So, the day I started, I started in the evening....and that morning/day I had two cups of coffee (cream and sugar)....and a store bought bagel with cream cheese....
smoothie...I HAD TO DO IT!
Again, after reading 'My new 'thing'...' you know where I'm at...so, this is how it went.
I went to the store, (she had shared several YouTube videos with me about the green smoothies the night before, so it's something I was THINKING about, and my BODY was ROOTING FOR...) with my list...of crazy green ness to purchase...
Locally in Alaska...if you ask ME, we don't always have the best produce...so I did my best...
I walked away with:
Multi Colored Kale
HUGE head of Red Leaf Lettuce
Beets with Greens
A whole Pineapple
Sweet Cherries (unsweetened...JUST CHERRIES)
and a few supplements....
I had banana's at home....
I made my first smoothie with collard greens, kale, beet greens, water cress, rapinni, pineapple, cherries, peaches and blueberries...and a banana.
IT WAS AMAZING...! My son, 12, had a smoothie for "dinner" with me....I ate some of the pineapple....on the side...(which makes it NOT the detox, btw...)...and drank lots of water (my habit anyway...) After a while, I was 'slightly' hungry again (I forgot
to add the 'fat'...such as flax oil or avocado, or coconut oil...all of which are AMAZING sources of healthy fat....but they also satiate your appetite a lot better and help your body absorb the minerals and vitamins). So, I had about 1/4 cup more smoothie
and a cup of tea...blueberry tea...with NO SWEETENER! RIGHT THERE, people...THAT is UNHEARD OF! I NEVER EVER EVER ever NOT sweeten my drinks...but my blueberry tea TASTED GOOD and SWEET!?!?! INSANITY!
I drank more water, because that's what I do...and I was good...went to bed, no midnight snacks...not cravings.
I woke up Friday...no coffee...DIDN'T want coffee...ahem...man, if you only KNEW KNEW KNEW ME....you would KNOW that is crazy! I was resentful my entire pregnancy that I couldn't stand the taste of coffee, thanks to pregnancy ness...but my body was SO
HAPPY, I just drank my smoothie, and a 1/4 cup of pecans, for my healthy fat, and water and had a cup of green tea...I sipped it for a couple hours...without sweetener...and I was contented....?! Had a smoothie when I was hungry, and water...when I was thirsty...and
I was doing great! No headaches...no coffee withdrawals...again with the, 'that NEVER happens'...!? No cravings. So, dinner time came...I had spaghetti (jarred spaghetti and store bought pasta) and Italian bread made into garlic bread...butter and garlic powder.
I had only about 2 cups of spaghetti...and two slices of bread...honestly, that's about 1/4 of what I'd NORMALLY have...(dinner glutton....starve myself all day, gorge at dinner....and spaghetti is one of my FAVIES!) I drank a smoothie with my dinner...and
water...and had a cup of tea. For 'dessert' I popped up some popcorn in coconut oil...(look into coconut oil, if you don't know about it...) and it was DELISH! Drizzled a little over the top of the popped corn and sprinkled salt...oh my, yummo! I was good...STILL
no headaches or withdrawals...from coffee less ness.
Saturday....smoothie during the day....cup of green tea....water....gearing up for a hopefully delicious Caesar salad with grilled salmon for dinner...(date night)...So, that's all I'd had...no coffee...just smoothie, water, tea....and not TONS of it either.
Come dinner time, I had a NEW TO ME tea, Licorice Spice...(I hate black licorice...ugh) and it was AMAZING! So delicious and sweet and PERFECT! I asked the waitress to have the chef make my Caesar salad SUPER SPECIAL...TONS OF VEGGIES...tomatoes, baby corn,
peppercinis, cukes...etc...and it was superb. I did use the dressing...and I did relax and enjoy myself...it was wonderful. I bought some dark chocolate covered almonds....and raisins...I snacked on those later in the evening...we had an early date. So, tea
(hunny went and bought me my new found favorite tea...) and some dark chocolate covered almonds for snack...can't beat that. I snacked on a couple c.c. almonds when I woke to tend to baby once...when I felt a bit hungry.
Sunday....no coffee, still...and still doing GOOD! (OMG, right?) Smoothie for breakfast and two eggs, sort of over hard...and smoothie for during the day...dinner, Dilly Chicken (recipe here...) and pasta salad with pepperoni (HIGHLY PROCESSED meat...lol...)
and onions and black olives and black beans....and mayo and dill weed...and garlic. Yum. So, 'normal' food, in smaller quantities with LOTS of nutrients that I WAS NEVER GETTING before...!
My kids are adding them to their day...they are LOVING getting vitamins they don't have to swallow...and I can tailor them to my kids' health needs...teen daughter, PMSing...boy with eczema, etc....I have not added this, at this point with any REAL expectations.....
In essence...what I did was simply: LISTEN TO MY BODY...learn to really listen to it's needs...and what that has done is CHANGE THE RELATIONSHIP I HAVE WITH FOOD! Being full of nutritious ness, I have NO CRAVINGS, so when I'm STRESSED, my bodies GETTING WHAT
IT NEEDS, and it's allowed me the freedom to NOT eat the things that once 'comforted' me...it's been a bit confounding and a LOT wonderful. <3 I heart GREEN SMOOTHIES!