Detox: Day 3

I woke up again feeling very hungry, but refreshed. I’m not doing this detox to lose weight and I don’t own a scale, but I feel lighter. It’s a good feeling. I didn’t have time to make a smoothie this morning (I intern 2x a week at the Asia Society), so I kept my breakfast blender-free. I felt incomplete without it though, so I’ll plan to wake up earlier tomorrow.

Breakfast: Tea with Almond Milk + Asian Pear

Lunch: Greens and Carrot Salad w/ Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Dressing
1 cup Arugula
1 cup Lettuce
1 cup baby carrots, chopped 

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Dash of white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste 

I’ve had plenty of salads with arugula when I dine out, but I’ve never bought it home, although I’m not sure why. It makes the salad taste so much more tasty. Lunch was kind of light and I need something to get me through the rest of the work day. I go on the search for a cafe that serves almond or rice milk. I love milk, but I’ve decided to cut out dairy for the week. I’m allergic to soy milk and nevertheless, it’s a processed food. After a 10-minute search on yelp, I discover that Le Pain Quotidien stocks almond milk. Score! I think all of their locations do do. I went to the one on Lexington and 64th and the barista got kind of excited when I asked for it. I guess it’s not that popular. I get a chamomile tea with steamed almond milk with a drizzle of agave syrup…and let me tell you, it was divine. I can’t wait to try almond milk with coffee after this week.

Dinner: Spinach and Peas Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
12oz of chopped spinach
2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lemon

This recipe follows the same directions as of Day 1’s Broccoli and Arugula Soup and also makes two big (or three small) bowls of soup. I love spinach and I love peas – and together they were delicious. I was surprised at how good the broccoli variation tasted, but this one tasted much better to me. Doesn’t the dark green color just scream “healthy!”

It’s late at night now and I’m not missing the sweet stuff for the first time. I read my book without the urge to snack. I love this!

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