pixycleanse day 1!

All the meals have been delivered and now I’m home and feeling SO GRATEFUL.  This has already been such a wonderful journey, and it’s just the first day!

I made juices, smoothies and salads for 9 people this morning.  Man, it was so hard to do this for more people than just little ole me, but I think I’ve got the hang of it now!

Just a couple things before I post the recipes:

  • I have done so many detoxes and cleanses, and have never completed them because they were just too strict.  So I really want to stress that I think it’s best for us to listen to our bodies, and take our activity levels into account, and allow ourselves to eat a handful of raw almonds, or add a lean protein with your salad at night, if you need to. I feel strongly about this, after beating myself up so many times.  These cleanses should be a time of reflection and just letting your body breathe.  No guilt!
  •  I also feel like we shouldn’t cut out caffeine completely either, if you already drink it.  Just make it “clean” caffeine (no soda ~ green tea or black coffee is best) and limit your intake to just one cup in the morning ~ no sugar or cream.  We Americans don’t even let ourselves be tired!  It’s okay to have a sluggish moment here or there!
  • This cleanse is power-packed with all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body has been dying for – so let’s focus on that, instead of focusing on what we can’t have, or what we shouldn’t have, okay?  If you slip up and eat something naughty, just remember: you have given yourself so much already today.  You are fortified, and that’s a powerful thing!

Here are the recipes!

(almost all of these ingredients are organic, by the way)



This is what went in the juicer at 4:30 this morning:

  1. 1 large bag of carrots
  2. 4 oranges (peel and all!)
  3. 1 large jicama
  4. 3 inches ginger
  5. 2 sweet potatoes
  6. 1 pineapple



The key to a healthy smoothie is this concoction I made up over the weekend ~ it’s raw almonds, raw cashews, and hemp hearts, covered in water, and allowed to sit overnight.  The next day, blend and add more water if you want a thinner consistency.  It’s a creamy hemp/nut milk that serves as a healthy base for these smoothies.

  1. 2 bananas
  2. 1 cup hemp/nut milk
  3. spinach water (blend 3 cups water with 2-3 large handfuls of spinach for 90 seconds)
  4. frozen berries
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 2 lemons, rind and seeds removed
  7. 2 Tablespoons coconut oil

These measurements are for very large smoothies for all your friends.  But it’s easy to cut them down ~ you don’t have to worry about exact measurements.



This is a seriously great way to get your kale in.  It’s really filling, but I recommend adding a small piece of salmon or a veggie soup to go with it if you’re starving.

Here’s what’s in it…

  1. kale (duh)
  2. red onions (macerated in red wine vinegar overnight)
  3. blueberries
  4. sliced raw almonds
  5. cooked chick peas
  6. sunflower seeds

Here’s the dressing:

In a blender, combine 2-3 cloves garlic, the juice of 1 or 2 fresh lemons, 1-2 Tablespoons tahini paste, 1-2 Tablespoons stone ground mustard, 1 Tablespoon honey, 1/3 cup olive oil, salt and pepper ~ and blend!  Adjust the measurements according to taste.  This dressing will keep in the fridge nicely for a few days.

Don’t forget to drink TONS OF WATER!!!  And also ~ journal, meditate and breathe!!!




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