The Daytime Detox . . . ?

>> Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stephen's birthday wasn't exactly the perfect day to be on a detox. So, between the Sweet Potato Brownie binge and the mint-chocolate Bailey's last night, I suppose I've been on only a daytime detox. Today, I'm hoping to go the distance . . . I'm hoping to resist temptations.

We'll see.

Now, I told you the Milk & Honey Smoothie would be great with chocolate. I had to make sure. I also took some reader suggestions and used banana and maple syrup as substitutes.


Two words: VERY GOOD. Also, my first batch of vegetable broth lasted two full days (and kept me full). This morning, I created another variety to starve off boredom.

We're running low on veggies, so it involved a lot of this:


It looks super healthy, too:


GREEN VEGETABLE BROTH

What you'll need . . .
  • 2 heads of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 to 2 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 6 to 8 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method . . .
  1. Again -- the measuring is dependent on how strong your want your broth to taste, I'd say I had between 3 and 4 cups of veggies. Check out this other version -- or just use what you have on hand.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Then add the veggies and spices. Simmer -- covered -- for 20 minutes.
  3. This time around, I took out all the veggies and blended in our blender until smooth. Mix the puree back into the broth for a nice, thick soup.
  4. I'm drinking 1-1/2 cups for lunch #1 around 11:00 AM. Another 1-1/2 cups around 2:00 PM.

Still not sure what I'll be eating for dinner. I haven't exercised in the past two days due to some knee issues. But today I'm planning to jog 6 to 8 miles after work. I'll definitely need fuel. Stay tuned!

Question: Do you take a multivitamin? Back in this post, I told you all that I actually take a prenatal vitamin because my doctor suggested it. I've found that a lot of my friends and family are split on this issue. Some think a multi is absolutely necessary. Some think a healthy, well balanced diet is enough.

So, let us know what YOU think!

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