Monday, 5 November 2012

BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN

Nothing could be more frustrating than holding your breath when you get dressed! After a weekend of over indulgence in all things sweet and nice, I have to make way for less harm full food! Not just because it is fattening, but simply because we need to cleanse from time to time. Like you would unpack and rearrange your wardrobe, you have to cleanse and rid your body from free radicals...... I find it wholly satisfactory going on a once a month cleansing process, almost like botox for the bottom! When the need arises, I follow this diet for a week. Start the day with a slice of high protein toast, and hot Rooibos tea, and for lunch, enjoy what's in season, like fresh asparagus with a dash of homemade  Bearnaise(be conservative on the portion, it is loaded with butter! mmmmmm). If you would rather skip the butter, ad a dash of olive or truffle infused oil, with lemon juice and a sprinkling of Parmasan cheese. For dinner, resort to salad and all things that grow in the soil. With fresh strawberries being in season, it is easy to spice up an otherwise bland salad. For protein, have some salmon or chicken fillet with skin removed before cooking in a sprinkling of olive oil. Remember Olive oil becomes a health hazard when exposed to high temperature. No starch for me this week, and voila, by Friday, I should be back on track. This is a marvellous way of shedding a few unwanted kg's and preparing for a holiday........
 


Recipe for Summer Strawberry Salad
 
1 Punnet strawberries,sliced
Course black pepper
Avocado,sliced
Wild Rocket,
1 round of Feta or Goats Cheese,
Rosa tomatoes,
Onion Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts,
Roasted Butternut, cut in pieces
Dhania leaves
Variety of Lettuce leaves
Cucumber slices
 
All tossed together for a wholesome meal and enjoyed with Salmon, guaranteed to shed the weekend's excess!


Bon Appetite!