Welcome to the weekend everyone!! WOOHOOO!! Waking up was surprisingly not so bad this morning considering our late night! After my amazing meeting (more on that soon!), I raced home so Phil and I could quickly down some dinner and head to Ortlieb’s in the hipster section of Philadelphia. I adjusted my post from yesterday because we changed up dinner and dessert but it was still totally delicious & clean, check it out! Anyway, we were going to see one of Phil’s favorite bands, The Reign of Kindo, and their opening act, Matthew Santos. The guys were kicking off their spring tour in Philly last night and even though it was their first show, both acts didn’t disappoint. Their sounds are unique and beautiful – I’ve linked back to both their sites, so check ’em out! Ortlieb’s is a small, old, jazz bar in Northern Liberties with a ton of character which was the perfect cramped backdrop for this kind of music – it really envelops you – totally awesome!
So, Day 5 of The Vabulous Life Spring Detox kicked off with a ‘morning elixir’ to jump start our digestive systems before breakfast & I will say it was not so yummy! That being said, it’s definitely something I could get used to and its only 1 cup, so chug, chug, chug!, haha, and it’s like it never happened!
Today’s Foodie Friday is dedicated to yesterday’s tuna salad that I will be eating way after this detox is over! Its nothing crazy but its totally healthy, easy to make, filling and delicious – how can you say no?!?!
Spicy Tuna Quinoa Salad w/Mixed Greens & Seeds
- 1 can solid white tuna
- 1 can chunk light tuna
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1 tbsp EVOO
- 1 1/2 lemons (juiced)
- 1 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 1 carrot shredded
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2-4 cups mixed greens
- 1/8 cup seeds (pumpkin and sunflower)
Drain canned tunas and flake fish until well mixed – add in quinoa and mix until well combined. Add everything else except some of the lemon juice, all the greens, and all the seeds. Once tuna salad is made, toss greens in remaining lemon juice with a little salt & pepper and top with your tuna salad & seeds.
This protein packed lunch also has tons of essential vitamins and incredible cleansing properties – perfect for a clean eating detox or an everyday lunch!
Detox Day #5
- Morning Elixir
- Breakfast: Green Flax Smoothie
- Snack #1: Pear & Seeds
- Lunch: Lemon Parsley Quinoa Salad w/brussel sprouts & mushrooms
- Snack #2: Homemade Hummus & Carrots
- Afternoon Flush
- Dinner: Citrus Herb Haddock & Sweet Potato Chips
- Dessert: Chocolate Cookies