|Romaine, chard, spinach, cuke, apple, celery, |
green grapes, lime and mint
I wanted to do a full-on, seven day cleanse but life just isn't allowing me the time to do that right now. So instead of embracing my typical all-or-nothing attitude, I adopted the something is better than nothing mindset. And a six day modified cleanse it was.
|Yum in a bottle|
|Dinner: tomatoes, cukes, peppers, zucchini, garlic, |
lemon and one avocado (made 6 days worth)
|These guys were life-savers.|
|Two grapefruit, four juice oranges and |
a teaspoon of spirulina. Too yummy.
I ended my cleanse on Saturday with a green smoothie (typical smoothie à la Allison) and a Buddha Bowl with my dad from a local food distributor (quinoa, millet, black beans, chick peas, tofu, sweet potato, peas, spinach, cilantro, green onions in a sesame sauce).
|Forgot to snap a photo of my lunch!|
Here are some of the juices I made. I will say that I added greens (kale, spinach, chard or baby lettuce) to every single juice, even if it didn't call for it. That allowed me to reduce other produce while increasing the amount of greens I was getting. (Not at all scientific, but it made sense in my head!)
Allison's standard: spinach, romaine, baby lettuce, apple, carrot, cucumber, celery and either: lemon and parsley, or lime and mint
Beet Express (from The Juice Lady's Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies): carrot, kale, beets, ginger, garlic, lemon
Sweet potato (from Natural Thrifty): sweet potato, carrot, pineapple, ginger
Body Cleanser (from Juicing for Life): cucumber, beet, apple, carrot
Citrus spirulina (à la Courtney Pool): grapefruit, orange, spirulina powder (I did switch this up one day and made it with some romaine and honeydew to cut down on the citrus acid, and it was just as good!)
Pineapple spinach mint (self-explanatory), from Juicing for Life
NB-I love both of the books I mentioned, but I prefer The Juice Lady. Juicing for Life is organized by disorder (asthma, periodontal disease, memory loss), which is very cool if you have something you're trying to heal. However, when I have beets and sweet potatoes and want to know what goes well with them, this book does not have the best system to find that.
For more reading, check out my Smoothies and juices and yum, oh my! Pinterest board.