My day went like this:
First thing after my run: Hot Lemon water - This is a nice way to warm up. I do this all the time.
Breakfast: Glowing Green Smoothie - I liked it a lot. Very refreshing and hydrating. Wished I hadn't baked donuts the night before as they were staring me down on the kitchen counter.
Lunch: Spicy Mulligatawny Soup - I'm pretty sure that's not what they meant by "salad," but I went with it.
Snack: Ginger Lemon Cayenne Detox tea - Zingy and invigorating. It helped with my lingering cough from the epic preschool cold that won't quit. I gave some of the aforementioned donuts away to my brother in law and told everyone how great my one day cleanse was going.
4PM: Snuggled with the boys for a New Year's Eve movie on the couch. I'm starving. James literally pushes a pretzel into my mouth. I eat several more, cursing the stupid cleanse.
Dinner: Roasted vegetables with tahini sauce. And the last Godiva.
I think the takeaway here is that I need food, and plenty of it. However, I loved the Glowing Green Smoothie, and had another one for breakfast today. Although today I drank it alongside a bagel with cream cheese and lox. So, instead of starving yourself, eat this delicious salmon.
Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon
1 lb. wild salmon
4 Tablespoons softened butter
Zest of one lemon
One garlic clove, grated or finely chopped
Juice of one lemon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon zest and garlic. Spread on salmon.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
Pour lemon juice over salmon after cooking and top with parsley.
And, lest you think that picture above depicts a calm meal while leisurely enjoying this salmon along with a nice glass of wine, here's what dinner actually looks like at our house.