographs.
Some of our more successful recipes have been:
Cauliflower “Rice” Stirfry:
Gluten Free Banana Pancakes:
and Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew
I will post the recipes separately.
Some thoughts on detoxing:
-Only eating vegetables (such as the cauliflower stirfry) can be rough on digestion. It would be nice if the recipes contained slightly a bit more protein
-It makes you very tired to have much fewer calories and so it is not a good idea to do intense exercise during detox. I opted for some “detox” yoga (from yogadownload.com) as a gentle way to get in some exercise and stretching.
-I don’t know if we’ll last 21 days. Actually, I know that we won’t. Livio had sausage yesterday along with his Cauliflower Stir Fry.
Nonetheless, I think a detox or cleanse or whatever you may call it is a good thing to do for your body. Even if you aren’t 100% successful, it can’t hurt to eat more vegetables and less processed food for a couple of weeks. It can also be pretty tasty 🙂