Living Foods Detox – Day 1

We are finally settling into our new home here in southern California, and along with all of the fabulous sunshine, we have the added benefit of access to all sorts of delectable vegan options. Too many, in fact, as evidenced by my shrinking wallet and expanding waistline.

So this year for Mother’s Day, I decided to get back on track with creating a more vibrant and energetic me. And what better way to kick this off than with a 7-day living foods detox, with all meals prepared by a local 100% raw vegan restaurant called 118 Degrees?

I’m short on time (as usual), so I’ll just give a quick overview of what I’m eating each day, along with photos. Yesterday was my first day, and only mid-way through my second day of eating living foods, I am already noticing a remarkable improvement in the way I feel. I am also loving the foods so much that I’m kicking myself for selling my dehydrator in Friday Harbor before we moved, while simultaneously thanking my lucky stars that at least I still have my Vitamix (as if I would EVER consider parting with that)!

Without further ado, below is the complete Day One menu:

BREAKFAST: A bowl of super-crunchy, cinnamony buckwheat granola with dried apple slices, pistachios, and almond milk–yum!!


LUNCH: An heirloom squash samosa and marinated kale salad. While the kale was not as flavorful as I’d have liked it to be, the “samosa” was absolutely delicious, and I give the overall meal an A+. I was amazed by the texture of the wrap, and the moist red peppers and tangy sauce along with the crunchy squash were so tasty that I’m starting to salivate just thinking about it.


DINNER: A slice of lemon alfredo pizza with a fresh green salad. Again, I found the salad dressing to be a tiny bit less flavorful than I’d prefer, but the “pizza” and its sauce were so good that I literally licked my plate. Overall, a completely satisfying meal.


DESSERT: Two chocolate truffles. Yes, there were two. But I will confess that I ate one for lunch, so by the time dinner rolled around, there was only one left to photograph. 🙂



About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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