Hello! I ended up leaving Chicago (the last stop of my travels) a day early, which meant I got to start my cleanse a day earlier than expected. As I explained, my posts throughout the duration of the cleanse will be an overview of what I’m eating, and if there’s a worthwhile recipe, I’ll certainly give you the details!
Here’s what yesterday looked like:
8AM: hot water with lemon
8:30AM: 6 oz green juice (made with kale, lemon, spinach, cucumber, ginger, apple)
9:30AM: Bikram Yoga, 90 min
1pm: 3/4 c brown rice, 1 c spinach, 1 c mashed butternut squash w/ balsamic reduction. Mike and I dined at French Meadow, a great restaurant in Minneapolis; we like doing brunch out sometimes while I’m cleansing since dinner dates are usually more difficult.
5PM (too late for a snack, actually): handful of almonds
8PM: Apple & Butternut Squash Soup.
This soup is largely inspired by this recipe from Whole Living (which has tons of great detox-friendly recipes in this month’s issue), but it’s not as orange as the original recipe for two reasons. 1) I am too lazy to peel my apples (and, in all fairness, I don’t have a peeler!). 2) I think spinach goes in everything, so I added spinach too. I have a hunch that the original recipe may be a bit more tasty, but my version is yummy and a bit more nutritious. : )
My supplements: kelp, probiotic, multivitamin, Ovega-3.
Detox aids: dry brushing, light exercise, hot/cold plunge (this is just going from hot to cold water in the shower)
Detox side effects: WEIRD, intense dreams; tired early in the night; restless sleep (<–these are common during week 1, but by week 2, i usually have great sleep and TONS of energy.)
Goals for today: More protein! Snack, if necessary, earlier and more substantial.
Have a great day!