I Heart Broccoli

Day 3 of a 15-day cleanse

Breakfast (10:00 a.m.): I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to no strange cravings, especially since I went to bed last night pretty hungry.  I had a glass of juice for breakfast, with kale, cucumber, celery, carrots, pear, apple, and ginger root. I love the sweet drink to kick-start the day!

Snack (11:30 a.m.): A bowl of fresh strawberries and blueberries. I’m totally addicted to these berries.

Lunch (1:30 p.m.): I wanted to try something other than the usual leafy salad today, so I made a broccoli salad with some of my favorite veggies.  I love broccoli but I don’t like it in a juice so this is a perfect way to take in all the nutrients of this super vegetable.  Below is the recipe.  It was really delicious — I hope you give it a try!

Broccoli Salad
(Serves 2 — but I ate the entire bowl myself)

1 head of broccoli, thinly sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ avocado, chopped
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
¼ cup cherry tomatoes
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
3-5 tablespoon rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

I see a hidden happy face in the salad bowl — can anyone else see it?razzYep, on the yellow cherry tomato!  Veggies are smiling.  

Snack (4:00 p.m.): Sliced yellow paprika, carrots, strawberries, and hummus. I think I like paprika in a juice form better.lolAnd a cup of rooibos tea.

That’s what’s so fascinating about vegetables and fruits — some completely change their flavors based on how they’re served.

Dinner (7:15 a.m.): A huge bowl of salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, red onion, tofu, avocado, and cherry tomatoes, and dressed in Japanese ginger dressing (ginger, garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, and rice vinegar).  I enjoyed the dinner with a few more warm cups of rooibos tea.

My hands and feet have been freezing the last two days … but I can’t figure out if it’s from the all-vegetable detox diet that I’m on, or it’s just cold outside. Maybe it’s both. Other than that, I’m feeling good!

2 thoughts on “I Heart Broccoli

  1. The thing I love about broccoli salads is that you can make a huge batch ant eat off it for a couple of days. The broccoli tastes even better after it has marinated in the dressing for a while. I see you’ve been using hummus from Fresh and Easy. Good stuff, but have you tried making your own? It’s easy and delicious AND you can take the fat and salt content into your own hands.

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