New Year's Reboot - Day 1
Juice Till Dinner Cleanse
at a glance
Our friend and wellness advocate, Kristen Lambourne of @foodtosaveyoursoul decided to go on a 3 day Juice Till Dinner Cleanse to re-set and detox her body for the New year. Along with a combination of Good Life Juice and juice she made herself, Kristen prepared clean wholesome meals to nourish her body and re-set after the holidays. Spending 3 days drinking just juice during the day is an incredibly powerful way to deeply nourish your body, shift your cravings, aid your digestion and get your health game on fleek. Following up a day of juice with a plant based meal, you will increase your fiber intake while continuing to ingest lots of enzymes, vitamins and nutrients. This adds up to a metabolism boosting 3 days of nourishment. Here's what Kristen had to say:
"I have to say I loved the experience! I feel a clarity this week that I was lacking most of the winter. I noticed some awesome changes to my digestion, my eyes are brighter, and my complexion seems smoother. It was also a great test for the ego - having to consciously deny myself something I am so accustomed to doing (eating) was an interesting experiment in will-power and self control. So cool! I will absolutely be doing this again in the spring!!!"
Kristen was kind enough to share her fantastic recipes and give you a glimpse into what she ate and drank each day.
JUICE TILL DINNER - DAY 1
JUICE 1- Supa Greens.
JUICE 2 - Homemade Green Juice (see recipe below)
JUICE 3 - Homemade Green Juice
Juice 4 - Roots Remedy
Dinner - Carrot Ginger Cashew Soup & Green Salad
Kristen drank a large glass of water with lemon in between in each juice to keep her hydrated and aid in her detox. She also started her day with a coffee blended with cacao butter, almond milk and some Good Life Mylk Chocolate (yum!)
Green Juice Recipe
Makes 2 servings
- 2 cups packed spinach
- 1/2 large peeled or organic cucumber
- 1/2 bunch organic celery
- 1/3 peeled pineapple
Kristen uses a Breville juicer and likes to mix her juice with equal parts filtered water. It is a taste preference thing and a way to stay extra hydrated. (FYI Good Life does not add any water to our fruit + veg juices).
Carrot Ginger Cashew Soup Recipe
Makes 4 - 6 servings
- 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked over night. (2 hours or a a good blender will suffice if you forget)
- Preheat oven to 400f
- 1 medium onion
- 3-4 carrots
- 1 medium yam
- 1/2 head cauliflower florets
- 4 garlic cloves
- Toss the above veggies in a bowl with:
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Roast on a sheet pan for 45 mins.
- Pour roasted veggies into a deep pot and add:
- 2 tablespoon chopped ginger root
- 1 teaspoon madras curry powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 - 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Black pepper
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Drained and rinsed cashews
- Stir well to coat.
- 2 cups veggie stock
- 2 cups water
- Bring to a slow boil and simmer for 10 - 15 mins.
Let cool and then blend until creamy. Add more liquid if desired. Serve with a handful of chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of green onions. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Mixed Green Salad
- 2 cups or 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/3 sliced apple
- 1/4 cup chickpeas
- Small handful of cashews
Toss all items in a bowl with a little lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper
This sample day of juice + food is very light. Keep in mind Kristen is a petite gal who already eats a very clean, plant based diet. The goal with these types of re-boots is not to feel restricted or hungry, but rather to feed your body incredibly nourishing foods and juices. Although this type of cleanse is far less calories than Kristen typically consumes, she is feasting on nutrients from all of the fresh juice and her body was thriving. This is a sustainable way of eating for an extended period of time, but a 3 day cleanse. If you are hungry, just drink another juice or add in snacks or mini meals to meet your needs. An avocado on a rice cake is a great compliment to a juice, and handfuls of nuts throughout the day will help keep you feeling nourished. Try to make your snacks include healthy fats and keep it primarily raw and plant based if you can. Avoid anything processed or containing meat, dairy, refined carbohydrates and sugars while on a reboot.
To start shopping for juices to include in your New Year's Reboot click here.
For more meal planning and recipe ideas be sure to check out Kristen on Instagram @foodtosaveyoursoul . Kristen in an energetic young mama who resides in Victoria B.C. She is a talented meal planner and works with clients on an individual basis to meet their specific dietary needs and goals.