So, I’m attempting a Spring Cleanse. For 10 days. With my husband. Good Goddess, what was I thinking?
We’re hoping to follow the guidelines as close as possible, but realistically we are using this week as an opportunity to re-introduce breakfast and lunch as an actual daily routine (we both rarely have much past our coffee) and as a way to connect with the amazing selection of healthy and exotic food that is available here in London.
I’ve planned out our menu and it’s a combination of fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, nut butters, brown rice, couscous, dried fruit, trail mix, a bit of fish and a few other surprises! We have had so much fun buying wacky-looking fruit and researching Nori and Tamari (which is so much better than regular soy sauce) that we forgot to panic about our coffee and alcohol, or lack of. Ha!
Today is Day 1 and I’ve decided that I will be photographing some of our meals throughout the week and sharing with you what we’re eating and what we’re experiencing.
For breakfast I had gluten-free toast with pumpkin nut butter. It was really good but, man, is pumpkin nut butter sticky! The roof of my mouth was glued to my tongue.
For lunch we had spinach, strawberry and toasted almond salad. Easy and tasty!
For supper we had Sushi (store bought) and brown rice with Tamari.
We also went to Teaopia and splurged on some gorgeous loose tea as we finished most of what we had left from Christmas this morning. I found a Kuan Yin variety, but at $18/lb (I think) it’s going to be saved for a rainy day!
I also bought the cookbook by Judita Wignall called ‘Going Raw’ and it is a full-color masterpiece of freshness! It even includes a DVD with videos of her making some of the recipes. I’ve already got my eye on making Sushi from scratch and Vegetarian Chili using walnuts…oh yeah!
Stay tuned my healthy readers…