I am so thrilled you are doing the 3 day smoothie cleanse with me!
Lets have some fun and enjoy all the different flavors of these delicious nutrient-dense smoothies.
Pick up location is at Pomegranate Market 4815 S Louise Ave
When Do I pick up my smoothies?
Between 4-6 pm.
Note: The store closes promptly at 6pm.
Smoothies you will receive:
1. Fig Vanilla
2. Mango Tango
3. Chai Greens
4. Radiant Skin
5. PB& J
6. Banana Kale
8. Choclate Maca Chia
9. Heavy Metal Detox
10. Apple Pie
11. Orange Beet
12. Watermelon Rosemary
13. Pineapple Detox
14. Tropical Tease
15. Pineapple Passionfruit
all the smoothies are raw, vegan, gluten free, and soy free. If you have any allergies or intolerances please let me know in advance so I can make those adjustments.
Does it matter which smoothies I drink each day?
There is no rhyme or reason for which smoothies to drink each day. Choose 5 per day and blend as needed.
Storing the smoothies
The smoothies are best kept in the freezer. Bee sure to make space for them all.
Prepping the smoothies
The smoothies are ready to blend. Keep them in the freezer until you are ready to drink them. Remove the lid and add water, coconut water, or nut milk. (avoid soy milk and dairy during the cleanse) Once the frozen fruit starts to thaw a bit pour the contents into a high speed blender. Pour back into the cup and enjoy.
1. Drink plenty of water!
This may seem simple enough but when we focus on how much water we actually consume it may be less than ideal. I recommend a minimum of 120 ounces per day. Make it fun by adding some lemon slices, mint leaves, or sliced fruit. Drinking enough water will help your body flush out toxins that may be released during the 5 day reset as well as help ease digestion and improve nutrient absorption. I recommend drinking 32 oz of warm water with 1 full squeezed lemon juice first thing in the morning to prime your digestion and internal organs for receiving the vitamins and to optimize function.
2. Practice intermittent fasting.
Only eating during an 8-10 hour window of time each day. For example you may chose to start drinking your first smoothie at 8am and finish the last one at 6pm. Fasting can be a wonderful way to help your body detox and rejuvenate. When our bodies and not working on digesting they are repairing, detoxing, and healing. So giving your body a break and time to go to work for you is so important for healing to take place.
3. Drink green tea in place of coffee. If you are a huge coffee person I get it. These are suggestions not rules. So do what you feel is right and be kind to your body. Green tea is a gentle source of caffeine to start your morning. Green tea is full of antioxidants and is naturally caffeinated in a way that is easy for your body to metabolize. Feel free to drink as much unsweetened herbal tea as you like during the cleanse.
4. Move for 20 mins each day. I say move because the goal for you this week is to be gentle and loving to your body while you celebrate your abilities and move in a way that brings you joy. Do some stretching, practice yoga, go for a nature walk, dance, or get to your gym. Whatever you choose just move in a way that feeds your soul and makes you feel joy.
5. Get 8 hours of sleep.
This seems like an obvious suggestion but getting adequate amounts of sleep is often put on the back burner. We are busy, we have a million things to do, we have deadlines, we have homework, etc. But missing sleep can compromise your health, add stress, and affect your performance. So set your alarms and get to bed on time. Because when you are well rested you will be happier and healthier.
If you struggle with insomnia try taking velarian root capsules with tart cherry juice or melatonin. This will help you fall asleep and stay asleep using a natural plant remedy without taking sleeping pills.
Create a bedtime routine that will support a good night of sleep:
Listen to an audio book or meditation, journal, list off the things you are grateful for that happened during the day, and wear an eye mask.
6. Chew your smoothies
This may sound silly and feel a bit strange but chew your smoothies as you drink them. This promotes digestion and wakes up your system to receive all the nutrients.
7. Don't stuff yourself the night before.
Often times when we know we are going to start a "diet" or a healthy eating regime we tend to eat a tad extra the days leading up to it and psych ourselves out. The best way to start your cleanse and get the most out of it is with your body being at ease and feeling light. Start your reset the night before by eating a light dinner in the early evening and start your 1st day of the cleanse feeling light and energetic. The cleanse is only 3 days and should be easy to complete.
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