Friday, December 26, 2014

Post-Holiday Detox.

True to my word, I packed up all the leftovers from yesterday's festivities and sent them home with my daughter. (I forgot the eggnog and the non-diet Cokes; they'll have to collect them at some point this weekend.) I am back on the plant based program, and it's a relief.

There's a big space in the fridge where all the holiday food had been, and I'm ready to fill it with veggies. I got on the scale this morning and whimpered a bit, but I'm pretty sure this is mostly holiday bloat and it'll go away as quickly as it appeared. I'm very happy to be off work today and have these three post-holiday days to focus on preparing for 2015. I have a load of stuff to take to Goodwill, and I want to ORGANIZE my world. My office/guest room is a freaking mess; clutter and unneeded STUFF is everywhere. I have an almost overpowering urge to organize my world this weekend.


5 comments:

Unknown said...

De toxing sounds great about now. What do you put in your green drink smoothie?
A lot of the recipes I see on line have banana in them.
Thanks!

Catherine said...

Mine does have banana in it - my basic is vanilla almond milk, a small frozen banana, about 1/2 (a generous half) cup of frozen mango chunks, and at least two good handfuls of baby spinach.

Unknown said...

Thanks!
I started playing around and found the following elements work in order of proportion: fruit, spinach, splash of almond milk, chopped almonds or wheat germ and some protein powder.
I found that banana and cucumber flavors both permeated the smoothie even when present in small amounts.
Leftover spinach salad worked remarkably well today, the bit of blue cheese was barely noticable :-)

Unknown said...

Oh, this is Evelyn in VA - I live a bit South of Bess.

Catherine said...

I don't mind the banana flavor with the mango and vanilla, but if you don't like bananas, that's an obstacle. :-) I don't like "salad" veggies in my smoothies other than baby spinach.

Hi Evelyn! I was wondering who my Unknown Smoothie Commenter was!