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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Reborn Vegetarian Day 2

"I have a great diet.  You're allowed to eat anything you want, but you must eat it with naked fat people."
 - Author Unknown

Hi everyone!  Is that sunshine outside or is that simply your positive attitude shining bright today?

Another day of a revisited vegetarian lifestyle.  For a recap simple see yesterday's post.  In yet another effort to bore my blog readers, here is a synopsis of this Tuesday's culinary affair:

Pre-Breakfast - 1 glass of water.  Hey, notice that I gave up the first cup of java this morning?

Breakfast - 1 cup of coffee (no cream, no sugar).  6" breakfast sandwich consisting of:  9-grain whole wheat sub roll, egg white, sliced bell pepper, sliced onion, sliced jalapeno pepper, sliced banana pepper, sliced tomato, fresh spinach, one slice of vegetarian smoked turkey, fresh jalapeno, and lots of hot sauce.

Lunch -  2 cup of Saucy Indian Veggies consisting of:  cauliflower, potato, peas, tomato, and spices.  1.5 cup of vegetable soup (only vegetables) consisting of tomato, vegetable broth, hominy, cabbage, diced butternut squash, and spices.  1 fresh peach, 1 fresh apple, 38 cherries, 1.3 oz pumpkin seed, and 0.5 oz sunflower seed.  2 cups of fresh Japanese green tea (no sugar).

Dinner - Cabbage juice (pulp) consisting of:  1/4 head purple cabbage, 1/2 apple, 1 carrot, 1/2 Tbsp no-fat yogurt, 1/8 tsp dried dill, and 4 fresh basil leaves.  Blended in Blendtec blender with water added to liquify.  1 glass almond milk (4 ounces).

Post-Dinner - Fresh cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.  No sugar, no additives.  Just fresh fruit full of wonderful nutrients!

Other - Water, water, everywhere!

Too early to assess?  I don't know.  Perhaps it's the mental element of stepping up the healthy eating a notch but both Tiffany and I think that we feel better today.

One thing that we discussed at the dinner table tonight was the possibility of bringing out the Breville juicer and using it instead of the Blendtec.  Basically, this would mean replacing "pulping" with "juicing".  The thickness and texture of our dinners is taking some getting used to.  Instead of being a liquid juice, ours is somewhere between juice and applesauce on the texture scale.

Our decision?  We both agreed that our dinner "pulps" step up the "juice" equivalent a notch.  We get the entire fruit for our bodies to make the decision.  Instead of composting the seeds, rind and pulp; we consume it all and allow the added treat of a fiber cleanse.  Our bodies own internal digestive system can ultimately decide which minerals and vitamins to use & store and those parts it deems waste.  

It's not as refreshing as a juice perhaps.  But knowing that it's dinner super-charged makes it bearable.  We may ultimately bring the juicer out of retirement but I have my doubts.  It'll simply stay tucked away on the shelve until our next bumper crop of oranges.

Well... that's about all I have for you today folks.  Wish it were more exciting but that comes in time when I jump back onto the scale.  So far, so good.  I miss my partially-processed snacking but those now become my rewards.

Hi-dee hi-dee have-a-healthy-juice-today-ho my friend.

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