7 Day Detox Day Five – The fifth day in your seven day detox program. Just over half way there and well on the way to a cleaner, healthier body
Seven Day Detox Day Five …
You’re now in the second half of your detox cleanse and todays meals involve a bit of preparation and cooking. Try to make sure you set enough time aside to relax and enjoy the cooking process, rather than rushing about in a bit of a panic.
Detox Day Five – Breakfast
Prepare the night before. Put a couple of spoonfuls of oatflakes in a cereal bowl, add a tablespoon of water and leave to soak overnight. In the morning, stir in a teaspoon of lemon juice, a spoonful of single cream and slice a banana on top.
Detox Day Five – Mid-Morning Snack
A glass of freshly pressed vegetable juice.
Detox Day Five – Lunch
Millet & Buckwheat Casserole with a small mixed salad of raw vegetables.
Ingredients you will need for the Millet & Buckwheat Casserole Recipe:
- 2 large carrots
- 1 large onion
- 2 sticks celery
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup millet
- 1 cup buckwheat
- 1.5pint vegetable stock
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 teaspoon yeast extract
- 1 pinch paprika
- Few fennel frond tops
- 2 bay leaves
- 250g/8oz mushrooms
Preparation and Cooking
Grate 1 carrot and finely chop the onion, celery and garlic. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and sweat together, stirring constantly, over a high heat until softened.
Add the nillet and buckwheat, stir for 2-3 minutes, then add the stock. Slice and add all the other vegetables exceptt the mushrooms. Add the yeast extract, paprika, fennel and bay leaves. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, until all vegetables and grains are soft – 45-60 minutes.
Ten minutes before serving add the wiped and sliced, mushrooms.
Detox Day Five – Mid-Afternoon Snack
A glass of fruit or vegetable juice or a cup of weak tea.
Detox Day Five – Main Meal
A big mixed salad of raw vegetables, spinkled with roasted sesame and sunflower seeds. Devilled Chicken, followed by a plain low-fat yoghurt with a little cinnamon, honey and flaked almonds stirred in.
Devilled Chicken Recipe:
Ingredients … You will need
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 2 crushed, gloves garlic
- 5 tablespoons, Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled & grated
- 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
- a dash or two of worcestershire sauce
- sea salt and black pepper to season
Preparation and Cooking
Score the drumsticks in several places, then mix the garlic with the mustard, oil, cayenne, grated ginger, sugar and worcester sauce. Season lightly with the salt and pepper, then paint each drumstick with the mixture.
Chill for a minimum of 12 hours then bring back to room temperature, before cooking.
Heat your grill to very hot, then turn it low and cook the drumsticks for 30-40 minutes. Turn frequently and baste with the juices, if any.
The end of Detox Day Five …
Remember, true beauty comes from the inside out. Glowing healthy skin and bright clear eyes are more a product of what you eat than what you coat yourself with.
The detox day five meals involved a bit of preparation and cooking, but your body and your mind should have really enjoyed them providing you did take the time to relax and enjoy the cooking and preparation process.
There’s more to cook later, so get into the knack of preparing and enjoying your meals.
Click the links below for the sixth and seventh days of the detox program. Try not to skip any days or pick and choose the meals. Stick with the program to get the maximum benefit from it.
Detox Day Six
Your Penultimate day of detox. Hang in there and complete the full seven day program for maximum benefits.
Detox Day Seven
Your final day of detox. Just remember to eat carefully for the next few days to maximize the benefits of the detox.