Leafy greens are some of the most nourishing and healing foods for our bodies. From green drinks to juices and smoothies, leafy greens and green vegetables are powerful and inexpensive sources of major nutrition: they are rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium, as well as an array of phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and lutein. Greens contain almost every nutrient we require for optimal health.
Red cabbage is great for gut health; you can even buy or make your own fermented cabbage for additional digestive support. The insoluble fiber found in red cabbage promotes regularity and relieves symptoms of some gastrointestinal conditions. This red cabbage salad is perfect for a quick summer meal or add some protein for something heartier.
There are so many amazing green superfoods out there. They are readily available in various products on the market now, like protein powders, energy bars, greens powders and more. They can be very helpful in supplementing a healthy diet, bringing benefits to your lifestyle and general wellbeing. But you've probably wondered, what's really the difference between chlorella, spirulina, moringa, wheatgrass, barley grass, and chlorophyll?
Smoothies are a staple on the Clean Program cleanse, and a habit we recommend keeping well beyond your 21-day program with a morning Daily Shake. Starting your day with a smoothie is an excellent way of easing the body into digestion after your overnight fast, plus it gives you the hydration and nutrients you need to start the day. With warmer days, we love this pineapple cilantro smoothie for its tropical flavor and detoxifying qualities.
Adaptogens have long been used in eastern medicine, and we are finally seeing the popularization in western cultures as well. The belief is that adaptogens can help strengthen our ability to handle both physical and mental stressors. Adaptogenic plants are one way to help fight chronic stress and prevent the correlating symptoms, and we’ve chosen a reishi adaptogen for this delicious, chocolatey drink.
Here at Clean, we believe in using supplements as a support tool. Eating plenty of organic produce and whole foods, moving your body regularly, and practicing stress management should remain the bread and butter to finding optimal health. If you are practicing these daily healthy habits and want to boost your results, supplementation can be a great next step. Collagen protein is one supplement we've talked about before and can easily be added to your morning Daily Shake.
Many of us have come to expect a comforting cup of coffee each morning. It's a habit that may lure us out of bed with the promise of instant energy but can result in a crash later in the day. During your 21-Day Cleanse you may experience coffee withdrawal initially, but after the first week, you'll likely notice a new, consistent energy from morning to night. Giving up coffee doesn't have to mean giving up a tasty morning drink. We've created this iced turmeric latte, perfect for any time of the day.
Foods that increase metabolism are high on our cleanse shopping list. As the weather gets warmer, our desire to lose that excess belly fat becomes stronger. We have chosen two proven foods that increase metabolism to include as part of our new all-organic antioxidant blend found in our 21-Day Cleanse.
Our healthy hot chocolate is a fresh take on a seasonal favorite that will help you cozy up this winter without serving your friends and family processed cocoa with an unhealthy amount of added sugar. Healthy hot chocolate differs from the conventional version because it uses real antioxidant-rich chocolate as its base rather than traditional processed mixes that contain added sugars.
This bright and nutritious beet and avocado salad will shake up your salad routine. It's a great way to add the cleansing properties of beets and the potassium and healthy fats of avocados. With just a few ingredients and some slicing and dicing you will be sure to wow yourself and anyone else lucky enough to enjoy this dish with you. This makes a perfect lunch on and off the 21-Day Program.