Today was the first day off the cleanse. It wasn't as glorious as one would think. Had a smoothie as usual and didn't eat anything until right before lunch. My lovely sister gave me a dark chocolate espresso bar. That was my first taste. It was delish! Had half a sandwich (roasted beet, arugula and goat cheese) and tortellini soup. For some reason it was a let down. I was very surprised. The soup was the saltiest thing ever. A week without salt really allows your taste buds to recharge and taste. I did not eat all the broth. I didn't finish the sandwich either. The bread seemed yucky to me. Yup, thats right, yucky. After lunch, I found myself to be super bloated and and feeling extremely tired and sluggish. My sister felt the same way. Our stomachs were not happy with the change. Oh...did I tell you, together my sister and I lost a total of 12.5 pounds on this cleanse. Trimmed off all that holiday celebration stuff.
For dinner I made steak tips, peppers and mushrooms with lobster and crab raviolis in a Alfredo sauce with of corse a side of wine. I had the tiniest portion while Kevin took the cake. It was lovely to taste these things again. It was even lovelier to have just a small portion and be more than satisfied.
I have made some of my Heart Beet juice and I'm trying to bust out all of these recipes from the cleanse. I've just been crazy busy it feels like its taking forever! I have about half up so check them out! Until 2016...the cleanse is over but the healthy recipes will keep coming your way.
Keep it happy and healthy loves!