I officially start my cleanse on January 23rd but a few folks have requested information on my menu plans. As it turns out, I spent some time this week preparing a menu and meals for one of my clients based on the structure of the cleanse.
Breakfast (typically between 8:30-9:00am):
6 ounces organic almond milk
1/3 cup frozen organic mixed berries (I got them from Whole Foods- 365 brand)
handful of fresh organic blueberries
1/2 hass avocado
1 small banana
2 large squirts of Barley’s Omega Swirl(berry flavor)
Morning snack (Between 11am and 12pm)
steel cut oats with blueberries and chopped pecans
fresh fruit (berries, grapes, pineapple, etc..)
Lunch (between 1-3pm)
1/2 can/pouch of wild caught albacore tuna in water, hand full of edamame, handful of grape tomatoes
Afternoon snack (between 3pm- 5pm)
Dinner (between 5pm-7pm)
1/2 grilled chicken breast, side salad (spinach, carrot, tomato)
pan seared grouper, lightly sautéed bell pepper and red onion atop brown rice
salad with spinach, mango, tomato, mushrooms, carrots and walnuts
I juice all my meals. I use theJack LaLanne juicer.
Here are the food items I juice with most often:
ginger, cucumber, apple, carrot, parsley, bell pepper, grapes, kale, lemon, lime, celery, pineapple and melons (when in season).
I have fun coming up with strange ‘brews’ while juicing. Fruits and veggies are so full phytonutrients and antioxidants that it is hard to go wrong. However, not all fruits and veggies juice well; berries, mangoes and bananas are mushy no-no’s and are best in smoothies. I also don’t add vegetables with strong flavors like onions and garlic. Some people do when they juice but I prefer to put those in/on the food I chew instead.
I add organic olive oil (1 tsp) to the juice. Sounds gross but it yields the best absorption of nutrients.
***Notice I rarely mention portions. I eat as much as I want. Seriously I do. Thing is, I know my body wants little meat and lots of veggies. 🙂
Next week I will be preparing for my cleanse. Be sure to ‘follow’ me (top of blog). You don’t want to miss diatribe on why I drink coffee and red wine while on my cleanse. Trust me, I got a spin that will leave you dizzy!