Food intolerances can contribute to inflammation and disease in the body, and also tend to cause digestive upset, dysfunction, and distress. Embarking on any type of elimination diet is an eye opening way to track how your body is reacting to certain foods. The 21-Day Program eliminates the most common allergens, such as dairy, gluten, corn, soy, eggs, refined sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Let's talk more about the food reintroduction process following an elimination diet.
We love avocado toast just as much as the next person, but finding a truly clean bread that can be enjoyed while on the 21-Day Clean Program can be tricky. While gluten-free grains like millet, quinoa, and brown rice bread can be enjoyed on the program, often times these breads contain other ingredients like agave or canola oil that put a damper on the party. This is a unique way to prepare avocado toast that you can enjoy any time.
Hummus is a food we usually associate with savory flavors like garlic or pepper. Dessert hummus, is a new concept spreading rapidly in popularity. While it may sound odd, it is shockingly delicious. We’ve whipped up a rich, cleanse-approved, brownie batter version for you to test out at home. The name does not lie - we felt like we were eating a decadent chocolate dessert while really filling up on nutrient-dense ingredients like chickpeas, avocado, and raw cacao.
This flu season has been particularly bad for many people, and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down. For those suffering from common cold, flu, or simply trying to nourish well, proper nutrient-dense foods can be one of the best healers around. This immunity-boosting turmeric chicken soup is not only warm, hearty, and comforting, but every single ingredient has a specific immunity-boosting quality. It's a perfect complement to the detox diet on the 21-Day Clean Program.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone handed us a map that illuminated the path to vibrant health and helped us find our sense of purpose in the world? This might sound like a fantasy, but there kind of is. While taking action to discover a life of peace, contentment, and joy is up to the individual, Ayurveda offers guiding principles to help us realize our full human potential. If you can tolerate dairy products, feel free to experiment with using ghee instead of coconut oil after the 21-Day Clean Program.
We love making this coconut milk recipe, as it requires just a few simple steps and the flavor is far above anything we buy in the store. It's also a great recipe to keep on hand if you ever find yourself out of milk since dry coconut has become a staple in many of our pantries. Whether you are using it as a base for your morning smoothie or for your daily matcha latte, you can tailor this recipe to your liking.
Smoothie bowls contain all of the nutrient density of our beloved Clean Program smoothies, with a slight change in texture to mix things up on your 21-day Cleanse or change up your AM smoothie routine. This bowl tastes like chocolate ice cream, and you won't believe its sugar-free and loaded with produce. The best part is you'll feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast!
For decades, we have been conditioned to avoid fat at all costs. The first set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines warned us that fat was responsible for raising our levels of LDL cholesterol and contributing to cardiovascular disease. Many got swept up in the fat-free mania of the 80s and 90s, refusing to touch full-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt with a ten-foot pole. We internalized the notion that fat is bad, and carbs are good. Is that true? The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet flips this mentality completely upside down.
Since most people only usually do the 21-Day Clean Program once or twice per year, we thought you might like a look at a balanced pantry and fridge tour with Kaitlyn Noble, one of our regular blog contributors. She has tips on a well-prepped fridge, since her work has her on-the-go all day long. She makes sure every ingredient is ready for easy, 10-minute meals.
Let’s talk about portions. We get tons of questions about portion sizes, especially when it comes to weight loss goals or eating on the 21-Day Program. Here at Clean, we don’t really focus on counting calories. All calories are not created equal. So what should we be considering when we talk about portion sizes?