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Ultimate Reset: Days 4-6

Hi, friends! If you’re just starting to follow along, you can read about my decision why I’m doing this Reset here, and Days 0-3 here.

Day 4

This was probably my most difficult thus far. I didn’t sleep well the night before (less than 6 hours, which is NOT enough for me), I somehow gained a pound  (how is that even possible?) and it was my first day with absolutely no coffee.

I really love coffee.

Breakfast was good-lots of fruit, which I love!

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Lunch was more sushi, and it was soggy because I made it the night before. And lentil lime salad, which I couldn’t finish because, like I said in my last post-I am NOT a fan.

Then I made Annie’s mac ‘n cheese for Dominic for dinner, and it took EVERY. SINGLE. OUNCE. of my willpower to not “just take one bite”…because I knew that one bite would turn into 6 bites and then somehow half of it would be gone. Then, I really wanted a glass of wine to “relax”…or maybe because it was Saturday…or maybe because I love wine, too.  Instead I did some stretches and tried to calm myself down. Luckily, dinner itself (stir-fry) tasted pretty good and filled me up.

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Day 5

You know that saying, the night is darkest before the dawn? Or something like that? Well, turns out it’s true because Day 5 was my FAVORITE! Breakfast was delicious (farina w/ apples, nuts, and pure maple syrup). If you’re wondering what farina is, it’s cream of wheat. I had to Google it, because the guy stocking the organic section at Fry’s told me “I’ve never heard of that in my life and we definitely don’t have it here.” Thanks, bud.

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Lunch was even more delicious (hummus has never tasted so good)…and that’s quinoa salad that you see in the corner. That shit was DELICIOUS. So much so, that you’ll be getting the recipe in an upcoming post!

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Day 6

Weight is still at 178.

Had smoked tempeh for breakfast and it tasted yummy. Kind of salty (which, if I’m saying it’s salty, then it definitely is because I love salt), but went well with the steamed spinach.

For lunch, I subbed out the microgreen salad for a vegan chocolate Shakeology mixed with berries and water. I needed something fast, and didn’t have time to cut up all those veggies.

Dinner was sooo good! Zucchini Cashew soup and Roasted Root Vegetable Medley.

This was my first time using cashews in this capacity-basically, you soak them in water for an hour, then blend them (I used my Nutribullet) with the water and the boiled zucchini, and you get soup!

And the roasted root veggies-oh my. I don’t even like beets, but they tasted amazing in this! And the onions were crispy and caramelized…oh yum. This is another one I’m adding to my repertoire.

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Overall, I’ve definitely slept better these last few days now that I’m not experiencing symptoms of caffeine withdrawals. I’m excited to see what the rest of this challenge brings! Thanks for sticking with me :-*

Raya

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Protein Pancakes

I haven’t eaten a regular pancake in months, because these make me feel so much better! Normally I would eat a whole stack drowned in syrup, and then feel GROSS for the rest of the day.  Not to mention, hungry an hour later.  This is my go-to recipe for protein pancakes and I easily eat them 3-4 times a week!

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Protein Pancakes (serves 1)

(adapted from this recipe)

1.5 scoops of Sun Warrior protein powder

2 TBSP whole wheat flour

1 egg white

1/4 cup water

a pinch of baking powder (I don’t measure, I just sprinkle a bit)

3-4 drops of stevia

2 dashes of cinnamon

1/8 tsp of the extract of your choice-I’ve done vanilla, almond, hazelnut, etc (this is optional)

I usually top mine with 1/2 sliced banana, 1-2 tsp peanut butter, and 1 tsp pure maple syrup. 

Some other fave toppings would be cinnamon apples (simply chop up an apple, cook it in a little bit of water until soft, then sprinkle with cinnamon), or blueberries (same method as the apple, maybe add 1 tsp of syrup and some xantham gum to thicken up the berries to make a kind of “compote.” You could also put the blueberries in the pancakes!! Or, if you’re wanting an extra treat, add 1-2 teaspoons of chocolate chips to the batter. 

If you’re doing the 21 Day Fix, I count this as 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 purple (for the fruit topping) and 1 teaspoon (peanut butter).  Remember to measure accordingly with the fruit.  If you use the chocolate chips, use 1 tsp only and it counts as ANOTHER yellow. 

Enjoy! And let me know if you try it!  

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Southwest Breakfast Tacos

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing one of my current breakfast faves.  Usually I am a big fan of protein pancakes for breakfast.  Either that, or Shakeology if I’ve got somewhere to be early.  But once in a while I like to mix things up and make a savory breakfast, and this is what I’m loving right now.  When I was pregnant I had zero desire for anything spicy (or anything healthy, for that matter), so it’s so nice to have jalapenos and hot sauce back in my life.

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Southwest Breakfast Tacos (serves 1)

2 corn tortillas

1 egg, scrambled

2 slices reduced fat turkey bacon, chopped

Handful of fresh spinach

1  jalapeno, sliced

1/2 cup of the following combo: diced onions, diced green peppers, diced tomato

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Favorite hot sauce (I like Arizona Gunslinger Red Jalapeno)

Heat pan over medium-high heat and “toast” each tortilla on a dry, hot pan for 30 seconds to a minute on each side. Place tortillas on plate, lower heat to medium, and add turkey bacon to pan.  Once bacon crisps up, remove from pan and set aside.  Add 1 tsp olive oil and onions and peppers. Once the onions and peppers are softened (3 minutes or so), add in egg, spinach and tomato.  Once eggs are cooked, add bacon back in and combine.  Divide mixture evenly between the two tortillas and add LOTS of hot sauce Winking smile

Serve with a side of fresh fruit! And as always, please let me know if you try this! I’d love to hear your feedback.

For my 21 Day Fix friends, this counts as: 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green, and 1 teaspoon. Add 1 purple if you serve with fruit like I did.

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