This week I:
- Did a cleanse
- Ate vegan
- Practiced yoga
I’m such a cliché. The only thing missing is an Om tattoo. I have to admit, I feel pretty good. Happy Friday friends!
It’s day 3 of the cleanse and I feel amazing. My skin is glowing, my tummy is taut and I have so much energy. Just kidding. I feel like shit. The only positive so far is that the detox drink is starting to taste a lot like a jalapeno margarita.
Last week (before I was eating raw vegan) I made these mini quinoa patties. They are so freaking good. I ate them for lunch, dinner and in between lunch and dinner. I highly recommend.
Mini Quinoa Patties (adapted from Super Natural Every Day)
1 1/4 cooked quinoa, at room temperature
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup seasoned whole grain bread crumbs (I used garlic and herb)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Combine the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the chives, cheese, and garlic. Add the bread crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture. Make small patties (around 2 inches in diameter, 1 inch in height), they don’t have to be perfect – just make small balls using your hands then gently flatten.
Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the patties and cook (covered) for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are deeply browned. Flip the patties and cook for 7 minutes, or until golden.
I’m cleansing you guys. I scoured the Internet until I found a doable detox program and the Four Elements Cleanse seems doable. I’ll eat high fiber fruits, veggies and grains and drink a mixture of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for the next 7-10 days. Easy peasy. Except I make everything extra difficult for myself. I overindulged this weekend so I’m starting off puffier than usual and craving a pretzel like a mofo.
It’s been three hours. I have a headache. I want a cup of coffee. I’m gagging over the detox drink. I’ll let you know how I’m feeling in a few days. Happy Monday!
Christian Dior’s 2013 resort collection is exactly perfect isn’t it?
In other news, I need to do a cleanse you guys. My last
failed attempt was 4 days on the Master Cleanse before I wanted to eat Poppy. So this time, I need some kind of detox that allows food. No juice bullshit. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.