activating almonds & a detox

On arrival home late Thursday night I took full advantage of Jay’s tiredness after a 12 hour road trip to announce that we’d be starting a 3 day detox!

No wheat, gluten, rice, dairy, meat, sugary or processed foods! Just fruit & veggies!

I awoke early Friday morning and went to procure all the goodness that we’ll be pumping our body full of over the next few days.

You can get all the recipes from Hungry For Change website [here]

AWAKEN with hot water infused with lemon & ginger:

ginger & lemon tea
ginger & lemon tea

BREAKFAST with the best superfoods:

green smoothie ingredients
green smoothie ingredients
green smoothie
green smoothie

LUNCH munchin’ with seaweed & sprouts:

salad ingredients
salad ingredients
super seaweed salad
super seaweed salad

SNACK on: activated almonds & veggie sticks

"activating" the almonds
“activating” the almonds

I am in complete hysterics every time we talk about the “activating almonds”! The pretentiousness! 

Apparently it’s all the rage. Read about the benefits [here].

some twitter #activatedalmonds hilarity!
some twitter #activatedalmonds hilarity!
activated almonds
activated almonds – just like regular almonds but plumper
carrot, celery, cucumber sticks
carrot, celery, cucumber sticks

Potassium Balance Soup for DINNER:

Balance soup ingredients
Balance soup ingredients
Potassium Balance Soup
Potassium Balance Soup

And for DESSERT: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed & Coconut Milk Pudding with blueberries
Chia Seed & Coconut Milk Pudding with blueberries

I have to tell you that I’m feeling pretty shitty. The detox is totally working and I must have had some serious toxins in my body (thanks to the month of December which included Christmas parties, dinners out, Christmas, NYE & holiday food!) so I’ve got a cranking headache (can’t take a Neurofen) and I feel lethargic. Last night I went to bed early with a cranking headache and body aches but this evening (day2) I’m not feeling too bad. Drinking a lot of water is essential to flush out the toxins.

After an afternoon nap peppered with dreams of juicy steak, you know what? The activated almonds are growing on me!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

16 thoughts on “activating almonds & a detox

  1. Mmm, that all looks delicious and inspiring! I am currently trying Sarah wilson’s iqs program and I’m really missing fruit! Did u bake ur activated almonds or just let them air dry?

  2. Mmm, that all looks delicious and inspiring! I am currently trying Sarah wilson’s iqs program and I’m really missing fruit! Did u bake ur activated almonds or just let them air dry?

      1. The recipes are great, but I couldn’t take the no carbs thing… I think I’m too thin – no reserves, and my stomach started to chew itself into oblivion. A shame, ’cause it all looked so good. Hope you faired better…

    1. I was surprised it was so good!
      Makes two serves:
      – 1 tin coconut milk (425ml)
      – 3 tbs chia seeds
      – 1 tbs honey
      Combine all ingredients together, split into two serving glasses, cover with cling-wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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