Friday, 7 March 2008

Breakfast at New Moon

This morning I hopped out of bed and immediately started eating blueberries. I normally get up and have hot water and lemon/ginger but today I just wanted to eat.
Whether it's because we have a new moon tonight or not I don't know but the last few days I've been eating a little more. I followed the berries with some rich chocolate milk (recipe on the previous posting.) Delicious and filling until lunchtime. Eating lightly for lunch as I'll be doing a liver flush later tonight.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Rich Chocolate Milk

I made this today and it was delicious. I think the combo of maca, mesquite and cacao make it uniquely rich and flavoursome.

1/2 - 1 cup almonds, soaked
3 x the amount of almonds you use as water eg. 3 cups water to 1 cup of almonds

Blend up the nuts and water. Strain the mixture and pour the milk back into the blender. Add in the following:-

1 tablespoon cacao powder
3 tsp maca powder
3 tsp mesquite powder
1 handful raisins dried
1 inch of vanilla bean
pinch sea salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp mixed spice (opt)
pinch cayenne

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Chocolate Truffles

I've been making these the last couple of days. Yum.

The ones in the picture have raspberry added.

1 cup soaked dried fruit (figs, apricots, raisins)
1/2 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut or sesame seed
cacao for rolling in

Only soak fruit for about 5 minutes. Strain the water. Add all the dry ingredients to the food processor. Run the processor and drop the fruit in a little at a time.
Process until you have a sticky dough. Take small pieces and roll into balls, dip in cacao powder.

Springtime cleansing

Well, it's March now and the nights are getting a bit longer each day as we move toward the spring equinox on the 21st of the month.

It always amazes me how the body just starts to do it's own thing around this time of year with liver cleansing in mind. Desire for food is less and there's a move towards eating nice light fruits and salad even although it is still a bit cool. Seeds and nuts are minimised as the body adjust to a lighter cleansing diet.

I also enjoy saunas this time of year and especially infra red at the moment as it's like getting sunshine into the body when there may be snow and hail outside.

Useful tips for cleansing the body of it's winter excesses is to do the following.

Take lemon/ginger water in the morning with a little honey.
Follow an hour later with a teaspoon of milk thistle seeds sucked and chewed.

Then have a nice light breakfast of juicy fruit like blueberries, strawberries or apples. If you prefer have a smoothie.

For lunch, have a nice kale salad with onion, corn, courgette and carrot. some grated beet is good too and good for the liver. A light dressing of flax oil and lemon juice is good with some pressed garlic. A soup is a good option too as you may find salad and fruit a little cooling.

I made a really nice noodle soup yesterday which I enjoyed eating with chopsticks.


1 courgette, 1/2 of which is grated
1 large tomato
1 tsp slippery elm or flax seed
1 tsp miso
knob of ginger
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
pinch turmeric
sea salt
sea spaghetti or thongweed or strip of nori

Half the courgette and grate half of it and place in your soup bowl. In another bowl put a handful of sea spaghetti and 1/2 chopped onion in it. Pour on just boiled water to blanch. After 5 minutes strain the liquid from the sea veg into your blender and add the other half of the courgette with the tomato, herbs, spices, elm powderand miso with enough warm water to cover. Blend until smooth. Pour over the grated courgette, blanched sea spaghetti and onion. Eat with chopsticks for fun.