Today marks the day that my cleanse is officially over. But for me it isn't. I have decided that I feel awesome. I feel the best I have felt in years, with my mind, body and spirit. It is time to go to a second phase in my cleanse. I will now introduce new foods, as I really cannot continue to eat like I am forever, unless of course I take supplements to make up for the lost nutrition. But I must also say that I feel very nourished!
My favourite meal would have to be the pumpkin curry I made the other night. Seriously it was amazing, and is on the list of meals for today. I bought a smaller can of coconut milk and made a smaller batch then the recipe said to make, and lucky I did as I ate the whole thing! That is one thing I have found, is I eat more then I have ever eaten and I don't feel bloated, or "fat." I know I am far from being fat, but you are listening to a bulimic that will never really see her "real" size. One day I might, but I have not been able to see me for over 15 years.
The fruit balls were also a hit for me and for Taj. They are incredibly simple to make and are my chocolate substitute as they are high in sugar. All I did was grab a heap of dates, pretty much the whole packet, placed them in a food processor until they all stuck together in a sticky dough. I then spread out heaps of coconut on a plate. I used shredded coconut. I rolled bits of the date throughout the coconut, making sure it went through the date and rolled it into a ball. I am sure you could mix other dried fruits in there too and make different balls, but I am so hooked on the dates, I don't feel the need to play with the fruit balls. The recipe for the pumpkin curry is found HERE, and I added raisins, coriander, and I used rocket instead. All worked well. I am sure if you are not doing a cleanse you could add a bit of yoghurt with the curry. I love yoghurt with something a bit spicy.
Today I can introduce one coffee a day into my second phase. It is to be a soy coffee. I think I can do this. I am about to go off for my morning walk and then have a soy latte. Oh how much I have missed my cafe, and wow how much I used to spend there!