Day 19: Detox is going great, but my Big salad gets lots of stares. “What’s in that?” Here goes: 4-5 leaves of kale, a handful of spinach, 2 romaine leaves, a chunk of cucumber, small carrots, colored pepper, 1-2 mushrooms, bit of tomato, half an apple, 4-5 green beans, a little onion, fresh parsley or cilantro, shredded cabbage, squeeze of lemon, green onion, a celery stalk, and a stem of broccoli & cauliflower! Then I chop it to death with kitchen scissors! Sprinkle on chia seeds and flax-seeds ( if needed add Annie’s Dressing)… and I’m all set.
I have found it’s not that expensive eating this way. I don’t usually buy organic and I only use a small bit of each item, so there’s plenty for tomorrow. I go through kale the most. A about bunch a day is $1.40. The first 5-6 leaves are cut into my salad. The other 5-6 leaves are used in a smoothie with some frozen fruit.
The smoothie can be a bit pulp-ie unless you own a high-powered blender, like Vitamix. Some days, I literally jog to my friend, Marianne’s house (with baggies in hand) and I use hers. Soon I’ll buy one because this drink packs all the nutrients of another salad. I just can’t eat more than one big salad a day. Marianne juices, but I prefer smoothies as there is no waste. You get the whole food, fiber and all. We freeze her pulp to make muffins.
Our whole grains have consisted of oatmeal (fresh rolled), long-cook brown rice, quinoa and yummy muffins made from gluten-free flour. The flour is easy to grind if you have a mill, and a lot cheaper than buying from the store! Below I’ve included a link to free gluten-free baking classes. And Bread Beckers in Stockbridge, GA. sells all types of grain. Great store!
Eat something green 🙂