Are you ready for one of the biggest challenges of your life? The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will challenge you spiritually, mentally, and physically. It will transform your life in so many positive ways. You will learn so much about yourself and your eating habits. You will also learn to have a better relationship with food. The only way to attain a healthy relationship with food is to learn to love it and ensure that the food you put into your body loves you back: it fuels you, nourishes you, and supports your optimal health and vitality. During the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, you will give your body healthy, nutrient-rich foods that make you feel alive! Know that there will be times when you feel frustrated or feel like giving up, but if you stick with it, your body will reward you for your efforts. You will be truly amazed at the results!
The first four days will be the most challenging part of your experience. As your body adjusts from receiving its calories from whole foods, to the blended, nutrient-rich green smoothies, it will initially crave what you were used to eating. This is normal so allow your body to adjust during the first four days even though you may feel uncomfortable at times. After the first few days, your body will become satisfied with the green smoothies and the amazing nutrients in them. You will begin to feel energized and healthy, maybe for the first time in years.
For the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, the only acceptable foods to add in your smoothies are green leafy vegetables, fruits and water. Please do not add any starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, beets, carrots or any other vegetables that are not leafy greens. Fruit is normally digested quickly, but when it’s mixed with other starchy vegetables, the stomach will let the fruit sit while it digests the other foods that are in there. The fruit will begin to ferment which causes gas and bloating. To avoid this, only add green leafy veggies, fruits and water in the green smoothies during the 10-day cleanse.
Be sure to only use the darker varieties of green leafy vegetables as they provide chlorophyll and other important nutrients. Some examples of dark, leafy greens are kale, chard, spinach, baby salad greens, arugula, romaine lettuce, dandelion greens, beet greens, and collard greens. Organic produce is superior and important to use during the cleanse. If you can’t find organic fruits and vegetables, wash off the pesticides and waxes as best you can. Waxes are pretty difficult to remove; in fact, they usually can’t be removed by simply washing them. You need to purchase special cleansers from health food
If you come to a point where you feel you would like to stop the cleanse, there are a few things to try. First, know this feeling will pass. Try making yourself an extra-delicious smoothie that you really like. Have a few celery sticks, carrots, or an apple. Have a handful of raw nuts or seeds—but only a handful because although they are healthy, too many can be fattening. Drink a refreshing cup of tea. For the first few days, this will really help to curb your hunger. Look forward to Day 5, then to Day 7, and then to Day 10. Your amazing weight loss results and feelings of high energy will begin to outweigh the longing to eat those less-than-optimal but tempting foods. Rest up and stick with it. You can do this and you will be amazed at the results even after just a few days. Picture yourself telling your story. Go for a walk. Engage in something you thoroughly enjoy doing.