on 07-12-2008 at 10:50 PM (709 Views)
Call me crazy, but I'm going to have David Wolfe's superfood smoothie everyday. Tried it yesterday and again today. Kept me strong all day. It's not for the squeamish. Yesterday I had to drink it without looking at it. Now that I know how powerful it is, I'm okay with looking at it. Here is my version:
Juice on 1 orange, banana, 2 Tablespoons cacao*, 1/4 cup goji berries, 1 Tablespoon each agave, green superfood, almond butter, 2 teaspoons each flax oil, coconut oil, 1 t. each spirulina, maca, empty in capsule of MSM, fo-ti, blue-green algae, a splash of water if needed to blend. *revised/reduced cacao 7/13
Don't try it without the cacao and agave. In fact, I can't recommend that you try it at all, but it works for me. Wolfe uses mango or papaya and cacao butter, I had to substitute with orange, banana, flax oil, coconut oil, and almond butter. According to Wolfe, the cacao is an appetite suppressant. I am a believer.
Yesterday, I had a very close encounter with Macaroni and Cheese. I didn't go to my neighbor's funeral. Stayed home and prepared dinner for the gathering of about 20 people after the burial. Made the ultimate SAD comfort food; super rich, creamy cheddar cheese sauce, over shell noodles, with a healthy green salad, and a rainbow vege tray. My daughter helped stir the cream sauce and grated the cheddar. She also handled the taste testing. Thank goodness she was here to help! I almost taste tested it myself, just out of habit. Caught myself before it got to my mouth. Because of my smoothie I had the energy to put it all together (on hyperdrive), and was not tempted to eat it.
After it was over I (took off my supergirl cloak) sat down and ate almost a pound of organic bing cherries, picked that morning. Doesn't get any fresher or better than that! Dinner was green juice: kale, parsley, beet, carrot, apple, followed by RAWvolutions Egg-less egg salad on Lydia's green crackers. It was good. Will put it on my list of keepers.
Today, started with my usual; Pied Cow Rooibos Chai Tea, with honey and almond milk. Did the supersmoothie a couple hours later. Snack..shared the rest of my fudge-raspberry torte w/SIL (she liked it). We also had some herbal apple butter chai iced tea, sweetened with agave. That was extra special. Late lunch of the egg-less salad and crackers. Dinner was a big bowl of escarole with lemon-honey-mustard-ginger dressing, veges on the side.
Have some cauliflowerettes, marinating in a sprinkle of braggs and sea salt for later. If I don't want it tonight, will be even tastier tomorrow.
Everything is going very well. It's been hot. My ankles are swollen, but not as badly. No rash around lower legs. Caffeine withdrawal headaches gone.
Going to go sit with my husband now. I'll be knitting, and pretending to be interested in whatever he's watching on tv.
Looking forward to a hot, lazy day tomorrow. Wishing you all whatever you desire.
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