Cleanse Program: Week Two

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on November 11, 2012

Just 7 more days to go. Yes!

I’m feeling really good, my skin looks great, and I had a huge bowl of kale this morning for breakfast. A bowl of kale. For breakfast. This vegetable lovin’ cleanse is helping me step out of my comfort zone in all of the right ways

What about you? What changes are you noticing?

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  • No sugar. This includes palm sugar, honey, agave, stevia, coconut nectar, etc.
  • Support clean, conscious and intuitive eating.
  • 1000mL (4 cups) water with the juice from one lemon every morning.
  • 1000mL (4 cups) water with the juice from one lemon every afternoon.
  • 2 grams vitamin C per day.
  • Minimum 500mL of fresh fruit/vegetable juice per day.
  • Minimum 500mL of fruit/vegetable smoothies per day.
  • Light meals only. Don’t eat until uncomfortably full.
  • Meditation in the morning. 10 minutes or longer.
  • Mindful eating. Ensure I’m chewing enough, perform breathing exercises before dinner, and eat at the table only.
  • Leave 12 hours between dinner and breakfast the following day.

(click to view the meal plan PDF)

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  • Continue with no grains.
  • Enjoy liquids in the morning in the form of fresh fruit and vegetable juice or a smoothie.
  • Begin including animal protein – eggs, poultry and fish
  • Begin including plant-based proteins – lentils and beans

  • Add ground flax, chia or hemp seeds to smoothies to pump up the fiber as well as contribute a good amount of protein. I plan on having 2 tablespoons per day of these seeds.
  • Add protein powder to smoothies in the form of egg protein, pea protein, pumpkin seed protein or hemp protein powders.
  • Enjoy lightly steamed vegetables throughout the day if needed.
  • Roasted squash and sweet potato are fair game.
  • The additional vegetable intake, especially in the form of juices, will help you to maintain an average protein intake.
  • Stretch morning and night to encourage detoxification.
  • If all the meal prep is a bit too much, just double up on days. Follow the cleanse basics outline and make the cleanse work for you!

When you’re finished with your cleanse, maintain the momentum with a Healthful Pursuit meal plan.

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I’m not really feeling the need to cleanse right now (been eating pretty clean on a regular basis and doing regular yoga/meditation) but I have a feeling that after my family trip to Europe for the holidays, a cleanse will feel amazing! I’m bookmarking these posts for that time :)



I love that you’ve put so much thought into every bit of time and food needed. You’ve made it so easy to be comfortable and relaxed with clear guidelines and food lists. I’ve always been so stressed before a cleanse, feeling like I’m forgetting something, not enough greens or not enough options. This is the perfect cleanse that you can easily adjust to your own wants and needs. I’m so thankful for all you do. Thank you Leanne :)


Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thank you, Tamikko ;)


Erin (wicked vegan)

I’m so excited to see beans are back!

Just wanted to let you know the link to the nut butter is sending us to the raw zucchini and tomato sauce. =)


Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks for catching that, Erin. I’ve updated it!



I notice a lot of sugar in your recipes. Lots. I think a cleanse for me would me a balance of lots of protein vs. all the beans and sugars from fruits. But interesting nonetheless. Also, one thing I find is your recipes call for a kajillion ingredients. :) I do best with simple, simple, simple. I don’t have money or patience or time for something that needs a ton of different things. But I guess that’s just me.


Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks for your feedback, Rach! :)



Soooo I realize that your doing a cleanse and it’s not the best time to bring this up buttttttt your faux twix bars are out of this world amazing!!! Every time I check up on ‘you’ and the blog your onto something brilliant . Keep up the amazing blog!


Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

haha I love the disclaimer on your comment. Very nice. Thanks Brittany :)



Will you be updating the week two cleanse with the links to the new recipes?



I am starting a 10-day cleanse with some friends Monday…I will be using this as a reference…great timing! Thanks!!


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