New Year Detox

If you are anything like me, you have thrown caution to the wind and eaten just about anything you please for at least the past week.  After a foodie binge I always throw myself into “clean eating” for a spell.  This morning, I woke up and felt the time had come to give back to this poor abused body.  Lots of fruit and vegetables, with a long walk thrown in for good measure.

grapefruit, apple, strawberries and ginger

grapefruit, apple, strawberries and ginger

Breakfast

Breakfast

Ginger Fruit Smoothie

  • one whole grapefruit, peeled
  • one whole apple, cored
  • frozen strawberries, 2 cups
  • fresh ginger, 1 inch

Blend these all together and enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

Broccoli Soup

  • Olive oil, 1 Tbsp
  • green pepper, 1 whole chopped
  • onion, 1 whole chopped
  • bunch broccoli, cut up
  • vegetable broth, 32 oz container

Heat the olive oil, then add the pepper and onion.  Cook until soft.  Add the broccoli and the broth.  Bring to a boil, then lower to simmer.  When the broccoli is soft, whirl it up it a blender!  You may season any way you like.  Today I opted for salt, pepper and a pinch of poultry seasoning for each serving. (no picture of this  because it just looks green…)

After my walk, I came home and put this delicious, warm salad together for dinner.

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Arugula Salad

  • brussels sprouts, sliced
  • coconut oil, to prevent sticking
  • arugula
  • pecans, toasted and chopped
  • avocado, cubed
  • lemon juice and olive oil
brussels sprouts

brussels sprouts

Heat the coconut oil in the pan and add the brussels sprouts.  Use a high heat so that the sprouts brown.  While those are cooking, toast the pecans.  Put the arugula in a bowl and drizzle olive oil and fresh lemon juice over it.  Mix thoroughly to coat the arugula with the dressing.  Next, layer the ingredients: arugula, brussels sprouts, avocado and top with pecans!  Simple and delicious!

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Arugula Salad

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Arugula Salad

What’s your favorite meal to get back to healthy living?

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