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Detoxing is…. Eating Hot Fudge Sundae for Breakfast!

Posted Mar 24 2011 3:04am

Good morning!

Everyone survive hump day? My hump days are usually spend relaxing or catching up on stuff but yesterday I had an actual hump day. Like I said, I woke up feeling heavy as a rock and even though I didn’t feel all that miserable all day, it was just kind of ‘meh’.

I had already decided not to do a juice fast this week since it felt like the last one was only yesterday! Initially I wanted to do a one day juice fast a week but I might make that once every other week. Trust me: it’s really tough mentally not to eat for a day if it’s a weekly returning event! Or I don’t know, maybe that’s just me. I just love the idea of eating, I love chewing, chomping, I love the process of planning meals, shopping for ingredients and preparing giant colorful salads and cacao-packed treats.

Exhibit A: Big colorful salad

I’ve also been out of ‘liquid until lunch’ mode for some days now. I am not sure I want to get back into it. I think it’s because of classes I got out of the groove (practical jazz) and now it’s hard to start again. Not because I am hungry, even when I got hungry it wouldn’t bother me, but again, the emotional attachment to food & eating is just so big! You should really try & see for yourself. Just once, the night before plan to only drink juice/water/tea/smoothie until noon. Once you get up, you’ll notice how badly you want to prepare a nice, comforting breakfast. Although I don’t have a problem with food having an emotional and social aspect, I do think it’s very important for everyone to realize how strong these factors play a role in your food choices. I think that ideally food should be nourishing first, and pleasurable second. Or at least 50/50. Nowadays, most food is eaten for reasons such as boredom, habit, social norms, social get toghethers, availablity, taste. Wow.

I am loving becoming more conscious of what I eat/don’t eat, why, what emotions this arouses, etc.  So, I’ll definitely continue to juice fast regularly and challenge myself in this area. I am just not quite sure what my plans are regarding breakfast/eating after dinner time, and so on. I am very interested in pushing myself out of my comfort zone a little to experience food in a new way, but I also don’t want to push/restrict myself too much, obviously.

Exhibit B: Hot Fudge Sundae for Breakfast!

Inspired by Kris’s ( iheartwelness , one of the best blogs ever!) vegan Mocha ice-cream (which is based on Gena ‘s banana soft serve if I’m correct).

Hot Fudge Sundae {raw, vegan}
Inspired by Kris
Serves one

* 2 frozen bananas
* 1 t almond butter
* 1/4 cup water

Chocolate Sauce
* 1 T coconut butter
* 1 T raw cacao powder (or use regular)
* 1 T agave

Put chocolate sauce ingredients in a small bowl and place in a pot with boiling water. When warmed, whisk until you have a sauce. Turn down heating, leaving the bowl in the pot. (Alternatively you can do this in the microwave on low power).

For ice-cream: blend everything in the blender or food processer (you can sub milk for water + almond butter!). Scoop with an ice-cream scoop or mellon baller for nice ice-cream effect. Drizzle hot sauce over ice-cream and enjoy. For breakfast if you must….

The last few weeks have been a little weird for me. I have done a lot of great things and I am having a lot of fun experimenting with detoxing. But, there’s also some stuff going on in my personal life that’s getting me down from time to time. Those who follow me on Twitter no doubt had already seen that the boy and I broke up. I won’t go into too much detail but I just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on. I am trying my hardest to keep my spirit up and most times I am succeeding, but I have also been crying and talking and stressing a lot the last 2 weeks. We still live together for a short while until he can move back to Denmark, which will be very soon. We’ve agreed it’s not a definite break-up, instead we’re going to use the time apart to figure out what we want and how we’re going to go about it if we decide we want to stay together. He has a son in Denmark and needs/wants to spend more time with him so we need to see if that’s going to be possible while living here. And I have to figure out what I want after my studies (2 years from now). I’d love to move to California and obviously we can not do that together. So all in all, we have lots to think about!

Enjoy this sunny day thoroughly my loves!

Love,

Sabine

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