Saturday, October 29, 2011

Coconut Berry Smoothie

A new chapter begins……

Max and I are cleansing again. Well, let’s be real, Max cleanses most of the year — he has changed his eating so drastically (hence his weight loss) that I was a little afraid to be seen with him.

Look at slim Jim and his chunky missus! 
So after way too much indulging with all the usual suspects..(ice-cream, cake and biscuits) I had had enough. 
It was time to trim this waistline readying myself so I can don a pair of bathers during summer (which trust me rarely happens)! 
I booked my appointment with Anthia and we started our cleanse the day after Jemima’s party — 1week and 6days today. 
The hard bit for me is 
getting through the first 2 days without sneaking a square of chocolate. But I’m proud to say I did it - 13 whole days without any sugar, processed food, caffeine, dairy, grains or wheat and a whole bunch of other things.
And Anthia’s right, no craving’s for sugar at all! Which given my usual sugar intake, is a near miracle!
I feel great, I’m barely hungry and besides not sleeping very well due to the humidity in Sydney (lately) I am feeling great and man do I look healthy…. 

A day on the cleanse looks something like this….remembering I’m not a 3 meals a day kind of girl – I like to snack. 

Breakfast – a punnet of organic blueberries and a handful of activated walnuts and pecans
And my new favourite thing a ‘ Young coconut and frozen berry smoothie’ (recipe below) 

Lunch – Eggs and bacon with lightly cooked baby tomatoes and ½ an avocado
Activated nuts are simply, nuts that have been soaked in filtered water with a little seasalt for up to 10hours - then rinsed and patted dry, then put on a baking tray and put into a low oven between 50c-70c and left there for 24hours - click on any of my links to read more about it
A chicken salad with eggs and activated nuts 

Dinner – some form of slow cooked meat with vegetables
Soup (the base being my stock)

Dessert – stewed granny smith apples with cinnamon and vanilla powder 

I snack in between on, activated nuts, carrots and berries and leftover smoothie 

Coconut Smoothie with Berries or Coconut Smoothie with berries, mango and mint

        You'll need:
1 Drinking coconut — water and flesh
1 cup of frozen blueberries1 cup of frozen raspberries
½ teaspoon of Ovvio’s vanilla powder

optional — mango and a small handful of mint

I had to take guidance from Max on opening and de-fleshing the coconut (he was like a cave man with his axe and coconut)
Once you’ve opened the coconut it’s all pretty simple
 In the blender put:
Water from inside the coconut
                     Scoop the flesh out with a spoon 
(making sure to discard any of the husk left on the outer)pop that in too
In goes both kinds of berries — mango would be delicious too
Lastly, add the vanilla powder
And blend well If you’re a bit braver than me and can stomach the thought of raw eggs add 2 (making sure they are super fresh and bio-dynamic or organic pasture) before you blend
Store in a glass bottle in the fridge for a day and drink as needed.

On monday I'll be posting my stock recipe!

©Michelle Schoeps 2013
All photos taken by Michelle Schoeps

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I came to stumble across your wonderful blog but I am sure glad I did. Inspired! I have been wanting to cleanse but it keeps getting put in the too hard basket - after reading I'm actually excited for stock and berries. Bring it on
    "slim jim and his chunky missus" this is the best!