I love a good spring cleaning and, while tackling the over-stuffed closet is nice, nothing is more rewarding than cleaning out the body. I've been eating a lot of the heavier vegan foods out there lately (soy cheese, ice "cream", cookies, chips, etc.) and so for this past week I've been eating all raw. I was raw for 2.5 years, so it's easy to fall back into, and it feels great. To take my detoxing to the next level, I been doing a juice cleanse for the past 3 days. Not wanting to spend the time or energy making my own juice, and wanting to be sure I was getting the nutrition I needed, I opted to try the Blue Print Cleanse - their "excavation" cleanse to be exact. Meet my "meals":
Every day of the cleanse, you drink these tasty (really!) concoctions in the order they're numbered. On the excavation level, the first three are green juices, the fourth is a lemonade, the fifth is another green juice, and the 6th is a heavenly "dessert" of cashew milk with vanilla and cinnamon. Everything is raw, most ingredients are organic, and best of all, it'll make you feel pretty darn good. Honestly, I was worried about having enough energy, but I did everything I normally do (including long walks and a kickboxing class) and was fine. I'm even using this last day of the cleanse to take it even further with a 90 minute massage, infrared sauna, and herbal body wrap (yes, I'm totally spoiled). I'll be toxin-free in no time. For a little while anyway....
My pristine system can't last forever, and if there was ever a reason to go back to cooked food, it's the SF Vegan Bake Sale, which is coming soon (next Saturday!) to Ike's Place. As usual, there will be the most amazing treats you've ever tasted, with every cent of your purchase going to charity. PLEASE get off your booty and come by. I'll be there slinging my white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies if you need even more incentive.
I'd like to think I'll make it until the bake sale still eating raw, but let's face it - Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo and I can't let that pass without some chips, guacamole, and margaritas. After all, we all know that whoever said "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" is an idiot and has obviously never had guacamole. :)
Have fun this week everyone. See you on the 8th I hope!