I’m currently on a 4 week plant-based cleanse and so far so good. I will continue with the cleanse reintroducing new foods every week and checking how my body feels. I’m not following any specific program, but created it based on my readings and what my body needs a break from at the moment.
So this is the plan. It will be plant-based for the total of 4 weeks, so theres no animal anything:
Week 1 – no grains, no sugar (only berries), no caffeine
Week 2 – as above however I can have fresh fruits not just berries and caffeine from green tea or matcha
Week 3 – continuing with week 2 adding pseudo-grains such as buckwheat and quinoa, in addition to dried fruit (can’t wait)
Week 4 – same as week 3 adding gluten-free grains or flours and decaf coffee
On the first day of the cleanse I did my fasting soup day. And I try to do that a few more times during the month to give my body more rest.
I may add eggs by week 4, but continue being dairy-free. Let’s see. So far I’m really enjoying discovering how certain foods make me feel, and trying out new recipes. I’m especially enjoying that I’m using my dehydrator more making flaxseeds wraps, nut & seeds falafel, crackers and dehydrated sprouted nuts to enjoy every day.
Now that I’m on the start of week 2, I was so excited this morning to make a smoothie bowl with some bananas. Here’s the recipe below. It was so yummy! Normally I would add my vanilla pudding cubes to any smoothie or some granola on top, but since not having any sugar couldn’t add those. So the only sugar in this recipe is from the fruit. I couldn’t take a nice picture so I’m cheating and using the Crumbs acai bowl image instead, hence the granola on top.
Would love to know if you try making this!
Acai Chia Smoothie Bowl
Cook Time: 2min
|prep Time: 1min
| total Time: 1min
| servings: 1
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup almond milk
pinch vanilla seed powder
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 frozen banana
1 tsp acai powder
Toppings : coconut, seeds, bee pollen, cocoa nibs
Soak the chia seeds in the almond milk and set aside until it turns into a gel.
Add all the smoothie ingredients into a small blender with the chia seed mix. Mix until blended.