This colorful smoothie has 4 whole carrots, peeled// 1 apple, de-stemmed// 1/2 C water// strawberry garnish *add a slice of ginger for extra health benefits. Today is Day 3 of my cleanse and I’m having my second smoothie of the day. I feel fine, good even. I stopped feeling hungry yesterday as the smoothies are very filling. My headache stopped also which I think was largely due to my lack of caffeine. One cup of green tea with my breakfast smoothie and I’m good to go. I’ve been sleeping very well. I’ve been reading my Clean eating (awesome vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free recipes) cookbook for ideas of what to cook after my cleanse so I stay on track. I’m also going to start planning a garden so I’m going to read up on good veggies to plant here. I’ve been wanting to do this forever!
So what after the cleansing period? While I’m not going to be a vegetarian or go on any “diet”, my goal is to continue to eat lots of veggies, whole grains and no refined or processed grains as much as possible, no refined sugars, less liqueur and more wine (happy face), nuts, and plenty of proteins. I’m also committed to a regular exercise regimen of which currently I workout with my husband every other day and then walk the dogs on off days. I’m really excited to start this year off so healthily, it feels really good!!!
How are you guys doing on your new years resolutions?
P.S. If you want to do a cleanse, I highly recommend watching Joe Cross’s documentary “Fat, sick and nearly dead” first for some great information and motivational stories. A couple great detox smoothie recipes I found were from Dr. Oz; I really liked the ingredients he used in them like coconut water, almond butter, cucumbers, kale (click for some great nutrition facts/cooking methods) and pineapples. I plan on doing this cleanse several times a year as part of my regular diet. It makes so much sense to clean out your insides every once in a while.