Yesterday was a VERY busy day. Thank goodness for Grassroots Market, I was able to get my Morning and Evening Juice fix – both tasty options.
In the morning I had the Daily Detox – I really liked the combination: cucumber, celery, parsley, apple, lime & kale. I haven’t put lime into my green drinks before, it was a great add on. Marking that down for future recipes. Then off to the races working on a project for a few hours.
Next my Lunch was from Panera – when you’re out and about sometimes you have to do the very best you can. Their Thai Chicken salad (hold the wontons) is the best option I had for lunch.So I enjoyed it … with the apple side.
Work completed then it was back home, presto change-o and off to a wedding. OOPS but we still needed to restock the fridge for the rest of our CLEAN and great juices. Back to Grassroots again for a little shopping and DINNER.
Toi and I shared another YUMMY and pretty drink the APPLE JACK for dinner. It had apple, lime, ginger & beet and we asked for EXTRA ginger, of course. Another winner. Toi thought it was a little sour for her taste, I thought it was perfect.
And thanks to Joanna, we also received a sample of some Roobios Tea – we’ll be trying later.
With our fresh fruit and veggies secured we were off to the Wedding. The ceremony was lovely. It was on the beach and spirits didn’t dampen, even with a few sprinkles of rain, which actually made it nice and cool. But at the reception was where I was actually a little worried about staying on the CLEAN. I do enjoy some of the family favorites like the famous barbecue meatballs. I spotted the veggies and kept my position strong. My uncle wasn’t able to maneuver the line and asked me fix him a plate, so I went over to fix him a plate — and even managed a good portion of fresh veggies for him. And across the chicken, pork, meatballs, cheese tray, crackers I went, and a strange thing happened – I wasn’t really that interested in the food. We are just a few days from the end of our planned CLEAN detox, but it was important to me to stick with it. After I got him all fixed up, I visited around drank some water and then grabbed a few servings of the cut veggies. Organic or not a better choice than the meatballs WHOO HOOO. I even passed the chicken up – since technically I did “eat” at lunch. I can live with a few cut veggies after my evening juice.
My aunt wanted to know how I liked the food and that she had prepared a few of the things. I told her that I like the cut veggies…she seemed a little sad that I hadn’t enjoyed the prepared food. She replied “what?, are you on some kind of a diet” I could only grin and say yes ma’am and I’ve dropped 31 pounds. She smiled.
Of course staying CLEAN also meant no wedding cake, either. Even though I was asked to help serve the cake. I am proud to say with more than 50 pieces of cakes served, I didn’t grab a bite. The funny part was that I realized I had cake icing on my hand and as I raised it to “take a lick” – I instantly caught myself. It felt like a triumph – after all I have eaten a tub of icing for dessert – no cake necessary. I’d would say all in all… it was a CLEAN win.