Purify

It has been a while since my detox week. I was not very sure if I should post it or not. The reason for my uncertainty is the seriousness of this commitment.

Before I started the detox plan I discussed about it with my doctor and when she gave me her ‘blessing’ I jumped right into it.

Why the detox?

I have been eating pretty healthy for about 15 years now (since I moved away from my grandma. @ my grandma- she knows I love her the most, but I can only make it up to 2 days with her cooking habits – the traditional Hungarian + Romanian dishes). But a few years ago I worked for a some months in a cafe and ate a lot of their junk food. After I quit, I had my blood tests done and the results were not good. I had poisoned my liver with the junk food. It was then I had my first detox.  After the cleansing and eating healthy for about a year, my liver was clean again. I consider that a detox plan, only if done responsibly, can improve one’s health. And it is a good New Year’s resolution. To a fresh start!

For those interested, I can look up the exact quantities for the recipes and update the post. Below are the main ingredients I used for my last cure week. First time I did a very severe diet consisting of only vegetable soup and juices (no carbs, no proteins, no fruits, no nuts/ oils/ spices)- only steamed vegetables pureed or juiced. Iiic! I mean, hey, I super cleaned my liver and all, but no way I am doing it again.

This time I opted for a milder version of a liquid diet.

Vegetables detox week (I spent about 50 euros for these ingredients):

Day 1:

  • broccoli soup (steamed broccoli, 1 onion)
  • 1 fennel tea
  • 1 herb tea
  • green smoothie with pear (spinach, pear, avocado, spirulina, lemon, mint, ginger)
  • green soup (yams, spinach, onion, garlic, coconut oil, pepper, lemon)
No major changing. In the afternoon I craved some crackers but got over it, and as I ate the dinner I got a burst of energy.
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Day 2:
  • 1 fennel tea
  • 1 herb tea
  • green smoothie with pear (spinach, pear, avocado, spirulina, lemon, mint, ginger)
  • green soup (yams, spinach, onion, garlic, coconut oil, pepper, lemon)
  • yellow smoothie (2 apples, 3 celery stalks, 2 carrots, 1 lime, ginger)
Had a migrene almost all day long- toxins were getting out and I could feel it. Yey!
Had a 2 hours nap after work- couldn’t do without.
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Day 3:
  • grapefruit juice (1,5 grapefruit )
  • 1/3 baby pineapple, 1 tsp maca powder, 2 apples, 1 lime, 1 lemon, 50 ml coconut milk
  •  1 avocado, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 lime, 1 lemon, 6 dates
  • 8 tomatoes, 500 ml water, pepper, chilli, 15 basil leaves, 150 ml coconut milk
I was feeling very dizzy in the morning, so I suggest preparing the avocado breakfast the night  before, in order to grab something nutritive quickly after waking up.
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Day 4:
  •  1 avocado, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 lime, 1 lemon, 6 dattes (makes 2 serves had one the day before)
  • leek soup (1/2 yam, 3x leeks, 1/2 onion, 1 clove garlic, coconut oil, 5 mushrooms, 1/2 lemon, pepper)
  • 1 cucumber, 1 lime, 3 radishes, 1 pear, 5 mint leaves
  • 3 carrots, 1 lime, 1 slice pineapple, 1 apple

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Day 5:
  • avocado, 1 lemon, 1/2 lime, coconut oil 1 tsp, 5 dates
  • 1/2 beetroot, 2 carrots, 1/3 pineapple, 1 apple,  1 cm ginger, 1/4 lemon
  • 5 small carrots, 1 onion, 2 peppers, 3 tomatoes, 1 tsp lime juice, 3 datesIMG_7135IMG_7128
Day 6 and 7:
  • repeat with you favourite recipes from this week ( 2 teas, 1 smoothie for breakfast, 1 soup for lunch, more tea and soup for dinner)
  • on the seventh day, for dinner you can have a steamed apple (no sugar or toppings) to get used to the more solid consistency.
Let me know if you have tried it, or other detox recipes, and feel free to share them below. Happy New Year!
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