Like many of the rest of you, G and I wanted to get the year off to a healthy start but gave ourselves a little leeway in when exactly the start would start. January 1 is a bit too much of an abrupt change, when there are holiday leftovers (in my case, leftover booze rather than food), friends visiting for holidays, birthdays, etc.
So, things settled down yesterday and beginning today G and I are doing a one-week raw cleanse. We aren't following any one particular plan, but are taking aspects from various cleanse: high raw (I'll say 97% just to be safe because we're allowing miso and small amounts of spices or condiments that aren't raw), a green juice a day, no coffee (but green and herbal teas), no refined sugars, and no alcohol - admittedly the hardest part of this for me. Because even a raw diets has its "snacky" foods, I'm staying away from those - kale chips, bars and the like, nuts in large quantities - but I don't want to make this too hard for G.
This is what things looked like today:
Chia pudding with hemp seeds, cinnamon, chopped dates.
Later, a banana and some green tea.
Cute cup, right?? G and I found it in the garbage, along with a matching mug for him and three pristine white plates! The things people throw out these days. Yes, I washed them all well.
I snacked on some raw kraut.
Lunch was a big kale salad with avocado, sprouts, tomato, nooch, and sunflower seeds dressed with olive oil, salt, and red pepper flakes.
Then later I (unpictured) had two dates with raw almond butter.
And the finished bowl:
Carrot, beet, and broccoli stem, spiralized into noodles. On top of spinach and dolloped with a raw cashew alfredo sauce based on Gena's recipe here.
I anticipate two more dates, spiced with ginger and cinnamon or cocoa and tea. Check back tomorrow to see if G has given up the ghost. Good wishes to anyone else who is cleansing right now!