Tuesday, September 23, 2008
In effort to be healthier, and to jump start some weight loss, my husband and I (those of you that know him won't believe this) did a 2 day fast. No food. At all.
You drink just a few oz. of organic fruit juice, with greens (powdered greens) and fiber. Oh and you guzzle a shot of Bentanite (taste like wallpaper paste!). Do this twice a day, drink at LEAST 64 oz. of water and herbal tea.
Results? I lost 2.5 lbs and I think my husband dropped 5 lbs.
I needed a little kick and reminder that I eat too much and not necessarily the right foods.
Back to healthful living.
I've been meeting with a nutritionist to help get me back on track. She shared a few recipes and I made one last night:
Homemade Energy Balls
1 1/2 cups dried aproicots, diced
1 1/2 cups raisins, diced (or dried cranberries or cherries)
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal - not instant though)
1 cup agave nectar (or brown rice syrup)
3/4 cup natural peanut butter (get the no-stir kind)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup puffed brown rice cereal
Measure aproicots and put them in the food processor until diced small. Empty and do the same with the raisins. Add vanilla protein powder, rolled oats, agave nectar, natural peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until evenly mixed. Taste it, because it's SO good!
Then roll them into balls (I made little bite sized ones) and roll them in the crushed up brown rice cereal.
Yielded about 60 balls for me.
(I'll post a pic later - forgot to last night!)
Produce image via Stuart Plattner (thanks Google images).
Posted by Adriene Rathbun at 8:13 AM