Simple Guide to Post-Detox Retox

While detoxification is an intense process that challenges your sanity, creativity, and self discipline on a number of levels, the retoxification diet is actually quite simple:  Pizza.

Pizza contains nearly all of the things that were strategically avoided these past 21 days. Without pizza it may take weeks to reintroduce gluten, dairy, nightshades, pork, grease, and more depending on the toppings of your choice! Couple it with a Beer (for its healthy levels of alcohol and sugar) and your well on your way to the healthy state known as “tox”, and perhaps gaining some of that precious weight back.

Sadly, these are not the pizzas that I got to pop my clean program cherry with (It was actually a burger from Fatheads). These where made on the eve of the cleanse as a temporary farewell to food. Several had gathered to decide whether or not to take the plunge, and we decided that the ultimate no-no food would be just the thing. Although its possible it made most of them think twice.

As we have only one oven, we had to churn out theses ‘zzas one at a time. Since they took about 10-15 minutes to cook, that meant over an hour of pizza eating time. Couple that with the fact that someone had brought two giant pepperoni/pepper discs from Bites and Brews and I think it made not eating pizza for 3 weeks a little bit easier. We tried to make each pizza more bizarre and elaborate, here’s what we had:

Mock Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  • white crust
  • red sauce
  • onion
  • red and yellow peppers
  • chicken precooked in hot sauce
  • cilantro
  • mozzarella

The Green Monster

  • herb-ed crust
  • pesto
  • chicken
  • halved artichoke hearts
  • minced garlic
  • spinach
  • mozzarella
  • olive oil

Pepperoni Asparagus

  • white crust
  • red sauce
  • pepperoni
  • asparagus
  • cilantro
  • mozzarella

Greens ‘n Beans

  • whole wheat crust
  • red sauce
  • chopped chard
  • spinach
  • black eyed peas
  • half garlic cloves
  • mozzarella
  • curry powder

The Cheese-less Wonder

  • whole wheat crust
  • red sauce
  • pesto
  • sliced onion
  • quartered pepperonis

These were pretty great, and definitely gave me my fill of pizza for the month [if that's possible (its not)].  Although I must add in that the clean program cleanse was pretty easy to stick with, although we did crack on the last day, what’s that they say about ninety percent being halfway? But If you’d care to know, I feel pretty good.  Perfect time of year for some strategic weight gain.

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2 Responses to Simple Guide to Post-Detox Retox

  1. Mark says:

    Tox!
    Great concept!
    Of course I have never known anything else … ,-)

  2. Catherine McConnell says:

    These photos are fantastic…. as was the pizza! More please!

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