Vacation Detox

My favorite vacations center around big bodies of water.   I love the beach. It’s my happiest place. I say that because I find happiness in lots of places. But the beach is a different level. 

In the days before I left for vacation, people made comments about me glowing with excitement. Hands down, one of the best compliments. 

Glowing. 

I was buzzing in my skin. Because I could wake up to this for seven days.  And my best friend got to go with me.  See, my happiest place. 

And it was full of donuts, seafood, crab-stuffed this and bernaise covered that. So much good food. 

And only one barefoot run in the sand before dawn, which was totally awesome and exactly what my soul craves.   So by the time I got home yesterday, I knew I had to detox my body from the richness of vacation. 

And so it began with breakfast.   A beach-inspired breakfast bowl. All you need is one sliced up banana, two or three heaping spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt, handful of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.

I’ll admit the plain yogurt is a tough one to go with, but there is enough natural sweetness in the fruit to balance it nicely. Plus you nix the added sugar in the flavored yogurts. Win. 

Lunch was on the go today. So I ordered a chicken sandwich from the place downstairs from my office. The potatoes chips didn’t help the detox, but I made up for it at supper.   Behold, the ultimate detox salad. 

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red bell pepper
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber 
  • Half an avocado
  • Two boiled eggs
  • Your favorite dressing

Simple and delicious. 

And it’s just an added bonus that it will cleanse my system from vacation food. I only wish I could have kept the beach a little longer. 

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