Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Cleanse Diet

I've recently started a new part time job in another city so I've been traveling a lot and getting lazy with the food I eat (eating out way to much) and not exercising. Plus, I got bronchitis from my roommate and I feel like crap! Therefore, its a perfect time for me to start a spring cleansing diet!

The major part of the "cleansing" will be to have a smoothie for breakfast instead of my usual cereal. The best protein and whole food supplement that I've found is made by Vega.This supplement not only has variety of plant-based protein (no soy) but also contains many other essential nutrients. It's a perfect substitution for a meal. I've been using for about a year now and it's great! They just came out with an even better supplement called Vega One that's supposedly tastes better and has event more nutrients! I just ordered from Amazon, so I'm excited to get it and try it.

To make my morning smoothie, I use my awesome 1-cup to-go blender, and add the following ingredients

3-4 ice cubes
1 banana
1 scoop chocolate-flavored Vega
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
Dash of cinnamon
~30 drop of ginger extract (optional - but great for digestive health!)

Then, fill the rest of the cup with almond milk or water and blend! This smoothie is so packed with nutrients and b-vitamins that I don't even need coffee in the morning, no joke!

So, for the rest of my diet I will do what I usually do (but what I've been lazy about recently):

- No processed carbs (sugar, white flour, etc.)
- No dairy or meat
- Limited "healthier" carbs (whole grain bread, brown rice)
- Lots of broccoli (helps absorb excess estrogen, which causes fat storage in midsection)
- Salad or soup for lunch
- Start running again! (plus crossfit of course)

What are your goals for this spring?


  1. i never knew that about broccoli - and will increase my consumption of it now!

    i'll be at purdue on 4/16 - let's grab coffee.

  2. I work in Chicago on Mondays so I won't be back at Purdue until the evening on 4/16 :/


What do you think?