A large component of the 21-Day Clean Program that we’re all familiar with is eliminating toxins from the body. But limiting cleansing to its detoxifying effects would do a disservice to the wholeness achievable through the bigger picture of cleansing. A meditation routine can work in conjunction with healthy habits to take your health to the next level.
Lentil soup is a great way for us to get vegetable protein into our diets. These tiny seeds are dense with a diverse array of nutrition that benefits our bodies in many ways. Even during the Clean Program, dried peppers are allowed in small amounts as seasoning, so enjoy making this spicy lentil soup any time.
This warm kale salad recipe, along with other dark leafy greens, comes with a slew of benefits for our bodies. In the cold winter months, they’re easier on digestion and, when cooked lightly before eating, provide warming energy to our bodies. Add chicken to a kale salad for a protein boost that is great for your hormones.
Leek soup recipes become less typical and more savory when you introduce other vegetables into the mix! The combinations vary, but we have a special vegetable in mind that creates a creamy leek soup that makes this standard meal new again. This is totally cleanse-approved and can make a great substitute for an evening shake, if you are looking for something more savory.
What fruit is high in niacin, potassium, calcium, vitamin A and beta carotene, a great urinary and digestive tonic, a kidney cleanser, and an excellent source of fiber? Peaches! These fruits are great for a snack or to make a peach smoothie as part of your cleanse. While they’re at their peak season in summer, you can plan ahead and freeze your own, or can pick up a bag at the market, to have a blast of summer in the middle of winter.
Celery root is an often ignored powerhouse of nutrition. This vitamin and mineral-rich root is usually found during it’s season of the cooler months. We love to use variety in our diets, to make sure we are covering our nutritional bases. This soup is great on the cleanse, or just when eating clean to maintain the results.
Raw greens can be difficult to digest, and when it’s cold, our bodies actually need more warming and lightly-cooked foods for optimal digestion. So make this amazing “salad” and be make sure your body is getting the nourishment it needs from your winter greens!
Beet soup is a unique and surprisingly delicious way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of beets. We recommend enjoying beet soup for dinner on the 21-Day Clean Program as a replacement for a shake or as a midday meal with a nice kale salad.
“What are some breakfast ideas that are good for pre-cleansing?” We get this question a lot. When we are used to eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, buttered toast, breakfast ideas that follow the Clean Diet (or an elimination diet) before we begin the shake routine can be challenging.
So here are some ideas we’ve compiled that should get through the few days of pre-cleansing easily and make your tastebuds happy too! Try some of these ideas either on or off the 21-Day Clean Program!
Did you know it is easy to make your own yummy almond milk? It’s also healthier, cheaper, and so delicious. Warm it up with some raw cacao or carob for a healthy hot chocolate, or use it in your morning Daily Shake, or soups for creamy nutrition. You can use the leftover pulp for nut burgers or in our donut hole recipe, it’s all about the experimentation!