Homemade Hummus, Kale on my Burger. Is this Really Me?

The Last Word Burger is delicious. It features Kale.
The Last Word Burger is delicious. It features Kale.

Well, I survived my 10-day detox/cleanse.  I spelled it out for you here in an earlier post.

No gluten. No sugar. No caffeine. No alcohol. No dairy.

How did I do it?

I have no idea, but I did. I did the entire 10 days and did not cheat one bit.

It wasn’t easy.  I became MEAN. Grumpy. Gassy. Tired.

I put my detox diaries on my personal blog, and there you can get the real scoop on what I ate, how I felt, how much weight I lost, and why I may never do it again. 

It’s candid. It’s honest.

But here’s the real kicker.

I feel GREAT.  Really good. I don’t think a detox/cleanse is holistic mumbo jumbo, as my husband called it.

There are advantages of eating whole, nonprocessed foods.  Lots of them.  I realized I was eating too much sugar and was so sluggish in the afternoon that my body craved more sugar for false energy.

I have so much more energy now that I’ve reduced my sugar intake. Pasta and bread intake, too.

Can I eat like this all the time? 365 days a year? Probably not, but I’m doing my best to make better food choices.

Before the detox/cleanse, I would have brought processed hummus, but tonight I made my own fresh hummus for the week, and I’ve got Lentil chili simmering on the stove.

And last night, I had a fantastic 100 percent Chuck burger with Dinosaur Kale and Hazelnut Vinaigrette at Chuck’s in Raleigh. 

Yes, I had kale on my burger.

Kale is my new favorite green now that I’m equipped with some recipes and ideas of what to do with it.

It’s true.  Kale really is the new spinach. 

If you want to follow some of the recipes I’m going to be trying, follow my Cooking with Whole Foods Post-Detox board on Pinterest