Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Cleanse: Day 2 - Delicious Poaching Liquid

Today (Jan 4) was Day 2 of the cleanse.

For breakfast, we had the antioxidant smoothie around 10:30 am.  We still felt very garlic-y and beet-y so this was a nice sweet change.  Plus, it’s super easy to make and you don’t need to spend tons of money to have these ingredients in your kitchen – it’s basically just POM, frozen mixed berries, and water.

For lunch, we had the spiced butternut squash soup around 2 pm.  It was a very good healthy version of butternut squash soup but my favorite version involves sour cream and curried apples (we could have added the latter but we didn’t have any curry or extra apples).  We also bought way too many butternut squashes (2, when we really just needed 1/2), not realizing that you can get a lot of cups of squash from a reasonably sized squash.  These squashes were expensive too so, seeing as we’re just students, we’re going to do the somewhat embarrassing thing of returning something to a supermarket.  But it’s a squash and we still have the receipt.  That’s not exactly digging through the trash.

We had a snack of pine nuts, edamame, dried mangoes, and sunflower seeds shortly after lunch.  This was basically everything we had in the cupboard that wasn’t forbidden.

For dinner, we had roasted peppers, cauliflower, and almonds at 6 pm.  Elizabeth wonders if roasting any vegetable with olive oil, salt and pepper would make it mouth-watering.  Needless to say, it was pretty delicious and she could seeherself eating this after the cleanse, so long as she can eat a whole cauliflower by myself, instead of 1/4.  Ben says he’d do it too so long as this constituted a salad that would sit under a very large steak.

For a late snack/dessert, we had the poached apples with toasted walnuts.  We also may or may not have had the poaching liquid as a delicious take on apple cider.  Two cups of poaching liquid.  Hey, it’s just apple juice, cinnamon and ginger – not like raw chicken water.  Also, the apple juice had no added sugar so we’re in the good here.  No cutting corners.  Yet.

C & D

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