I’ve had a few people ask what I ate and how I planned meals. Next time I do it I’d like to branch out and incorporate more vegetables that I usually don’t eat (beets, radishes, etc). I’d also like to eat more of it raw and use more recipes when I cook. Here’s how it typically broke down:
breakfast: smoothie or egg & spinach (eggs after day 10)
smoothie: frozen strawberries or blueberries, 2 carrots, a handful of kale or spinach, a tablespoon of cocoa powder (if it had strawberries), 1 scoop of protein powder (Garden of Life raw protein, whey, Whole Foods, vanilla $20), 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cucumber. I put water in it during the cleanse, but almond milk after (no nuts allowed).
egg & spinach: scramble some egg, spinach, olive oil, sea salt, +/- 1/2 avocado.
lunch: brown rice/quinoa salad or leftovers
Usually consisted of some or all of the ingredients: rice/quinoa, spinach, kale, 1/2 avocado, tomato, cucumbers, sea salt, olive oil/coconut oil/ balsamic vinaigrette.
dinner: roasted vegetables
Examples: baked sweet potato (I learned that sometimes when we think we’re sick of a certain food, we’re really just sick of the texture. We started chopping these up into little chips and roasting them and it tasted like a whole new food), kale chips, butternut squash, summer squash, spaghetti squash (with garlic!), roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, roasted carrots, roasted broccoli, zucchini, etc.
Snacks: apples, carrots, peaches, clementines, mangos, pineapple.
I tried to only eat two servings of fruit /day. Though, I didn’t feel bad about treating myself.
MVP salad snack: spinach, avocado, mango, sea salt, olive oil.
MVP dinner: roasted carrots and broccoli, sweet potatoes with coconut oil.
MVP spice: thyme
MVP time saver: cooking lots of of rice/quinoa early in the week so salads took .00002 seconds to make.
Most improved: cucumbers and carrots
Most underrated: water (fuller faster)
Do you have any good ways to mix up these foods? I’d like to hear what you’ve been doing. This is the most vanilla way to go, which is fine, but I think stepping up my game would make it a richer experience.