Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 1

Good Morning! Thank you for the sweet comments and encouragement from yesterday's post.

Today is Day 1 (of 21).
Last night, we prepped our shakes and food for today. This morning I am enjoying the Berry Protein Shake, which is one of the listed recipes on the Clean Cleanse. For lunch, grilled chicken breast, quinoa and broccoli. Dinner is yet to be determined.

Today's Morning Shake:

Berry Protein Shake:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1.5 cup frozen blackberries
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon flax meal
1 scoop of Amazing Meal (vanilla chai)

There are lots of recipes listed that you can use for lunch. We need to lock down a couple to try each week and stock up on all the recipes. But you can also chose from listed foods on the Include/Exclude food list... what I call the Eat/Don't Eat list: (Please excuse the long list, I just want to get you all the info in case you're interested.)

                               Eat:                                                                         Don't Eat:

Fruits:    Whole fruits, unsweetened, frozen or                 Oranges, orange juice, grapefruit,
                water-packed, diluted freshly-made juices         strawberries, grapes, banana     
"Dairy":  Nut milks such as almond, rice, brazil               Dairy and eggs, milk, cheese, cottage
                  nut, hemp seed                                                   cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, ice cream, 
                                                                                             non-dairy creamers

Grains &  Brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth,               Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye,
  Starch:    buckwheat                                                         couscous, oats :(

Protein:    Cold water fish: salmon & trout, wild               Raw fish, pork, beef, veal, sausage,
                  game, lean lamb, duck, chicken, turkey            cold cuts, canned meats, hot dogs, shellfish

Veggie       Split peas, lentils, legumes, and beans              Soybean products (soybean oil,
Protein:                                                                               tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy yogurt)
Nuts &      Walnuts, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower,              Peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios,
Seeds:       hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews,              macadamia nuts
                  nut and seed butters

Veggies:    Preferably fresh, raw, steamed, sauteed,           Corn, creamed vegetables, tomatoes, white
                   juiced, roasted                                                    potatoes, eggplants, peppers

Oils:         Cold pressed olive, flax, sesame, almond,          Butter, margarine, shortening, processed
                 sunflower, pumpkin, walnut, coconut                  oils, canola oil, salad dressings,
                                                                                             mayonnaise, spreads

Drinks:     Filtered water, green tea, herbal teas,                Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated beverages, soda
                  seltzer or mineral water, yerba mate,                 soft drinks
                  coconut water

Sweets:    Brown rice syrup, agave nectar, stevia               Refined sugar, white/brown sugars, honey
                                                                                             maple syrup, high fructose corn syrup,
                                                                                             evaporated cane juice, Splenda®, Equal®,
                                                                                             Sweet’N Low®, juice concentrate

Sauces:   Vinegar, all spices, sea salt, dried pepper,          Chocolate, ketchup, relish, chutney, soy
                 basil, carob, raw cacao, cinnamon, cumin,         sauce, barbecue sauce, teriyaki, other
                 dill, garlic, ginger, mustard, oregano,                  condiments
                 parsley, rosemary, turmeric, thyme, wheat-
                 free tamari, nama shoyu (live fermented
                 soy sauce), miso

Well now that we got that out of the way... I won't have to list that all out again.


Anonymous said...

I've read your past two posts, and I wish you good luck on your 3-week cleanse! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've added yours to my Google Reader and look forward to reading about your progress.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Wow, I'm impressed! It sounds like a healthier cleanse than many...and if I didn't have to feed the picky family, I'd love to try it. I bet you'll feel fabulous once you're into it. Looking forward to hearing your progress.

Happy Monday...and happy day #1!

birdie to be said...

Thank you both! And thanks for keeping up with my blog.

Fresh Out of Lemons said...

That smoothie sounds delish, but too many of the "don't eats" are my favorites! I'm totally looking forward to following your progress though. :)


Mary Bergfeld said...

This is not as restrictive as I thought it would be. The shake actually sounds great. I still admire you for attempting this, however, This is my first visit to your blog and I've been exploring and poking around. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jeannie said...

Great looking blog indeed! I love all the wonderful articles that you posted here:)

The Cat Hag said...

Thanks for dropping by my little blog. :)

The Berry Shake sounds wonderful! Time for me to get my Boost Juice fix again.

The Cat Hag

Chelsea Talks Smack said...


Viv said...

do keep continue to post about your clean cleanse journey!! id love to see how you feel throughout the 21 days! hats off to you...this is something that ive been wanting to do for a while too...but i just can imagine even a week without dairy and i just eat in moderation. will be supporting you from afar for sure!!

Joanne said...

I'm definitely interested to see how you feel after this cleanse! Seems like you'll be eating some delicious things!

You could always use quinoa in place of oats....I know a lot of people who do it and love it!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I will sure be following your cleansing journey :) Would also like to invite you to follow my blog too if you like :)

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I wish I could stick to a cleansing diet like that, I don't think I'd be able to for more than 2 days! Good luck with your challenge though, it does sound pretty exciting :)

lena said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so that i know you. I'm really excited to learn about your cleansing, 3 weeks, not easy for me. I've done detoxification before, the furthest i can go is 7 days! no carb, mainly just juice, veggies, soups, and some corns!

Sam W. said...

quite a list! can't wait to hear and see progress!

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