Day 1: Clean Cleanse Begins without a hitch

I am going to basically list what we ate and general mood and feelings thus far. I will add links to the recipes when I have them online.

Day 1
Breakfast: Becky’s Morning Shake
beckys_shake
Lunch: Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
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Dinner: Carrot Ginger Soup
carrot_soup

I think the hubby and I did really well today. I gave him an empty orange juice container that holds 89 ounces, so its easier for him to track just by finishing the bottle. I’m so jealous of his water jug, I need to get my hands on a nice container for my water. Counting cups of water is a very annoying thing to remember.

Note: It’s key to make large batches of soup and some easy meals to take to go or pre-made to make meal time less stress. Planning meals is very important to making good choices.

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Tomorrow is the big day! The first day of the 3 day pre-cleanse. I’ve been trying to ease into it making a few changes before it begins. Today I started with a big glass of Green Juice (typical kale, cucumber, apple, lemon, celery juice plus a few carrots) and I had a huge bowl of juicer pulp left.
green_juice

So today, in prep for the cleanse which I will be making a smoothies, juices, and soups for breakfast and dinner, I decided to use leftover pulp and make a broth.

I filled a big pot with filtered water, added in the juicer pulp. Let the water boil, then simmered on low for an hour.broth_cooking

Strained it…

straining

and then i got this.
broth_view

 

Pure Natural – no sodium added Veggie Broth – YUM! Now I have a little stock pile of broth to add into my cleanse soups.

homemade veggie broth

New Year Cleanse

I have to admit I am so very excited. My Husband and I will be starting the Clean Cleanse by Dr Junger on Wednesday. I’ve spent the last week preparing. When I say preparing, I mean eating all the “bad” food I am not supposed to eat while on the cleanse.  I also ordered some supplements and vitamins recommended for the cleanse.

The basis of the cleanse is too eliminate all known foods that people are commonly allergic too such as gluten and dairy. Its also cutting out caffeine, sugar, and all processed foods. We are planning on the full 21 day cleanse. I am optimistic right now. Seriously I can do 21 Days! I can drink water, take supplements, eat right, juice veggies.  I can do it! (As I burp up Oregano from my daily dose of concentrated oregano).

Lets hope – I stay as optimistic and positive when the cleanse begins…