Monday, March 21, 2011

Detox Diet part II



Okay here is the deal with detox: You need to concentarate on taking as many fruits and vegetables and antioxidents as you can in a day. Which means that your diet is primarily limited to friut salads and vegetable salads. Here I try to show you how to add variety to your healthy detox meal and how to make it delicious and oh so irresistable!

First thing first:
Upon rising
• 1/2 lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water
• 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water


        Lot of guides


Tea: You can take any herbal tea, but this is the recommendedone.
 
Ginger Tea Recipe



• water, 4 cups

• 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root

• optional: honey and lemon slice

Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.

supplements:
  • Vitamin C supplement after breakfast.
  • Multivitamin after lunch
  • GNC has a wonderful detox program. You can go to the store and ask for the detox kit. It comes with the entire menu and the supplemets as well as boosters which helps the body release toxins etc. I personally didnt follow that program but it has great views and if you are interested you can try for a better fitter version.

Now comes the diet: I used a combiation of soups, smoothies,desserts with my salads which was fun and appealing. This combination added variety and treats for my tatste buds, although I stuck with a few for more than a few days coz I loved them so much. Here is the plan day by day.

WEEK 1

MONDAY

Breakfast: Omelete made of two eggs and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with thyme, salt and pepper.
                lmonds and walnuts on the side, ginger tea.
SNACK: smoothie of strawberries, orange, apple.
LUNCH: Mexican tomato soup, salad with hummus.
DINNER: Lentil curry.
SNACK: Orange and date dessert.


TUESDAY

Breakfast: Banana, pears, apple, orange, salad topped with almonds, raisins and walnuts.
snack:       smoothie
lunch:        carrot and lentil soup, nut butter on wheat free toast.
dinner:      Spinach curry with wheat free pasta and stirfry veggies
Snack:       Date and rice krispie biscuits


WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: Fresh fruit salad of your choice with ginger tea.
Snack:       Date and rice cripy biscuits
Lunch:       Carrot and lentil soup (leftover) with salad
Dinner:     Stirfried oriental broccoli.
Snack:      Fresh fruit juice


THURSDAY

Breakfast: Start the day with cereal ( the recipe for detox cereal is given below)
Snack:      Cucumber and celery sticks with hummus
Lunch:      Chunky vegetable soup made from vegetable stock,
Dinner:     Marinated vegetable kebabs
Dessert:    Apple sauce

FRIDAY

Breakfast: Compote of mixed dried fruits- soaked in orange juice and served with live youghurt
Snack:       vegetable broth
Lunch:      Masoor dahl curry
Dinner:     A selection of roasted vegetables aubergines, beetroot, onions, tomatoes, courgettes with
                pumpkin seeds and crumbled goat cheese on top.
Dessert:   Pomegranate ice


SATURDAY

Breakfast: Mediterranean omelet made of red onion, cherry tomatoes and courgettes
Snack:      Strawberry juice
Lunch:      Popcorns popped at home without butter from the organcic corns served after or before fruit

                 salad
Dinner:     Fish fillet and tomato salad
Snack:      crumbles made with oats and crushed nuts toppings


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SUNDAY

Breakfast: Oat porridge made of old fashioned oats and served with your choice of non dairy milk, fruit
                 and honey
Snack:      smoothie
Lunch:      Pasta made with simple tomato sauce and served with steamed veggies
Dinner:     MAshed potatoes with hummus and red beans served with salad
Snack:      Orange and date dessert

WEEK 2

MONDAY

Breakfast: Poached organic eggs with steamed spinach
Snack:       Strawberry, orange and papaya smoothie
Lunch:       Chiled beetroot soup
Dinner:     Oriental stirfried broccoli
Snack:      Nuts and fruit


Tuesday

Breakfast: Detox cereal
Snack:      Date and ice krispy biscuits
Lunch:      Steamed broccoli sprinkled with sesame seeds and beets served on lemon juice and brown
                rice
Dinner:    Asian potato and egg curry
Snack:     Nuts and dried cranberries
 
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Breakfast: Fruit salad (I was hooked to my early morning large bowl of bananas, grapes, pears and
                 strawberries topped with tons of almonds and walnuts)
Snack:      orange juice
Lunch:      Spinach soup
Dinner:     Tomato and chickpea casserole
Snack:      nuts and dried figs
 
THURSDAY
 
Breakfast: Oat porridge
Snack:       strawberry, mango and avocado smoothie
Lunch:       Goat's cheese salad with walnuts sprinkled on top
Dinner:     Baked sweet potato with roasted vegetables ( Follow the recipe given below it is delish)
Snack:      nuts and raisins
 
 
FRIDAY
 
Breakfast: Poached organic eggs with steamed spinach
Snack:       strawberry , orange and papaya smoothie
Lunch:      Baked potato with Greek salad_ Feta cheese, onion, cucumber, black olives and tomatoes
Dinner:    Baked salmon with vegetables of your choice
Snack:     apple sauce
 
 
 
SATURDAY
 
Breakfast: Omelet and fruit salad
Snack:      vegetable broth
Lunch:      Spinach soup
Dinner:     BBQ chicken with hummus and salad
Snack:      Roasted mashed sweet potato and ginger tea
 
SUNDAY
 
Breakfast: Fruit salad
Snack:      citrus smoothie
Lunch:      sweetcorn soup
Dinner:    Beef steak with baked vegetables (coz you are coming off the diet)
Snack:     popcorns
 
 
 
 
Here are the links to all the recipes that are included in my menu. There are loads of recipes and data available on the net. You can determine your own plan and make your choices. But these are the tried and tested recipes.
 
Detox cereal
Detox soup
Detox Salad
Detox Dinner choices
Detox Desserts
Fruit Smoothies
 
And all the beautiful images that you see which are not labelled with the source are from angelahardison. Its a wonderful link to follow and a great source of wonderful recipes as you can see from the images. It is not entirely aimed at detox, but seems to be rising from the same theory. A wonderful place for all nutirition lovers and not.
 
Tomorrow I will be back on all the wonderful accompaniments of detox diet, which will turn this experience more heavenly and divine for you leaving you on the seventh sky!
 
Hope you enjoyed the post! Feel free to add in, leave comments, enlighten or share more recipes and sources.
 
Have a great Week ahead!

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