Saturday, September 27, 2008
All right. So today is the last day of my detox. It's been really beneficial, and I feel so much better. I wake up and my stomach isn't bloated anymore! thank heavens. I almost feel like I want to continue with the fast, but then again, it is my birthday party tomorrow... and I want real food!! I think the absence of wheat in my diet this week made a huge difference. The only grain I could have this week was brown rice, and I've come to really like it. I mean, it is kind of bland with no seasonings, but it's really nutty and filling. I don't have Celiac disease, but it somehow made my digestive system a lot better. And thankfully, my mom said she was going to try the detox diet this coming Monday!
So anyway, my recipe for today is another thing that I've been eating on my detox. I bought this huge plantain from Whole Foods last week and had to wait for it to ripen. I like mine to have black spots on it before I peel it... cuz peeling it is a pain in the ass! I've never learned the right way to do it. But this was really simple to make, and I was dyin' to use this plantain. And it's obviously really healthy because it's basically all raw, and I couldn't have any oil this week.
Here's the recipe:
1/3-1/2 cup water
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
handful of raisins
Directions: Peel and slice plantain into 1 inch thick slices. Heat 1/3 cup water over medium and add plantain slices. Add honey and let simmer for a few minutes. When first side is golden, flip over. Add more water if needed. Cook for a total of 5 or 6 minutes, or until desired color is reached. Pour into a bowl, and add peanut butter and raisins.
Note: This is really, really good. I usually use a banana, but we were all out of them. The plantain was a perfect substitute!