{Beauty} cleanse - week three

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As I spoke about in week one, spring invites us to detoxify our bodies and our homes, when the time of year comes that I am throwing open the windows and doors and letting the spring breeze whip through our home, I cant help but start my annual spring clean!


ADD IN: WEEK THREE

What do you clean with? Using products such as Murchison-Hume or making your own means that you are not adding anything nasty back in after the weeks you have spent cleansing. Here are some additional ideas >>

  1. An easy change with a big impact? Cut synthetic fragrances, which are a source of phthalate exposure, from your home.
  2. Skip the scented trash bags and plug-in air fresheners and try an essential oil diffuser instead.
  3. To detox your environment even further, bring air-purifying green plants like peace lily, philodendron and ferns inside to clean the air.

DIGITAL DETOX

I am as guilty as anyone else for plugging into devices all too often, so to challenge myself and you all, I am proposing that we ban phones from the bedroom during this detox period - and beyond should it suit you!


FIVE DAY MEAL PLAN

Breakfast

  1. Medium bowl of porridge with 1 tablespoon of blanched almonds, 1 tsp of sunflower seeds made with water, sweetened with 5 drops of vanilla essence and 1 grated apple. Enjoy with one cup of green tea. 
  2. 200g of Greek style full fat yoghurt with 100g of mixed berries (may be taken from frozen), 2 tsp of pumpkin seeds
  3. 2 full egg omelette with large handful of wilted watercress or spinach, 1 piece of pumpernickel toast. 1 cup of white tea. 
  4. Crumbled feta with half an avocado and lime juice on toasted rye. 1 cup of green tea.
  5. 2 slices of honey roast ham with two poached eggs. 1 cup of Rooibos tea. 


Lunch

  1. Medium box of mixed fish sushi with small pot of edamame beans and optional bowl of miso soup
  2. Poached salmon with small potato salad and mixed leaf bag salad, served with olive oil and lemon juice dressing. 
  3. Chicken Caesar salad with added handful of sugar snap peas, 1 dessert spoon of olive oil (instead of any pre-made dressing)
  4. Mixed bean hot pot with added soba noodles (buckwheat)
  5. Chicken and vegetable soup (homemade), with rye crackers


Dinner

  1. Fillet steak with roasted sweet potato and green beans
  2. Grilled white fish with roasted root vegetables
  3. Tofu and Asian vegetables stir fry with soya, ginger and garlic sauce
  4. Lentil and vegetable bake with crumbled feta topping
  5. 1 large grilled portobello mushroom filled with 2 tbsp of ready prepared Puy lentils, topped with four artichoke hearts (may be tinned), and a drizzle of olive oil.

Check back for the last installment in this detox series next week!

Love, J x