Every January I do the Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox. This is my 13th+ year doing this D-Tox and as you can tell I’m hooked. I try to do it twice a year. After Christmas/December and at the end of the Summer. It’s such a great reminder to get back on the healthy eating track, helps me feel better and clears up my skin. I love it and I’m very excited to be starting it again. A forewarning however, do not do a cleanse or D-Tox of any sort unless you have consulted your doctor. Another forewarning is this D-Tox is 12 days long and not an easy one by any means. Being prepared with meal planning, especially if you have a family to feed as well as yourself, is essential to success.
Another important thing to note is don’t do a cleanse or D-Tox to lose weight. Do it to jumpstart healthy eating and as such, make a lifestyle change. Do it to remove flours, dairy and sugars from your diet and see how they may have affected you. When the D-Tox is over re-introduce those foods slowly. I have had friends who have done this D-Tox and struggled with it. It’s not for everyone.
Over the years I have compiled a file on my computer with the recipes and foods I’ve tried that work on this program. It’s important to note this D-Tox is mostly fruit & vegetables with a side of protein, grains and light carbs.
Recently I saw an episode of The Chew, one of my favourite shows on TV right now, and Chef Michael Symon made Eggs in Avocados. He topped it with tomatoes & fresh basil. I’ve seen recipes in passing with eggs baked in avocados, but this is the first time I’ve seen it done in a sauce/fry pan. Being a lover of all things avocado I wanted to try it.
So this is day 1 of my 12 day cleanse and breakfast consisted of eggs in avocado fried in saucepan and topped with a fresh salsa. I’ve never had cooked avocado before and have to admit it’s a peculiar taste that I am not sure about. But everything went together nicely and I will try it again, but next time I might bake it in the oven. Plus you might love cooked avocado, even if I wasn’t so sure!
If you want to keep it vegetarian don’t add eggs, just crispy up your avocado in the pan or oven and top with salsa. You can make up your own fresh salsa like I did today or use this Pico De Gallo recipe. I made a huge batch since I know I will be eating a lot of fresh salsa over the next 12 days. I love it. Here’s how I did it. Note while you are allowed to use salt while on the cleanse, you have to use it in moderation. I did not salt the avocado dish but I salted the salsa.
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 2 eggs
- olive oil
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cilantro, chopped or torn
- pinch of black pepper
- Carefully cut your avocado in half length wise. Remove pits. Scoop out a little of the avocado where the pit was sitting to make a slightly bigger hole. I took a small sliver off the bottom of the avocado to help it sit flat in the sauce pan. Add a few drops of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add your avocado.
- Sprinkle on some black pepper, cayenne pepper and some fresh cilantro.
- Crack your eggs, one at a time, into a bowl. Using a spoon scoop out each egg and carefully place each egg in an avocado half.
- Reduce the heat to medium low, cover pan with a lid, and cook until the egg whites have set up but the yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. If you like your yolks firmer cook another minute or so.
- To serve place on a plate and top with pico de gallo or fresh salsa and another sprinkle of cilantro.