Saturday, June 8, 2013

Conscious Cleanse Food and Update

After some headaches on Monday, hubby started to feel better on Tuesday. Interestingly, by Tuesday evening, I didn’t feel well at all (headache, achy all over, generally not feeling well). And here I had thought I wouldn’t go through withdrawal/detox this time doing the Conscious Cleanse! My guess is that cutting out dairy may have caused some detox symptoms. The symptoms weren’t bad, but since I didn’t anticipate them, they threw me off…

The rest of the week, both of us had mild headaches and just didn’t feel great on and off. Like during the last cleanse, I don’t feel up to lots of exercise. I do some daily yoga (class in a studio or at home) but have  been walking less.

I look forward to feeling better during week 2!

Here are some of our meals. Not pictured are lots of raw veggies and some fruits.


Questions: What was on your menu this week? What’s a new food you recently discovered that you really like? I really like the black bean hummus, a Conscious Cleanse recipe. It’s a very simple recipe – basically just cooked black beans processed in a food processor with some oil, lemon juice and spices. 

Be well,
Andrea

23 comments:

  1. All of that looks yummy to me! I hope you feel better soon ;)

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    1. Thanks, Stacie!

      Happy weekend! :)

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  2. I've already told a couple clients about this (whenever I get asked about a cleanse, I share your posts because it seem like a legit cleanse that isn't too "fad-like"...). I hope (and know) you both feel better in week two! Your meals look delicious.

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  3. I have to say, I've never had black bean hummus, sounds good though! I am making a cauliflower mac n cheese - you puree the cauliflower and that becomes the sauce, its still creamy though!

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/category/vegetable/creamy-cauliflower-mac-n-cheese/

    Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. The cauliflower mac n cheese sounds delicious!

      Hope you are having a great Sunday!

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  4. Hope you are feeling better - that food looks amazing!!!

    No new foods here BUT I did like those boost blends from Nude Foods that I reviewed & that was new to me! :)

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    1. The Nude Foods blends sound good!

      Hope you are having a great Sunday, Jody!

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  5. Bummer that you and hubby aren't feeling well :( I hope you feel better soon! I love the fact that your hubby's smoothie was in a beer glass ;) Also, that black bean hummus looks incredibly good, especially with crisp carrot sticks. Perfect for this hot weather!

    Have a great week, Andrea!

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    1. We are feeling better. Thanks, Jessie!

      Have a great week, too!

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  6. Looks like a tasty week of healthy food.

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  7. How do you prepare your cauliflower? The black bean hummus sounds like something G would like! Do you have a recipe somewhere?
    I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. To make the cauliflower cleanse-friendly, I steamed it in some veggie broth and mashed it when it was done. I then added a tiny bit of salt and pepper as well as parsley.

      I'll post a black bean hummus recipe soon. Basically, it's about 2 cups of cooked black beans, a few tablespoons of olive oil, juice of a lemon or two, a few tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and whatever other spices you'd like to add. Last time, I added just a tiny bit of curry, turmeric, and cardamom. Just process in a food processor. Andy said he'd like it less acidic, but I liked it. Obviously, you could make it quite bland for G.

      We are feeling much better! Thank you!

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    2. Sounds good! The only thing I'm watching for G is salt and sugar...he's already had rooster hot sauce (I can't spell it!), garlic, cilantro...all sorts! :)

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  8. Oh those nasty detox side affects - just shows you how bad those foods are for us!

    The food all looks delicious Andrea. What a nice healthy food plan you are following.

    I am trying lots of new vegan recipes and most all are delicious and so filling. I post a new enchilada casserole today that we love.

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    1. I'll have to check out the enchilada casserole!

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  9. I did not realize that the detox would cause so much aches...I sure hope you both feel better.
    The meals look good Andrea :)

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  10. Most meals look delicious.

    I discovered quinoa recently and like it and about 2 years I learned to eat asparagus (white and green) and now I love them.

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    1. I didn't like asparagus when I was growing up either, but now I love them, especially the white kind, but it's hard to find here.

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  11. Hope you feel better soon! When I work with clients on removing food sensitivities, 2 weeks is usually the "magic mark" for when they start to feel better :-) Love your hubby's green smoothie in the beer glass!

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    1. Thanks! We are feeling really good now!

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