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yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 2: Smoothies

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 10, 2011

Alright yumyogis… congratulations for making it through Day 1, Juice! On Day 2, we start to add some fiber back into our diet, by keeping the natural fiber that is in fruits and vegetables rather than throwing it away when we juice. Using the blender to break up the fiber, we make it much more easily digestible.

Day 1: Juice

Day 2: Smoothies

Day 3: Apples

Day 4: Raw… uncooked fruits, vegetables and raw nuts and seeds

Day 5: Vegan… no animal products (meat, fish, eggs or dairy)

Today you get to have smoothies all day long, and any kind of smoothies you like, just as long as they are only fruits and vegetables. I recommend not adding anything but water to blend your smoothie, to keep the drinks as easily digestible for your body as possible. So for today, keep things like yogurt, almond butter, nuts, seeds like chia and flax, and protein powders out of your smoothies. Trust me, with the right combo of sweet fruits like bananas and pineapple and nutrition-packed leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale, you won’t be missing the other ingredients!

Following the above guidelines, you can be as creative as you like with your smoothies today! If you need a little guidance, here are some ideas and suggestions:

Bananaberry

1 banana

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 cup (handful) spinach or kale

1 cup water

OR

Tropical Green Goodness

1 banana

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup mango

1 kiwi

1 cup (handful) spinach or kale

1 cup water

OR

Captain Pearberry

1 chopped, frozen pear

1 cup raspberries

1 cup (handful) spinach or kale

1 cup water

You get the picture. Really, the possibilities are limitless, so have fun with it!

I recommend at least 3 large smoothies (12-24 oz.) during meal times. If you feel like you need more, go ahead and have another one. You can also continue to drink juice if you like, as well as keep guzzling your water and/or herbal teas!

My suggestion:

Breakfast: Smoothie

Snack: Juice or tea

Lunch: Smoothie

Snack: Juice or tea or small smoothie

Dinner: Smoothie

Enjoy the flavors of the different combinations of wholesome fruits and vegetables. Your body is getting major TLC right now after you’ve given it a break from having to digest anything for 24 hours and now are making that digestion super-easy by mechanically breaking the foods that are already most easily digested down into the smallest possible pieces.

On Day 3, we will begin to chew again… apples, apples, and more apples!

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