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I've been meaning
to do a detox for a while now. I've been feeling less
than awesome - the state of limbo I'm in with waiting to travel and
dragging my feet and the season change toward cold cold cold and wet have not
been helping. I've been tired, unmotivated, anxious, and a bit down. Add to
this a weekend of eating almost nothing but processed soy, and a switch flipped
and I was suddenly ready.
I've been on the detox for about a week now and have felt great about the foods I've been eating. It's been about 95% raw, tons of veggies and fruits, with some seeds and nuts for protein and healthy fats. I've steered clear of concentrated sweeteners and anything processed or refined. I've had no cravings, which is great. I was experiencing detox symptoms, but they seem to be on their way out.
One thing I've done to ensure success is that rather than completely limiting myself on flavours/tastes I like, I've made healthy alternatives. I normally eat some sort of raw truffle each day (though I've begun to sweeten it with banana instead of dates - I'm loving the different texture!). I've also been super enjoying raw ice cream! I made this one in a food processor and added ground chia seeds, so it has the texture more of a harder ice cream than soft serve. It also ends up with yummy fruit chunks in it. Ok, enough blabbering, here's the recipe:
Chocolate ice cream
1 banana, frozen
4 strawberries, frozen
1.5T raw cacao powder
1.5T ground chia seeds
almond milk (add a bit at a time to get the right texture. I think I added like 1/2T-1T in total)
Put the first four ingredients in a food processor with a bit of almond milk and process, adding a bit more milk if needed. Scrape down the edges after processing a bit to keep things mixing well.
Labels: chocolate, dessert, detox, easy, frozen, gluten-free, raw, vegan