21 minutes ago
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am a little late getting on board with this.
This is from Bon Appetit and we were supposed to start this diet on Jan. 2 for two weeks after the holidays. Sort of a detox cleanse.
The plan is good. It gives you a fresh approach to cooking; eating a lot of fresh veggies, drink water, eat a lot of fish and eat an avocado everyday. You know how to do it.
I am not following it religiously, but have tried some of the recipes and liked them.
The vanilla date smoothie is delicious and easy (though I added less dates and some honey). Made with non fat yogurt, vanilla, dates, ice and lowfat milk in the blender. Really yummy.
I am also loving the Avocado Tartine. I could eat it every morning.
A tartine is the French version of a crostini, it's an open faced sandwich with a spread on top.
I have read that an avocado is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
Read here for all of its benefits.
I know you think it's fattening, but it has the GOOD fats, like olive oil does.
Great for men, and helps to prevent prostate cancer.
A friend of mine, who is an athlete, swears that by eating an avocado every morning it keeps her tummy flat. Ok, I'm in.
This is basically a simple guacamole spread on whole grain toast and I love it,
though it's been tough finding good avocados during the winter months.
For breakfast, toast up a slice of whole grain bread.
In a bowl mash an avocado with a fork.
Add some kosher salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Maybe some hot pepper flakes if you really need to wake up & cilantro if you love it, like I do.
I see a crostini post in my future.