Sugar Cleanse Recipes, Detox Chocolate Pudding, More!
Happy Holidays! I hope you've been enjoying the season with your loved ones. I've been enjoying a few too many sweets, rich foods, and glasses of wine so am ready for a sugar cleanse to refresh and get back on track! Do you want to join me?
Starting next week, on Tuesday January 2, 2018 I'll be leading an online 7 Day Sugar Cleanse. I've just finished revamping my previous sugar cleanse recipe e-book and meal plan to gear it even more toward weight loss. My goal is to make the experience as easy and delicious as possible for you. I also have a private Facebook group set up so that we can all openly share our experience on the cleanse, support each other, talk about sugar/food addiction/cravings, post pics of our meals, chat about the recipes, and more. I'm so excited!!
What do I mean by sugar cleanse?
I mean eating a cleansing (but NOT restrictive) diet without any sugar except berries. No gluten, no grains and no dairy either. There is NO calorie counting. It's all about eating plenty of fresh, whole foods and giving the body a break from all sweet things to relieve inflammation, improve digestion, and increase metabolism and energy.
I'll be right here with you doing the cleanse too and will be available for daily support to help you in any way that I can.
In the e-book and in the group, I'll be giving tips for success with a sugar cleanse. I typically do a sugar cleanse 1-2 times a year and I always feel SO refreshed, lose weight, feel more energized, and lose any sugar cravings. I've discovered the key to making it easy and enjoyable, and I can't wait to share it with you.
Here's how it works:
Once you register, you'll get to instantly download a copy of my 7 Day Sugar Cleanse recipe e-book which also contains the 7 day meal plan, and information. You'll be emailed a copy of the grocery list too.
You'll get access to our private facebook group which officially gets going on our start date. You'll be able to interact with me every day along with others in the group. Questions, support, food photos, recipe questions, etc. I'll also be sharing bonus recipes with you and a few facebook live videos sharing recipes in real time and answering any questions.
The recipes I provide are all: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, corn free, and grain free. Many of the recipes are high-raw.
For each day of the cleanse you'll find 5 easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, 1 snack, and 1 low sugar treat.
The recipes will work for all different diets: raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, pescatarian, gluten free, and keto. In order to tailor this cleanse to everyone, I give different protein options for the meals.
Knowing that people are busy, I provide "time saving tips" in the recipes to make this do-able for everyone. Often, the recipes will build on each other to save time. For example, sauce and noodles from one meal get additions to turn it into a new meal.
Register for the 7 Day Sugar Cleanse now
and instantly download a copy of recipe e-book/meal plan. A copy of the grocery list will be emailed. Get access to the private facebook support group and get daily support from me along the way (starting September 18th).
REGISTRATION CLOSED. THE CLEANSE IS OVER.
Here are just a few of the recipes you'll get:
Yes, sugar free treats are part of the cleanse - they're specifically created to keep your blood sugar stable.
Matcha Almond Crunch Bars.
Creamy Vanilla "Noatmeal"
Chocolate Brazil Nut Bark
Thai Green Curry
Creamy Green Soup
Grain Free Blueberry Porridge
And maaany more! (7 days worth of recipes - 3 meals and 2 snacks a day PLUS daily bonus recipes in the private facebook group).
Before we start this sugar cleanse or if you're not quite ready to cut out ALL sweeteners, I have an amazing chocolate detox pudding recipe for you!!
You may remember the post I did in the summer where I shared my struggles with an iron deficiency. I discovered Pranin Organic, a Vancouver based company that makes all natural supplements that are whole food based and started taking their products, specifically the ones for iron, for 3 months. I had my blood work done at the beginning which showed my ferritin sitting at a 4 (I should be at 20 at the very least) and my Hemoglobin was 119 (just on the edge of normal).
I took the Iron, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C powders every day and I took the A-Z blend of vitamins and minerals at least 3 days a week. Sometimes I took the powders in smoothies but typically I just took them straight up in water as they're quite strong in taste so I wanted to get them down the hatch in a hurry.
After 3 months: Sadly my ferritin is only up to 6 but my hemoglobin is up to 138! So at least that's a decent improvement. I'm not sure if there's an absorption issue going on or what.
I created today's detox pudding using Pranin's A-Z blend - and guess what? You can't even taste it in there. It just tastes like chocolate goodness. You won't know that this is so incredibly healthy for you.
Chia seeds are the thickener in this pudding. They're such a great detox food because they're like brooms and work to clean out the intestinal tract while helping with hydration and give you energy at the same time. They're also very filling.
Creamy Chocolate Detox Pudding
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 cup water
3-4 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons chia seeds
2-3 teaspoons Pranin A-Z powder or green powder/nutritional boost powder of choice
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Chill in the fridge for a few hours so that the chia can thicken the pudding. I swirled some melted coconut butter into mine.
It's really delicious and easy to make. I hope you give it a try!