Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Afterschool Fun & More Conscious Cleanse Food

We took the kid and one of his friends to Gilroy Gardens after school. 2.5 hours flew by, and we did a lot as it wasn’t crowded. The boys had lots of fun and got tons of exercise; they were so exhausted that they fell asleep in the car on the way home.

Conscious Cleanse Update

Hubby and I are finally feeling great. But while I don’t mind being around food we can’t eat, hubby has a much harder time... For me the hardest part of the cleanse is always having a variety of cleanse-friendly food available and not getting bored. I miss my little go-to snacks, like almonds and a small piece of cheese or yogurt and fruit. At the same time, I know I was eating a bit too much dairy, so the cleanse is a great reminder to make plant-based foods the main part of our meals.

Most days still start with green smoothies. We have also had chia pudding (chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and a little stevia soaked overnight) a few times. I have found that the smoothies keep me full much longer. Plus, I love that we get so many greens in right in the morning. Instead of warm lemon water, we sometimes have room temperature water with a few drops of honey, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. It tastes MUCH better than it sounds!

Conscious Cleanse Food On-the-Go

Here is food for a day ready to pack in a cooler: grapes, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, black bean hummus, and wild rice salad (wild rice, spinach, mushrooms, cilantro, parsley, mint, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, & pepper).

And here is some more food. Some meals may not follow the Conscious Cleanse  guidelines 100%, but overall they are cleanse friendly.

Hubby really wanted some Korean-style food. I’m not sure the kimchi (and some of the other foods) is Conscious Cleanse-approved, but he really enjoyed the meal and felt great afterward (a sign that it’s a good combination for him).

Questions: What’s your favorite vegetable at the moment? I really like Brussels sprouts right now and could eat them every day.  What’s your favorite fruit right now? I love all the cherries and peaches.

Be well,