- We sort of went through a detox by doing the three day weekend Reboot first
- I was better prepared, went through all the menus before each day and reviewed the upcoming few days even earlier
- I had this blog and all you great friends reading and commenting as an accountability system
- I didn't have my dear sweet Babooh to drag home take out or entice me with a beach walk followed by dinner out.
First shake for breakfast is the Matcha Shake Now that we all know what Matcha is this powder is added to the water for the shake along with a banana and some almonds. There was the option to add some maca or spirulina but I did not. This lovely drink tastes like the simple banana almond shake we've had before but now we know that we're getting extra goodness from the matcha. I liked this easy morning starter and will make this again. I'll give it a B.
For mid-morning snack we have the extremely inviting Pecan Candy Apple. Who wouldn't want to gobble this up? I know I had to make sure I took a picture before I nearly stuck my face in there. So - yes, there's the apples, there's cinnamon, some ground up pecans, vanilla and even some coconut oil for good measure. This had the OMG factor - lets eat this every morning for a week. Obviously - this gets an A
For lunch we have another salad and this inventive salad is called Corn and Basil Mesclun Salad. We had the option to use the Thermo dressing or the Cider vinegar. Since I used up my Thermo the other day I went back made the Cider vinegar dressing. The salad as you can see has greens, corn, radishes. There's also some basil in there as well. I think I mentioned before I hated radishes but I sliced them very thin and adhered to the plan. The bite of the radish gave this salad some character and despite myself I actually liked it better than I expected. What I wasn't a fan of was the Cider vinegar dressing. Too blah - I much prefer her Thermo dressing with the miso in it. The salad get's a B-.
Our mid afternoon snack is called Smooth Operator. I'm not sure about the origin of the name although she describes how this is an infinitely better vegetable soup than anything you can get in a can. No argument. Still don't understand the name. This soup should look quite a bit more green since there is celery, romaine, tomatoes, ginger and the ever present miso. I think I would have called this vegetable soup with a Capital V! At first I thought the tastes were too strong but I was wrong. I really liked it. It has a strong garlic flavor which I like and makes this a hearty tasting soup. I guess the biggest surprise is that this is a "snack" since I would expect something so hearty to be the main meal of the night. I give this B, too. Probably a B+ since it really was quite good but not up to A standards. See what happens when you write down the criteria?
Finally we have Souper Supper. This soup really is Super in every way. Cucumbers, celery, avocado for intense creaminess, a splash of lemon for zing and of course miso. This soup is a real winner! She says you can put in one or two cups of water to taste. In drinking the soups I opt for more liquid but I would definitely make this soup for dinner or lunch and would want to use a spoon so one cup of water is my choice from now on. The cucumber is so light and refreshing and accented by the dill. The avocado makes the soup so silky smooth that it just feels to good to eat this. I'm so glad I have left overs because I'm already planning on when I can down the extras. You will want to make this soup! Obviously gets an A!
Tomorrow we start on our second week of the Fat Blast. Here's your recipe spreadsheet:
|Ginger Mango Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||four||118||B|
|Easy Being Green Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||four||133||B|
|Strawberry Mint Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||four||126||B|
|Red Pepper Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||four||148||A|
|Banana Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||five||114||A|
|Pomegranate Blueberry Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||five||165||A+|
|Spring Sauerkraut Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||five||138||B|
|Pineapple Protein Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||five||125||C+|
|Kreamy Dill Delight||Soup||Fat Blast||five||147||D|
|Chocolate Banana Mylk Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||six||117||A|
|Pineapple Coconut Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||six||165||B|
|Asian Cabbage with Apple Cider Vinaigrette||Salad||Fat Blast||six||129||A|
|Mango Mint Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||six||120||B|
|Coconut Tomato Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||six||140||B|
|Matcha Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||seven||120||B|
|Pecan Candy Apple||Salad||Fat Blast||seven||164||A|
|Corn, Basil Mesclun Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||seven||132||B-|
|Smooth Operator||Soup||Fat Blast||seven||127||B+|
|Souper Supper||Soup||Fat Blast||seven||149||A|