After an entire weekend of pig roasting, boozing, desserts, and dinners out, my sister and I both agreed it’d be a good time to do a cleanse. You know, to rid our bodies of toxins, clean up and start fresh. Since we live together, and our fridge & cabinets were completely empty (no temptations!), there could not have been a more perfect time to hit the grocery store for cleansing eats.
We did a 3-day cleanse based off of the book Clean back in March, so were a bit more prepared this time. Basically, we’re cutting out caffeine, alcohol, wheat, grains in general, meat, dairy, starchy vegetables, added sugar, and packaged foods. And we’re stocking up on lots of leafy greens, seasonal vegetables, fresh fruits, super-green smoothies, juices, raw salads, and cleansing soups like Gazpacho and Carrot Ginger.
The idea is to give our digestive system a break, particularly in the morning and evening, and stock up on hearty raw vegetables during the day.
Here’s what Day 1 Looked like:
Breakfast: Green smoothie made with banana, kale, almond milk/coconut milk, carrots, leafy greens, cucumber and celery
Snack: Roasted Seaweed Snack from Trader Joe’s
Lunch: Big ol’ salad with mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, celery, red apple, apple cider vinegar, liquid aminos, and olive oil
Snack: Handful raw cashews + an apple
Dinner: Easy Gazpacho
How We’re Feeling (Mood + Body):
Rachel: I feel a bit tired and drained, but my stomach feels great and the bloat from the weekend has completely vanished!
Krista (my sister): I’m feeling pretty tired but relaxed, and feel full after dinner!
To be continued…
Disclaimer: This blog post is meant to be an informative, fun resource for women and as a way to document my personal experience with this cleanse. By no means should this be used for medical advice or dietary guidance.