Happy New Year!
I have decided to eat clean this year, or at least try. I have been completely addicted to sugar for the past 5 years, and it is getting the best of me. My whole body. I just don’t feel like I use to, and there is no better time than now. I’ll try to check in as often as possible to share recipes and details on how it’s going. Love Threads and being a mommy keeps me pretty busy, so I’ll do my best. I’ve also joined a Facebook page with some other girls who are doing the same thing, so we can all stay accountable. I felt that because we were already on this awesome essential oil journey, that this fit right in.
Here is what I pretty much eat everyday…
Breakfast: 1/4 cup gluten free oats with a 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds // 5 or 6 egg whites with spinach and tomatoes
(I will alternate and have protein pancakes instead of the above)
Snack: apple and a handful of almonds
Lunch: medium sized spinach salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, peppers, and chicken breast or quinoa
Snack: cottage cheese and a few berries
Dinner: fish or chicken, and some sort of green veggie, and sometimes I will have half of a yam or sweet potato.
Snack: (I don’t always eat all of my snacks) protein ball or Fage greek yogurt 0% with a few berries
Also, some of my snacks are alternated with green juice. I’ve been on a huge juicing kick. I can’t bake anymore, so I juice! I love it!
Here is the recipe for the protein pancakes. Keep in mind I didn’t do exact measurements, but we all know what the consistency of a pancake is, so use your best judgment.
2 or 3 egg whites
2 T protein powder ( I use egg white protein by Jay Robb from Whole Foods)
mashed banana or pumpkin
a few drops of stevia
1/2 teas of baking powder
splash of almond milk
splash of vanilla
Instead of syrup I took frozen berries and microwaved them for a minute and it turns into a sauce. Pour over the top. In all honesty, we pushed the berries to the side. They were so good without the berries, you don’t even need them.