Sunday, 9 June 2013

RᐱW



Look at this array of rainbow foods~ ruby red tomatoes, perfect pink raspberries, vibrant green leafies and pop of yellow bananas. 
Food that shines and glows. 
Last week I finished a 7 day raw cleanse which left me shining and glowing from the inside out.
I loved every single bite, the abundance of energy and the feeling of lightness I was left with after the week was out and will definitely be cleansing like this once every few months ongoing.

Here is the cleanse template, a few snaps of my meals and a special smoothie recipe for any who are looking to detox, purge sluggish livers and revitalize their energy levels this summer:


7 Day Rejuvenation Cleanse

>>>>Your Daily Schedule<<<<
Every morning upon waking immediately drink 1 pint of water.

>>>Breakfast<<<
v 32 ounces Blended Green Smoothie AND
v Abundant raw fruits

>>>Lunch<<<
Your choice of:
v Fresh salad with seasonal vegetables OR
v Blended raw soup OR
v Raw entrée

>>>Snacks<<<
     vFruit v Herbal tea
   v Vegetable juice v Nuts + Raisins

    >>>Dinner<<< 
    Your choice of: 
v Life Cleanse Smoothie or veggie juice AND 
v Fresh seasonal salad AND/OR 
v Blended raw soup OR 
v Raw entrée
Raw entrée// Stuffed bell pepper

Seasonal salad// Grape + Mango 

Raw dessert// Almond Chia seed cup

Raw Green salad





<<<<< Coco Date Banana Shake >>>>>





{{Toss 8 pit-less dates, 1 ripe banana, 200 mls of light coconut milk, a handful of cacao nibs and a few ice cubes in to a blender and whiz into a sweet, frothy, coconut milky frenzy}}

The first 2~3 days of the cleanse were the toughest and I really was craving a hot meal or at least some grilled fish with my salads, I also hankered for my usual breakfast staples of oats or muesli.
However these cravings fell away surprisingly quickly and it was very interesting to realize how bloated I am by a lot of things I eat such as bread and pasta. I felt incredibly light and flat stomached by the end of the cleanse and I noticed a huge difference in the energy I brought to my work outs too.

None of this prevented me from rewarding myself with a huge bar of salted dark chocolate when the week was finished though ^.^

I signed up for the 30 day yoga challenge at Do You Yoga today. Can't wait to get started on it!

13 comments:

  1. This cleanse looks really great! I like how you still have lots of options and I don't have to stick to a premade meal plan like cabbage soup and lemon water (ew), just whatever raw food you feel. I assume this leaves out raw fish? Thanks for sharing, I hope to do it!

    Allie @ callmesassafras.wordpress.com
    P.S. isn't chocolate technically...raw?

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    1. Hey Allie~ during the week meat and refined sugars are a no no... Which is why I missed them so much!! I'm eating chocolate right now, ha! x

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  2. This cleanse looks awesome! Definitely bookmarking and plan to try it out in a few weeks when my schedule permits (aka when I'll be home enough to monitor my food). Do you have any recs for great raw recipes? I always second guess myself when it comes to being creative in the kitchen (I'm a terrible cook) and your food looks so delicious!

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    1. Great to hear Maria! I'll email you over the meal plan I made for it Xx

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  3. I would love to do this! It's definitely something I would try but I'm so bad at coordinating my meals and being organised enough to make my lunch/smoothies before I come to work. And I'm so excited to find out more about this yoga challenge!!!

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    1. Well if your ever interested Freya just give me a shout and I can email you the meal plan\breakdiwn for the cleanse. I'm not the best at forward planning meals either but I found it surprisingly easy to prepare everything because I was following a plan, no longer than it would take for a regular meal really >.<

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  4. When our food stamp card is refilled (June 15th), I think Jen and I need to try our own week long raw food challenge! Sounds delicious and we're both big fans of both fresh fruits and veg!

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    1. Go for it! The best thing is the weekly grocery shop will be way cheaper, especially if you buy your fruit and veg from markets instead of the store.

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  5. this post is really inspiring! i went raw for about three months over a few years ago, it was really challenging, but i believe everyone should do this for at least a little bit!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. I agree Lindsey, the benefits were immediate and really contributed to my sense of wellbeing ~ and that was after only 7 days, I can only imagine what a 100% raw diet would do. Squeaky clean insides, hehe! >.<

      {p.s~ glad you commented so I could discover your blog, I love it!}

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  6. Hi, this is a great post, lots of excellent information here. Well done. For anybody who wants more info about a 7 day cleanse, then check out this post at http://kosmic-kitchen.com/7-day-cleanse/ There is loads of information in the ebook including menu plans and shopping lists, plus phone and email support to make sure you finish the cleanse and hit your targets. Highly recommended!

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