Wednesday, March 17, 2010

OK, I'll stop whining about you know what

Day one of my blenderless life went pretty well.  I thank you all who emailed me with your words of understanding.  And I thank the rest of you who think I've got a few screws loose for keeping it to yourself.

So today is my 4th day of Spring Cleansing and it's moving to a new level.  The first few days were full of little slips of this and that, BAD caffeine headaches and lots of grumpiness.  Last night I went to sleep at 9pm and when I woke up refreshed, I knew I was ready to take it up a notch.

First I oil pulled.  Then I drank a glass of lemon water. 

Then a go with the Neti Pot. 

Eleven minutes of sun salutations to loosen it all up.  Dry skin brushing before the shower and then to work.

Breakfast was a super sweet sesame shake made in the food processor.  It doesn't get as smooth with the FP, but it worked OK.

Sesame Vanilla Shake
1 frozen banana
2 dates
2 T tahina
1 cup water
1/2 cup oat milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mid-client snack was a Green Juice

2 apples
1 bunch parsley
4 stalks celery
1 cucumber

When work was done, I went for a jog.  The weather is glorious lately.  The heat and sand are gone and now it's just perfect.  LOVE

Lunch was scrambled tofu leftovers topped with Alissa Cohen's Raw Marinara:

Although it tasted fine, it left me with a bit of an upset tummy.  Alissa's recipes have never sat right with me.  Christy, Mickie and Jenn will all know what I'm talking about because we did a 30-day Raw Detox on Alissa's site a few years ago and they'll remember me whining about those recipes!  Firstly, who can eat raw onions and garlic?  I mean, it tastes good, but not for long, if ya know what I mean.

Anyway, the afternoon was spent Spring cleaning the disasters that my kids call their rooms.  Lots of tea and a few Peanut Butter Oat Balls got me through that challenge.

Dinner was a simple Potato Leek Soup, soothing, satisfying and easy to digest.

Tonight will be another early night in bed with Anna Karenina, hubba hubba.


  1. Oh Emily! I remember that summer of raw detox and look back on it fondly. It was seriously the most fun I had online with "strangers". Hmm... that does make me sound crazy, eh? :)

    Anyway, I do sympathize with your blender breaking. I would have reacted the same exact way as you did. Are you ordering another jar?


  2. Hey Emily,
    Thanks so much for following me on twitter--and I'm so glad you like my blog! I've been poking about here and see we share an approach to food an eating all-natural and whole! Your recipes look great. :)

    And sorry to hear about your blender--I know just what you mean about being too attached to kitchen appliances! ;)

  3. Awww, Em, so sorry about your blender. :(

    But what fun we had doing the raw detox. Great memories there!