Another great day on the cleanse! I had a bit of running around to do this morning and felt like I wanted something earlier than usual but, as I’ve been learning to do, questioned whether it was just a stressful situation (traffic) talking or if I was actually hungry. I dropped my girlfriend off at an appointment and went into the mall next door, spent a few minutes in the massage chair and *magically* my body loosened up and my desire to snack was completely gone. It’s pretty great learning non-food ways to nourish yourself :)
I had a large thermos of hot herbal tea, I love mixing flavors, my favorite for the last couple days has been Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride mixed with Yogi’s Aztec Sweet Chili. Throw in some stevia and YUM. Veggie juices fueled me through an active day and dinner came courtesy of the fantastic Ani Phyo- Kale, Avocado, Sprout Salad. I made some kabocha squash soup to accompany the salad but ended up stuffing the salad into the emptied kabocha shells with some Trader Joe’s hot sauce (this stuff will change your life) like tacos! It was seriously delicious and I put the soup in the fridge for another day.
I didn’t get a picture because we downed them so quickly but Britney’s description of our dessert was: “It’s like drinking a nutty chocolate chip cookie!”. Mmmmmmm, hot chocolate :) It’s not terribly original but here’s what I whipped up:
Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Glass
1 cup homemade nut milk (I blended shredded coconut with water and strained)
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1-2 dropperfuls NuNaturals Cocoa Extract (too much straight cocoa keeps me up at night)
2 dropperfuls NuNaturlas liquid Vanilla Stevia
pinch of sea salt
pinch of nutmeg
Mix ingredients and warm in a saucepan to your desired temperature.
Yum, yum, yum. I feel like my body has been begging me to lighten things up like this and I didn’t even realize how much until now. So far so good anyways :) Please keep sharing your experiences, I love hearing them!!
P.S. A very important note for those who purchased the 31 Days of Sugar-Free Desserts E-book!! I caught a major typo after a few books had already gone out. If your copy tells you to put 4 cups of nut milk into your Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread we have a problem ;) I apologize for missing this, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you an edited copy!