New Year's Reboot - Day 2
Juice Till Dinner Cleanse - Day 2
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We are guessing a few of you are craving some deep nourishment, light eating, and a chance to reset after the holidays. Together with our friend and wellness advocate, Kristen Lambourne of @foodtosaveyoursoul we put together a menu plan for a 3 day Juice Till Dinner Cleanse. We even included a juice recipe you can make at home!
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!!!"
Here is what day 2 looked like for Kristen:
JUICE TILL DINNER CLEANSE - DAY 2
JUICE 1- Classic Greens
JUICE 2 - Homemade Green Juice (see recipe below)
JUICE 3 - Homemade Green Juice
SNACK - Mixed greens dressed with tahini and a pink lady Apple w/ 1 tbsp peanut butter
Juice 4 - All U Need
Dinner - Garlic Tahini Zoodles with Tamari-Molasses Glazed Mushrooms.
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).
Garlic Tahini Zoodles with Tamari-Molasses Glazed Mushrooms
Makes 2 servings
Molasses Tamari Glazed Mushrooms
- 6 button mushrooms
Wash, de-stem and slice mushrooms then place in a hot pan with 2 tsp coconut oil and sear until brown on both sides.
In a bow combine:
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 1 clove diced garlic
- a squeeze of lime juice and a squeeze of siracha
Stir well. Pour over mushrooms and continue to sauté until most liquid evaporates.
While the mushrooms are cooking, make the dressing.
In a blender combine:
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 - 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Black pepper
Blend on high until smooth. Add a little more water for a thinner consistency. You can make this ahead of time if you like and throw in the fridge as this dressing will thicken up over time!
Raw Zucchini Noodle Salad
Combine the following in a large bowl:
- 1 medium to large zucchini, spiralized
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 cup sweet green peas
- 4 oz firm tofu, cubed
Combine above ingredients in a salad bowl and drizzle 1/2 cup tahini dressing over top and toss well.
Divide into 2 bowls. Top with sautéed mushrooms and a little diced green onion.
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.