Tomorrow I am going to begin the elimination diet. What did I eat today in preparation? A vanilla latte, some jelly beans and a small chocolate bunny. Well, that's not all I ate today, but those were some of my last goodies for a while. And you know what? All three of those things made my stomach feel like crap.
My blendtec blender came via UPS today, as well. I had to fire it up right away! My maiden smoothies? A cucumber, spinach, pineapple and mint mix. YUM. It was really yummy. No, really. I'm looking forward to my two days of green smoothie fast. I do anticipate being tired and am going to try and take it easy, but it will be delicious.
I wrote in my last post about shopping at Whole Foods. I bought (all organic) 10 apples, 6 pears, 3 bunches of lacinato kale, one head of cauliflower, one acorn squash, 3 heads of broccoli, one pack of mint, one bunch each of cilantro and flat-leaf parsley, 2 garnet yams two bags of frozen cherries, two bags of frozen blueberries and a bag of frozen raspberries. Oh, and some ginger. I already had a giant package of spinach from Costco yesterday that I'll need for my green smoothies. I also bought raw sunflower seeds, quinoa, pinenuts and rice cereal (yep, like baby food. joy.) This is going to get me through the next few days and then I'll do another big shop.
I was asking for suggestions on Facebook about favorite spots in Seattle to buy organic produce. One of the suggestions was the farmer's market and I was like "duh". So, it's going to be a goal of mine to hit the farmer's market every weekend while I'm doing the elimination diet and then at least every other weekend through the end of the summer. While I felt totally gouged shopping at Whole Foods today, I wouldn't even mind paying those same prices if I knew they were going right to the farmer. Though I suspect the prices will be less, in general.