This past week has been a bit bonkers. Troy was out of town for work, Adelaide had a cold/was teething so she wasn’t sleeping at night, and I have two busy little boys. The perfectly planned meal plans went out the door, and grabbing the quickest thing to eat was my go-to for the week. By midweek my body started feeling depleted, completely worn out from lack of sleep and from not enough nutrition to keep me on top of my game. So I’ve decided I need to take some time this week to get myself back on track.
One of my goals for this new year was to add more smoothies and juice to my life. Breastfeeding and working out is a lot for this body, and I want to make sure I’m setting up my body and mind for success. A couple weeks back I had already made up my mind to do a juice/smoothie cleanse and give my body what I like to call a re-balance. I’m not big on juice cleanses because I feel people abuse them and use them too many times to drop pounds quickly! My goal with cleansing, however, was to give my body a boost and allow my gut to balance by giving it delicious and plentiful amounts of nutrition.
I decided to invest in some reading material to help me prepare and educate myself better about the benefits of what I would be eating or not eating. I came across the book Crazy Sexy Juice at Nature’s Fare and saw that the author, Kris Carr, includes a three-day cleanse at the back! I love the book because it’s simple, educational, and super-easy to follow. She also lists great recipes to pair up with your juices and smoothies instead of having you just living on liquids. This was really important to me because I’m breastfeeding and working out, so I want to make sure my body is getting what it needs to keep my milk supply up and my energy high while I’m teaching.
One of the things I believe is truly important when you’re preparing for a cleanse is the cleanse prep! This week I’m going to be adding more vegetables, juices, smoothies, and good carbohydrates to my diet as a prep for the 3-day cleanse. Want to do this with me? I’m going to be listing a new recipe every day this week along with my workouts, and I’ll be Snapchatting my cleanse prep experience. Next Saturday, I’ll be posting the 3-day cleanse in detail so you can prep for our Monday start. Have questions? Send me an e-mail at Info@dailyroutinefitness.com or head into Nature’s Fare and grab the book to help you as we cleanse together!
This weekend I’m starting with the greens! Greens are amazing for reducing inflammation in the gut, improving your skin, and balancing your pH levels. This drink is so simple and refreshing, and it’s the perfect combo to help you prep for a week of more goodness.
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Have a great weekend, guys!
Juice Recipe By: Crazy Sexy Juice
- 2 Bartlett or Bosc pears, cored and seeded
- 1 cucumber
- 2 leaves Swiss chard
- Wash and prep all ingredients.
- Juice or blend ingredients.