Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Detox Day 17- Filipino Adobo

I love a good challenge! I often ask my friends and family to give me their favorite foods, so I can revamp them by making a detox version. This is exactly what happened this week with tonight's dinner, and it was a huge success. This lifestyle is not about feeling deprived, or wanting something and cheating. It's about making better choices in our food, makes little switches here and there, and the most fun one, discovering new ingredients. Have fun!!!

Mango pineapple vanilla shake

Trail mix
Fizz stick

Chocolate shake

Apples and almond butter
Fizz stick

I'm not at all familiar with filipino food, so I looked through a links to get the main idea of what Adobo is. After three or four different recipes, I knew that this was a great detox dish. Only two ingredients needed to be switched. I replaced the soy with liquid aminos, and the vinegar with juice from limes and oranges. The citrus juices act as meat tenderizer, so after marinating and cooking, this chicken was great!


1/2 cup of liquid aminos
1/4 cup of lime juice
1/4 cup of juiced orange
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp of peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup of water
4 deboned chicken thighs

Paso a paso

1) To make the marinade mix aminos, lime juice, orange juice, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. Add chicken to marinade and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

2) When it's ready to cook, heat up the olive oil and place all the chicken in the pan.

3) Add 1/2 cup of water to leftover marinate and pour over chicken.


4) Cover and let cook for 15 minutes on medium heat and turn chicken over. Let it cook for another 15 minutes,  this time on low heat, until some of the water has evaporated.

7) Serve with brown rice and enjoy warm.

For dessert we had chopped strawberries with a few drops of agave topped with coconut whipped cream. And you guessed it...Arbonne's detox tea.

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