Rise and shine! It’s iced coffee time!!
Seriously, I need an IV of caffeine straight to my veins this morning.
Last Night’s Dinner
With all of my traveling lately, Mal has really stepped it up with the meal planning. Last week and this week, he’s taken the time to plan meals, go grocery shopping, and cook the majority of our dinners. I’m pretty sure he wins Husband of the Year!
Last night’s dinner was another winner: Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Soba Salad.
Instead of baby bok choy, Mal used chopped romaine hearts, which worked just fine. He also substituted the red currant jelly with apple chutney, which tasted delicious, but ended up burning in the oven. Although, I think the jelly probably would have burned too? Even still, it was a wonderful dinner— light yet satisfying.
I missed my oats over the weekend, so I whipped up a batch for breakfast this morning. In the mix: oats, soy milk, maple syrup, chia seeds, and a scoop of peanut butter. This meal never lets me down.
Over the weekend, I received this question about cleanses in my inbox:
I was reading [a blog] recently and she talks about wanting to start a cleanse soon. I was wondering what you thought about that. Did you ever do one? A friend of mine did a cleanse and spent the whole week in the bathroom and it wasn’t pretty. I checked out the cleanse that [the blogger] is planning on doing, and once I read that they recommend you use colonics during the cleanse I was OUT. Enema? Seriously? Not for me. So how do you feel about a cleanse to rid our body of icky toxins from processed foods? Curious!
Quick disclaimer: I have no medical training whatsoever, so I have no idea if doing a cleanse is good for you or not. My response is solely my opinion.
I’ve never done a cleanse of any sort and probably will never do one. I love to eat and drink (beer), so I’d likely fail miserably at a cleanse. I wouldn’t be happy restricting myself or taking laxatives or other supplements/pills. I also think that if you treat your body right by feeding it nutritious foods (most of the time), drinking plenty of water, getting adequate sleep and exercise, your body will do a good job cleansing itself. Basically, my thinking is if you treat your body right, it will treat you right.
Again, I’m not a doctor. If you’ve ever done a cleanse or know about their benefits, please feel free to leave a comment on this post.
Question of the Day
What do you think of cleanses? Have you ever done one?