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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not for the Faint of Heart

I was looking for a gluten free, artificial sweetener free, dairy free protein powder and I saw this on The Shape of Things to Come.  A little internet searching and I found a jug at a health store not far from my house.  It was a little hard to get use to it.  In fact I thought I would never get used to the taste or the chalky texture.   Miracles happen and I actually do not mind it now.  Mr. Smoothie requests his drinks without it..like I said not for the faint of heart...just kidding sweetie.  It is helping me get my protein in during my Vegan trial week, and I like adding some protein to the high carbohydrate levels in the smoothies and juices to ensure my insulin doesn't spike.  I do recommend it if you are looking for a healthy brown rice protein powder.

I also saw this tea on the same blog.  While I was drooling in our local Whole Foods store I stumbled upon this tea.  Oh me of little faith; once again on the first trial I thought it was awful.  Just wanted to waft it (anybody else a Parks and Recreation Fan?).  On my third night of  Yogi DeTox tea I actually didn't mind it.  I may even be looking forward to it tonight!

Today I watched Dr. Oz tell his audience the one food he wants out of their houses....drum roll... SUGAR.  He gave five things sugar affects and the first is blood pressure.  This is a new one they are studying, and I found that really interesting since my blood pressure is so much better since I gave up sugar 24 days ago.  I think he said the American Heart Ass. recommends no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day.

Adding Vegan to my cleanse is going well, but I miss my chicken and fish.  Last night I picked up a Costco rotisserie chicken and it smelled so very good.  I wonder how long it takes a person  that decides to give up meat to not drool when they smell it.  I actually do not drool over sweets, but that aroma of chicken..wow.

Yesterdays lunch was this stir fry of brown rice, black beans, garlic, and broccoli.  I also ate a berry smoothie for breakfast, a handful of almonds for lunch, and a green juice for dinner.

Today I made the same lunch but I left out the garlic do to my dentist appointment following lunch and added onion, portabella mushrooms,  extra black beans, and balsamic vinegar.  It was delicious.  I do want to add in some raw veggies this week, so I plan to make some hummus soon.

I should probably stop blogging since the tornado sirens are going off in our neck of the woods.  Instead of American Idol there is a lot of orange, red, yellow, and green moving blobs on our tv  translated by our talking weather man. I am off to make mini muffins and breakfast loafs for the PTF meeting in the morning before our electricity goes out!  Oh and I can't forget our dinner mango and pineapple smoothie.


Lyn said...

Your meals look really yummy and nutritious. And you know I agree about the sugar! I am starting to HATE sugar, which is a very good thing.

BrendaKaye said...

Lyn I hope you are feeling better; you have so much on your plate and I hate to see you not feeling well. Yes, I was surprised that I don't miss sugar that much, but the meat is a different issue! I will be glad when my one week Vegan experiment is over!

Callie said...

I don't know about the protein powder, but that second meal looks amazing!! I'm a sucker for beans!! You know, if you can find a way to add beans in each meal or maybe even tofu?? you wouldn't have to drink that nasty stuff...just an idea!