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Bye bye toxins!

We are currently T minus 6 days till my brothers wedding and I am (a) shattered all the time, and (b) experiencing a really weird teenager-like skin outbreak. 😒 

But not to worry. I’ve decided to give my body a break and do a quick 2 day cleanse, in hopes that I will be feeling and looking a bit better by this weekend!

So first of all, I did a quick search as to where you could go and buy it (because I don’t have the time or the discipline to juice them all myself!). I ended up at Lifejuice Co. The nearest outlet was in Empire Subang, inside Jaya Grocer. 

And guess what, they have a promo! Yay! It was RM69 per day for the Signature Cleanse, which is 6 bottles. So I got 2 sets, for 2 days! The kind man serving me stickered up the bottles with numbers so i don’t need to go back and check each time which one to drink. 


It also comes with a schedule which includes the timing and order with a few tips. 

So you basically have a juice drink every 2 hours from 9am till 7pm. It’s advised that you also drink about 10 glasses of water during the day too (especially in a hot climate like Malaysia!) And if you end up being so hungry and you JUST CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE, you are allowed to snack on things such as fresh fruits, nuts, salad or vegetable broth. 

(A quick side note. I am currently still b’feeding Milly, which means that the cleanse calorie intake is no way near enough for me. As such, I will be eating loads of fruit and veg in between the juices. Avocados have almost 200 calories so they would be a good one to snack on! I know it’s not ideal, but I don’t want to risk my milk factory shutting down! πŸ˜‚)

Anyway, back to it. It is currently Sunday morning and I’m about to start the cleanse. 

I’m not going for weight loss, because I know you put it all back on afterwards. But for those who are interested, I weighed in this morning at 56.6kg. Pretty average for me post baby.

9am – Nutty Professor!

If you like soya milk, you will love this! I found it delicious as a breakfast drink. It kind of feels like drinking some cereal blended up with soya milk. For me, yum! I could have this everyday!

11am – Sun-kissed

So this one is supposed to be the pure grapefruit juice but they were out of stock. Apparently, this is the closest one so we replaced it. I loooooove this juice! The sourness of the grapefruit, the sweetness of the carrot, the ginger! Yum!

1pm – Green-tox 

Ill be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this one. In my head I know the ‘green’ ones are the healthiest but I can’t get past the look of it! Anyway, after the first couple of sips, the taste becomes sweet. I think it’s probably from the pineapple and agave nectar. The after taste, however, is definitely kale! πŸ˜‚

3pm – Passion

Mmm… this one is so delicious! I love passion fruit and, since it’s quite expensive in Malaysia, I hardly get the chance to eat it. I drank it slowly and enjoyed it sooo much! I can almost feel my blood vessels getting that gentle scrub! 

5pm – Beet-le Juice

Ok, so if you don’t like beetroot, this is going to be really hard for you because it’s pretty much all you can taste! Thankfully, I love beetroot and that cayenne afterburn feels fiery and delicious! Your liver will thank you!

7pm – Salad in a Bottle

Well, this one tastes like… salad! Haha. It really does feel like you’re having a meal and I’m really hoping that it will keep me going through the night without feeling too hungry!

(I also had a light salad for dinner that consisted of half a cucumber, some romaine lettuce, a yellow bell pepper and a dressing made of olive oil and apple cider vinegar.)

It’s Monday morning and I slept, well, as good as anyone with a baby who wakes up 3 times in the night. I was actually really looking forward to my ‘nutty professor’ for breakfast which is a good sign, I think?

I also weighed myself out of curiosity and I am now 55.5kg! I guess the food I normally eat weighs quite a lot haha. πŸ˜‚ 

I just got dressed and I can honestly say that I feel less bloated. Like, my pants seem to fasten a little easier and I just feel more… what’s the word… I don’t know. But I feel more comfortable. 

As for my skin, it pretty much looks the same. I think it will take a few days to see if that has progressed or not. 

So I’m going to follow the same schedule as yesterday. I’ll check in later! πŸ‘πŸΌ

So it’s over! I’ve done it!

I followed the same routine for the second day and I feel great. I can’t say that I feel like a new person, because that is unrealistic for a 2-day detox. My skin ha started cleaning up and will hopefully be fine once the weekend arrives. 

I would suggest this for people who just want to give their body a break for a couple of days. Consuming only juices leaves your body with more energy for other tasks, such as healing and recovery. 

I will definitely do it again. I’m aiming for once a month. Let me know if you have done a detox and how you felt about it!

(On a side note, the detox did not affect my b’feeding or my baby at all, but I would still consult with your doc before you do it during a time when you’re still nursing.)

Stay healthy!

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Food!

Easiest Kimchi Stew Ever!

So there’s a new korean restaurant in Petaling Jaya called “Gangnam Oppa”, in Uptown. I don’t usually enjoy kimchi stew that much but this place does the most AMAZING version of it! So, I had to try and make it myself! 

So here is my recipe for how I imagine they made it. 

Ingredients first: 

1 pound kimchi, cut into bite size pieces

ΒΌ cup kimchi brine

Β½ pound pork shoulder (or pork belly) (leave this out for vegetarian version)

Β½ package of hard tofu (optional), sliced into Β½ inch thick bite size pieces

3 green onions

1 medium onion, sliced

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons honey (or sugar)

2 teaspoons gochugaru (Korean hot pepper flakes)

1 tablespoon gochujang (hot pepper paste)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 cups of stock (originally it is anchovy stock but I used chicken. You can also use beef or veg for vegetarian option)

1 packet of ramen (optional)

Ready? Ok, let’s go!

Method:

1. Get your rice cooker on! All good korean food comes with rice!

2. The first 3 ingredients in to the pot are the kimchi, onion and pork. 

3. Next slice the green onions diagonally and add them in to the pot. Don’t stir!

4. Add the salt, honey, red pepper flakes and red pepper paste. 

5. Pour in the sesame oil and stock. Don’t stir! Put the lid on and cook on medium for 10 minutes. 

6. Take off the lid and mix everything up. Add the tofu on top and continue cooking till the meat is fully cooked. 

7. As an extra (that I love) add a packet of ramen at the last minute. Yum! Serve it up with rice and enjoy!

And that’s it! How easy eh?!

To watch a video of me making this dish, follow the link here: 

Have you made this dish before? How did it go? Any ways to improve this recepi? Please let me know! 

잘 λ¨Ήκ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€! Bon appetite! πŸ‘…