One of my favorite reasons to cleanse is to put a stop to cravings and wipe the palate clean. Since I’ve had a cold for the last three weeks I decided to do a light cleanse to get back on track. I’m having green, alkaline, juices/smoothies for breakfast and during the day. For dinner I’ll eat vegetables, quinoa, brown rice and white meats. I’ll have 1-2 whole grain rice cakes with nut spread or avocado, nuts or home made raw bars for snacks or if I get cravings I’ll also make sure to drink 2-3 liters of water and herbal tea during the day.
Foods to avoid during a cleanse:
- added sugar
- dairy products
- red meat
My favorite green juice?
- 2 kale leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cucumber
Blend all ingredients for 35 seconds in a blender. This is the green juice you’ll want to drink at any time when you want to feel hydrated and full of energy!
Kale: A leafy green that is loaded with iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and antioxidants. It also helps to detoxify the liver because it’s high in sulfur.
Celery: Celery lowers blood pressure, aids digestion and regulates the body’s alkaline balance.
Apple: Apples help prevent gallstones, support the liver, and help boost the immune system.
Lemon: Loaded with Vitamin C, lemons support a healthy immune system and help the liver to detoxify.
Cucumber: Being a great source of electrolytes, eating cucumber will help the body become re-hydrated and provide you with a source of B Vitamins.