Ayurveda Cleanse Day 5:
Breakfast: Milk Based Chai
Quinoa Oatmeal Mix: Half quinoa and half oatmeal just cooked in water. This tasted so good and I really discovered it by accident. We ran out of rice and only one more serving of quinoa remained. So I mixed the remaining amount of quinoa with steel cut oatmeal.
Sauteed Potatoes with ghee and everything spice
Sauteed broccoli, carrots and onions with ghee and everything spice
One can full fat coconut milk
2 tbsp ghee sauteed in 1 tbsp everything spice
Handful of basil leaves
To complete this recipe, combine coconut milk, basil and spiced oil in a blender then warm on stove at a low temperature.
This is delicious and decadent for a cleanse. So I suggest just doing it one time in the initial phase of the cleanse. Next week it will be important to cut out high fat foods, i.e. full coconut milk.
Dinner: Simple soup
Boil celery, carrot and chard in water.
There are only two days now remaining in the initial phase of the cleanse. Attention needs to be turned to the second phase. It is important to make sure that you have your kitchen stocked up with appropriate materials and you generally know what you are going to eat for the week.
Since this phase of the cleanse is just fruits and vegetables along with condiments and spices, it’s important to have a plan. Personally, I am acclimated to consuming a lot of fat. I am also used to consuming dairy milk with my chai. Next week I will have to cut out tablespoons of fat every day as well as milk. I know that my body is going to crave them. All the more reason for me to have a very specific plan of action so that I don’t enter the cleanse confused and then accidentally fall back on normal ways of eating.
My plan and needed materials:
Consume homemade almond milk in my chai.
Acquire a nut bag strainer and almond milk ingredients.
Consume heart healthy oils in small quantities.
I won’t cook with oil. I will steam next week and add oil at the end. This is really important not to cook with the oils because the healthiest oils will oxidate and become toxic when exposed to too much heat. Highly healthy oils are very heat sensitive and the heat breaks down their natural molecular structure making them toxic.
3. It is important that the oils are organic and either expeller pressed or cold pressed. If the label doesn’t read either one of these, this means that chemicals have been added to the oils during the extraction process.
4. The best heart healthy oils are flaxseed, walnut and olive oil.
5. To make up for a lack of grain consumption, I will need to get my carbohydrates through vegetables. This will include potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin squash and spaghetti squash.