Whole Living Cleanse - Week 1 - February 2013

Whole Living Cleanse – Week 1 – February 2013

Well, for our regular readers, you will know that we have been gone December and January. We were in Florida, Carribean, England, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, and Portugal. We ate really well for a few months but in Europe we really enjoyed coffee and sweets (too much – photos in subsequent posts)! So after reading a timely article in one of our favorite magazines, Whole Living Magazine, we decided to try this three-week cleanse. The recipes in this magazine are really well-tested and not complicated. We also like to try new food combinations and recipes.

We aren’t doing the Cabbage soup diet or water with cayenne pepper diet or Atkins, just plain whole food while cutting down our delicious black coffee in the morning and sweets!

This diet is heavy on lentils, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, oils and seasonings. What I like about this cleanse is that while there are 45 recipes in the cleanse, you can improvise meals and simply follow the ingredient guidelines for each week. Week 2 introduces fish and gluten-free grains and eggs in Week 3.

Here is a link to the 2013 Whole Living Action Plan, so if you want to join us, please feel free at any time.

Here is a look at the menu plan (really tasty and flavourful recipes):

Week 1: Breakfast

Day 1: Mango-Tahini Smoothie

Day 2: Cucumber-Pear Juice

Day 3: Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

Day 4: Pineapple-Spinach Juice

Day 5: Mango-Tahini Smoothie

Day 6: Green Lemonade

Day 7: Blueberry-Mint Smoothie


Week 1: Lunch

Day 1: French Lentil Salad

Day 2: Creamy Broccoli Soup

Day 3: French Lentil Salad

Day 4: Cauliflower “Rice” Stir Fry

Day 5: Roasted Beets on Greens

Day 6: Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Day 7: Roasted Beets on Greens

Week 1: Dinner

Day 1: Creamy Broccoli Soup

Day 2: Cauliflower “Rice” Stir Fry

Day 3: Creamy Broccoli Soup

Day 4: Roasted Portobellos With Kale

Day 5: Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Day 6: Roasted Portobellos With Kale

Day 7: French Lentil Salad

The menu is heavy on lentils (we enjoy these and eat these quite frequently), but best of all most of the ingredients are in season and quite affordable so I recommend that you take a look at the cleanse closer and let us know your thoughts and if you have any tips or tricks?

We plan on blogging throughout the entire experience and plan on sticking out the whole plan.

BTW, the Mango tahini smoothie this morning was interesting – not very sweet but the lime juice was nice.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.