Pumpkin pie is a classic fall dessert, and these simple, healthy pumpkin bars will please any home chef. The crust is made from almonds, but still has the buttery, flaky appeal of any good pie. The filling has no processed sugar, letting the pumpkin filling and spices shine through. Cut into square bars, this dessert is easy to serve at parties, at the office, or after dinner for dessert. The best part? It's approved for the 21-Day Clean Program!
There’s no getting around it – our bodies change as we approach middle age. Along with the appearance of grey hair and laugh lines, our metabolism begins to slow down as early as our late twenties. This shift tends to begin around the same time we settle into our careers and start families, leaving little time for healthy meal prep and exercise.
Have you tried this beautiful orange fruit before? A persimmon tastes like a hybrid between a plum and tomato and they originate from China. These nutritional powerhouses are anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. We've added even more anti-inflammatory value to this persimmon smoothie by adding turmeric. This is the perfect way to enjoy a fruit you might not be accustomed to, while changing up the nutrients you get in your morning shake.
You’re going along your life normally, doing your day-to-day activities, feeling like things are routine. Then suddenly you put on your favorite pair of jeans and it takes a little more wiggle to get them on, and it takes a little more sucking in the gut to keep them on. Detoxification is a big part of the 21-Day Clean Program because of how important it is for balancing weight, and here are some of the causes of unexplained weight gain.
We love working our magic to make the best healthy meals on a budget. You might usually avoid high-end stores like Whole Foods, but we've come up with a plan to keep you full at a lower cost. By sticking to fresh produce, taking advantage of the 365 Whole Foods products, and choosing different varieties of meat, we've managed to feed two people for under $100, Monday through Friday. This is a great option for some cleanse-friendly meals or just to accompany your Daily Shake. You won't miss out on diversity or flavor with this plan.
Gut health is intricately linked, and crucial to, our overall health, including maintaining a healthy weight and youthful skin. A healthy gut will boost your energy, moods, immunity, and gives you that gorgeous glow. If you are in the midst of a cleanse, or ready to embark on one, attending to the wellbeing of your gut is key. Check out these five habits to help you build a better gut.
We recently went through the reasons why you can't eat certain foods on the 21-Day Clean Program. This includes bananas. In spite of being a common smoothie ingredient, many people are allergic or sensitive to certain fruits and don't even know it. You can also become intolerant to bananas by consuming too many! So, I decided it was time to lower my sugar intake and omit bananas from my smoothies completely. I started to experiment and soon discovered that there is life without bananas ...
Kettlebell exercises are making a comeback in the fitness industry - they are right up there with HIIT and yoga. This high-intensity workout can help rev metabolism back up. We've also recently learned in the past few years how important it is for women to do strengthening exercises, which increase lean muscle tissue and bone mass.
Even though kettlebell exercises are considered high-intensity, they are easy to incorporate into your routine at home or at the gym, as you can be very flexible according to your limitations. If you feel muscle soreness after starting a new routine, make sure you aren't doing too much too soon, and add some magnesium citrate to ease muscle pain.
Be honest; how many times have you licked the bowl after popping a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven? Nearly all of us are guilty of stealing a spoonful of raw cookie dough even though we know we shouldn't. While the taste and texture are identical to chocolate chip cookie dough you would buy in a tub or a tube, this is a healthy alternative! It's vegan, gluten-free, and can easily be made to fit the cleanse diet or just for every day clean eating.
Many of us suffer from constipation, bloating, migraines, joint pain, skin rashes, and fatigue. We assume these symptoms are “normal” because we’ve lived with them our entire lives, or we chalk them up to the aging process. However, all of these maladies may be attributed to the foods we eat every day – even the ones we perceive as healthy.
As part of the 21-Day Clean Program, we avoid the most triggering of these foods to relieve the burden on the immune and digestive systems. This temporary pause helps us make a connection between the symptoms we feel and the foods we eat.