Many people ask us: “Will I lose weight on the Clean Program?” The simple answer is, most likely. Each person comes into the program with different health issues, genetic factors, diets, and hormonal patterns. How much and when weight loss occurs varies from person to person. However, there are many other ways to see progress called non-scale victories. We are going to take a closer look at these.
Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream - it's a classic dessert that's both rich and refreshing. Unfortunately, it also typically contains excessive amounts of sugar and dairy that can both cause breakouts, bloating, and leave you feeling sluggish. We've taken the classic flavor combination to create this good-for-you alternative chocolate mint smoothie, perfect for cleansing. You'll have a hard time believing it's a healthy breakfast.
Completing the 21-day Clean Program is no easy feat, especially if you typically follow a Standard American Diet. Fortunately, the 21-day Clean Program is totally supportive. Completely sticking to anything for 21 days straight can be really difficult, whether that is completing a daily meditation practice or remembering to turn off the lights in your house before you go to bed. Change can be uncomfortable. Taking on this 21-day program takes consistent mindfulness, courage and discipline - so pat yourself on the back for giving it a go!
There's something seemingly intimidating about cooking dry beans. The act of rinsing, soaking, and cooking seems daunting, but in actuality, this process requires less than one minute of hands-on prep! The result of using dry beans is a more nutrient-dense dish that has a flavor that canned beans can never stand up to. These cleanse-approved instant pot black beans use pressure cooking, so they're done in a snap and will taste like they've been simmering all day.
So you’ve made the commitment and set the dates for your first 21-Day Program. Maybe you feel excited, even a little nervous, and you’re wondering what to expect. While each person’s healing process is unique, there are some general commonalities that lots of folks experience; especially during their first cleanse.
Smoothies are extremely versatile, simple, and you can mix-and-match different ingredients you have on hand. This smoothie recipe is all about antioxidant-rich foods, so we included wild blueberries and acai. These two berries are nutritional powerhouses. Paired with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables and our Vanilla Daily Shake, this antioxidant smoothie is an awesome way to boost your cellular and skin health.
Turmeric is one of our favorite spices to include in recipes. It’s been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory adaptogen. Turmeric is used for liver support, joint pain, arthritis, headaches, fighting any harmful invaders, and repairing any damage done to your body. Our Vanilla Daily Shake adds a great protein boost to these for an excellent post-workout snack!
Traditional eggnog is prepared just as the name would suggest, with egg yolks, plus refined sugar, cream, and rum. We've made this vegan eggnog version sans alcohol and dairy (but we won't object if you spike it when not cleansing)! Thanks to the addition of soaked cashews, you'll still get the thick, creamy texture you crave from eggnog, without the sugar crash or bloating effects of dairy. You can optionally add some Vanilla Daily Shake for a fun alternative to your regular AM smoothie!
There is no question that a healthy body hinges on a healthy digestive tract. Stress, poor diets, and toxicity from pollution and mainstream personal care and cleansing products take their toll, and over time, our digestive systems often become severely impaired and sluggish. Healthy, regular digestion is essential to a successful cleansing program, and to our overall long-term health and vitality.
This vegan shepherd's pie recipe is a wintertime favorite. It's comforting and satisfying. Instead of using mashed potatoes, we use a version of our vegan cauliflower mash. The sautéed garlic and thyme adds a nice rich flavor to the cauliflower. This is a great meal for preparing lunches ahead of time on the 21-Day Clean Program.