Bonnie brought some hummus and fresh red bell pepper as an appetizer. She also made a vegan chocolate fondue that everyone could dip angel food cake, brownies, strawberries, cherries and bananas in. The chocolate was not part of my juicing diet but you know what? WHO CARES! I tried one strawberry and one banana in the vegan chocolate because it was just that good. I don’t regret it.
- Fresh grilled corn
- Green onions
- Sweet potatoes fries (I baked them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and garlic salt)
- Poblano peppers
- Pico de gallo (I made it the night before)
- Ginger soy sauce (recipe is from my previous post)
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Everyone loved the wraps. Having the ingredients separate allowed each person to customize their own dinner and the meat options gave those non-juicers and non-vegans a lean protein. The wraps are quite filling but low calorie. Bonus points!
As I said before, I love using fresh ingredients. It does make a difference. The dishes I made don’t require a lot of cooking experience. Everyone can make them.
On a noticeable and physical scale of how the juicing diet went … I lost 6 pounds and 4.75 inches from my body’s measurements. Was it my goal to lose weight and inches? No. However, I’m really stoked that it happened while I was eating fruits and vegetables NON-STOP. No one ever gained weight eating fruits and vegetables. I also was not able to go to the gym this past week because I had a pulled calf muscle.
So, my last evening of the juicing diet I forced some dear friends to my vegetable and fruit life. I think everyone liked them. Cathy was excited that Bonnie and I brought vegan dishes. I was interested to see how other people would react to a super healthy dinner. Reactions were great and several comments included “Oh, wow, this is good!” and “If the diet includes this kind of food then I could do it.”