One Day Holiday Cleanse
Holiday weekends are the best. Hopefully you were able to take some time off and enjoy yourself.
For those of us who celebrate Memorial Day, it’s our cue that summer fun has finally arrived. YAY!
You may have spent the entire 3 days going from one cook-out to another, eating up more hamburgers, grilled chicken, and all the fixins that were available. That’s what makes long weekends so great – fun and food.
Now, it’s the day after and you may have noticed that you just don’t feel as energized as you did last Friday. That “BLAH” feeling has set in and all is not well with the stomach. You’re favorite jeans just don’t fit right and you’re sure they fit just fine last week. Don’t beat yourself up, I’ve got a remedy that will get you back on track.
It’s my “One Day Holiday Cleanse”
That’s right, take one day and get your energy back, lose that bloat, and sparkle all the way to the next cookout. So, get pen and paper to make a grocery list – or just click print and take this with you and make plans to follow this one day cleanse tomorrow. The sooner the better, that next cookout is right around the corner.
Let’s get started with your “One Day Holiday Cleanse”
Drink Warm Lemon Water to cleanse, alkalize your body, and reduce sugar cravings.
Drink plenty of water throughout your day.
• ¼ C chia seeds
• 8 oz coconut milk
• 1 TB maple syrup
• ½ C chopped strawberries or bananas (optional)
Place the first three ingredients in a mason jar and shake well to combine. Store in the fridge overnight, then top with fruit in the morning and enjoy.
• 2 eggs
• 1 C fresh spinach, washed
• 1 small clove garlic
• 1 tsp sea salt
• 1 TB olive oil
1. Combine the first four ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.
2. Place olive oil in a small skillet and heat over medium-high, then add the egg mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes; turn eggs frequently, until they are just set.
3. Taste and adjust seasonings, then serve.
Small handful of nuts
Sliced Apple with Nut Butter
Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad
• ¼ cantaloupe, seeds and skin removed, and cut into bite-sized chunks
• ½ cucumber, scrubbed, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scraped out, then sliced into thin half-moons
• ¼ small red onion, chopped into small pieces
• 1 small handful basil leaves, thinly sliced
• 2 TB sunflower seeds
• Juice of ½ lemon
• 1-2 TB rice wine vinegar
• 2 TB olive oil
• 1 tsp sea salt
Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve at room temperature – this salad is surprisingly filling and very delicious!
Hummus or black bean dip with cut vegetables
Leafy Green Wraps
• 2-3 collard greens, rinsed and de-stemmed, or 2-3 large leaves of lettuce
• 2-3 TB hummus
• Bell pepper strips
• Cucumber slices
• Avocado slices
• Sunflower seeds
• Sliced kalamata olives (optional)
• Sprouts (optional)
1. Lay each collard green or lettuce leaf out on a flat surface. Spread one tablespoon of hummus perpendicular to the spine of the leafy green, then top with bell pepper strips, cucumber, avocado, sunflower seeds, olives and sprouts. Once filled, roll closed and eat.
2. You can fill the leafy green wraps with whatever you have on hand: shredded beets, lettuce, shredded carrot, blanched green beans, tomatoes, etc.
Drink a warm cup of green tea before bedtime.
Your goal today is to avoid dairy, sugar, caffeine, red meat and pork. This will allow your digestive system to relax and process all the food you ate over the holiday weekend to be eliminated. And remember, drink plenty of water.
Have fun with this one day cleanse, and join me each season for my 5-Day Whole Food Seasonal Cleanse. Contact me and I’ll send you the dates of our next cleanse.