For the past year and a half, I've done a “changing of the seasons” cleanse of some sort between each quarter. Two have been all juice, and one has been all smoothie. Well, I learned about a 21-day cleanse from one of my favorite green smoothie sites, and decided I was just going to go for it!
A pre-holiday reset sounds like a great idea to me. It not only provides all the meals and smoothie recipes, but also an online support forum, which is a unique twist that I appreciate, as cleanses aren't always easy – especially the first few days.
There will be a longer review (and guest post or two!) at the end, so for now, you'll just have to suffer through pictures, but no recipes.
Basic cleanse ground rules: no booze, no java/caffeine, no processed foods, no junk. That being said, this is by no means a cleanse that will leave me hungry. Lots of whole foods with some fun twists, if today is any indication.
Breakfast was a green smoothie (naturally), though one I've never had before. In fact, it had an ingredient I never would have thought to put in a smoothie – cilantro! But I loved it.
Lunch was a carrot and ginger soup that I really liked. I had my homemade roasted pumpkin seeds as one snack, and a homemade coconut trail mix as another. Dinner was cauliflower steaks with roasted cherry tomatoes and a cilantro sauce.
I had two water infusions too that I had made overnight, and they were both amazing as well.
So far, so good. Day 1 is in the bag!
Monday is my normal rest day, so no updates on workouts!
I've been planning to do this cleanse for about a week now. So, while R and I were out of town on Sunday, D went to Whole Foods and did my grocery shopping for me! I'm sure he felt way out of his comfort zone, but that's okay. I appreciate that he did it.
I prepped the water infusions, trail mix, and soup before bed so I'd be ready for today.
Up at normal time, got ready for work, made lunches for everyone, whipped up my smoothie, and headed out the door.
Work was good – a productive day thankfully. Not back to back meetings for 8 hours, but enough time to feel like I got something done and don't have to work this evening! That's the one thing that can get annoying – spending so many hours of your day in meetings, that you have to work at home just to get any work done!
Speaking of working from home – that's what I'll be doing tomorrow! Kids are off school, so other than a couple meetings I have to call in for, I can get a ton done.
Tomorrow is election day here in VA for Governor (few other posts as well). It's a hotly contested race, so I'm sure I'll be glued to the news all day waiting to find out who wins.
And because it's cute…a pic of a little beast who couldn't find anything softer to sleep on….
Hope you've all had a great Monday!