I was off work for Martin Luther King Day! So I enjoyed all kinds of Crazy Sexy Diet-approved recipes from home. Breakfast was another green juice, the Urban Zen Juice from Crazy Sexy Diet. It's made with cucumbers, Granny Smith and Fuji apples, fennel, yellow peppers, spinach, ginger, romaine, and celery:
About an hour after juicing, I had a bowl of Food for Life Sprouted Grain Almond Cereal with Sol sunflower seed milk. But Maynard, our rescued puppy and the newest addition to our furry brood, hoped to score a bite before I could get one. And Gelfling, our mischievous black kitty, is contemplating pouncing on Maynard's head:
Lunch was leftovers of Kristen Suzanne's Harvest Soup from Crazy Sexy Diet and some Tomato-Basil Flatbread from Pure Pleasures. I made the soup last night to come out of my juice fast. It's made from blended raw zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, celery, dates, onion powder, and coriander. You can also find that recipe here on Kristen's Raw.
For each day of my 21-day cleanse, the Crazy Sexy Diet book has an assigned reading with a daily focus, prayers, affirmations, and tips for the day. Today's focus was forgiveness, and Kris Carr suggests making a trail mix and calling it Forgiveness Mix. You're supposed to think about letting go of grudges while you eat it. Mine has goji berries, cacao nibs, goldenberries, mulberries, cashews, almonds, and pepitas!
I also snacked on a Brown Rice Cake with White Bean Dip from Colleen Patrick Goudreau's Vegan's Daily Companion. It's made with cannelini beans, cilantro, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Creamy and delicious!
I went to the gym for a box aerobics class at 6 p.m. and then came home to this Salad with Raw Ranch Dressing. The recipe, made from cashews and fresh herbs, is included in Crazy Sexy Diet, but since it's from the lovely Gena Hamshaw, you can also find it here on her blog, Choosing Raw.
I also had one of the most sinful recipes in Crazy Sexy Diet — Olive Quesadillas. I say they're sinful because they're made with Daiya Cheese, and even though I'm guessing that counts as a processed food, Kris Carr recommends this recipe on the cleanse. And if it's good enough for Kris, it's definitely good enough for me. God, I've missed Daiya these past two weeks.
I used a gluten-free Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla. Besides Daiya, the quesadilla is stuffed with kalamata olives, caramelized onions (made without sugar), and roasted red pepper. This is definitely a recipe I'll make over and over, and that's not something I say often.