I am now in the final few days of my 21 day marathon to better health. I feel as though I was unfairly struck down in my last lap, getting hit with a full-blown head cold and feeling too congested and snotty to enjoy the benefits of the detox. But coming out of it today my skin continues to look better and I am yet to weigh myself but I am definitely looking forward to better energy levels once I shake off the last of this cold.

Here is week two’s food diary. I will write again next week with week three’s food diary and hopefully an Ode to Joshi, given I will feel a million dollars *she says with fingers crossed.*

Detox Diary — Week Two

Still drinking lemon and hot water every morning, taking a liver cleansing supplement (Asian Fusion), drinking 3 teaspoons of liquid chlorophyll (Grants) diluted in 1.5 litres of filtered water each day and taking spirulina. And trying to get out for a run. Everything listed in the food diary below is organic.

Day 8:
B: 
Green smoothie with banana and kale
L: 
A bowl of braised tofu cutlets (Blue Lotus) cut into strips, raw sugarsnap peas, raw cauliflower and raw Dutch carrots
D: 
Roasted pumpkin in sweet paprika with mashed cauliflower and a butter bean, roasted garlic and rosemary puree
Snacks:
A handful of activated almonds (Loving Earth), a handful of green pea chips (made only with organic green peas and sea salt and baked by Spiral)
Drinks: 
Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), rooibus tea with soy milk, healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend)

Day 9:
B: Green smoothie with banana and silverbeet
L: A bowl of braised tofu cutlets (Blue Lotus) cut into strips, raw Dutch carrots, raw sugarsnap peas, and raw kohlrabi
D: Cannelini bean and yellow carrot soup (one of Dr Joshi’s recipes from the book)
Snacks: Homemade hommus with lightly salted organic corn chips and quinoa, linseed, brown rice, sesame and herbed crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers). These were snacks for a night in front of the televised Olympics.
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend), almond milk

Day 10:
B: Smoothie with banana, LSA, chia seeds, psyllium husks, pea protein powder, cacao powder, vital greens, maca powder, flaxseed oil and filtered water
L: I ate at the Vegie Bar and selected a detox friendly dish from their raw menu. I chose raw felafel salad with chickpea and sunflower seed balls, mixed leaves, mung beans, raw yoghurt and raw parmesan (both made from nuts).
D: Stir fry with tempeh, broccoli, sugarsnap peas and snow peas and topped with toasted sunflower seeds and sesame seeds and a tahini, lemon juice and Braggs sauce
Snacks: A handful of macadamia nuts
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, rooibus tea with soy milk and molasses, healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend)

Day 11:
B: Liver flush drink (to be done weekly, details in book) which must be followed by two cups of detox tea (Planet Organics blend) and then two hours of rest. This was followed with a green smoothie with banana and silverbeet. By the time the whole liver flush process is over it’s well past lunch time so breakfast and lunch are combined.
D: Tempeh, broccoli, bok choy, snow peas and kohlrabi stir fry with toasted sesame seeds and a sauce made with garlic, ginger, lemon juice, tahini and Braggs.
Snacks: No snacks needed today
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, peppermint tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend)

Day 12:
B: Sprouted rye bread with pure almond butter (Melrose) and a teeny bit of vegan honey (Sweet Freedom)
L: Cannelini bean and yellow carrot soup (Dr Joshi’s recipe)
D: Green smoothie with banana and bok choy
Snacks: Banana, handful of lightly salted corn chips, handful of activated almonds (Loving Earth)
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, lemongrass tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend), coconut water (not sure I’m allowed this, I wrote to the Joshi website to ask but got no response)

Day 13:
B: Green smoothie with banana and kale
L: Cannelini bean and yellow carrot soup (Dr Joshi’s recipe) and some sliced braised tofu (Blue Lotus)
D: Whole steamed artichoke with a lemon and olive oil dipping dressing and a lady finger banana
Snacks: Lightly salted corn chips and homemade hommus, handful of activated almonds (Loving Earth)
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend), almond milk

Day 14:
B: Quinoa porridge with soy milk, chopped banana and molasses
L: Had a late breakfast so just munched on some carrot sticks for lunch
D: Green smoothie with banana and kale
Snacks: Couple of  handfuls of mung bean chips (made only with organic mung beans and sea salt and baked by Spiral)
Drinks: Filtered water with liquid chlorophyll, green tea, detox tea (Planet Organics blend), healthy bowel tea (Tinderbox blend), lemongrass and ginger tea

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