Since returning from Gwinganna in mid September I've changed my diet quite significantly. This is partly necessity, and partly because I felt so healthy I wanted to keep feeling that way.
Necessity because I was told that my liver is/was quite fatigued. Worn out trying to process the foods I'm intolerant to; like dairy, and sugar-rich foods. (And I don't even drink - how sad is that?)
As well as switching to an organic diet I've cut out gluten entirely. By removing bread from my daily ritual of breakfast it also removes other bad stuff like butter, vegemite, and jam - all things my body gets angry about. But probably the best thing I've discovered is this:
Green smoothies seem to be part of my personal zeitgeist at the moment. They keep coming across my path from unexpected sources. Gwyneth's talking about them, a friend of mine who doesn't have a particularly healthy lifestyle talked about The Raw Food Family. And the subject has been popping up on various blogs that aren't always health related.
In answer to your question Jane, here's a raw treat I can recommend. I have this for lunch most days.
Blend (don't juice) 3 kale leaves with an orange, some ginger, a kiwifruit, fresh pineapple and a cup of water. This kale smoothie tastes like a fruit drink, but has the goodness and fiber of the kale.
These must be good for weight loss too. On the days I have a green smoothie, I'm always lighter on the scales the next morning, even though what I've eaten the rest of the day varies. It's filling and you don't feel hungry for hours afterwards.
Corrie, you might like to give this a whirl in your Thermomix. It might be the more healthy, wholesome answer you've been seeking. You can even get a Green Smoothie app for your iPhone.