Thursday, October 4, 2012

Detox Day 4 Lunch

I am dying today.
So hungry & tired & cranky.
Usually I am feeling amazing at this point.  I must have had a TON of toxins built up.
This salad recipe is based off of Julie Chrisman's orzo salad recipe.  It's soooo delicious and I was totally craving it today.  So I just swapped out the orzo for some white beans & I made my own dried tomatoes.
It totally hit the spot.
I may eat the whole salad today.
Spinach & White Bean Salad
In a bowl combine 2 cups white beans, 1qt. chopped baby spinach, 1/4 cup slivered dried tomatoes in oil (or I think fresh would be really good too!), 12 sliced kalamata olives, 3tbsp each olive oil & red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp each oregano & basil, salt & pepper to taste.
Technically, I don't think I am supposed to eat the olives (because they are processed) but I really really needed the burst of flavor.

Detox Day 3 Lunch & Dinner

I meant to post this last night but was having technical difficulties.
These chickpea patties had a very soft consistency but I loved the flavor paired with greens topped with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt & pepper.
It was yummy!  So yummy I had them for dinner & then lunch the next day.
Chickpea Patties
In a blender or food processor combine 2 cups chickpeas, 1 heaping tbls. dried parsley, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1/4 tsp. ground cumin, salt & pepper to taste.
Form into patties & coat in brown rice flour.  (You can use regular flour, I am on a gluten free diet.)
Fry patties in olive oil for about 2-3 minutes per side.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 2 Detox Breakfast

 Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 - 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (depends on how thick you like your smoothie)
1 heaping tbls. raw honey
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 scoop vanilla rice protein
1 tbls. hemp seeds or golden ground flax (optional)
Blend until smooth.
This recipe fits perfectly into a magic bullet cup, which is what I use for my smoothies.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 1 Detox Lunch

 Thank goodness for my new job!
I get home by 11:45, so I actually have time to make lunch & even enjoy eating it.
Today I made a Chickpea & Spinach Salad.
1 3/4 cups cooked & drained chickpeas
1 cup chopped baby spinach
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
juice from 1 lemon
3 tbls. olive oil
1 tbls. chopped fresh parsley
1 clove minced garlic
Toss all ingredients in a bowl.
Add sea salt & pepper to taste.
Sprinkle salad with pumpkin seeds after serving.
Makes 2 large detox size servings.