Left Overs

Are you doing what I am trying to do….get rid of all the LEFTOVER food in your refrigerator?  Somehow, during the holiday season everyone brings you food, and as for me, most of it is what I do not eat….especially the cookies and cakes and candy. I tested the theory of too much sugar being bad for you by deliberately overdoing it on the sweet treats, and I have paid for it for the last two weeks. The toilet has been my best friend. It is ironic that when you do not eat a lot of sweets, your body changes and you do not crave or even want to eat the sweet foods (mostly processed) or made with processed sugar. My system just could not handle it….and just wanted to get rid of the poison I was subjecting myself to. Soooo….for me it is NO MORE ARTIFICIAL SWEETS. I will be consuming only the Natural sugar found in fresh fruits which does not cause havoc in your system and is not harmful. The body recognizes the difference between processed and natural sugar and actually uses the natural sugar to help your sweet need.

Early on in my blogs I introduced a DETOX DIET PLAN. It is a fairly strict plan to help you start the detox process of your body. It suggests that you eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables. Both of these, fruits and veggies, can be made into Smoothies, eaten plain, or the veggies cooked by sautéing or steaming. I decided to start the New Year out by sharing a Smoothie I made for myself on New Year’s Day morning. I used Leftover Fruit, which I had a lot of because I bought too much, or just could not consume all that I had, by myself, even after giving a lot of it away. I think I mentioned, as well some time ago, that where I live many folks have fruit trees and like to share the fruit when it is in season….and these fruits are in season now. Make it – enjoy my…

Breakfast – ‘New Year Strawberry Smoothie’ththstrawberry_hd_picture_7_167236

1/2 Banana
1 C Fresh Papaya cubed)
1 C Fresh Strawberries (Frozen optional)
1 Scoop ‘Vega’ Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder (Plant Based)
1/2 – 3/4 C Blend of Orange & Star Fruit juice ( I make it myself)
1 TBSP Maple Syrup (Optional)

I blend it all in my NuWave Twister, but you can use any blender.
Makes 2  – 1 cup servings.

This Smoothie is acceptable to use for the Detox Diet Plan.

Follow the Plan for the mid-morning Snack.

What’s for Lunch A SALAD of course.
Use any dark green lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, etc. – make it your favorite. Season with a Vinegar and Oil dressing of your choice.

Follow the Plan for the mid-afternoon snack.

Dinner was an experiment with LEFTOVERS. I had all kinds of vegetables in my refrigerator that needed to be used before they were unusable. Here’s what I ended up with, I call it my……

‘Crock-pot Creamed Vegetable & Turkey Soup’thth

Put in Crock-pot: Temp. – High
(I have a 2 qt. crock-pot)th

2 1/2 C Diced Celery
1/4 C Diced Onion
1 C Chopped Carrots
1 1/2 C Vegetable or Chicken Broth (I make my own)
1 C Coconut Milk

Cook until veggies are tender. Using 1/4 C broth, stir in 1-2 Tbsp Flour until smooth and thick. Add more broth if needed. Add back into pot and stir.

Add:
2 C Diced or cut up Turkey Meatth
Sea Salt to taste
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Moringa Powder to season (I grow Moringa and make my Powder)

Cook on LOW until meat is heated through.  If you want it to be thicker take out 1 1/2 C of soup – put in blender and purée. Add back into the rest of the soup, stir together. Add 1 Tbsp butter. Stir mixture until butter is melted. Put in bowls garnish with fresh parsley or fresh basil. ENJOY!

I invited a friend over to be my guinea pig. She loved the soup, which I served with a garden fresh salad with an oil and vinegar dressing, and crackers. MMMMMGood!
(This soup is acceptable as a meal on the Detox Diet Plan – minus the crackers)

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Be creative. There are many more vegetables that can be added or used instead of the ones I used, such as broccoli, cauliflower, peas, beans etc. If you prefer to have a clear broth, omit the coconut milk. If you have any leftover soup, you can add noodles, and now you have Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup.

Eating HEALTHY is EASY…AND DELICIOUS!

I wish you all many new adventures in this New Year.  God Bless you all!

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