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Detox Smoothie + Day 3 Recap

by Sharon on December 31, 2014

 

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This Detox Smoothie is a welcome change. Even though I’m OK with a little repetition and I understand that cleanses might not always be fun, but after two days of this Green Smoothie, it was time to switch up my game to keep things fresh.

Lemon is like an ultimate detoxifier. Ever wonder why so many detoxes and cleanses insist on copious amounts of lemon? Because lemon is the detox BOMB, that’s why. 😉 I had to add lemon to this smoothie.

Another  antioxidant powerhouse is the almighty kale. Kale smoothies are a right of passage for all healthy eaters.

For sweetness, I tossed in a chopped up pear, peel and all. I really loved the pear in this. I’ve used apples, bananas, strawberries, you name it, but pears were a first for a smoothie ingredient. Very subtle, yet the sweetness level was perfect.

Now for a bit of plant based protein. I’m a Brand Ambassador for North Coast Naturals which means access to one of my most favourite ingredients, detox or not. Hemp seeds are the man! 😉 They are also protein. Boom.

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As far as how my day went as a whole, today was a little tougher. I was super jealous of Joe’s morning coffee and I hovered over him, wiping up drool, as he sliced up some cheese and bread for a snack. It can be a real challenge to stay on track when your loved ones are not participating. I’ve been lucky the last few times as Joe did them with me, but he’s opted out of this one. He did enjoy the Detox Vegetable Soup though. 😉

My coping strategy for this is all mental. Mind over matter type stuff. Like, it’s not that I can never have cheese again. In fact, I’ll be having it in just over a week. Really, it’s not so bad. I happily indulged in all kinds of Christmas treats, so now I feel like it’s only fair to my body to treat it to a cornucopia of the good stuff. Period. So, I’m sticking to it.

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I also added a new snack to keep things fresh. Hard boiled eggs! Perfection. Pure protein and delicious to boot. I always use –> this method from my friends at Two Healthy Kitchens for cooking my eggs. If you like firmly cooked whites with creamy, hard cooked yolks then this is the system for you.

Here’s how Day 3 looked :

  • Hot water with lemon & cayenne
  • 2 clementines
  • Detox Smoothie
  • Handful almonds x 2
  • Chopped Detox Salad (leftovers)
  • 2 clementines
  • Detox Vegetable Soup (leftovers)
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 apple with cinnamon & almond butter

*as usual lots of water and herbal tea

Check out Day One and Day Two ‘s Recap posts.

Serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 2 kale leaves, torn from the stem into small pieces
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 pear, cored and chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend together all ingredients until frothy and fully blended
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Toronto Girl West January 1, 2015 at 2:15 am

Cucumbers and lemons are my go to ingredients for detox type drinks! They make everything taste so bright! 🙂

Anywho, since it’s already 2015 in your neck of the woods – Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Sharon January 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Happy New Year to you Karen! All the best for 2015. 🙂 Downton Abbey will start soon so that means a 2015 is off to bang! 😉

Deryn @ Running on Real Food January 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

This sounds great! I’ve been trying to include more veggies in my smoothies, rather than just fruit and protein. I sometimes add spinach but I’ll have to get back into kale and maybe some cucumber. Do you usually peel your cucumber for smoothies, or just throw it all in? Thanks for sharing!

Sharon January 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

I love cucumber in my smoothies. I kinda half peel them. I leave strips of peel for the added fibre. 😉 They are fairly neutral in flavour, blend well and perfect for smoothies! 🙂

karen January 7, 2015 at 8:32 am

I love using pears in smoothies. I’ll be giving this one a try 🙂 Thanks for your awesome smoothies Sharon.

Sharon January 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

The pear was a first for me. Loved it! Just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks Karen. 🙂

CC December 6, 2015 at 9:53 pm

As someone who can’t eat eggs, do you have any other recommendations for a high protein snack that fits the detox parameters?

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