After a trip to Mexico where I mostly consumed tacos, pina coladas, and treats, I felt like I needed to start eating healthier. I did the Master Cleanse last year, and well, it just about killed me. I can't go that long without eating food! So, I am resorting to a different cleanse where I can still eat regularly, then I just take pills and drink a nasty powder drink after dinner. Not so bad, eh? I started the cleanse last night, and I must say that I am excited for the next 10 days! Weird, I know....but lately I haven't had any energy and haven't been sleeping well, and I think it is because I am not eating well.
So why not start off a healthy diet with a cleanse!
I chose the Garden of Life Perfect Cleanse.
Along with the cleanse, I have been wanting to eat healthier. This cleanse says that you can keep eating what you normally eat, but I normally eat lots of sugar and processed foods, SO.....that would sort of defeat the purpose;)
I went shopping last night and got stuff to make a green smoothie every morning for my breakfast. If you haven't tried a green smoothie, you might think that I am crazy for wanting to drink a spinach smoothie for my breakfast. But I promise you, these things are YUMMY! And super duper healthy for you. There are many different recipes out there, but I like this one the best.
1/2 of a banana
1/2 cup pineapple coconut juice or apple juice (i like apple the best)
1/2 cup mangoes or peaches....or both!
a few blueberries
A generous, big handful of spinach (about 3 oz)
You can also add a handful of kale leaves if you want- I did and it was yummy!
1 cup of ice
A cute straw to make the smoothie more luxurious to drink:)
Put the liquid in the blender first, then add the rest of the ingredients. The blender will be full!
Blend well and enjoy.
I promise you this smoothie is yummy!! If it weren't for the green color, I think sometimes I would forget that there is spinach in it:)
For lunch today, I decided to make something light because that smoothie was really filling, and I made it pretty late in the morning-
A caprese salad is one of my favorites!
Roma tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, fresh mozzerella, ad balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top.
Snacking through-out the day consists of peanut butter and celery sticks and munching on carrots.
Then I will just eat a normal dinner that won't make me feel like all of my hard work for the day is ruined.
It's weird, I feel really full in my belly today and full of energy!
Now the trick is to stick with eating healthier...at least till after the wedding ;)
Let me know what you think if you try the smoothie!