Last Tuesday I began a 3-week cleanse. What does that mean, you might ask, to which I would respond I can’t eat any:
— fruit (except green Granny Smith apples)
The glitch might appear to be the fact that I had yet to celebrate my birthday or Christmas coming round the corner. Being vegetarian amps up the challenge of this cleanse quite a bit. Day one was a stretch- my energy was off in the afternoon and lucidity felt like it was at arm’s length but always moving away. Day two proceeded to be infinitely better because of reframing the cleanse as being “vegan for 3 weeks”. All of a sudden I could figure out how to feed myself. So far it’s been leap years better. The key is prepared food and variety. So below is something yummy and satisfying I made up tonight as an after-dinner treat.
GREEN APPLE CRISP
YIELD: Serves one
– 1 Green apple, diced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1 tablespoon walnuts
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger
– 1 packet of stevia
– 1/2 lime, squeezed
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Pour the green apple into a small oven-safe platter
3. Drizzle olive oil into a saucepan and once heated add the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, stevia, lime juice. Toast for a few minutes over medium flame until the oats are golden brown in color.
4. Then pour the oat mixture over the apples and stick in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are soft and the oat mixture is browned.
5. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy.