Some days you feel like a detox….

And some days you feel like drinking Vodka Smoothies** out of champagne glasses with brightly colored straws at 3 in the afternoon with one of your best friends because you got off work early and it's Oprah's last show and you didn't have the ingredients for the Banana Chocolate Chip Smoothie in the house.  And sure you could have left the vodka out of the smoothie, but it was Oprah's last show(!) and that calls for champagne…but you didn't have any champagne so you improvised.  And on those days maybe you'll decide that all you want for dinner is tortilla chips, hummus and chocolate.  So many tortilla chips.  So much hummus.  So. Much. Chocolate.  And on those days...those days...you will go to sleep, belly full of chips and good times, and resolve to begin again tomorrow.
Welcome to tomorrow.
Here's a Post Party Menu to help you (ahem..me) get back on track:

-16 to 20oz. Green Juice
Make your own (recipe here) or buy from your local fresh juice place.
Some of my LA favorites include:
-Beverly Hills Juice
-Liquid New Theme
-Real Food Daily

-More Green Juice
That's right.  You did the crime, now give your body time.  Drinking green juice* gives your digestion a rest while still giving your body the nutrients that it craves.  Drink up to 40 oz. of Green Juice throughout the day.

Snack (around 2pm)
-1/2 cup quinoa
-1/2 cup black beans
-add chopped tomato, onion, cucumber and parsley to taste
-juice of 1/2 of a lemon

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.

Natalia Rose's Guacamole Salad
(recipe from The Raw Food Detox Diet)
makes 2 to 4 servings
-3 Hass avocados, finely chopped
-4 ripe Holland tomatoes, diced, or 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
-1/2 garlic, minced
-1 bunch cilantro, chopped
-1/4 to 1/2 pound baby romaine, mesclun, or regular romaine lettuce, chopped
-Juice of 1 lime
-2 tablespoons agave nectar (or 1 stevia packet)
-Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.

-caffiene free herbal tea
I like Yogi Ginger Tea.  It's sweet, spicy and tames an angry belly.

-♥ J :)

*If you don't have a juicer and don't have access to store that makes fresh juice, substitute two low sugar fruits for breakfast (e.g. apple, pear, 1 cup of berries or grapefruit) and a salad of mixed greens with lemon and olive oil for lunch.
**For the Vodka Smoothie I doubled the Pineapple Berry Lemonade recipe and added 2 shots of Vodka.  Goes best with a great friend, a lazy afternoon and an empty "To Do" list.  Drink slowly.
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