Silverbeet salad w avocado, tomato, mushroom, lemon juice, flax oil, capsicum, sunflower seeds
& Veggie soup
I LOVE my veggie soups. I make a variety of different ones but basically all I do is boil some water, add some seaweed, dried Asian mushrooms (cheaper than fresh!), some spices and veggie stock or miso paste, some fresh ginger and then right at the end I add some chopped up veggies such as carrots, bok choy, broccolini, cauliflower and tomato. I don’t let the veggies cook for long, only a couple of minutes at most. That’s it! I will usually add rice noodles to this as well for a bigger meal, but I didn’t want to eat anything processed this week so I left them at home.
7am - Fruit smoothie
9am - Silverbeet salad
2pm - Zucchini pasta
Veggie juice – cucumber, celery, apple, carrot and ginger.
8pm pizza at Three World’s Organic Pizza Café
This place, on the Gold Coast (we drove an hour just to get here!) is amazing. This was our first time here and I can honestly say that we had the best pizza ever, vegan or not! We had a half mediteranean (roasted eggplant, pumpkin, mushrooms, tomato base and their home-made vegan cashew cheese) and half pesto (pesto base, broccoli, corn, pumpkin) large pizza. We were stuffed!
Lemon and Ginger tea (it’s a good idea to always start the day with warm water and lemon juice or something similar to assist in alkalizing the body to start the day. To learn more about the alkaline/acid balance of the body, check out this post.
10am - Fruit smoothie with coconut, mango, pineapple and paw paw
11:30am - Bowl of chopped paw paw and mango in squeezed orange juice - yum!
at Santos- sushi with avocado and brown rice and a veggie juice. Check out the Resources page for details about Santos in Byron Bay.
5pm - Silverbeet leaves with chickpea salad
Chickpeas, lemon juice, cucumber, tomato, parsley, basil, mushroom
This is such a simple, fun, nutritious meal. Simply combine all ingredients except the silverbeet leaves and then fill a leaf with some of the chickpea salad and roll up. PS. How nice is the view from our deck?
5.30 - Watermelon juice
Lemon and Ginger Tea
7am - 2 mangoes
11am - fruit salad
3pm - Veggie soup
5pm - banana soft serve with coconut and mango
Method: Chop up some banana and put in a container and freeze overnight. Take it out of the freezer and thaw slightly before putting it into the food processor. Keep processing until smooth and fluffy. Top with mango and coconut!
Pizza at Three Worlds Cafe (again!).
Day 5 (leaving)
Lemon and Ginger tea
Toasted turkish bread with avocado at cafe
3.30pm - big salad with kale, mushroom, lime juice, flax oil, tomato, cucumber, snow peas, parsley, basil, capsicum
7pm veggie noodle soup
At the end of the week we had gone through most of our food and felt sooooo relaxed! Thanks Mum and Dad for booking the place - best birthday present!
As we head into the New Year and hot hot weather, it is a great time to do a bit of a detox. I'll be talking more about this over the next few months but, for now, I hope you enjoyed the recap of my own gentle start to detoxing!