It’s only the second day of my new nutritional cleanse but so far things are going pretty darn good. As I mentioned before the daily meal plan consists of a shake for breakfast, another for lunch and a dinner of 400-600 calories. I’m also able to have two snacks during the day of 100 to 150 calories. At this point I have not required a snack in the morning but as my workouts start to ramp up, that may change. Both days I have had a chocolate shake for breakfast and a dairy-free chai latte shake for lunch.
I am not in love with the taste of the chocolate shake. It has amazing texture and is super thick and creamy, so that part is perfect, but I feel like the chocolate flavor is kind of bland compared to other shakes I’ve tried. The dairy free chai latte has a much better flavor and for a dairy-free shake is better then most I’ve tried. Pretty much anytime you have a plant-based protein shake, they are pretty grainy. However this shake is not nearly as grainy as the other dairy free brands. It’s not as creamy and smooth as the chocolate but is by far the best tasting and textured dairy-free brand I’ve tried. I also got vanilla so I think I’ll bring some to work tomorrow and see how it tastes.
Because I come home, work out and walk the dogs I always have a snack at 3:00 pm to provide energy for my evening activities. In the past I’ve typically had a protein shake as my afternoon snack, but I’m pretty shaked out by the afternoon and in no way am going to have another one. The thing I miss the most while eating a shake for breakfast and lunch, is no salad at lunchtime. I’m kinda a salad fanatic and already totally miss them so I figured how about a salad for a snack! It’s not as big as my lunch salad would be but a couple of vegetables, 1/4 of an avocado with a touch of dressing and I’ve fueled my workout and my salad habit. So far my dinners have been delicious this week. Last night we had the Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa, I added a can of fire-roasted tomatoes and a little more chili powder to the recipe and it got two thumbs up from hubby. Oh and that’s orange cauliflower, I don’t want you thinking that I drenched in butter or something.
Tonight we had broiled cod that I seasoned with lime juice, cumin, sweet paprika, salt and pepper. It was topped with Pico de Gallo that I spruced up with a fresh jalapeño, lime juice, and a little vinegar. Brussels sprouts and organic basmati rice were the sides and we had a super easy and quick dinner.
There are many other parts to this diet plan that I will start getting into more specifically as the month goes on. Oh and I promise I will tell you the name of it, but you’re going to have to stayed tuned to find out.