WIAW: Not-So-Clean Cleanse Update

Here’s my first update for the not-so-clean cleanse.  I’m feeling well, and the sugar cravings are significantly reduced.  Thank goodness!  The cleanse is entirely plant based, so my protein intake has diminished.  Given that this is not a long-term thing, I’m not worried about it.

Also, since I “allowed” myself to eat anything I want (so long as I really really really want it), I’m not feeling deprived.  In fact, I haven’t really really really wanted anything.  Hmmm…. perhaps it helps that I included wine in the cleanse…

Anyway – here’s a typical day of eats so far:

Breakfast: half a gala apple (pre-workout) and blueberry banana soft serve (post workout) *recipe below*

gala   soft serve

Snack: black coffee (simple pleasure) and raw almonds

 coffee   almonds

Lunch: sweet potato (neither a fruit nor veggie, but I went for it anyway) and side salad topped with leftover fresh bruschetta


Snack: hummus and cut veggies


Dinner: roast Brussels sprouts (with a little salt & olive oil) and 1/3 butternut squash


Dessert: glass of red wine (surprise, surprise) and a few more almonds


*Blueberry Banana Soft Serve* (aka: the only way I can force myself to consume Sunwarrior protein)

  • 1 frozen banana (peeled and frozen in chunks)
  • 1/3 c frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (plus water for thinning to desired consistency)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein

Whip this up in a food processor and enjoy!  It actually doesn’t feel to out of season since the temperatures here have been extremely mild, about 71 degrees or so over the past couple days.

  • What has been your best meal lately?

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21 Responses to WIAW: Not-So-Clean Cleanse Update

  1. The wine shot caught my eye! I just had an AMAZING bowl of chocolate whipped oats which were damn good!

  2. lindsay says:

    wine is an antioxidant! a must for a cleanse. 😉

  3. I haven’t had anything too out of this world recently.

  4. Nichole says:

    I am super proud of you. Any cleanse, one day or 10 is tough. I am really impressed!

  5. Oooo pretty nails! So Christmassy and festive – love it! I haven’t really eaten anything extraordinary lately, so I’m just gonna say that the best thing has been breakfast… Yogurt, cereal, and fruit are things I tend to be craving like crazy lately.

  6. I just so happen to have all of the ingredients for the blueberry banana soft serve! I now know what I’m having for an afternoon snack today 🙂

  7. Wine always helps 😉 Everything looks good! How do you feel when you go plant-based? Any different?

    • Tiff says:

      It’s hard to say. This time I felt good but was having trouble recovering from workouts (not enough protein). When I go veg and really try to get more protein, my belly usually hurts since I don’t digest tempeh, beans, and lentils very well.

  8. I love sweet potatoes and squash–looks like a day of good eats! Last night we had a roasted delicata squash that turned out to be perfect. It totally hit the spot with some roasted cauliflower on the side. Simple and satisfying. 🙂

  9. Wine – the best kind of dessert!

  10. I had some blueberry softserve this weekend too. So good! I love banana “ice cream.”

    Good luck with the rest of your cleanse. Sounds like you are eating some tasty, wholesome food!

  11. Nice polish!! That blueberry softserve looks like the real deal

  12. I wouldn’t last one day on a cleanse. LOL.

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