Last Friday I shared about starting the Elimination Diet.
It has gone fairly well. The first few days were really rough and now I’m just hungry and craving everything I can’t have.
The first few days I ate solids for every meal. I felt a need to ease into it. On the first morning I replaced a solid meal with a liquid, I was a little hesitant about what to do. Non-dairy milks here are very expensive and while I would like buy coconut or almond milk to make a recipe, I certainly couldn’t buy it on an on-going basis. So, I had to get creative with this.
I had the fruit, berries and oats, but needed a liquid base.
Then it hit me: Green Tea!
On a side note: I have read probably 2 dozen diet plans for the Elimination Diet and they all vary on whether you can have green tea, oats and rice. I’ve decided to include those three mainly because I need variety. I can’t have seafood (so most fish is out of the question for me and tuna is not allowed).
I heated up a mug of water and put 2 tea bags in it and let sit for about 7 minutes. Then I poured it in my pitcher with an extra 1/2 mug of water. Then I added what I wanted in my smoothie.
Here is the recipe for what you see above:
1 mug of strong green tea + 1/2 mug of water
1/4 cucumber chopped (just because it seemed like a good idea)
1 cup of mixed berries
1/4 cup of oats (because I needed to thicken it somehow)
Blend with a blender.