Here is is! The diary you’ve all been waiting for. The food ideas have become easier as the week has gone on. I have lots of great stuff in mind for the coming week from making my own gluten free bread to yummy chicken rissoles. Stay tuned!
Hot water with lemon and ginger
B – puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and cinnamon
L – homemade lentil & vege soup I had in freezer – must make another batch as it is perfect for the detox.
D – salmon fillet, carrot and beans
Snacks: celery and carrot sticks, rice crackers
That breakfast option is pretty damn bland without the honey and cinnamon. The texture isn’t that great either. I’m persevering until I have the ingredients together to make my own homemade gluten and fruit free muesli. Stay tuned!
Whoops. In a hurry and late for daycare drop off so forgot lemon water today. Better luck tomorrow.
B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts* – much better today, the added walnuts give the texture and flavour variety that was needed.
L: poached egg on bed of baby spinach and rocket (squeezed lemon on greens and then egg), Helgas gluten free, dairy free bread (sunflower see and red quinoa variety) with vegan butter, salt and pepper.
D: homemade honey soy# chicken stirfry – used broccoli, carrot, kale for veges, served with brown rice
Snacks: herbal tea, raw cauliflower, banana
*Joshi has all nuts except pinenuts and seeds to be avoided on his list. However, he then goes on to use nuts in some of his recipes. I know he explicitly says “no peanuts” but I think good nuts are fine in moderation. The problem is that they are acidic in the body and we are trying to reduce the acid level with the detox.
#soy sauce has gluten in it so you have to use Tamari (a gluten free soy sauce basically) which is the standard soy sauce in my cupboard anyway. A hangover from doing Dr Joshi the first time!
Lunch was AMAZING. Squeezing lemon juice (from the fruit, not the bottle folks) on the greens and then the egg was pure genius. Either that or I was so hungry a piece of cardboard would have tasted pretty good.
Forgot the lemon water again. Daycare days we are just so under the pump to get out of the house on time so I can go for my run before working. I even got moving today by 6:30am but still only made it out in a lick of time…and didn’t get the dishes done. *sigh*
B – green banana smoothie: frozen banana, 1 cup baby spinach, 1tbs chia seeds, 1 tbs sesame seed, protein enriched rice milk.
L: Left over honey soy chicken stir fry.
D: Warm salad of: home roasted beetroot, chicken, green beans, rocket, baby spinach, pinenuts, brown rice (left over from last night’s dinner) and juice of 1.5 small lemons. DIVINE.
Snacks: carrot sticks, rice cakes (thin)
After 10 days of virtually no dairy and 3 days of this detox my nails feel stronger than ever. How bizarre.
I’m getting sick of carrot.
Today feels challenging as we are going to be out at a theme park all day. I am attempting to pack my lunch and snacks.
B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts – I actually even enjoyed this today. Monkey also asked for some and seemed to like it too! How quickly we adjust to things!
L: Leftover beetroot salad from last night’s dinner
D: Sweet potato wedges*
Snacks: snow peas (mange tout), carrot, celery, banana, , rice crackers, small dairy free gluten free vegan organic honeycomb chocolate (Monkey’s but he didn’t like it so I ate it. Not so great as it clearly contains sugar but OK as a small treat).
*I’d like to say I made these myself but, alas, I did not. I stopped at the local fresh fish store to get a piece of salmon for dinner and saw the wedges on their takeaway menu. The day had been long and active so I decided to treat myself. The wedges had no salt or seasoning but were obviously deep fried. Probably not awesome for detox purposes but not too bad either. I’d been going to make my own. Mine would have been par boiled, then oven baked and done with olive oil. I never did get around to making the fish so it’s in the fridge for tomorrow night.
Lemon and ginger hot water
B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts
L: vege chips*
D: grilled salmon fillet, baby spinach and rocket topped with lemon juice, broccoli and roasted sweet potato
Snacks: carrot, banana
I have THE CRAVINGS today. Really want something sweet, naughty or both. I think it’s because I’ve let a couple of processed items slip into the mix. The more pure my diet is, the less I even think about it. Going to try and make it as clean as possible this coming week. The project for the weekend is to make homemade hummus, pesto (sans dairy) and mayonnaise. That ought to make things a bit more interesting for meals in the week coming (those are the pictures you see throughout the post).
*the vege chips were not homemade roasted veges although they should have been. I was out at Monkey’s dad’s place and he had NOTHING but he did have these chips. They were dairy free, gluten free, msg free, egg free, preservative and additive free AND the bag explicitly said NO NASTIES. So they were as good as I was going to get for processed food. Funny I should have bad cravings in the afternoon then, no? No.
Today is my first EVER park run. I’m SO excited. Can’t wait to see my time. Fingers crossed I’m doing as well as I think.
Remembered hot water with lemon and ginger today.
B: banana (before run), poached egg on bed of baby spinach and rocket (squeezed lemon on greens and then egg), Helgas gluten free, dairy free bread with vegan butter, salt and pepper x 2 (post run – I was starving!)
L: Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free high fibre breadroll with chicken breast, homemade mayo (detox approved recipe), celery and eschallots.
D: OUT FOR DINNER
Snacks: homemade hummus and carrot, celery and snow peas
The mayo recipe came out of the detox book. It is very simple – egg yolks, lemon juice and olive oil. It was OK. Not fabulous. Not great. Just OK. I’ll use it up and won’t rush to make it again.
The breadroll without all those things in it was actually REALLY yummy. I thought it tasted a tad sweet but when I checked the bag it says only 1g of sugar per serve. Is that a lot? It doesn’t seem so much. 1.3% in total.
The hummus was AMAZING. Online recipe here. I’ll never buy hummus again. This is better than any I’ve ever eaten and I can make it myself so easily.
Dinner was out at a local Thai tapas restaurant. As it is tapas it is impossible to be picky…everyone is sharing the food. The food there is amazing and of exceptional quality. It is all freshly prepared. I ate some non detox foods but it was all whole foods so I’m OK with that.
Did a personal best on the Park Run btw…5kms in 26:48.
Forgot the hot lemon water today. *sigh* It appears this is a bit haphazard
B: Green banana smoothie – see ingredients under Day 3.
L: chicken with homemade pesto on 2 slices of toasted gluten free bread
D: roast chicken with onion, carrot, parsnip and sweet potato. Homemade gravy from juices with stock and cornflour.
Snacks: carrot and celery sticks and homemade hummus, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, herbal tea
The pesto is divine! I’ll only make my own from now on. That and hummus. YUMMMMMMMM!
The Verdict: all in all I think this week has gone really well. I am more than happy with my food options now I am in the swing of things and I am feeling really healthy. This week’s goal is to eat nothing processed at all. Let’s see how that goes.
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