Good morning all! I hope everyone is having a great Friday so far. I’m excited it’s Friday because I have the whole weekend off and I’m going to Quebec with my mom to visit my grandparents :). Should be a nice little getaway and it will be so good to see them! Now, given that I’m doing my cleanse, it’s going to require some prep on my part, but I think I’ll be good and I’ll be sure to bring a stocked cooler. I am nothing if not being good at preparing. You should see what I bring with me to visit relatives at Christmas!
Day 4 of the cleanse and I am feeling sooo much better! Thank you all for your well wishes and advice. It was really just a matter of sticking with it and letting my body sort itself out. I am still a little tired at times, mostly in the afternoon, but hopefully that will pass soon. All in all, despite the headaches, I’ve really been enjoying this experience and I feel really good about giving my body a much needed break. I’ve also been sticking to my pan really well! Two raw meals and 1 raw snack a day, sometimes 2 and I’ve been doing things like dry brushing, tongue brushing, yoga, meditation and positive affirmations. Getting 8 hours of sleep has been tricky and I need to improve there. In order to get up for work so I still have time to do yoga, get ready and have breakfast, I have to wake up at 4 am. Doing the math that means a bed time of 8pm. So early! I am adjusting though and have been doing 8:30 or so on those days. Mornings I start later has been easier. It’s all a learning process!
Now, after my little teaser post yesterday, I got some requests to share the recipes for what I’ve been eating during the first few days of my cleanse. Which I was really excited about- these recipes are about as clean as you can get so I definitely want to share them with you all. Today I want to share with you a recipe for a hemp seed alfredo sauce. I’ve had it a couple different ways now and it’s so tasty on raw noodles, sprouted quinoa and with a multitude of different veggies. You really feel like you’re eating a sauce laden with dairy but really it just loaded full of plant protein! It’s 100% raw (if you use chickpea miso) and has no refined-sugars! You can totally still make this with soy sauce/Bragg’s and the usual miso paste if you desire and it will still be delicious! Full disclosure- it doesn’t taste exactly like alfredo sauce. But it’s really tasty and creamy so who cares??
Hemp Seed Alfredo Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw)
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp chickpea miso
- 1 drop stevia (brand vary so adjust accordingly)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- fresh ground pepper to taste
Just through everything into a blender and blend away until smooth. Give it a couple minutes so the hemp seeds are completely puréed. Serve right away, or store in the fridge for up to a week.
If you want to serve it with zucchini noodles like I did it’s really easy! First slice up those zucchini! I don’t have a spiralizer, so I just used a vegetable peeler to make thin cuts down the length of the zucchini until you hit the seeds. If you do this, make sure to rotate the zucchini as you go so the strips stay about the same size. You’ll want about 1 zucchini per person.
Of course, there are many other ways to enjoy it! Try in on top of cooked pasta, or as my mom did, as a dip for her pita bread! I also had it on top of some sprouted quinoa with broccoli and it was delicious :)
In other news…..guess what arrived???
My new baby :) There will be lots of dehydrating going on here I can tell you.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! I may not be able to post over the course of it (but who knows), so if not, see you Monday!