We all know it’s important to eat healthy and to include a variety of foods in our diets. But just as critical as what we eat is consuming the right amounts. One way to make sure we’re getting enough of the major nutrients we need is by building a macro bowl. This macro bowl combines Middle Eastern flavors with healthy plant-based protein, and is perfect for a clean diet.
You’ve made it through January - a month for New Year intentions, healthy resolutions, and inspiration. To all of those that completed our group 21-Day Clean Program challenge - hooray! To those who started incorporating more Clean-approved meals, like this delicious chocolate mint smoothie or egg-free chickpea scramble - good work! Whatever your unique path, you’ve made some amazing progress. Cheers to that! So now we are in February. Perhaps the weather is more harsh and we’ve been working hard for a month. How do we keep this positive momentum going strong? How do we muster up the motivation to continue these healthy habits, despite the cold, dark and dreary weather?
More like dessert than a banana smoothie, this decadent maintenance shake will transport your taste buds to the tropics. The star of our nutrient-packed smoothie is the most popular fruit in the U.S. and one of the most controversial – the banana. We’re peeling back the truth on bananas to reveal why we avoid them on the 21-Day Cleanse yet encourage them outside of a cleanse when maintaining our results.
Detoxing gets a bad rap. There are countless “detox programs” out there on the market now. Just like anything else, there will be good ones, and there will be bad ones. Of course here, we talk about our cleanse and if you've tried our signature 21-Day Program, you likely have some thoughts about it. But what is the real story of cleanse vs. detox? For many people, detox translates to juice cleanses, feeling “hangry”, slashing calories, and no fun. However, detoxing is so much more than that.
Ramen is one of the most comforting dishes. Served piping hot, the flavorful bone broth is what makes this dish so memorable (and nutritious). We've chosen colorful vegetables and lightly sauteed them, making this dish both beautiful and delicious. Thanks to the popularity of ramen, there are now many choices in noodles, so finding a gluten-free version is easy in most stores (and just as tasty). This is perfect for on the 21-Day Cleanse or just when trying to boost your immunity during winter months.
Have you ever heard of the vagus nerve? If not, this could be the answer to your health woes. Research shows that a strong vagal tone (toned and working vagus nerve activity) makes the body better at regulating blood glucose levels, reducing the likelihood of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Low vagal tone has been associated with chronic inflammation. Strengthening your vagal tone can help relieve brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and digestive distress.
Anti-inflammatory, healing, and packed with antioxidants, turmeric was the most buzzed about superfood in 2017. While we’re not giving up our daily golden milk lattes (or these turmeric chocolate energy bites) just yet, we are making room in our supplement stash, and morning smoothies, for moringa. This moringa smoothie recipe combines anti-inflammatory properties with nutritional benefits for a big impact.
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!