Monday, May 2, 2011

SP Cleanse - Day 1

When preparing for a cleanse it is important to make sure that you have all of the things you need, and in this case fruits, vegetables and more fruits and vegetables.

I dropped by the Union Square Market to stock up on all sorts of greens.
Tuscan Kale, Swiss Chard, Komatsuna, Tatsoi
Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy, Scallions, Chives

While out I also picked up fresh fruit and vegetables: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Pears
 Mangos, Tomatoes, Lemon
I also picked up some brown rice as well as wild rice as the SP Cleanse allows 2 servings a day.
I started today with a Smoothie consisting of Mango, Pear and Kale along with SP Complete Powder and the Cleanse and Gastro-Fiber pills. 
 After my filling drink I headed to the gym for a Body Sculpt class and another 45 minutes on the bike where I got in some reading for a final I am taking later this week.

Once I completed my workout I came home and made a big salad. The base of the salad was:
Radicchio, Frisée, Komatsuna, Tatsoi
 I added the following vegetables into the salad:   
Cherry tomatoes, Avocado, Cucumber, Hearts of Palm, Corn, Radish, Chives and Scalions

I topped the salad with a squeeze of lemon juice. The wonderful thing about all of the different greens is they each have such distinct flavors that you do not need to overly dress the salad.

If you have a Farmer’s Market near you I highly suggest you go and try out all of the different types of produce, each vegetable contains vitamins, minerals and nutrients and can add so much to your diet both eaten raw or when cooked. 

For dinner tonight I plan to have sautéed Broccoli Raab, Tuscan Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes over brown rice. Followed by a smoothie of Strawberries, Pear and Spinach with SP Complete. 

1 comment:

  1. I am interested in reading about your experience with this cleanse! I have not heard of Standard Process Inc... but this sounds like a great detox plan! :)