A typical breakfast consists of at least 50 percent fruit and/or vegetables. Ideas for breakfast include:
- Green Smoothie or smoothie (See list below)
- Fresh juice
- Kiribat (milk rice) with pol (coconut) sambol
- Steamed yam and freshly scraped coconut.
- String hoppers with pol sambol and yellow sweet potato curry
- Oat Muesli (see recipe below)
- Oatmeal porridge
- Herbal tea, black tea (without milk), or green or white tea
If you are at work or on the run I think it is always a good idea to have a healthy snack at hand especially nuts or fruit, to kill sugar lows. Also carry a bottle of water with you as most hunger pangs are signs you are thirsty.
Snack ideas include:
10 to 15 raw almonds or cashew ( almonds take the skin off by soaking them)
Apple sliced, with 1 tablespoon peanut butter (natural choice or one without added sugar)
Piece of fruit
Carrot, celery and/or cucumber sticks with hummus
Smoothie made with allowed foods
Green vegetable juice
A typical lunch on a detox diet consists of approximately 60 to 80 percent vegetables, preferably raw, such as greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions. You can then fill the other 20 to 40 percent in with other plant foods, such as cooked chickpeas, steamed broccoli, gluten-free grains such as rice, kurakkan, quinoa, and baked sweet potato.
A salad is an easy, packable detox lunch. Assemble a bowl or plate based on the ratios above. Make a simple dressing using 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, and an optional 1 teaspoon of fresh-chopped herbs. Other lunch ideas include:
Chickpeas, mung beans and vegetables seasoned with turmeric, ginger, and cumin
Salad with choice of vegetables, such as green leaves, cucumbers, onions, and steamed beets.
Rice and curry but only 20%-40% organic red or white rice ( again purchase from The Good Market or ask at your supermarket)
Time for a healthy snack as above mentioned
Dinner is 60 to 80 percent vegetables. An easy dinner is a Buddha bowl. You don’t have to follow a recipe to make one, just combine 1 cup of cooked brown rice or quinoa, 1 to 2 teaspoons of an allowed oil such as extra-virgin olive oil, vegetables, beans and legumes, seeds and seasonings, such as chickpeas, spinach or kale, steamed broccoli, avocado, hemp or chia seeds, or seaweed.
Other dinner ideas include:
Steamed kale sprinkled with cashew nuts and tossed in lemon juice and olive oil
Brown rice, kurakkan pittu or quinoa
Steamed fish with fresh herbs and lemon with bok choy (not to be eaten after 22nd April)
Vegetable curry with brown/red rice
Black bean salad with quinoa
Thai cashew vegetables with quinoa
DO NOT LET YOURSELF BECOME HUNGRY EAT HEALTHY SNACKS OR MORE VEGGIES RAW CARROTS ARE GOOD.