Last week we launched the Lose 5, Feed 5000 Challenge–a unique challenge that takes you step-by-step through the Pure Start Cleanse and shows you how to jump-start your weight loss efforts in the New Year.
As a quick follow up, this week I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what’s on the Pure Start Cleanse menu.
This will give you a good idea of how to stay well fueled throughout the day with a balanced combination of cleansing foods so you can purify your body, naturally accelerate your metabolism, and lose weight without feeling hungry or tired.
To get started with the full 5-day cleanse–including a complete menu, recipes, and cleansing action steps–click here to learn more.
Breakfast – Super-Green Citrus Berry Smoothie + Warm Cup of Herbal Tea
The Super-Green Citrus-Berry Smoothie is a great way to start your day. It takes the energizing and blood cleansing powers of citrus fruits and berries, balances it out with the liver-friendly protein from almonds, and super-charges your cleansing nutrition with the super-alkaline qualities of spirulina.
When combined in the right proportions, they work in unison to purify your cells, tissues, and vital organs; revitalize nerves, master glands, and hormones; and rejuvenate the fat-burning functions of your metabolism.
It’s also a good idea to follow up your super-smoothie with a warm cup of herbal tea. As you enjoy your tea, it allows for the full satiating effect of the minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients from the super-smoothie to kick in and take your appetite away.
Mid-Morning Protein Pick-Me-Up
A super-smoothie pick-me-up between breakfast and lunch keeps your body well fueled with life-giving nutrients and high-fiber, liver-friendly protein. This keeps your energy up, your blood sugar balanced, and your appetite in check as you make your way from breakfast to lunch.
Lunch – Romaine Spinach Avocado Salad or Veggie Tacos
A little avocado can go a long way in helping you achieve your cleansing goals. Not only are avocados a great source of phytonutrients that fight off inflammation, but they improve the absorption rates of antioxidants found in other vegetables. Therefore, by adding the right amount of avocado to your Romaine Spinach Avocado Salad, you can greatly enhance the nutritional profile of your cleansing meal. It’s important to point out that all of your cleansing salads are also balanced out with high-fiber, alkaline proteins from garbanzo beans, sprouted peas, sunflower seeds, or walnuts. This balances your energy and your appetite through the middle of the day.
You also have the option of adding a couple of warm corn tortillas to your salad and making veggie tacos for a quick, simple, and satisfying lunch.
Late-Afternoon Protein Pick-Me-Up
A super-smoothie pick-me-up in the late afternoon keeps your cleanse on track.
Dinner – Garden Green Salad or Soup & Salad Combination
The Garden Green Salad is a staple to the cleansing process. The purification properties of leafy green vegetables and cruciferous veggies work together to identify, break up, and eliminate inflammatory toxins from your system. When combined with high-fiber, alkaline proteins you get a balanced, metabolism-boosting, immune-enhancing, hunger-quenching salad that will keep you feeling energized and well.
Alternatively, enjoy a soup and salad combination, as pictured above, to finish off the first day of your cleanse.
That wraps up what a typical day on the Pure Start Cleanse looks like.
As you can see, the emphasis is on fueling your body every few hours with the right combination of fresh, whole foods so you can get the cleansing and weight loss results you’re looking for without extreme dieting, without starving yourself for days on end, and without spending hundreds of dollars on expensive juices or supplements.
To get started on the full 5 day cleanse, Sign up for the Lose 5, Feed 5000 Challenge Here.
And, in addition to getting your eating habits, your weight, and your health back on track you’ll be helping us fund 5000 meals to children and families in need.