I’m a bit late with my weekly update on my cleanse, but I’m happy to report that it’s still going well! I haven’t lost tons of weight, but my clothes are fitting better…and by better, I mean a bit loose, which is always good, right?
I only have a few more days left to go on my 21 day commitment, so I plan for this to be my final update. My plan is to continue to eat clean (meaning fruits, veggies, chicken and fish) and add eggs and nuts next week! Making shakes is an easy way for a quick meal replacement and I really think I would miss them if I stopped now.
Since I’ve eaten so many veggies the last couple of weeks I’ve been focused on finding a variety of ways to prepare my greens. Call me strange, but one of my favorite things to get at Whole Foods is sautéed garlic spinach from the “ready to eat” section. It’s really expensive so I decided to make my own!
I used a rounded tablespoon (maybe more…I love garlic) full of sautéed garlic, around a tablespoon of olive oil (enough to get the bottom of your pan very thinly coated), cracked pepper and sea salt. Normally I would use fresh garlic or a jar of un-sauteed garlic, but this is what I had on hand.
When the olive oil started to sizzle a bit, I added as much fresh spinach to the pan as it would hold. I ended up using a bit more than half of the box of spinach. The spinach will sauté quickly…
Yum! There’s no way I could have eaten this much spinach in a salad, but when it’s sautéed like this, it’s a very quick snack or part of a meal! Keep in mind that you do lose some of the nutrients when you cook the spinach, but we all need a little variety in how we eat our greens.
It’s really nice to not be counting down the days until my cleanse ends. It’s not been hard at all and I would highly recommend it for anyone who’s interested! If you would like the details, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll give you the scoop!
Cheers to our health!