Thursday, February 12, 2015

Martha Stewart, Clean Living

lean Slate is a visually gorgeous book. The illustrations make you hungry, just looking. But be aware that this more of a cookbook than a diet. The Detox plan is well planned and probably will be easy to implement. There are a lot of smoothies that will make your morning tasty and healthy. I found several weeks of menus - there are a 3 day and a 21 day Detox plan that look easy to use. The detox itself uses a variety of smoothies & salads that are filling and have enough variety so you don't get bored. I think the thing that most impressed me is that most of the ingredients are easy to get, like mangos, pineapple, apples, kale (ewww) - and wonderful sweet beets! Breakfast was my favorite chapter and I have the quinoa to use to make Cardamom Quinoa Porridge. I haven't tried it yet - but will soon. I found chicken and fish and several side dishes I want to try. One thing I always look for in a cookbook anymore (I am dairy, whey & soy intolerant with Hashimoto’s disease) is whether the recipes are labeled vegan, dairy, nut or gluten free.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.