Cleanse America Day 1
Hi Everyone! Yesterday was Day 1 of Cleanse America and judging by the posts on the community most of you did GREAT!! In my experience, the first 1-3 days of a cleanse are typically the most difficult so if you struggled yesterday have faith that it just gets easier with each day!!
I’m going to be posting pics and recipes of my daily eats to hopefully give you ideas and recipes to use in your own cleanse and in your daily lifestyle. I am doing option #2 which is all raw foods.
Yesterday my day started with a delicious green smoothie:
Strawberry Mango Green Smoothie:
- 2 bananas
- 1 10 ounce bag of frozen strawberries
- 1 10 ounce bag of frozen mangoes
- 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1.5 cups Almond Milk Kefir – love this stuff and what it’s done for my body and well being!! I can’t make a green smoothie without it!
- 2 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia
Blend in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. This recipe makes about 64 ounces so should be enough for two large servings. If you don’t want that much, simply cut the recipe in half.
A little later in the afternoon I had the other half of my green smoothie and a snack of No Bean Hummus and carrots.
Dinner was a very large salad with fresh corn, avocado and grape tomatoes. I call it my “Summer Salad” because it tastes just like summer!
Dessert was an ice cold Chocolate Milkshake. Cleansing just doesn’t feel like cleansing when you get to have food this good, especially in the form of a Chocolate Shake!! This one was super simple and hit the spot.
Raw Chocolate Milkshake
Blend in a high speed blender until smooth and ENJOY!! I use VitaMix. This recipe will make about 16 ounces.
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Day 1 was a little rough for me so if you struggled yesterday, IT’S OK!! I felt it too! The body is simply doing it’s thing. I also know from past cleanses that the emotional aspect of cleansing is typically more intense than the physical act of cleansing. Sometimes just the fact that we can’t have something makes us want it more!!
For me personally, I have a lot on my plate with a busy schedule and numerous projects in the works. Normally I might grab a snack to “comfort” or to distract me from the stress. When we’re cleansing we don’t have this option and so these emotions are teaming right under the surface. I encourage all of you to be good to yourselves over the next week and a half. Take long baths, go for a walk, listen to your favorite music, journal, meditate, or even take a nap if you need to. It’s important to not only give your body a rest but your emotional self some R&R too!
Cleanses are wonderful for weight loss and health issues but they are also a time to really get in touch with yourself. It seems when we strip everything away, we are left with only our true selves and that can be both a wonderful and uncomfortable thing!!
Embrace the process, be GOOD to yourself and enjoy the ride!! xo
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