Day 4 of 7 Days of Raw Foods : Plant-Based Kale Ginger Smoothie

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7 DAY RAW FOODS CLEANSE

Welcome! You are reading Part 2 of the 7 Day cleanse blog series with PhD Candidate, Phruitful Dish

Go here for Part One (opens a new tab).

Do you think I’m a crazy person to go on a Raw foods cleanse during the holidays? I kind of feel like one. This is requiring much more self-discipline that I expected! I’ve accomplished cleanses before, but none during the holiday season tempted with warm savory foods around me. 

It’s going well, though! Coupled with gym and yoga sessions I feel pretty strong on day 4. There was only one day where I felt like I was going to die (drama queen) which resulted in eating a GF veggie filled sandwich and a vegan split pea soup for lunch.

Other than that I’ve maintained the raw foods 2-3 times a day, and home cooked whole-food dinners.

Keep reading for a list of what I’ve crafted for smoothies and raw food plates thus far!

 

DAY 4 SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Avo Smoothie
(PHRUITFUL DISH’S VERSION – CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL RECIPE!

Kale Ginger Smoothie inspired by this Phruitful Dish creation (Opens a new tab). Take a moment to peek into her creation! Because I have tweaked it and I want you to see the difference inspired from the original.

Okay, now that you’ve looked at hers … here are the differences:

  • I added 1 tsp Maca Powder by Gaia Herbs (mood balancer, energy enhancer, reproductive health supporter)
  • I added 1 tsp Spirulina (see below)
  • I added 1 scoop of Sunwarrior Barley (fiber)(Non-GMO, GF, V)
  • Didn’t use avocado because I’m allergic, and I left out flax seeds to avoid too much protein (yes, that IS a thing.)

The GREAT part about the above additions is that none of those really alter the taste, but instead maximizes the antioxidant level, anti-inflammatory level, & detoxifying properties (which you know, I love)

Spirulina is a superfood that intensifies the existing taste, the color green to a deeper hue, has an insane amount of more protein than most foods, flushes heavy metals from the body, loaded with vitamins A-E and more.

Mindful Hellos Recommendation: Spirulina from Nuts.com

> > >Don’t forget! Click here to see the full recipe on Phruitful Dish < < <

Ginger Kale Smoothie - 7 Days of Raw Food Cleanse on Mindful Hellos @mindfulsami
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PCOS

Mentioned in my previous Gingerbread Smoothie blog, Phruitful Dish focuses on creating recipes that are polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) friendly. 

> > IF YOU ARE A FEMALE, READ MORE ABOUT PCOS ON PHRUITFUL DISH < < 

 

MEALS & SNACKS THUS FAR:

  1. Smoothie from Kure Juice (Portland, Oregon) (breakfast)
  2. Gingerbread Smoothie (lunch)
  3. Grilled Tilapia soft tacos with loaded cooked veggies & side salad (home cooked dinner)
  4. Grilled Salmon salad with lemon ginger vinaigrette with pickled beets topped with Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts (home cooked dinner)
  5. Kale Ginger Smoothie (lunch)
  6. Raw veggie plate of mushrooms, sweet peppers, chopped cilantro & parsley, topped with crushed peppercorn (snack) x 2
  7. Everlast Antioxidant Smoothie
  8. 1915 Cold Pressed Beet Juice by Bolthouse Farms (snack)
  9. Pesto & Garlic Linguine with side bowl of Minestrone (birthday dinner @ Mama Mia Portland restaurant)
  10. Sesame Crushed Ahi (raw) Salad: (birthday lunch at Stanford’s restaurant Lake Oswego, Oregon)
  11. Grilled Tilapia topped with Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, with sauteed balsamic & herb cauliflower mash (substitute for mashed potatoes), caramelized onions, button mushrooms, side spinach & kale salad (home cooked dinner) 
  12. Grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce, caramelized onions + button mushrooms mix with vanilla ghee, small side of butternut squash ravioli & side caesar salad (home cooked dinner)

Ginger Kale Smoothie - 7 Days of Raw Food Cleanse on Mindful Hellos @mindfulsami

Wowza! There’s an incredible amount of delicious plant-based foods in this blog — I hope we have inspired you in some way — whether it be your own raw cleanse or new smoothies to add to your collection. 

I thank you for tuning in and following along. Don’t forget to subscribe below, and check out Phruitful Dish and her amazing PCOS recipes!

About the author

Founder at Mindful Hellos: An Ayurvedic Practitioner and former multimedia artist passionate about Holistic Medicine & Creativity who educates others into discovery of their own innate healing powers.
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