New Year's Reboot - Day 3
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It's amazing what a difference 3 days can make! 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. After 3 days Kristen said she felt a renewed sense of clarity, improved digestion, brighter eyes and a smoother complexion. Kristen prepared clean wholesome meals to compliment our juices and some juices that she made her self. 3 days of clean eating plus fresh juice is a fantastic way to rev up your metabolism, eat light and nourishing food, and set yourself up for a healthy year ahead.
Kristen was kind enough to share her day by day meal plan, complete with recipes!
JUICE TILL DINNER - DAY 3
JUICE 1- Classic Greens.
SNACK - Celery plus 1tbsp nut butter
JUICE 2 - Homemade Green Juice (see recipe below)
SNACK - Carrots and 2-4 tbsp hummus
JUICE 3 - Mylk Chocolate
SNACK - Apple and handful of nuts
Juice 4 - Homemade
Dinner - Rainbow veggies and quinoa bowl with garlic tahini dressing.
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).
Rainbow Veggie & QuinoaBowl
with Garlic Tahini Dressing
Makes 1 serving
In a bowl combine:
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa or lentils
- 1/4 cup shredded beets
- 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1/3 cup shredded carrot
- 1/3 cup shredded green cabbage
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper.
- 2 oz tofu or tempeh - optional
Top with 1/4 cup chickpeas and a small handful of crushed cashews and drizzle 2 tbsp garlic tahini dressing over top.
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!
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.