9.13.2010

Detox Food

I'm happy to report that I not only survived my 10-day detox but by the end I quite enjoyed it as well! The result: -2.5 kg / -5.5 lbs, clean skin, boosted self esteem and all this without starving. I must admit the first few days are always hard. You have to get your head around eating only fruits and veggies and seeds, but once you get accustomed to the idea you can get quite creative and then it really isn't a painful process at all. I re-discovered things like wok vegetables or dried apple sticks and rekindled my love for kiwi, watermelon, peanuts and herbal tea. :) 

My favorite detox food was definitely fried broccoli with red onions, dried cranberries and  toasted  sliced almonds. I created this meal based on this recipe, but I cooked the broccoli and left the dressing out! DELICIOUS! It does not sound like a big food invention, but believe me, the taste is heavenly and everything is in perfect harmony. My suggestion, don't be shy with the almonds and cranberries, the more the better! :D

Now that the official detox is done the hard work begins. I have another 3kg / 6 lbs to go before I reach my goal and the only changes I'm planning to make on my diet is that I'll have my small ball of choco cereals in the morning (missed it so much! :)) and will tune up my salads with some feta and occassionally I'll eat some chicken breast as well. My morning latte will be a very welcomed friend as well for sure, but in general I'll try to stay strict to myself! ;)

Any good veggie based recipes you've tried lately?

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28 comments:

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

yum, that dish looks delicious. id choose that even without a detox. mind you i think i should do one anyway. well done for sticking with it :)

Carolyn said...

you make salads look so good!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Well done!!!!...I adore broccolis and cranberris....Keep up the good work and I bet you will reach your goal in no time:)
Kisses,sweetie

Happy Monday

Collette Osuna said...

Good for you....glad you feel better:)
Im a vegetarian...this is what I eat all the time.....:)

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Alena said...

I'm planning a week detox right now and your post is very inspiring :)

http://alena-fashion.blogspot.com/

Liv said...

I`ve been pondering a detox as well, thanks for the kick in the butt! As for recipes, try this one, it's fantastic:
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/spinach-and-chickpeas/

http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

*Simply Colette* said...

Looks yummy! I should try the detox... I can never last though. I have gluten sensitives so I 'try' to stay away from it, and choose 2-3 days a week to be meat-free. It's amazing how good you feel when you eat healthy! Tea always helps...I love tea ;)

Stephanie said...

that looks so delicious I'd eat it even not on a detox! Also if you want a good weight loss tip, at the gym try interval training instead of regular workouts- ie instead of 30 minutes on the elliptical normal, do 5 minute warm up, 30 seconds pumped up to about level 15 and as hard as you can, and then a 2 minute normal, pump up for 30 again, two minute normal... you get the idea. You can work out for the same amount of time (or less) and see wayyyy dramatic results! But you look so great anyways I don't really think it's necessary! xx

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Purses Pastries Etc... said...

That does look good! I actually love anything green -- I did even as a kid!

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

How Delightful. Great Detox..my Friend is Detoxing herself to for 10 days but just based on Organic Lemonade w/Cayenne Pepper. Going to give her these tips! Hope you get to your Goal Quickly :)
X Ari

katy said...

wow, congratulations! i'm miserable at detox-ing, but the broccoli dish looks great!

Marissa said...

CONGRATS! I've done detox diets before and it is no easy feat!

Check out this Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho recipe. It's delish!

http://marissachapman-designer.blogspot.com/2010/08/raw-foods.html

its simple love said...

What! That is awesome! I want to try this! where can I get more info on detox friendly foods?

Rachael

Kate said...

Wow, great job with the detox, and congrats on the 5.5! This does use tortilla wraps, so has carbs, but is one of my favorites at the moment.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Addictive-Sweet-Potato-Burritos/Detail.aspx

You can add other veggies if you want (I've added red pepper before) and they are DELICIOUS.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Looks delicious! Cranberries make any salad divine!

Alicia said...

you go girl! :) good luck with the rest of the detox!!

e is for elephant said...

that dish looks delicious! i am going to try it soon! and lattes are SOO hard to give up....good luck!!

emilie

http://elephantyears.blogspot.com

Chiara said...

The recipe sounds delicious and CONGRATS on the detox diet!!! Are you going to keep up with the spinning?

xoxo

www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

Julie-Inspired said...

Wow! That's amazing and you can do it...6lbs is nothing, especially when you can eat really good salads like that one! And I agree, you always still need a little chocolate!

Julie xo

Claire Kiefer said...

You may have just inspired me to do another cleanse! I'm a vegetarian and eat lots of broccoli and other veggies . . . but I like my coffee and wine, ha! Will try to think of some good/easy recipes for you.

Samantha said...

Congrats on finishing the detox!! I think I might try something similar in the near future..once I settle into the semester. That recipe looks great..I love the last picture!

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

ELECTRIC FRINGE said...

oooohhhh... that looks good. I'm trying to limit my carbs, but as I don't usually eat much meat and I'm a bit lactose intolerate it's difficult, ha.

Very inspiring! I think I'm going to do the Arbonne detox!

-k
electric fringe

November Grey said...

Sometimes I think I really could be a vegetarian. Thanks for the post. I could eat all veggie based recipes all day long...

The only thing I love more than food like this is killer Thrifted finds!!

xx

http://novembergrey.blogspot.com/

Morgan. said...

That looks pretty good actually - and this is coming from a girl who might be a bit of a vege-phobe. haha.
& good work on managing to stick to it! I can never seem to stick to my healthy eating goals!

style'n said...

this looks really great and healthy. I eat mostly vegetarian so I will definitely give this a try. And good for you 5.5 lbs? That's great!!
naina

D e g a i n e said...

amazing gabby!! God knows i desperately need a ten day detox, visiting family is all about carbs and endless mounds of food!!!

d e g a i n e

http://www.fashiondegaine.com

Pretty Pleased said...

Hooray! Congrats on making it through the detox...and welcome back to cofeeeee :)
MC
www.prettypleasedblog.com

Casey at Instant Inspiration said...

oooh that looks absolutely delicious! i've been trying to clean up my act as far as cooking healthier foods.. will try this recipe ASAP!
xo!

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