Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The green smoothie cleanse

I did a cleanse last week. It was a great way to reset my body and get rid of all the sugar cravings! I lost 3 pounds, 2 inches from my waist and an inch from my hips. There is a definite difference in my stomach, I have a before and after picture but I'm not willing to post bare belly pics here. The bloat and top layer of fat from my stomach are gone. 

So what did I do? 

I see a local doctor and she has developed a cleanse called The Caire Cleanse
You cut out-
  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Processed Sugars
  • Artificial Sweeteners

I drink 2-3 smoothies following her recipe-
2 handfuls of kale
2 handfuls of spinach
3 romaine lettuce leaves
2 sticks of celery
half an apple
half a pear
half a banana (I use a full one)
half an avocado
juice from a lime (or lemon)
cup of water (or more)
2 cups of ice

I combine all the ingredients in my Vitamix. (I was gifted a Vitamix from my mama, to make jbost smoothies after his diagnosis... we joke that she loves him more than she loves me, which isn't far off...) You don't have to have a Vitamix, any high power blender will work. I used to do this with my Cuisinart but instead of an ice cream consistency, I was still chewing my smoothie...

Along with the smoothie, I drank green tea, it has cleansing qualities...

You can read about the Caire Cleanse here for more details.

The first time I did this cleanse I lost 6 pounds but I was also exercising in addition to the cleanse. My friend lost 4 pounds this round too.

Besides the weight loss, I can tell a difference in my sleeping. energy levels, and sugar cravings.

We plan to do it again! Enjoy. If you have any questions, just email me!

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix it. 

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