How to lose weight in 7 days! This is a great plan I’ve created and one I use. How do you lose a stone ? Well I lost two stone a couple of years ago with my own unique plan I created with the techniques and recipes I share. I am a qualified Holistic Nutritional Therapist with over 15 years experience in nutrition, weight loss, allergies and much more.
The 7 day plan is Raw vegan foods and smoothies. It includes an amazing raw apple pie recipe you can have a whole one for lunch or dinner :-) falafels, mint mayo and salad, soups, smoothies such as toffee nut, tropical and ice cream. You do not realise you are on a healthy regime.
For my Sister in law Fi <3
A great way to receive the amazing benefits of hemp, here is a great information on the benefits of hemp
Hemp milk recipe:
Preferably soak hemp seeds overnight
So they activate. Even better sprout them :-) No worries if not, just use dry seeds.
3 tablespoons of hemp seeds (grind with a coffee grinder or pestle and mortar)
2/3 cups of distilled or pure water
3 dates (optional for sweetness)
Add hemp, water and dates into food processor, blender or smoothie maker
Whizz up until water turns milky
Strain out hemp shells with nut bag, sieve or whatever you have
Simple, now you have hemp milk :-)
I am giving away two free tickets for the evening line up at Bristol Vegfest where I am speaking (‘EDESIAS BANQUET’) – THE TAO OF FOOD – A LIBERATING GUIDE TO LIFESTYLE BALANCE
24th May 3pm. Great evening Uk Vegfest line up including Zion train 😄 win a free ticket for Friday or Saturday night! I need a few more recipe ideas for my book due to be released in September. Vegan and raw vegan ideas. I will choose the top two recipe ideas to win a ticket.
Last nights dinner was whatever was in the fridge it became Stir Un Fry :-)
Spiraliser or Juliette/potato peeler
2 sticks celery
1 bag watercress
4 tbsp pine nuts
3 tsp Chinese five spice
1tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp hemp oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp agave nectar
Squeeze of lemon
2 tbsp cashew nuts
Spiralise or slice with peeler the courgettes and carrots.
Marinade courgettes in
Tamari, lemon, salt, half of five spice and agave syrup (honey if you use it)
Put watercress, basil, pine nuts, chilli powder, rest of five spice and hemp oil in food processor until well mixed.
Slice avocado into 4
Put courgette/carrot mix in a bowl
Top with spicy watercress mixture
Finish by topping with cashews, pistachios and avocado.
Shrek Juice today :-)
If you are thinking “how do I make a green smoothie” yet still not got round to it ? This green smoothie is quick and easy to make. Takes 10 minutes maximum. You get the benefits of a drinking an alkaline, cleansing, filling, comforting, yummy drink! What more could you want ? Yeah I know you could think of a thing or two :-) Start by nourishing your body you will soon discover or have already discovered that starting the day with a smoothie really sets you up for a good day!
Your body and bowels will thank you ;-)
My quick Green smoothie recipe:
I made my smoothie using half bag kale, 1 banana, 2 apples ,3 oranges juiced 1 grapefruit juiced, 3 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp raw honey, add water to your desired consistency.
Makes 4 glasses
Whizz up in a blender
Good morning! Today is day 5 of my cleanse and the end of my water fast. I haven’t eaten solid food since Wednesday lunch time and nothing since 8pm Thursday eve, that’s a 36 hour water fast. I feel slightly sick this morning and a bit light headed, was very hot in the night and woke a few times for a wee. I am looking forward to a smoothie this morning and a warm nut milk maybe, see how I feel. Today I will ease myself back in gently with only liquids until tonight when I will have a lovely salad with some avocado and a few nuts. Going to eat light and raw at the weekend and then back onto another cleanse on Monday morning for week two. Next weeks cleanse focuses on cleansing out the colon, I will increase my exercise next week to at least an hour a day of high intensity exercise. Next week I will really start to feel the benefits :-) A cleanse brings up emotional stuff we push down with food, I did have a few tears last night and a few moments of panic about certain areas of my life! This is quite normal when we are clearly out our shit (literally) I recognise these feelings from many cleanses before so I just went with it and allowed those feelings to surface, recognised them and allowed them to move on. The only constant in life is change! Go with the flow of life, the ups and the downs! I realised yesterday how we do not always appreciate our food as we should, I was watching people down the seafront gobble up food without enjoyment or gratitude! I would have savoured a grape yesterday! I do take time to enjoy my food mostly but I had fallen back into the trap of addiction. Food is more addictive than most drugs, food is a drug! We use it to cover up feelings, comfort us, make us fat so know one will notice us, make us thin so people will admire us, make us ill to sabotage ourselves. It really is so powerful. Unlike drugs and alcohol, if food is your drug you cannot avoid it! If your an alcoholic you can avoid the pub or the alcohol section of the supermarket. Food is essential to life, we have to eat so you cannot avoid it, food is shoved in our faces wherever we go. The mind is what we need to master not the food! Love yourself enough to nourish your temple not punish it! I’m off to make my smoothie now :-) have a good day x
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Day Three of my spring cleanse.
It’s been a good few days to be honest, I felt like I was overdue for a cleanse, my body is enjoying the feeling of lightness!
This cleanse is one of my own programme’s I’ve devised. This particular one ive used a few times before now and it works well. This time my eldest Daughter whom is 22 and my Partner Jamie have joined me.
I will give a quick rundown of the format of this cleanse.
This is a raw vegan cleanse, I will not eat cooked foods during this time. This cleanse is gentle yet very effective at cleansing the digestive tract and rejuvenating your cells with living foods containing live enzymes.
It’s a gentle start on Day One ease in with two smoothies, raw lunch, herbal tea, lemon water and various Qi gong exercises to stimulate the lymph system.
Day two Two juices, raw lunch, herbal tea (my own blend), minimum of 20 mins exercise enough to raise core temperature.
Day Three liquid only day, warm nut milk with carob, juices, smoothies, water. No tea, no solid food.
Day four 24 hour water fast
Day five ease out of water fast with juices, smoothie and a few herbal teas and two pieces of fruit.
This is a five day cleanse, however I may carry on for longer see how I feel Friday.