Cut out cravings,
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Cosmic Lady Six’s 3 day Detox
Happy New Year! This is my first health focused blog here on Cosmic Lady Six and I hope it’s not my last! Disclaimer! I am not a certified nutritionist or healthcare professional! Health and nutrition is a side interest/hobby/passion of mine and I am obsessed with being a gluten free ,sober, vegan who is always trying out new and fun interesting ways to honor my body.
My journey to sobriety, veganism, and being gluten free was long and terrible to be honest. 15 years worth of trial and error with my health only to find that this, at least for now, is the happiest my body functions. I try to live by example, rather than being militant, so in no way will I try to convert you to my lifestyle, but I do ask that you respect mine. With that said, the following health advice/information is to be taken at your own discretion. If you have your own dietary restrictions, or know that some of this info just isn’t for you, than leave what you want and take anything you have read here, altar it, or do what with it what you will!
A big reason why I wanted to take the time to share this detox I do with you all is because I have been doing different variations of it for the last 5 years, and also trying out different things, like I said, over the last 15 years, that have all gotten me to a place where I kind of have a fast way to reset my gut and my cravings in a way that is fast, fun, and efficient.
As someone with a strong spiritual practice, I do appreciate and practice occasional fasting, but this is something that can be very hard on your body if you are not setting yourself up properly for it. While my detox is not a strict food free fast, it is a fast of sorts, so you need to be mindful with your energy exertion during this 3 days.
*This detox is best for individuals who already have a moderate to active and healthy lifestyle, meaning people who do not eat a lot of junk food, processed foods, or drink a lot of alcohol/smoke cigarettes.
This detox you are only allowed to have water, juice you made from home using whole vegetables and fruit, protein powder of your choice for fruit smoothie, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.
No heavy exercise during all 3 days, may walk, or do light yoga, but avoid weight lifting or heavy cardio.
Do not do detox while menstruating!
No alcohol or smoking!
No eating of processed foods or refined sugars during detox.
Make sure to continue taking vitamins and supplements!
Do not detox if you are pregnant!
Do not do if you have current health issues that require you to be on a different diet plan.
Best to do this detox over days you have off, like a 3 day weekend because your body is cleaning out.
Buy all of your food for 3 days at once.
Get rid of any thing in your fridge/ house that isn’t in line with detox while you are on it
Carrot Juice for 3 days :
2 large bags of carrots
2 bags of green apples
Apple Cider Vingar
Beet Juice for 3 days :
6 whole beets
1 bundle Spinach
Protein supplement of your choosing- some kind of flavor to go with a tropical theme
Food acceptable for meals:
Herbal Tea- buy a detox focused tea like Yogi brands Yogi Detox Tea
Nuts and Seeds of your choosing
Nut Butters of your choosing
Oil - but can avoid by steaming vegetables or baking them
Any and all fruits and vegetables
Fruit with a nut butter can be a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert option!
The night before you start your 3 day detox, go to bed with Yogi Detox Tea , add lemon to it. I often like to drink iced water with tea, so I will add apple cider vinegar, cucumber and lemon to my water.
You may need to meal prep some of these items before you go to work if you plan on doing the detox while you are working during the week. I advice you do this detox during a weekend at home as it is easier on the mind and body.
Start your morning off with some detox tea or hot lemon water. Then make your first carrot juice for the day.
I don’t eat right away in the morning and allow for this to substitute as breakfast. But I make the tropical protein smoothie as my take to work breakfast and drink it throughout the day. I also enjoy adding Slay All Day to my smoothie.
Make your beet juice and have a salad for lunch. Eat nuts/seeds for snacks if you need it. I love adding tempeh as a protein source to my salad, especially the tempeh by lightlife with flax. Here is a link to the one we eat in my house: Litelife Flax Tempeh
Steamed Sweet Potato, with mushrooms, half an avocado, yellow bell pepper, sundried tomato and nutritional yeast.
For dinner have some steamed vegetables with a baked sweet potato and a side salad. For dessert I often have an apple with peanut butter.
Kale salad with baked sweet potato, added nutritional yeast and cashew based vegan sour cream and plant based parmesan to salad/sweet potato.
I end my night with detox water like the one I mentioned at the beginning of this section, or a bedtime herbal tea like this one; Yogi Bedtime Tea
I add this supplement to help me get a full night's sleep to my bedtime tea as well :
Carrot Juice recipe for one large mason jar of juice
8 large carrots
1 whole cucumber
1 whole orange, or 3 cuties
3 green apples
1 golf ball size of ginger
3 squeezed lemons
Apple Cider Vinegar
Beet Juice Recipe
2 large beets
4 large carrots
1 green apple
2 handfuls of spinach
2 squeezed lemons
Apple Cider Vinegar
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
6 frozen strawberries
Small handful of frozen mango
Small handful of frozen pineapple
Milk of your choice I prefer Oat Milk by Oatly
After you have completed this detox, continue to drink your juice, smoothie, and eat your vegetables but add in grains, legumes, and protein. You can slowly begin working in processed foods and snacks, but don't begin eating junk food right away. You should feel like your metabolism was kick started by the end of the three days and like your body wants and craves healthier foods. It is normal to feel a bit depleted of energy if we are used to having more processed carbs and refined sugars in our diet. Some of you may feel like your body had a hard time adjusting the first day. It really will depend on how healthy you are before you start the detox. This type of eating for me is easy at this point because I have been doing it so long. If you are more prone to eating unhealthy you may only be able to do this for one or two days. I think my detox is one of the more achievable or easier detoxes to do because it is not as restrictive when it comes to eating. You can eat a lot on this detox, just as long as it fits within the guidelines of fruit , vegetables and nuts.
If you decide to give this try let me know! I picked Carrot and Beet Juice as the main Juices for the detox because they are nutrient dense and have a lot of good things for our bodies and our minds. Feel free to altar or add whatever you want to your own juice recipe and there is no limit to how many juices you can have or make!
I hope you all enjoy giving this a try!
Happy New Year and many blessings to you!