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Today is officially my last detox day. But before I share my final thoughts, I want to recap days 3 and 4.

Day 3 - 2nd breakfast

For breakfast I had another slice of buckwheat bread, followed by a bowl of mixed berries with soy yoghurt and some oats.

Day 3 - Lunch

Lunch was another big salad with tomatoes, sweet corn, Sloppy Josephines, and avocado, served with a small bowl of brown rice.

Day 3 - Dinner

For dinner I made a vegetable soup with potatoes, carrots, leek, and brussel sprouts. I had it with a dash of soy cream on top and a slice of buckwheat bread on the side. It was delicious. Of course I went back for seconds. And I also finished my bag of trail mix. I think I have a serious problem.

On day 3 I finally started to feel a bit better. I wasn’t that tired anymore. Either I’ve already adjusted to not drinking coffee anymore, or I’ve just caught up on missed sleep.

Day 4 - Breakfast

Breakfast on day 4 was two slices of brown rice bread with a red pepper spread on the left and a nooch based spread on the right. I liked the brown rice bread better than the buckwheat bread, but nothing beats wheat or rye bread in my opinion. I know that my breakfasts are kind of monotonous, but I just love bread. Plus, it’s the fastest kind of breakfast I can think of.

 

Day 4 - Lunch

For lunch I chopped up a head of romaine, added some tomatoes, avocado, and balsamic dressing. I also had some of yesterday’s vegetable soup.

 

Day 4 - Dinner

My last detox dinner was cooked quinoa, marinara sauce, and pan-fried zucchini. Delicious, but not very filling. Too bad I’ve run out of trail mix.

Final Thoughts On Detoxing

Honestly, I don’t feel or look any different after this detox, but four days are probably not enough to see any changes. I really don’t think I could do this detox any longer, though. I miss bread and my occasional treats like muffins, cake, cookies. And coffee! So I’ll gradually re-introduce gluten, dairy, eggs, and decaf coffee. I don’t think that my body still needs caffeine, but I really like the taste of coffee.

There were a few things that I liked about the detox, though, like having a glass of fresh juice in the morning, eating lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, and salads. I’ll try to incorporate those things into my daily routine.

Now that my mini-detox is over, I feel like indulging a little. We’ll see what I can find tomorrow.

See you!

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Mini Detox – Day 2

Another detox day done, quite a lazy one, too. Anyway, here’s the food:

 

Day 2 - Juice

 

I started the day with a glass of lemon water and another glass of fresh grapefruit and blood orange juice. I really love having fresh juice in the morning, it’s so delicious.

 

Day 2 - Breakfast

In an effort to vary my usual breakfast routine, I made some rice pudding. I let some cooked brown rice soak in soymilk overnight and added raisins, a small chopped apple and a dash of cinnamon in the morning. It was quite good, but the rice didn’t really soak in as much milk as I expected. I also had a brown rice cake with peanut butter, to satisfy my savory tooth.

 

Day 2 - Lunch

 

Lunch was a salad with Sloppy Josephines (I accidentally made a HUGE batch), sweet corn, and guacamole. I also had a slice of buckwheat bread with vegan butter.It was good, but somehow I got hungry again about three hours later. So I had a small bowl of rice with soy sauce and sesame oil. Totally hit the spot! I do love salads, but sometimes I just need a hot dish.

 

Day 2 - Dinner

 

For dinner we had a pan-fried rice cakes (tteok) with carrots, zucchini, and black bean sauce. This is a slightly modified version of one of my favorite dishes, using plain tteok instead of udon noodles. I think I’m very close to perfecting the sauce, so I hope I can post the recipe soon. This dish wasn’t completely gluten-free though, as the bean paste contains some wheat flour. But as I’ve never had any problems with gluten anyway, I should be fine.

 

Day 4 - ChocoCocoNana Smoothie

 

Treat of the day was a smoothie with banana, soy milk, coconut cream, and cocoa powder. Not pretty, but very delicious. And yes, the seats of my kitchen chairs are covered with (fake) zebra fur. That’s what you get for living with an interior designer.

On my second detox day I still felt very tired, but I guess that’s because of the lack of coffee. I already feel better today.

See you!

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A few days ago I wrote about my detox plans for my mini vacation. Yesterday was day 1 for me, here is how it went.

Day 1 - Breakfast

First thing in the morning was a glass of fresh orange and grapefruit juice. As I don’t have a juicer, I’m sticking with citrus fruit for the week. For breakfast I had two slices of buckwheat bread (gluten-free), topped with guacamole and pumpkin spread. The bread tasted a bit weird at first, but it’s not that bad actually.

Yogi Tea Green Jasmine

Yogi Tea Choco Spice

As I won’t drink any coffee this week, I’m having lots of tea instead. My two favorites are a green jasmine and rose blend and a spicy chocolate herbal blend.

Day 1 - Lunch

Next up: Lunch. I had a some mixed greens, topped with Bavarian potato salad (recipe coming soon, I hope), and some baked carrot sticks with tahini crust. It was delicious!

Day 1 - Dinner

Dinner was some more mixed greens with tomatoes and home-made soy yoghurt dressing, brown rice, Sloppy Josephines (recipe by Mama Pea) and guacamole.

Mixed Fruit
Fruit salad with soy yoghurt

People who know me in real life also know that I can’t go for more than a few hours without food. So of course I needed some snacks. I had some mixed fruit right before lunch, a fruit salad with soy yoghurt, and some unpictured trail mix after dinner.

That was the food, but how did I feel? During the day I felt a bit tired, and at night I got a light headache. There are several possible reasons: the lack of caffeine, my tough almost 3 mile run, or the changing weather (it’s raining right now). I guess my body needs some time to adapt to the changes I made.

See you!

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