As I mentioned earlier, my taste buds and appetite seem to be back to normal. Coincidentally, this occurred right around the same time our baby was able to start “tasting” what I eat, too! It seems that he or she may already be loving green juice as much as I do.
I’ve been trying to alternate which dark greens I add to my juice each week, so this week it’s been dandelion greens. They don’t taste great and they make my juice a murky color, but everything else I add to the juice seems to cover them up pretty well. This mix included a romaine heart, dandelion greens, celery, carrots, cucumber, apple and lemon. It was surprisingly filling!
When I felt hungry again, I started off my lunch with a large salad, smothered in shredded carrots (thanks to my Salad Shooter), half a ripe avocado, and drizzled with homemade Honey Balsamic dressing. I absolutely love the texture that shredded vegetables add to my salads! I could eat this one every single day.
I followed my salad with a batch of Cherry Chocolate avocado pudding. One of my favorite desserts of all time!
Because I’ve been craving such an incredibly clean diet lately, after a few months of a not-so-clean diet, I’ve been intentionally adding a mis-combined meal to my day, to make sure I don’t send my body into any sort of cleansing-mode. Detoxing is the last thing you want to do while pregnant!
Two pasture-raised eggs fried in butter, served with two slices of sprouted wheat toast topped with butter, did the trick.
After my evening walk, I snacked on half a pint of organic strawberries while preparing dinner.
For dinner, I steamed up half a head of cauliflower, then tossed the cooked florets with fresh spinach, herbs and a drizzle of rosemary-infused olive oil. I topped it all off with a handful of crumbled raw goat feta. Holy cow, it’s delicious.
For dessert, I’m back to chocolate banana milkshakes. Austin and I can’t get enough of them! I don’t use a specific recipe, but it’s simply frozen bananas, almond milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, and ice. I’m thinking I should start making a vanilla-version soon, because even the small amount of cocoa seems to affect me before bedtime now.
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