Cleansing is easiest when you are busy + prepared. Being busy is nice on the days that you need a little distraction from the challenges you may be facing with the cleanse and being prepared is important so that you aren’t stuck, starving, with no health supportive supplies on hand.
As promised, a big, green, blueberry basil smoothie for breakfast
1 frozen banana, 1/2 c. blueberries, 1 c. almond milk, 2 tbsp. chia seeds, three big fists full of spinach, and a couple basil leaves.
Delicious as it was, I was a bit hungry before lunch and snacked on some melon and almonds to get me to lunch
Which was a wilted kale salad with all sorts of good stuff. Eggplant bacon, roasted sweet potato, chickpeas, olives, Mary’s crackers and lemony-tahini dressing. Washed down with a glass of coconut water. Just for kicks, here’s what my brother had for breakfast (at 2:00 p.m.)
Two sausages fried in butter and oil, two eggs – fried in the left over grease, cinnamon raisin toast with butter and a pinapple-banana protein shake. There are no words.
I snuck a couple of handfuls of granola and some sips of juice and was on my way to yoga.
The 4:10 Ishta class on Tuesdays at Yoga Passage is one of my absolute favorites (do I not say this about every class there?) Jennifer Rurka walks you through challenging poses that you may not have known were available to you. She’s a fantastic teacher. Hilarious, but insightful. She balances the importance of challenging your limits and knowing your boundaries in class. I honestly wasn’t a fan of this class in the beginning because I wasn’t able to do any of the arm balances or backbends or the like in the beginning. It wasn’t until I came to the realization that avoiding the class wouldn’t make me any stronger. Yoga is a practise, after all. So I went back, I fell on my face, I fell on my butt. I lost balance, I forgot to breathe and then one day that all stopped. Today she said “if you’re too afraid to try it, try it anyway” and today I did my first dropback from camel to wheel.
Dinner was an edamame millet burger, sliced jicama and a huge salad with spinach, arugula, pineapple, strawberries, walnuts, balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
Just want you all to know that what I show here isn’t absolutely everything that passes my lips in the day! Everything is within the cleanse but if I’m hungry I will eat. Still going strong and I’ll give a more thorough update after week one is complete.