This was on my doorstep first thing this morning. My inaugural delivery from Raw Fairies.
It contained the following, which is my ENTIRE day’s food intake, in the order it would be ingested. Eek.
Well, not the dacshie mug. That represents the hot water & lemon I’m supposed to be drinking when I wake up. The detox programme is structured “as a progression from a full raw food diet to a lighter diet of gourmet salad, juices and smoothies, to a juice fast (on Wednesday), and then back through the same stages.” That means today I got what anyone on their delivery service would get.
- Raspberry Smoothie with Tocotrieniols and ‘Super Seed Blend’
(raspberry, banana, tocotrieniols, super seed blend: flax seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed and sesame seed)
- Green Smoothie with Chlorella and Spirulina
(kiwi, banana, spinach, chlorella and spirulina)
- Sprouted Lentil and Pineapple Salad
(sprouted lentil, pineapple, courgette, carrot, cucumber, freh coriander, red onion,salad leaves, lime juice, olive oil, Himalayan pink salt, cumin)
- Italian Pizza on 2 Seed Onion Crust
(flax seed, sunflower seed, red onion, courgette, portobello mushroom, tomato, sun dried tomato, black olives, red pepper, nama shoyu, olive oil, lemon juice, Himalayan pink salt, cashews)
- Arame, Green Olive and Romaine Lettuce with Tahini Dressing
(arame, celery, green olive, romaine lettuce, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cider vinegar, maple syrup, Himalayan pink salt)
There’s also a bottle of ‘lemonade’, which I think has maple syrup in it from the taste, which you drink first thing.
This is the salad I had for lunch. Apart from the lack of protein, it’s actually pretty similar to the kind of thing I usually have for lunch.
I’ve done a restricted diet recently – at the Viva Mayr Clinic, so I know vaguely how the whole hunger thing will go. Most important of all is not to neck the morning allowance, as the hours after lunch and supper reallllllly stretch out otherwise, especially if you are like me and wake late and work late. So I ended up listening to my body, and had my mid-morning Green Smoothie at 12pm and my lunch around 2pm.
It’s now 1748hrs and I am pretty damn hungry. And all I have left to go is my raw pizza and teeny tiny salad. It’s a very good thing I have an empty week in my diary as I would not be good company. Tomorrow evening lil’sis and I are off to check out The Sanctuary Spa’s new treatment menu so that should take my mind off things somewhat. I hear from friends that Wednesday’s juice only day is an absolute killer.
Next week I start training four times a week with personal trainer Jonathan Goodair & his team, and will be back to my normal diet. (There’s no way you can train properly on 1500 calories a day – and Jonathan won’t let you.) This week is by way of a kick start to health.