Tuesday, February 1, 2011
So, I successfully completed my 3-week vegan cleanse. Immediately following my last day, I celebrated with waffles in the morning, and then ate some M&M's, and just a few nachos w/cheese during a movie outing with my two favorite ladies. A few hours later, I started feeling that yuckiness (it's a word) that I have grown so accustomed to:
-hungry almost all the time
Can I just say, without making anyone uncomfortable, that while doing this cleanse, I did not have one of those horrid breakouts while PMS'ing? I got a little blotchy and a little cranky, but that was it. It was wonderful!
So, as you can guess, I realized that maybe dairy is a lot of the reason I have felt so mediocre lately. While I love my cheese, it's really no fun to feel so worn out all the time. While I can't honestly say I'll never have a double cheese pizza again, I can say that I am pretty positive that this will be a rarity in my life. I feel pretty good about this.
I live in the good ol' midwest, so I am currently experiencing the WORST SNOW STORM EVERRRRRRRR!! But seriously, it's pretty serious/awesome. The best medicine after taking the foster pup for a very painful, cold, apocalyptic walk?
Homemade hot peanut butter cocoa:
(adapted from Ohsheglows.com)
2.5 cups vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup cacao (or cocoa) powder
3 tbsp agave or maple syrup
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
Whisk like crazy! Seriously, your wrist should be throbbing just a teensy bit. Bring to a light boil, and simmer for a few minutes until steaming. Drink and enjoy!
Posted by Vanessa