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|
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
That smoothie is like the best thing I’ve drunk in like forever and I’d never have tasted it, if it weren’t for Max insisting I have a taste.
See he makes his with raw egg (extra protein) I’m not into raw egg — call me strange but it just doesn’t float my boat — so he made me one without and as much as it pains me to say it, he was right they are so good!!!
I felt it my duty to share this incredible drink with all of you — be warned this is highly addictive and very healthy!!
1 Drinking coconut — water and flesh
1 cup of frozen blueberries1 cup of frozen raspberries
½ teaspoon of Ovvio’s vanilla powder
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 coconutScoop 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