Follow-up! RECIPES

How are you doing with your commitment to a New Healthy Life via a lifestyle change?

To help you along, I decided to share some Lifestyle Change Recipes. I love to make up my own even though a lot of good recipes are out there on the net and in magazines.

The Detox Diet Plan program suggests that smoothies be included. They can be made for any meal or even a snack. This one is my own, but you can make up your own or add or subtract ingredients to this one. I like them simple.

I call this one the CHARGE UP SMOOTHIE: Put in a blender

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond or cashew milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (pick my own and freeze them)
3 Tablespoon avocado
1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
1/4 cup cubed fresh cubed pineapple (I buy a fresh one, cut it up and freeze it – then use it as needed)
1/2 – 1 large banana
1 scoop Vegetable Protein Powder (your choice)
1 Tablespoon honey or real maple syrup (if you want a sweetener)
1/2 cup crushed ice

BLEND AND ENJOY!

SALADS are also on the plan – Here is my favorite:

2 cups Red Leaf Petite Lettuce
2 cups Green Leaf Petite Lettuce
1 cup cherry tomatoes (I grow my own)
1/2 cup red onion – thinly sliced
1/2 cup Portabella mushrooms
1 cup sliced and quartered Granny Apples
1 cup clementine Orange sections
1 cup broken walnut pieces

Hand mix all together.

Salad Dressing: Lite Olive Oil and Balsamic or Organic Apple Cider Vinegar,
mixed together with about a teaspoon raw sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Or you can use Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (not the bottled kind)

For Dinner: I love SALMON/PINEAPPLE SALSA

Pineapple Salsa – homemade

1 cup crushed fresh pineapple
1/4 cup red bell peppers chopped
1/4 cup sweet onion or chopped red onion
1 cup diced fresh mangos
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Mix together and set aside. Leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator. Gets better with age.

SALMON

4-6 oz fillet of Wild Caught Salmon (not farm raised)

Marinade: 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar, and 1 – 2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (I use store-bought). Mix together. Will need to double the amounts if making for more than one person. This is a one person portion of marinade.

Put Salmon in a flat low dish, spread with the marinade. Cover and let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

Heat coconut oil or olive oil in a skillet (I use a stainless steel skillet) to medium. Add Salmon skin side down and cover with 1/2 the marinade cook 4-5 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. Turn over, cover with rest of marinade and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until fish is flakey. Liquid will cook down.

Remove from pan and plate on top of wild rice or rice noodles, top with salsa, a sprig of mint or arugula. ENJOY!

Taste your mixtures and season to your taste. What one person likes may be different from another person. These are my own recipes. I seldom measure anything and cook by taste or smell alone. So you are welcome to adjust the recipes to your own liking.

May these recipes add spice to a (I know) tedious Detox Diet program.

Love, and God Bless!

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