|Lovely, ain't it?|
Alluding to my month-long-extremely-limited-can-she-do-it detox diet, I have, remarkably, stuck to it like white on rice. Which I can't eat, by the way. I am rather amazed. Then, again, this is the year of the new me, so maybe I should cut myself some slack. I do have some willpower, after all - just not where potato chips, ice cream, kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, dogs, cats, anything with four legs or two and feathers, bright, shiny objects are concerned.
I am limited to meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. For two out of three meals a day, I can manage it. However, breakfast has been a bear. I can't eat eggs every morning - well, I could but I shouldn't and I don't have time to fix an eggy-type of breakfast Monday-Friday. I have been living on granola (no), oatmeal (no) or GF whole grain toast (no) daily. This past weekend, my sister (the lovely Cynthia) stayed with me for an overnighter and brought with her a recipe for a breakfast smoothie that seems to have saved me.
Ingredients: avocado, banana, berries, ground flax seed, a handful of greens (kale/spinach/chard), coconut milk, grapefruit juice. I blanched slightly at the list (avocado? greens?) but she whipped up a batch and it was MARVELOUS! I had some bananas cut up and frozen and the berries were frozen, so it produced a thick, creamy drink that was so good! It is now my go-to breakfast for the rest of the month - except for weekends, when I have time for an egg or two.