Day three, we’re here! Just one more day of the Fab Detox pre-cleanse before the full cleanse begins. I’m feeling good, so I thought I would discuss a few of the extra things I am doing/going to do while detoxing to take it one step above and improve my detox experience. Plus, I’ll share with you my super quick herbed sweet potato white bean salad, as requested!
Day three and going strong, though I really don’t have any complaints as of yet because this isn’t an out-of-the-ordinary way of eating for me, just minus the meat and occasional dairy. Do-able. Today I almost feel like I’m skipping a day, too, as it’s nixing gluten- which we know I said goodbye to a long time ago! Yesterday went well, I started the day with a yummy cacao-blueberry smoothie which I made a double batch of to share with Nick- he waited too long to drink his and got a pudding! Lunch was leftovers of my sweet potato white bean salad, and the consensus seems to be you guys want the simple recipe, so here it is:
Herbed Sweet Potato White Bean Salad
2 tsp Italian seasoning blend (I use a homemade version, recipe coming soon!)
1 clove garlic, minced
sea salt, to taste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium sweet potato, chopped into 1” or smaller squares
1 19-oz can white beans, drained and rinsed (I like Eden Organic brand)
1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
zest of 1 lemon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together seasoning blend, garlic, pinch of sea salt and olive oil. Toss chopped sweet potatoes with mixture, coating well.
2. Place sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and roast, turning once, 20-25 minutes until soft and slightly crispy on edges. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
3. Toss cooled sweet potatoes with white beans and baby spinach, to wilt spinach very slightly. Stir in lemon zest and season to taste. Serve warm or refrigerate.
I had the day off from being anywhere- though I did have tons to do at home, so I had the chance to duck out quickly and stock up on some groceries for the rest of the week. Organic greens (spinach, mixed greens for salads, kale), carrots, asparagus, apples, lemons, some dried lentils, chia seeds, coconut oil (I was out), tahini. I came home and made us a delicious veggie stir-fry, with some pan-seared tempeh and chopped cashews. It was simple and delicious. We’re not all that fancy over here most of the time, believe it or not! I’ve been thinking about some of the other, simple practices that I have been trying to incorporate into this detox- to help along the detox process and make me feel good, too:
- dandy blend in the morning- it’s my favorite coffee replacement, and dandelion happens to be super cleansing. I don’t miss my green tea!
- 10 minutes of yoga, first thing- I like to wake up to some yoga when I can, but often I get busy at my computer. trying to do it right when I wake up prevents this from happening.
- oceans alive with peppermint oil (and lots of water)- I like to spike my water with some Ocean’s Alive Marine Phytoplankton, a nutritional powerhouse I learned about from (whole else but) Meghan. I add it to my water with a drop of Living Libations’ peppermint oil- the best there is, for a refreshing and healthy addition to my water.
- lemon water with cayenne- I do this every single morning upon waking, and have been for at least a year now. I have come to love this little practice, and it’s super detoxifying to boot.
- skin brushing- Meghan posted a great article on skin brushing yesterday. It’s also one of my favorite daily detox practices, but I often forget to do it before showering. I make it a point to remember while I am detoxing, for that extra cleansing kick.
What daily detox practices do you like to incorporate into your routine?