Day four of my Crazy Sexy Diet cleanse went quite smoothly. It started with another Green Guru Smoothie made with avocado, banana, romaine, probiotic powder, water and cucumber. That recipe and all recipes from today are in Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet book:
My smoothie held me over until about 10:30 a.m., and then I snacked on this grapefruit. Although grapefruit is acidic, it has an alkalizing effect on the body. And since I'm trying to boost my alkalinity, I think this was a good snack choice:
Lunch was more I Am Loved Nori Rolls from Crazy Sexy Diet. I made enough rice and chopped enough veggies to eat these for four days, but I'm making fresh rolls each day because I'm not fond of leftover rolled sushi:
Also for lunch was more Ginger-Lemongrass Miso Soup. For this, I made the lemongrass-infused ginger/onion broth in advance. But I left out the miso. Each day, I'm re-heating a portion of the broth on the stove and adding in miso after removing from the heat:
Around 3:30 p.m., my lunch started to wear off, so I snacked on some Living Intentions White Chocolate "Gone Nuts!" These are sprouted, raw cashews and almonds seasoned with cacao butter and cacao nibs. You can order these in all sorts of flavors on Vegan Essentials:
And then around 4-ish, I had another snack — Carrot Sticks, Red Pepper, and Garlic Hummus:
Dinner was a new dish tonight — Teriyaki Tofu over Millet:
And Cabbage Hemp Slaw:
The tofu was marinated in a mixture of oil, garlic, agave, and vinegar, and that made it taste like teriyaki sauce. But unlike the teriyaki in the bottle, this stuff was free of refined sugar. The Cabbage Hemp Slaw was delicious and fresh — shredded cabbage mixed with hemp seeds, cilantro, and oils.
I haven't experienced any real detox symptoms yet, but I have noticed that without caffeine, I start to get sleepy around 7 p.m. But I can't go to bed then. I have too much to do every night. It's midnight, and I'm fighting sleep. So goodnight!