A Yogi's Thoughts on Non-Attachment to Food

It is 5:30am Monday morning on my 8th day of my cleanse/detox diet. Scott and I, along with my sisters and brother in laws have been joining forces to accomplish a 21 day cleanse. Week 1 consisted of basically a vegan, gluten free and sugar free diet (I will be incorporating these food philosophies into Sagrada’s Yoga Retreat meal plan for our Yoga, Pilates, and Cleanse/Detox Retreat with Nicole Currie). It’s amazing to feel how the body handles the withdrawal from my winter of indulgences in many hearty delights; cheesy lasagnas, artisan salami, local cheeses, cupcake and wine pairings, along with many other delicious Central Coast wines. It’s all good stuff…life’s pleasures right? But sometimes a break, a cleanse, a fast of some sort re-calibrates your body, centers your energetic “mood” swings, purges all those stagnant emotions lodged deep down.

At first for me it was a few headaches, some bloating, and an outpouring of tears…..and then there was the missing…..the longing, the desire for that crusty sourdough bread with my sandwich, the bites of my kid's mac and cheese, and that oh-so-wonderful evening wine ritual with my husband; a nostalgia for the good-old-days. That longing did pass though. Maybe it was some sort of acceptance. Maybe it was some sort of realization that life goes fast. Maybe it was that my body just started to feel better. And lighter. And now I feel joyful, present, as I enter week 2 of my cleanse, bright and early, before my kids are up. And I don’t miss anything….at this moment. Let’s surprise my family with some banana gluten-free- pancakes.

Banana Gluten-Free-Pancakes

Serves 4

1 mashed banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 tbs flaxmeal

3 tbs coconut oil

1 cup brown rice flour

½ cup orange juice

A dash of cinnamon

A dash of sea salt

Cook pancakes with coconut oil and serve with raw honey! Enjoy.