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90 Day Cleanse

Day 10: Insta-Pot is a Girl’s Best Friend

Well sometimes there are troughs and sometimes there are peaks. And today was a peak of sorts — at least relative to the past couple of days. I restocked at the grocery store and bought some new additions. Wish I had the foresight to snap a pic of my cart this time, but alas, twas not so. Also, not sure how I somehow spent $150 again on what seems to have been a week and a half of groceries. Yikes.

Bought mostly more of the same:

  • Eggs (2 dozen this time)
  • Bone broth (3 20 fl oz bags)
  • Cauliflower (whole and riced)
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Zucchini (whole and pre-spiralized)
  • Butternut squash (pre-cut in little zigzags)
  • Carrots (baby and shredded)
  • No sugar bacon (oh yes… baby, we’re BACK)
  • Broccoli
  • Onions
  • Coconut smoothie (just coconut meat + water)

With some new additions to hopefully add some pizzazz to the rest of my week:

  • Red potatoes (blessed potatoes!)
  • Coconut chips
  • Smoked salmon
  • Frozen shrimp
  • Sauerkraut (get those fermented foods)
  • Cabbage (different veg, why not?)
  • Power green mix (slightly different green mix variation)
  • Fresh basil (going to try make a pesto)

Plus, restocked on some essentials like coconut oil, ginger, and garlic, coconut aminos.

My most spendy items were definitely the bone broth and shrimp — makes sense, meat items are always more $$. The smoked salmon and bacon were not so bad, both <$6. I’m hoping this will last me up to 2 weeks!

Breakfast

Not much to note here — cut up some garlic and onions, sauteed in coconut oil, tossed some kale in, and topped off with some eggs. Same old party. Still as tasty and satisfying as the first time.

Vitamins

Have been experimenting with taking some new vitamins in an effort to combat the die-off symptoms — Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, NAC, L-Glutamine and a Cell Shield vitamin that has a bunch of different things in it. Plus Evening Primrose Oil for hormone balancing. I think they might be actually helping, since I didn’t feel as exhausted today. It’s hard to say what’s really helping, though. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow/in a few days and report back.

Lunch

I had Instant Pot ambitions by lunch (having procured some new groceries by this time), but my schedule got the best of me and I ended up back at pan-fry life (which is not a bad life either, gotta say). Cut up some leeks, sauteed with some more Tuscan kale, mixed in leftover quinoa that I found at the back of the refrigerator (a little skeptical about how old it was), and tossed in the brussels sprouts from last night and topped with the last of the microgreens. Honestly very tasty and filling considering how quickly it came together. Gold star for self.

Dinner

OK, I knew I wanted to mix things up for dinner. I have an Instant Pot and have made delicious things in it before, so thought I should be able to whip something up that tasted good and was compliant. What resulted…I would give a solid B-. Nutritious and filling, but not really something I would feed other people. I put in cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, red potatoes, and bone broth. Seasoned with nutritional yeast, coconut aminos, cumin, coriander, S&P, red pepper, and ACV. I’m not sure where I went wrong here, but it was thoroughly mediocre. That being said, I feel good knowing I did something that will be easy on my digestive system. Plus, leftovers. Hooray!