2011 Health Cleanse

Happy New Year!  Did you make any resolutions this year?

While I am not going for any grand sweeping changes, I am starting a cleanse on Monday.  Nothing crazy – organic fruits and veggies, whole grains, lean protein.  My goal is to become more mindful of what and how I eat and to get myself bikini ready for Hawaii in one month.  Talk about motivation!

If you would like to join me or just try some new healthy recipes keep your eyes peeled here over the next three weeks.

If you want to get the jump on next week try cutting back or eliminating your coffee, alcohol and white sugar over the weekend.  Start your day tomorrow with a fruit smoothie.  Here’s an easy recipe: two cups of water, 2-3 pears, chopped and seeded, a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh ginger, juice from 1/2 a lemon, 4-5 kale leaves.  Throw all the ingredients in a blender (add a tablespoon of honey if you like) and enjoy!

For more yummy smoothie ideas check out the Raw Family website.

Here is an article about detox cleanses from the Seattle Times, and here is one from Women’s Health with a sample daily menu.  Yes you will get to eat real food!

I would love to hear your feedback as far as what is working for you or what dietary changes you may be struggling with.