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!
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DAY 4 SMOOTHIE RECIPE
(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)
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.
Pesto & Garlic Linguine with side bowl of Minestrone (birthday dinner @ Mama Mia Portland restaurant)
Sesame Crushed Ahi (raw) Salad: (birthday lunch at Stanford’s restaurant Lake Oswego, Oregon)
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)
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)
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.
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