November 9, 2012 By Leanne Vogel December 14, 2018
Cleanse day 5. Oh heck ya.
We’ve done a full day of liquids, ate more veggies than we ever thought possible, and resisted cravings left, right and sideways. Nicely done!
Make sure to check back over the weekend to view the meal plan for week two of our cleanse.
Cravings got you down? You’re not alone. Just yesterday I wanted to sink my teeth into a juicy burger with bacon… and cheese… and a fried egg.
I haven’t had a bacon and cheese burger for like, 10 years? But that’s all I wanted yesterday. Instead of getting angry and frustrated, I sat with the craving for a long while, asking myself why it was popping up. When I was able to tap into my intuition it was easy to see that my body was just craving more protein. I prepared a huge plate of sauteed kale with hemp seeds and the craving went away in a matter of minutes.
Here are some tricks I’ve been using to help beat my cravings:
This snack was inspired by Navitas Naturals Power Snacks. I’d picked up a bag when I went to visit Ange last month and fell in love with the little bite-sizes morsels of superfood goodness. Of course as luck would have it, I haven’t been able to find them at home so I just decided to make my own!
I would show you a picture of the actual power snack… but I gobbled up the bag in a week flat.
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You could be really creative with this recipe, too. There are so many potential flavor combinations to be had. I chose to go with ginger because well, it’s cleanse supporting and it goes fabulously with apricots. (I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought a huge Costco-sized bag of dried apricots last week).
Adding the lemon juice to the chia will help to soften it up a bit. Make sure that you don’t skip this step.
You want the nuts and seeds to be broken down, but still have a bit of texture.
I’m slowly starting to measure the ingredients for the recipes here on the blog starting with dried fruit! I was amazed at how many large, juicy dates I needed to get up to 200 grams.
Process the dried fruit until it forms a large ball like this one:
Add the nuts and seeds and process a bit more.
Then press into the prepared pan and place in the fridge or freezer to harden up. They’ll be much easier to cut like this, believe me.
If you have a dehydrator, it’s great to dehydrate the cubes for a bit just so that they’re a bit more portable and don’t stick together as much.
And there you have it, a cleanse-worthy snack that tastes good and will make you feel fantastic!
Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.