Before I share this recipe, let me tell you why I created it.
I’m doing another cleanse.
I am not doing this cleanse for fun, I promise. I am just trying to heal my body. If it works I will share the results for sure.
This cleanse is quite a bit more restrictive than my normal cleanse. I already follow a plant based diet, but this eliminates many of my staple foods. This cleanse cuts out the following foods:
Bread, anything with any type of sugar, fruit (I can have 1 handful of berries a day), corn, anything containing corn, agave nectar, crackers, wheat, spelt, yeast, oatmeal, any type of flour, peanuts, cashews. Obviously, no cupcakes, cookies, treats or ANYTHING remotely fun.
The list of foods I can eat is much shorter:
All vegetables (except corn, peas and mushrooms), brown rice, avocado, beans, lentils, quinoa, wild rice, amaranth, handful of berries a day, almonds, almond butter, almond mild, coconut milk, 1 serving of sweet potatoes twice a week.
I ran into problems with I found myself starving in the morning after working out. Usually before a long run or a bike ride I always eat ezekiel bread or oatmeal. But both of those are off limits.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I am trying to eat this way for 1-3 months. I know, seriously.
But I can have brown rice! But I can’t sweeten it with anything normal like agave nectar. I can have a little stevia but I try not to rely on it too much.
So, I created a brown rice pudding with protein in it and it’s actually pretty good! The flax seed gives it a nice pudding consistency so I almost feel like I’m eating dessert. The best part is, it actually keeps me full until lunch which was exactly what I needed it to do.
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 -1 cup coconut milk or almond milk (unsweetened!)
2 heaping tablespoons vega sport protein, vanilla flavor
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 packet stevia
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon almond butter
Combine the protein, flax, cinnamon & stevia in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup milk and the vanilla. Stir to combine. Add the rice and stir. Microwave for 1-2 minutes. Top with almond butter. Add more milk to thin to desired consistency.