So we have made it through a week and now on to the second. The big emphasis of this cleanse is the food. That is the way most of us think about detoxes. There is more to it then just what we eat. We need to keep moving from our sedentary lives. We also need to think about leaving time to relax and getting enough sleep to allow the body to reset and heal from the daily stress or other ailments. This has been quite the challenge and I have been rolling out of bed at 5 to get in some exercise. But back to the eating!
After a week of juices and smoothies we are now moving on to grain like foods. This morning we started our day with a quinoa porridge seasoned with cardamom. I adjusted the recipe for three and replaced the salt (not in my breakfast cereal!) with cinnamon. This was all topped with sliced up pear and toasted almond slivers. I was a bit skeptical that Katya would eat it but to my delight she really liked it and the bowl was empty.
Lunch was left overs from the night before and we were all looking forward to dinner. Fish was on the menu for the week so again we deviated from the meal plan and I made ceviche. I cut up in small cubes onion, avocado, mango, tomato, jalapeno, tilapia and mixed it together with chopped up cilantro. This all stewed in lime juice. We ate this up with soft ‘melt in your mouth’ pieces of sweet potato and arugula; both drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.