How is everyone doing? I am assuming most of you must be busy tackling your New Year’s resolution. Me too! Once again my resolutions are pretty standard; live healthy, be happy, practice more gratitude and learn dutch. So I have been pretty busy to live up to my goals.
Last year around this time I tried the Vegan detox diet. After seeing some great changes; physically, mentally and spiritual. I have decided to do it again! Here is everything you need to know about this cleanse. I have tried my best to explain what,why & how this cleanse will work.
What is a Vegan detox?
Cleansing is become a big trend in wellness world. During this detox I will follow a plant based diet and avoid unhealthy and processed foods.
Why I need a detox?
This is my magic pill! I felt alive and energised like never before. This detox helped me restart and jumpstart my healthy habits. Simply eating 100% natural diet helps remove all the toxins and cleanse our system. You’ll wake up with a strange sensation: energy. Eating natural is like feeding your soul; I started to sleep better, have better moods, I could work long hours without feeling tired and most of all I felt happy and healthy from inside.
I decided to research a little before doing such a thing. I was surprise to find so much information. There is a cleanse and detox available for all kind of things. The internet says that it takes about 72 hours for your body to clean and realise all the toxins. However, I decided to follow this for a month. My goal is to detox and train myself to eat healthy. After a month, I want my palate to be excited for a grill asparagus and broccoli and have cravings for banana chips. During this detox I will not starve myself. Instead, I will eat nutritiously and consciously. A good diet and training can do miracles. So, I will stick to my old training routines, wherein I try my best to workout twice. Morning yoga is my wake up call and evenings I have more time to train.
Today I am sharing one of my best found recipe. This pumpkin lentil soup will sure get you excited to start that detox.
Pumpkin Lentil Curry with whole grain roti
•800gm Kidney Beans
•4 teaspoons Salt
•4 tablespoons, Coconut Oil
•4 tablespoons Cumin
•2 tablespoon Cardamom
•2 tablespoon Cinnamon
•4 Bay Leaves
•2 tablespoon Ginger
•2 clove Garlic
•2 teaspoon Cayenne Powder
•2 small container Tomato Paste
•2 medium size organic pumpkin
•2 can Liter Coconut Milk
1.Chop pumpkin into quarter and peel. Then cut them into small chunks. Bring water to boil and then place the pumpkin chunks. Cooks this for 20mins until its tender. Remove all the water and puree the pumpkin.
2.Heat coconut oil in medium-high heat. Cook all spices for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; add tomato paste, pumpkin, kidney beans and lentils.
3.Cook over medium heat until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and cook until for 2 to 4 minutes. Now simmer for about 45 minute, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with roti or over brown rice/quinoa.
Note: This will make about 10 servings. This recipe is slightly modified from Lorimer Street Kitchen. Go check out her blog for more great recipes like this.
Hope this delicious pumpkin lentil curry inspires you to consider a detox. Let me know If you had the time to try this recipe or feel free to share your detox secret.
Wish you all a fab week!