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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cleanse: Day Two

Days two and three on the Clean Program can sometimes be a little rough. The novelty of being on a "fun" cleanse can wear off and oftentimes, if you're a coffee drinker, the headaches begin. This is a good time to practice meditation and self-restraint. Easier said than done, but in the end it's 100% worth it. Trust me! Here's a sample menu for day two on the Clean Program.

Upon Waking
Drink a big glass of room temperature water with lemon juice. Why? Our bodies become dehydrated as we sleep so it's important to rehydrate asap when we get up. Lemon juice helps to boost the metabolism and prepare the stomach to digest the breakfast you're about to have.

Vanilla Mango Smoothie
1/2 mango, diced
1 scoop Nourish
1 scoop Move
1 cup coconut water
1/4 avocado
4-5 ice cubes
Blend everything in a blender until smooth.

kale chips

Smoked Salmon and Arugula Salad
3 cups arugula (loosely packed)
smoked salmon (as much as desired)
1/2 avocado, diced
juice from half a lemon
2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together on a plate.

Handful of raspberries
Handful of quinoa crackers
1 tangerine

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Mint
3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
1 lemon, peeled
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
4 cups filtered water
1/4 pine nuts
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Blend everything except mint in a blender until smooth. Add mint and blend for 15 seconds. Serve chilled.

Before Bed
Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil before bed every night and follow with water and lemon. In his book, Clean, Dr. Alejandro Junger writes, "Olive oil taken at night will lubricate your intestines, improve bowel elimination, provide anti-inflammatory fats, kill germs and enhance fat burning, stimulate the gallbladder and liver to move bile that clears the liver system, promote bone formation, inhibit blood clot formation, and promote hormonal balance."

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