Monday, January 10, 2011

Day Eight- Rice Milk

Day Eight of Gypsy's Two Week Detox:

Gypsy Slow Down

     The hardest thing to give up since starting this detox, I've decided, has been dairy. (I really want to say wine, but that makes me sound like I have a problem...) It's especially been missing in my cup of coffee as I mentioned before. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning and I've noticed the void it leaves. I still get out of bed, but I'm truly not as excited. Well, today was better, thanks to rice milk, something I always knew was there but never thought to try. One of my little sisters had severe food allergies when she was younger and couldn't drink milk. There was always a bottle of rice milk in the fridge growing up which I never tried. The thought didn't occur to me and it was also more expensive than milk so I don't think I was allowed. When I had to find a substitute last week, I thought almond milk would be better. It sounds creamier, doesn't it, and I love almonds. I bought a carton when we started the detox and told Witt to eat it in his cereal instead of milk. He did it once but never again. I don't blame him, the texture was a bit slimy, not something you want in milk, something that makes you feel like maybe the milks gone bad. It's very sweet, but also has a bitter nutty taste which I never loved. I've stuck with it but I've had enough. Last night I bought a carton of rice milk, labeled vanilla, and to my surprise with no added sugar. I ate some in my cereal this morning and friends, the verdict is in. Rice milk is creamy, but not slimy. Sweet, but not fake. I like it. I will indeed survive the rest of this week and I will get out of bed tomorrow, maybe even with a little more enthusiasm.

Day Eight:

Breakfast: Cheerios with Rice Milk

Lunch: Turkey Sandwiches with Avocado on a Toasted Whole Wheat Baguette 
I really do try to aim for diversity, but I like what I like and I liked the sandwich idea with the eggplant and avocado. Instead of eggplant I used turkey (the grilled onions and hummus are still there) and it was delicious.

Gypsy Slow Down

Dinner: Chicken Fajitas with Sauteed Orange and Green Peppers, Salsa, Avocado, Olives and Lettuce with Whole Wheat Tortillas
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