Thursday, January 17, 2013
It's a new year and a new way of eating for me. After juice fasting for 10 days thick fattening foods just do not appeal to me or my tummy. I plan on juice fasting at least once a month, it's such a refreshing feeling! Here is a light but full of flavor scallop dish that is easy and quick.
1.5 pounds of fresh jumbo sea scallops, sliced in half
1 tbs. olive oil
Seasoning salt of any kind, I use a small amount of lemon pepper
1 box of herb or plain cous cous, cook according to directions on box
2 large pink grapefruits, cut into wedges
Fresh spinach or arugula
Make your cous cous according to the directions on the the box. Set aside. Cut your grapefruit into clean wedges as shown. Cut your scallops in half, pat them dry with paper towel. Dry scallops sear up beautifully. Wet scallops just boil in their own juices. Once your scallops are dry add olive oil to a hot pan. Drop your scallops in carefully. A hot pan is also key to a nice sear on your scallops. Let your scallops cook 3 minutes on each side, lightly dust with seasoning salt. Turn your heat down to medium and drizzle your scallops with a couple of tablespoons of the Champagne Vinaigrette. Let them caramelize up for another 2 minutes. Or until your scallops are done, they should be opaque when finished cooking. Remove scallops from pan. Assemble your pate with greens, cous cous, and scallops. Garnish with the grapefruit wedges. Drizzle the dish with the left over vinaigrette.
Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe
2 tsp of Dijon mustard
1/4 cup of champagne vinegar
3/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
In a small bowl combine Champagne vinegar and mustard whisk together, while whisking slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Today was my last day of the fast! Tomorrow and onwards I will be juicing breakfast and lunch and then have a healthy solid food dinner. I love juicing and will for the rest of my days be a juicer! I received my 10 day juicer badge today! I will be honest I am so excited to actually eat and chew food! Oddly, I am craving peanut butter, nuts, and steamed broccoli??? Thank you for everyone who followed me on this journey, I plan to post lots of new and healthy recipes on this blog starting in February out of courtesy of my fellow juicer friends who are fasting for 30 days, I don't want to tease them with food pictures. :)
|Me 10 pounds lighter!|
celery, zucchini, pear, grapefruit
Lunch/Dinner Juice (I made lots of this juice)
spinach, cranberries, blueberries, grapefruit
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I have come to the realization that I can only fast for 10 days. I am on Day 9 today. I have passed my goal of how much I wanted to loose in weight and do not want to loose anymore. Which was 10 pounds! :) Fearing that I will loose some of my muscle mass that I have worked so hard to get. I am a total gym rat and working out being fit and healthy means so much to me. I just do not have the energy to get me through the workouts I am used to doing. I crave those workouts and can't fathom stopping or slowing them. I am still going to juice my breakfast and lunch and eat a healthy more vegan plant based dinner. I actually plan on juicing for the rest of my days. Thank you Steven Robalino for opening my eyes to this wonderful world of juicing that I am now addicted to. I will be juice fasting with this awesome group in the future for sure. Here's to Day 10!
kale, celery, pear, clementine, cara oranges
carrots, beets, cranberries, mango
zucchini, celery, pineapple, blackberries
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Yes, finally a great day! I had energy, I worked out twice and I was never terribly hungry. I will be honest it is hard to make the rest of my family dinner, and to pack my daughters lunch. Willpower!! Although, I did make snack juice pops and they were delicious. My lunch juice was a total fail, I do not recommend making it. It was hard to get down and I reeked of garlic the rest of the day, Not good. But other than that today was a great day, I think I can do this... on to Day 9!!
butternut squash, celery, cara oranges, raspberries
Lunch Juice (total fail)
kale, zucchini, green bell pepper, celery, golden beet, radishes, tomatoes
kale, spinach, red apples, grapes
Snack: Juice Pop
Monday, January 7, 2013
Today was a little hard for me. I went on a run and had no energy, and I'm sitting here starving as I write this. I might have to juice again today or just add a 4th juice to my day going forward. I want to complete this goal so bad, so onward to Day 8! ;/
spinach, broccoli, mango, red apples
spinach, pineapple, blueberries
butternut squash, carrots, pineapple, strawberries
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Focus, focus, focus, I can do this!! Day 6 is done and I really do feel amazing. I have tons of energy, I made it to the gym today and sweated buckets. When I started this cleanse Jan1st, I weighed 145 today I weigh 137 I have lost 8 pounds, I am only two pounds away from a goal weight I have been trying to reach for years. Weight loss is a great side effect but the real reason I am doing this is for my health. Bring ...it Day 7!
spinach, cucumber, pear, mango
carrots, beets, radishes, cranberries, strawberries
carrots, cara oranges, ginger
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I feel a huge sense of achievement today, I made it to Day 5 and survived! A group of super nice people on facebook are also doing this fast/cleanse they call it Juiceuary. Juiceuary, meaning we juice the whole month of January. The group was started by a single father from New York Steven Robalino and they have been doing this for a couple of years. It's nice to have some support from all over the world during those dark times. I had a couple of those dark moments today like ...what the heck am I doing?? Am I crazy?? I haven't eaten in 5 days!!! They pass, the day goes on and before you know it, it's Day 6. Only 26 more days to go!
I even was awarded a little Day 5 badge today :)
carrots, golden beets, cara oranges, clementines, pineapple
spinach, kale, kiwi, green apple, ginger
Friday, January 4, 2013
Achievement, yes I made it through day 4! I had a lot of energy this morning, went to the gym and was killed by my personal trainer. Today my PT and I did mostly weights followed up with a 4 mile run. It felt great. I didn't have any hunger pains until later this evening while watching T.V. and every other commercial is about food... water, water, and more water!!! It is super important to drink lots of water while fasting/cleansing. Hot water with lemon is also a favorite, especially in the winter. I'm a little excited for bed and to get on with Day 5!!
carrots, clementines, red apples, ginger
spinach, zucchini, pears, strawberries
spinach, zucchini, green apples, pineapple
Hot water with lemon :)