I recently stumbled upon Dr Hyman’s 10 Day Detox program; The Blood Sugar Solution and I found it very interesting. It is unlike many ‘diets’ as this one targets specifically on sugar. Well, I’m not diabetic, my blood sugar count is ok, so it brings to the question, then why this program.
I ordered the book, (order yours here on BookDepository) then have a good read. It explains on how sugar (and gluten, dairy) changes your body and metabolism, making you sluggish, feel fatigue, bloat and constantly craving for junk <me and how we all have (bad-for-your-body) food addiction. Ever felt sleepy or craving for some snacks during mid day? Well, you may have had too much sugar or gluten during lunch. I’m not talking like sugar in the sense of sweets, desserts, cakes but also in your rice, sauce, processed food, curries, coffee, tea, etc etc. It comes in many ways you can’t quite imagine. I can relate to that since these days I feel really really sluggish and constantly crave for carbs (rice) for breakfast, and sweets late noon. I’m not going to go very detailed on the book but just have a read on it ok. It wakes u up!
So I decided to give it a go, after all its only 10 days right ? 2 weekends. Just gotta make sure no wedding invites during that time.
Now the tough cookie comes in when I have to get rid of all the temptations at home. Seeing that I just came back from Japan, I’ve got tons of kitkats, cookies etc etc. So I kept them somewhere deep that it won’t be giving me stares when I walk pass. Clearing the fridge, dressings, sauces etc. all out. Then, meal plan.
EVERYTHING IS HOMEMADE.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Luckily the meal plan is not THHHAAATTT complicated but it involves ALOT of fresh food, fresh vegetables and very little fatty meat, or fruits. And luckily I’m not a bad cook at home so it was still bearable for me.
I will share more about this program once I’m done with it. But for now, here’s a choice of healthy breakfast smoothie for you! In the book, there are 5 smoothie recipes, I’ve tried 4 and this is the best. I’m not looking to try the 5th cause I don’t like cucumber and ginger. Anyway. Try this and be amazed. It keeps me full till lunch (1pm)!
It’s not called Whole-Food for no reason 🙂
- 75g frozen blueberries
- 50g frozen cranberries
- ¼ lemon with rind (optional with the rind)
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 walnuts
- 2 Brazil nuts
- ¼ avocado
- ½ tbsp extra virgin coconut butter (known as coconut oil as well)
- 120ml unsweetend almond milk or hemp milk
- 120ml water
- Soak pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts with some water to cover for at least 30 mins or preferably overnight. This will activate the enzymes for easier digestion.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Add enough water so that the smoothie is drinkable but still thick.
- You can also make it thicker and eat with a spoon.
So what I do is, whenever I’m free, I will measure out blueberries, cranberries, lemon, avocado and put it in a ziplock bag and keep it in the freezer. Then if I have any homemade almond milk left, and want to have this for breakfast the next morning, I will then soak the seeds and nuts to activate them at night. When morning comes, I just need to mix those in the ziplock bag, and the activated nuts and seeds and pour in almond milk and almond butter. It takes less than 5 mins to whip it up 😉
For almond milk, since I couldn’t find unsweetened almond milk (they usually have other syrups in it) , I made myself. Make it yourself here (link)
For almond butter, since……. I can’t find just pure almond butter, I made myself too! (very easy, just blend dry or roasted almond)