Friday we started our Sass inspired Cleanse. I created a menu with no carbs and more variety of food compared to the 5 Day Fast Forward Cleanse. Here were my four meals.
Breakfast: Strawberry Parfait with Vietnamese cinnamon, vanilla extract and sliced almonds. Coffee with 2% milk.
Lunch: Kale Salad with homemade vinaigrette, black beans, Salsa Verde, Roasted Cumin, Peppadew peppers
Dinner: Mexican Salad with homemade lime vinaigrette, romaine lettuce, salsa, black and kidney beans, avocado, cilantro, roasted cumin and cheddar cheese
Snack: Smoothie with a half of a Banana, Strawberries, Frozen Mango, Vietnamese cinnamon, vanilla extract, yogurt and milk with a side of 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
I was very sore from working out on Thursday so I did 20 minutes of yoga in the morning. Have you seen the Tone it Up girls on Bravo? I love those 2 perky trainers. They have great youtube videos I’ve been checking out. This is one of my favorite yoga workouts because it has most of my favorite poses: cat pose, triangle, runners lunge, pigeon pose, spinal twist and one minute of meditation. Check out the link below. Namaste!
I made a pitcher of unsweetened iced tea with passion fruit and black tea, sliced lemons, limes and oranges. Here’s a better recipe but I didn’t have the apple juice, frozen raspberries or mint. http://bloggitude.com/2011/01/18/my-sangria-tea/.
I made our smoothies with our new personal blender that arrived yesterday. You can only make one smoothie at a time but it’s easy to clean and easy to maneuver because it is very portable.
My husband had to go to work so I made him a Kale salad. Kale holds up really well all day with dressing on it. It doesn’t wilt. I didn’t have a to go container large enough for the salad so I threw his into a huge Ziploc with strawberries, goat cheese and almonds. They have plates and forks at work. He wasn’t forced to eat his cleanse salad out of a Ziploc bag. Also, below I sent him off with a yogurt, Ziploc of 2 tablespoons of almonds and a banana.
Overall the first day went great. The lowfat yogurt had too much sugar in it so next time I would go with nonfat but my goal with this cleanse was to find quicker solutions for a cleanse that has variety. I can tell by the end of the day I feel lighter and more energetic.