Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Cleanse

Well tomorrow it starts: The Cleanse! Low sodium, and no sugar, meat or wheat. But the sodium is really the key thing I want to focus on. So here's a two day menu (the rest of the days won't differ too much, I don't want to spend too much time prepping and cooking!). There is still going to be some sodium since I'm using canned beans and other items to which they add salt, but it's still low sodium because I'm rinsing them and not using anything else with a lot of added salt (I seem to love all salty things: soy sauce, dijon, fish sauce, olives, miso, etc.) so I'm making up for it with a lot of other flavour enhancers (i.e. citrus, garlic, vinegar, etc.).

Day 1

Breakfast: Power porridge

Snack: Baby carrots

Lunch: Roasted red pepper hummus, organic linseed bread, cucumber and tomato

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Mediterranean quinoa and bean stew

Day 2

Breakfast: Power porridge

Snack: Non-fat Greek yogurt with blueberries

Lunch: Corn tortilla with scrambled eggs, tomato and avocado

Snack: Baby carrots

Dinner: Baked wild salmon, roasted sweet potatos and steamed broccoli

Here is the recipe for the hummus (I'll post more recipes later).

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 roasted red peppers or 255 jar, drained and rinsed
2-4 cloves garlic
2 tbls tahini
1 tsp ground cumin
Juice and zest of 2 lemons

Throw everything in a food processor and puree until smooth.

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