Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 3

I am on the 3rd day of the Elimination & Detox Diet from Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, and I am loving how good I feel! For once I'm actually full, not needing to snack through the morning. I feel totally balanced, no crazy sugar or caffeine cravings - I'm loving this!

Last night for dinner, I made a recipe I've been itching to try from 18 Hour Kitchen - Sweet Potato & Pea Quinoa - and it was awesome! I had to leave out the almonds, and I used water instead of broth, but other than that I made it as written. So good!!! And the perfect lunch at my desk :)

Now I won't lie, the green smoothie fast was not the most fun thing I've done, but since I really enjoy green smoothies it wasn't too bad. I was definitely drinking a lot of tea to stay warm though! Here's my favorite new recipe:

Cran-Apple Green Smoothie

1 apple
1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups green cabbage
1 inch chunk of ginger
1 Tbsp chia seeds
handful of spinach/salad greens
1 cup water
dash of cinnamon

Blend everything together (I used my Blendtec) and you are good to go.

I used radicchio on hand for salad greens, so this turned out nice and pink - yummy! Hope you enjoy too :)


  1. Julie, thanks for checking out my blog! You're inspiring me to want to make this quinoa dish again... delish!

  2. This is so interesting. I, too, had done the elimination diet. I started my journey in the end of December. I felt really great for the most part. Then I found myself transitioning into raw foods. That's kind of when something went wrong for me. I LOVE raw foods and I do think the more the better - but I think I was lacking in some protein. My sugar cravings got kind of crazy and I just slipped and went WAY off track... worse than it's been for months and months. I still love my raw foods, but I find that I need a little more protein (not much of a meat eater... but a little more chicken and fish and protein powder). How long did you make it on raw foods? Did you have any energy dips? I'm glad you found my blog. :)