LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 5

It’s amazing how fast the body can adapt. I’m noticing that now I’m more sensitive to my thirst and I’m craving vegetables over sugary things. Today I made a smoothie with a vegan rice protein powder and I added a packet of PGX to it and I’m amazed at how efficiently PGX keeps me full!!
A good friend of mine and I also met up for dinner today and we went to Live, a vegan and raw restaurant in Toronto (Dupont and Spadina). It was easy making healthy food choices as most of my food intolerances aren’t present in raw cuisine anyways. Recently they’ve added cooked food to the menu which is great for those who are weary of raw food. We even got “shots” in tiny mason jars which were a super food/herb concoction.
Tomorrow is my warrior dash and I’m really excited as this is the first race I’ve ever run! All runners get a free beer at the end, so I will have to donate that to my boyfriend but I’ve heard the turkey legs are to die for so that will be my end-of-race treat 🙂

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend!

R

LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 4

A lot of people have been asking me what this detox is about, so I figured I’d give a little run down of what I’ve been doing so far and what my plans are for the coming week. (more…)

LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 3

I feel more confident as each day passes. Today has been interesting, since I went out for lunch for a friend’s birthday with my classmates. We went to this great French restaurant on McCaul street, MiDi, and ate from the summerlicious menu. I gave away my cheese, fries, and dessert, and surprisingly felt okay with it – emotionally, that is. (more…)

LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 2

With the second day under my belt, 26 more days seems so far yet so close. I will say that not having caffeine from coffee or black tea has been very challenging, and that in combination with anemia leaves me very fatigued. I’ve also noticed strong sugar cravings tend to come around 4/5pm… how odd! I know my addiction to sugar will be a big challenge to overcome, but I may have found some methods to combat this bugger!

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LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 1

Day 1 comes to an end with a bowl of pea soup (recipe courtesy of Dr Sara). Tonight I’ve also managed to make a huge tray of roasted vegetables and ground chicken cooked in a balsamic reduction. The pantry has been stocked with many variations of beans and lentils and the homemade probiotic pickles should be finished by tomorrow.

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LoseIT Tea – First impressions and my first detox

A while back on instagram, I stumbled upon a post of a transformation of a girl who had lost some weight and her caption thanked a “teatox” kit. I find weight loss transformations so inspiring, so I followed a link she posted to learn more about her and her detox. Turns out, she used a kit called LoseIT Tea (LIT) , a detox developed by a fellow Toronto naturopath, Dr Sara, who also graduated from the school I attend (The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine). This isn’t the first teatox I’ve come across, however for many reasons I really liked this company and its product so I decided to go ahead and order it. Over the next 28 days, I will be documenting my experience on the detox and sharing it on here. (more…)

Chocolate Fudge Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting – Gluten free/Vegan

A hiatus seems to be an appropriate term for the absence I’ve taken from my site. I’ve missed it and I’m back! I took time to focus on school but now I’m ready to post a bunch of stuff which I’ve been excited to post!

The first will by this mystical, magical, chocolaty wonder. And serving it in a mason jar makes it about 10 times more delicious!! It’s also got a pretty moderate serving of protein, so that’s a bonus!

 Click here to see my gluten free flour directions

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Nutrition:
Cake
Calories: 220
Carbs: 23g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 7g

Frosting
Calories: 89
Carbs: 9g
Fat: 3g
Protein: 9g

Recipe (makes 1)
Cake:

2 tsp coconut oil
4 tbsp milk of choice, can also use water but it will not be as good
3 tbsp gluten free flour
2 tbsp stevia
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp and 2 tsp cacao powder (nesquick does not count)
1 tbsp PB2 (optional)
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder

Frosting:
3 tbsp PB2
3 tbsp milk of choice or water
1 tsp cacao powder

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Directions
In a microwave-safe bowl, add your coconut oil and milk and microwave it for 20 seconds (this prevents the oil hardening from the cold milk). If you want to let your milk set to room temperature, then you can skip that step. Next, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir. Pop your cake in a microwave and heat it for 50-60 seconds.

** If you don’t have PB2 (which is essentially peanuts that have had the oil extracted leaving behind a peanut powder which is low in calories and offers a moderate amount of protein), you can sub 1 tbsp of nut butter of your choice or omit all together. Keep in mind, if you add a full-fat nut butter, the macros will change. Same goes for the frosting **

This cake is perfect just like this. If a brownie and a cake had a baby, this would be it. However, things are always better with frosting! Mix up your frosting ingredients with a whisk. Take your cake and break it apart, and layer it with your frosting in a mason jar. This made the perfect breakfast for a Sunday morning.

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I really hope you enjoy this recipe! Keep an eye out for many more delicious concoctions to come!

R