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Rock the Reset: Day 2

Day 2 is coming to a close….that means 19 days left of The Ultimate Reset!!!

Should I be counting down? I don’t know….I’m not hating this so far….I’m just missing my close friends Coffee and Donuts!

Yesterday was a little rough….I went to bed feeling weak and exhausted and didn’t know if it was because I was super busy this weekend…Daylight Savings…no coffee…a new workout that challenged me….who knows. I wasn’t sure what today would bring.

Surprisingly, it was good.

My yoga workout from 3 Week Yoga Retreat today was Stretch, and I really liked it. These are definitely moves that I can apply to running or after a difficult workout. Murphy was very involved in the workout, but Bubba wasn’t having it today. Yoga is much easier when there is one dog in your workout space. I definitely felt a little sore from the workout…it’s not a bad soreness, just one that is a tad noticeable.

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Murphy and his tiger are everywhere I go. 

I’m doing much better without coffee than I thought. No headaches today, and I had energy when I woke up.

Here’s a look at my meal plan for Day 2:

-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-Oatmeal with Berries/ Greek Yogurt with Maple Syrup
-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-MicroGreen Salad and Zucchini Cashew Soup

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So good!

-Power Greens and Mineralized Water
-Shakeology
-Optimize, Soothe, and Mineralized Water
-Southwestern Veggie Taco

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I love a good Taco Tuesday!

I am hardcore in love with the zucchini cashew soup…and it was so easy to make!

-1 oz raw cashews (about 17 nuts)
-1 1/2 water, divided
-1 1/2 medium zucchini, cut into chunks
-Herb seasoning to taste (I used Italian Seasoning)

Soak the cashews in 1/2 cup water for about an hour. While cashews are soaking, being the rest of the water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini, cooking for about 5 minutes. Place cashews (and the water they were soaked in), zucchini, seasoning in blender or food processor, blending until smooth. You can serve hot or cold!

Now let’s talk about my big fail of the day…the Power Greens. I did a little research and tried to suck on a lemon before and after…no bueno. I can’t stomach this part of it….it tastes like seaweed and I want to puke immediately. Gladly taking suggestions for how to make this part work.

As far as wins go, tonight was our monthly SARC meeting, which means pizza. Lots and lots of pizza. I was able to stay strong and not eat ANY of it, even when I was sent home with a full pie. Sweet Jesus, I’m quite proud of myself.

Overall, I feel good. No stomach issues, no bloating…I’m ok with that.

Hope you all had a great day!

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There’s no “WE” in Pizza…but there is an “I”…and I love it!

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The meme I identify with the most.
Welovememes.com knows memes and apparently me.

If you also agree that there is no “We” in Pizza, then it is obvious you are in the right place.

I do not even attempt to hide my love for pizza. It’s right up there with coffee. If it was good for you, I seriously would eat it for every meal. Even breakfast…..ahhhh, pizza for breakfast is amazing.

Kyle and I have a cheat meal every week, and 99% of the time pizza is the winner. We just love it. During our very early dating days, we actually made a pizza ourselves in the shape of a dog bone. Clearly, we were meant to be.

Let me state the obvious. Pizza is not exactly healthy, nor is it one of the suggested meals on the 21 Day Fix meal plan that I follow. So I did what any person who loves pizza does: finds a way to make it healthy and fix approved. Let me share with you a delicious and easy pizza substitute….you can thank me later.

                                                                   

What you need for the crust:

-1 head of cauliflower
-1 egg
-1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
-1/2 tsp dried basil
-1/2 tsp garlic powder

****I want to note that I have used oregano instead of basil, and I have also made it without garlic powder, too. You literally can use whatever seasonings float your boat, or none at all. We all have different tastes, so use something you like!****

What you need to do:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. I always use a trusty pizza stone and recommend leaving it in the oven as it preheats.

 

Don't worry..the rest of the recipe is as easy as this first step!

 

After you wash cauliflower, cut off the florets and pulse in a food processor. You may think you need more than one head of cauliflower, but I will warn you…if you use that much, be ready to make two pizzas. After pulsing the cauliflower will look a little like snow. This means you are doing it right.

 

Once you are done pulsing the cauliflower, put the bowl in the microwave and cook for 4 minutes. Allow to cool (I usually cheat and put it in the fridge….I am impatient)!

Because you have cooked the cauliflower, it is more watery than you need for the crust. Place all of the cooled cauliflower into cheesecloth (or a towel) and squeeze as much water out as possible. IF YOU LOVE CRISPY PIZZA THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! The more water in your cauliflower…the softer your dough….aka…no crispiness.

Add in the cheese, egg, and whatever seasonings you fancy. You can use your hand to mix it up. Yes, it will be sticky and feel weird, but it’s much easier than with a spoon. 

Mixing with my fingers makes me feel like a little kid...and I like it.

Form your dough into a crust on the pizza stone, which you will pull out of the oven right before this step.

You could even make this in the shape of a dog bone!

Bake the crust for about 9-11 minutes or until desired brown color. Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings. 

Im making my own version of a classic margarita pizza: spinach, tomato, fresh basil, mozz cheese.

Cook another 5-7 minutes and remove.

Stuff this in your face. 

I drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar once done baking.

Let me break this down to you 21 Day Fixers. My version (per serving) is:

– 1 Green (cauliflower)
– 1/2 Green (tomatoes)
-1/2 Green (spinach)
-1 Blue (Cheese)
-1/4 Red (Egg)

A few things I want to point out:
-How your containers break down will be based on what toppings you select.
-This crust is thin. I break this pizza down to be about 6 servings. Your servings will be based on how many containers you have left though. For me, I will gladly save all of my Green containers to have more of this.
-If you are going for a super crispy pizza, watch your timer. Based on your oven, you may not need to cook it as long.

Pizza is amazing. I hope you try this, love it, and agree! 

 

 

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