I love a good salad, and this one has become one of my favorites. It's not your typical green goddess salad, because I added burrata. If you know me, you know I'm obsessed, so it seemed appropriate here. Try it and let me know how you like it!
I’m a firm believer in “all things in balance.” With that in mind, Big Strong Handsome and I try to do the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Process about twice a year. Because let's face it, no matter how clean you try to eat, sometimes you end up running through a drive through or having a glass or four of wine. Now add in your exposure to chemicals in cleaning products, air pollutants, pesticides, and other external toxins, Over time, all those toxins build up, and your body needs a little help getting rid of them. This detox program works wonders for us by giving a reset back into healthy habits where we feel our best. As a bonus, you'll probably loose a little weight too! Now I'm not one to jump on a scale everyday, because my value is not based on whatever number pops up, but... I lost 13 pounds during our last detox and have kept it off. That along with how great I feel at the end of the detox is enough for me.
As with any detox or major changes to your diet, please consult a physician. Here's a link to more information on the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Process.
What do you eliminate in your diet during the detox?
During the detox you should avoid:
What can you eat on the detox?
Basically, you're only eating whole, organic, unprocessed foods. However, since we've done the detox several times, our physician allows us to adjust it to meet our individual health needs. For instance, I know now that I don't have a nut allergy or an egg allergy, so I'm able to include them in my diet during the detox. Here are some of the things I eat on the detox, and a few progress pics.
I wrote this recipe after having a similar salad while traveling. I had never thought to pair blueberries with quinoa, but it's delicious! My favorite part, of course, is the goat cheese, but all of the elements together are a total flavor bomb. Who says healthy food has to be boring? This salad punches that statement right in the face. (giggle)