Detox day 1

Detox day 1

There is nothing like a new year to bring about the need to detox the system. What is a detox. Well a detox is a cleansing of the system with changing the way we eat. The benefits of detoxing the system are better immunity, more energy, better absorption of nutrients in food, loosing weight and feeling and looking simply divine.
So I have created this plan to help you clear out the old and bring in the new..

The most important thing is how we start our day, making sure we give our digestive system all it needs to process the food of the day.
So we start our day with the same drink everyday

Morning drink

Lemon water- see previous detox post for recipe. its best to have this twenty minutes before you drink or eat anything else, giving it time to get your digestive juices flowing

Then a mid morning green juice
This can be done in a blender or juicer

Handful of kale (cleansing)
Juice of one lemon (alkalising)
Knob of Ginger (anti inflammatory)
1 apple (aids digestion)
1 carrot (high in vit a)
Half a cucumber (cleansing)

Lunch
Watercress and artichoke salad

2 cups Watercress
2 artichoke hearts cooked and chopped
1 raw beet root grated
1 carrot grated (anti parasitical)

Dressing
1 tbs Flaxseeds
1 tbs de shelled hemp seeds
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 knob of ginger
4 tbs Olive oil
1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon
1 tsp nutritional yeast flakes

Dinner
Thai lentil curry
2 cups of cooked red lentils
1 tbs vegetarian Thai red curry paste
1 leek chopped
1 garlic clove (optional)
2 cups of kale or spinach
2 carrot
1 red pepper
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1 tbs vegetable bouillon
1 cup per person of cooked quinoa

Sautéed the leeks and garlic until soft. Then add the other vegetable chopped and the curry paste. Mix together. Cook for a 5 minutes then add 1 cup water and simmer

In a blender add 1 cup of water, cashew nuts and the bouillon and blend making a creamy sauce ( this will be added just at the end to warm up but not to cook.

When vegetable are soft add the cooked lentils to the vegetables and mix together. Cook for 3 more minutes and add the sauce. Warm together then serve on a bed of quinoa

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