We are eagerly looking forward to our May 2010 Detox and hope that those of you who are already registered are, too!

For those of you who have registered but have not chosen a level yet, or for those of you who are interested in the cleanse but have not yet firmly decided whether or not you will participate, you can refer to the below daily menu samples, as designed by the health counselors leading each level of the cleanse:  Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Please note that each of these menus represents SAMPLE for a full day of eating, and that there will be additional daily options available.

Level 1 Sample Menu for a Day

First thing in morning

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon in big glass of warm water
  • Magnesium supplement (optional)

Breakfast

  • Gluten-Free Hot Cereal with suggested toppings OR rice protein shake OR gluten-free toast with nut butter
  • 1 c green tea (optional)

Snack

  • Handful of nuts or fresh green juice

Lunch

  • 1/2 c brown rice with steamed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Side salad (optional)

Snack

  • Coconut water or 1/2 apple with nut butter

Dinner

  • 1/2 c quinoa
  • Lightly sauted vegetables tossed with homemade dairy-free pesto
  • 4-6 oz protein (meat and vegetarian options will be provided)

After Dinner

  • Herbal Tea
  • Milk thistle (optional)

To accompany all level 1 menus, be sure to drink LOTS of water throughout the day.  Cheat foods will also be provided.

Level 2 Sample Menu for a Day

Upon rising

  • 8 oz warm water with 1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 capsules herbs for liver detoxification support
  • 2 capsules Magnesium Citrate

Breakfast

  • Rice protein shake
  • Multivitamin, fish oil capsules

Morning Snack

  • 1 cup fresh green juice and/or
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

Lunch

  • Another rice protein shake, if desired
  • 2 cups steamed or lightly sauteed vegetables OR 2 cups raw veggies
  • 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa

Afternoon Snack

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Another rice protein shake, if desired.

Dinner

  • 4-6 ounces fish or organic chicken breasts, baked or sauteed with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice

Use spices to enhance the flavor and nutritional value of your meal: experiment with adding garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, turmeric, sea salt, curry, and cilantro.  Fresh is always better and preferred and will allow you to enjoy the flavors and savor the flavor more completely.

  • 2 cups steamed or lightly sauteed vegetables OR 2 cups raw veggies
  • 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 liver support herb capsules
  • 2 magnesium citrate capsules

Additions

  • Unlimited caffeine-free, herbal teas
  • Vegetable broth throughout the day (Preferably homemade. If store-purchased, go for organic! Look for low-sodium, and avoid anything with “autolyzed yeast extract” in the ingredient list)
  • Up to 2 cups caffeinated green tea per day
  • 1  cup coconut water per day

‘Cheat’ Foods

You should not feel very hungry during this cleanse. However, if you find yourself starved between meals, feel free to pick to have 1 or 2 of these per day

  • 2 tbsp Hummus with carrots or celery
  • Small handful raw nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts

Level 3 Sample Menu for a Day

Breakfast

  • 24 oz green lemonade or other vegetable juice from a juice bar

OR

  • Green smoothie of 1 large frozen banana, 2 tbsp tahini or nut butter, 1 tsp coconut oil, 6 leaves romaine lettuce, ½ cup coconut water, and ice

(other smoothie varieties will be offered)

Lunch

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (or mesclun greens), 1 small carrot, grated, 1/3 cup red cabbage, shredded, 1/3 cup zucchini, shredded, topped with 1/4 cup Asian dressing
  • Larabar OR Wild Bar of choice

Dinner

Cooked option

  • Prepare 1 cup hot quinoa according to package directions.  Season it with salt, pepper, and other herbs of choice. Alongside, have at least 2 cups steamed veggies of choice (3 cups would be even better). Top the quinoa and the vegetables with 1/4 cup tahini dressing.

Raw option

  • 1 spiralized (or shredded) zucchini, 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, 1/2 small carrot (grated) topped with 1/4 cup asian dressing (or other favorite salad dressing — 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, and a drizzle of nama shoyu or tamari is fine, too) OR quick raw tomato sauce (cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, basil, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper chopped finely or processed in a food processor), sprinkled with 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup Moroccan Spiced Carrot Soup

After Dinner

  • Warm tea, such as ginger or peppermint

Snack Option

Snacking is not recommended, but if necessary, crudites or crudites with hummus between lunch and dinner are acceptable.

Further recipe details will be provided for each of the levels when cleanse materials are distributed.

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