My January Vegan Cleanse

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One of my resolutions waste get Healthy for January,  After a particularly excessive christmas break – All I wanted was fruit, vegetables and some good old fashioned nourishment!

So my cleanse consisted of eating only ( or mainly) whole foods, no processed sugar or carbs, no meat, dairy or pure eggs ( I did have honey though!) and lots of tea, fruit, veg and whole grains!

Now, At the end of the month my cleanse has meant I’ve lost 6 pounds, but more importantly – I feel great for it!

Heres my daily routine;

Morning;

2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar in water

ThinTea Detox tea

1 bowl of Porridge made with 50% water, 50% no sugar almond milk OR Home made granola

Granola Recipe:

  • Mix lots of oats ( however much you want to make, remembering you want to store it) with the following mixture to bind and cover lightly, the mixture should still be crumbly. 1 part honey, 2 parts water 1 part coconut oil
  • Spread on a lined baking tray in the oven until it very slightly toasts on a medium heat, and mix until there is a new level of oats on the top ( time dependant on batch, but check every 5 mins as it can burn easily!) Once the top is lightly toasted…
  • Chop up mixed nuts and fruit and add to the tray and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the mixture is golden brown.
homemade granola recipe cleanse

homemade granola with almond milk

ThinTea detox tea review

ThinTea detox tea 28 day program

ThinTea detox tea review

Inside the Detox tea pack ( some already used)

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My Favourite part was the cute little fruit tea diffuser!

Lunch

Quinoa + Salad OR homemade soup

Green cleansing soup recipe;

  • Chop up 1 white onion, 1 red onion 4 garlic cloves and sautee in pan with a small amount of olive oil.
  • Chop up a variety of different colour vegetables, including lots of leafy greens, add to a large pan and add boiling water to cover.
  • ( I used, Red Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnip ( this is goo for adding a sweetness), carrot, 1 potato, 1 sweet potato ( potato thickens it slightly!) yellow pepper, leeks, tomato, red pepper
  • Add 1 additive free vegetable stock cube/jelly, salt,pepper, turmeric, cumin, rosemary
  • Boil until cooked and soft
  • Blend + serve with a splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • cleansing green soup recipecleaning green soup recipe

Purple Cleanse Soup recipe;

  • Chop up 1 white onion, 1 red onion 4 garlic cloves, Ginger and Chilli to taste and sautee in pan with a small amount of olive oil.
  • Chop up a variety of different colour vegetables, including lots of leafy greens, add to a large pan and add boiling water to cover.
  • ( I used, lots of Red Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnip ( this is goo for adding a sweetness), carrot, yellow pepper, leeks, tomato, red pepper, beetroot
  • Add 1 additive free vegetable stock cube/jelly, salt,pepper, turmeric, cumin, rosemary, cayenne pepper
  • Boil until cooked and soft
  • Blend + serve with a splash of extra virgin olive oil

multi colour cleansing soup rainbow soup

Dinner

Thintea fatburn tea

I had a variety of dishes so I didn’t get bored, including Quinoa lettuce wraps with satay and chilli sauce ( homemade), Brown rice with roasted root Vegetables and sautéed garlic spinach and kale, Quinoa and Coconut lentil curry,

I did cheat a few recipes with some not whole but still healthy ingredience, when I need some comfort food including; Brown Rice pasta with homemade tomato and chilli sauce and Qourn mince, Tacos with Qourn mince guacamole and salsa wth lots of salad, and Deliciously Ellas Gnocchi recipe with garlic and chilli spinach sauce or Corgette and tomato olive oil dressing.

Coconut lentil curry recipe;

  • Sauté some garlic with a bit of coconut oil and whole peanut butter
  • Add 1 carton of Light coconut milk and some water to the boil
  • Add in some chopped vegetables like broccoli and sweet potato, cauliflower and spinach, with some lentils, chick peas and butterbeans
  • Wait for it to cook through at least 30 mins
  • Once all ingredience are soft serve with Quinoa

So throughout January I did cheat once or twice and have a square of dark (90%) chocolate, or have tacos or rice pasta ( bot kept it vegan still & packed with veg!) – But all in all I lost 6 pounds and overall I feel great for it! I wasn’t great with my Exercise but next on my list is to restart ‘Insanity’ ( at home workout DVDS which are incredible!) – which I will do another post on!

Here are my before and afters from 1st jan- 31st jan and as you can see I think the lb’s have come straight off my tummy and love handles and given me a much flater, curvier shape! – Especially considering this wasnt a ‘diet’, I ate plentifully – but just of whole foods!  I can’t wait to start my exercise regime now!

before and after vegan cleanse

Before and after my vegan cleanse

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