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Detox Lemonade

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A lot has happened since my last post. I took my passion of sharing recipes, nutrition and fitness and became a health and fitness coach, we moved into a new house, and I got married! Now that things have settled down, I’m back and combining my usual healthy recipes, along with beauty, home decor, and fashion relating it more to my current life as a lifestyle blog. I hope you follow along 🙂

Detox Lemonade

  • 3 Lemons
  • 10 Shakes Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Packet SweetLeaf Stevia
  • 1 Pitcher Purified Water

Slice one lemon, thinly and add to pitcher. Cut the remaining two lemons in half and squeeze juice from all four pieces into pitcher. Add packet of Stevia, and Cayenne Pepper. Fill pitcher with water. Refrigerate.  Enjoy 🙂

Morning Links

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1. 10 Tips On Working From Home.. these are great to tips to staying on task (cupcakesandcashmere.com)

2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pre-Holiday Cleanse, I eat this way on a daily basis (no gluten, sugar, refined flours… etc) so I’m excited to try some of her recipes (goop.com)

3.. Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad.. I can’t wait to try this. It looks so good & has so many health benefits! (popsugar.com)

4. Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare Online, great especially for holiday travels or upcoming vacays (theeverygirl.com)

5. Pair with a skirt or dress for a look that’s so on trend.. The Adidas Original Stan Smith

6. How to Fake Calligraphy.. I love calligraphy everything, when a couple of our Save the Dates got skipped getting written out, this post saved me (jonesdesigncompany.com)

Friday Finds

This year is flying by so quickly. I can’t believe it is already the beginning of March. I’m ready for change, warm weather and all the bright refreshing aspects of Spring.Butter London

Butter London has become one of my favorite brands for their 3-free polishes, long-lasting wear and fab color selection. I’m stocking up on Spring favorites.. bright pinks, pale pastels and bold whites.

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Little updates are a nice change. This is the start of a gallery wall above my bath tub. I love mixing frames, sizes and textures. {DIY here}

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Organization keeps my mind at ease. My obsession for with a pink pout is kept under wraps with this lipstick/gloss organizer.

Juice Cleanse

Once a month, I like to do a green juice detox to stay healthy and be refreshed. Pressed Juicery has the best juices and homemade nut milks, making it something to look forward to.

IMG_4488An abundance of whole foods recipes that I cannot wait to try. [1|2]

Milly NY Handbags

Kaeng Raeng Review

I concluded the Kaeng Raeng Detox, after completing four days. Today, I woke up and again did not have an appetite, yet had little energy to workout. I instead choose a Whole Berry Blast Pro Bar and a sliced banana with a dollop of Plain Soy Greek Yogurt and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. This breakfast/lunch combo gave me the energy to start my day and have a complete workout. It also kept me full until dinner, in which I stuck to eating healthy with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with hummus, salad, and a couple of lemon infused vegetarian grape leaves. I drank an abundance of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

The detox helped me achieve my goal of eliminating sugar cravings and focusing on healthy whole foods. I’m happy with the results of the detox, but the 3 Day detox would have been just right for me. Although it wasn’t difficult sticking to the detox, by day five, my body was telling me I needed energy and whole protein packed foods.

PROS: Eliminated cravings, weight loss, healthy mindset

CONS: Bloating after consuming, timely to consume, repetitive meals, lightheadedness, nausea

Kaeng Raeng [Day Four]

I woke and didn’t have much of an appetite until around noon. I drank my breakfast smoothie then. I had a late lunch juice a few hours later but only wanted something light, so I mixed the packet with liquid and I didn’t add any fruit. For a snack, I ate a raw Goji Granola Bar. Around dinner, I felt a little lightheaded, so I ate banana slices dipped in Plain Soy Greek Yogurt, for added probiotics, and drank half of a portion of my dinner juice. Today I’m craving steamed kale and tempeh, (still no sweets cravings!)

Breakfast: “Into the Blue” (I blended 1 packet + 32oz water + 1/2 banana)

Lunch: “Joyful” (I mixed 1 packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ)

Snack: Two Moms in the Raw Goji Berry Granola Bar

Dinner: Organic Banana Slices dipped in 2oz Plain Soy Greek Yogurt & half portion of “Daybreak” (I mixed packet + 16oz water + 2oz organic lemonade)

Kaeng Raeng [Day Three]

I woke up feeling fine and did a 45 minute HIIT workout on the elliptical. After my workout I felt a bit nauseous, and lightheaded but after I drank my breakfast smoothie I felt energized and full. I had a cucumber and tomato salad in the late afternoon, then completed the TIU Summer Slim Toning Workout. Afterwards, I drank my “Daybreak” smoothie to replenish. Today’s version has been my favorite combination. Still feeling less hungry, I actually had a hard time finishing my smoothies today, because I was so full. I can officially say the detox has definitely helped eliminate sweets cravings! The plan says you can add yogurt to any of the smoothies, instead I decided to make fresh berry yogurt pops for a cool treat (using So Delicious Plain Soy Yogurt). It actually tasted too sweet for me, I couldn’t eat it.

Breakfast: “Into the Blue” (I blended 1 packet + 32oz water + 1/2 frozen banana + 1/2C blueberries

Lunch: “Joyful” (I blended 1 packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ + 1/2C frozen banana)

Snack: Cucumber and Tomato Salad (organic cucumbers + organic sliced tomatoes + fresh ground pepper + fresh dill + oregano + white wine vinegar)

Dinner: “Daybreak” (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic lemonade + 1/2C frozen pineapple)

Kaeng Raeng Detox [Day Two]

I woke up feeling refreshed today. I worked out, 35 minutes on the elliptical, then the TIU She Sells Seashells Toning Workout, before breakfast. I noticed I’m much less hungry than I was yesterday, and I’m not craving any sweets (bonus!), actually warm whole foods like grilled vegetables and quinoa.

Breakfast: “Into the Blue” (I blended 1 packet + 32oz water + 1/2 frozen banana + 1/2C blueberries

Lunch: “Joyful” (I blended 1 packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic lemonade + 1/2C frozen strawberries)

Dinner: “Daybreak” (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ + 1/2C frozen pineapple)

Snack: Cucumber and Tomato Salad (organic cucumbers + organic sliced tomatoes + fresh ground pepper + fresh dill + oregano + white wine vinegar) & Raw Carrot Sticks

 

Kaeng Raeng Detox [Day One]


I’ve been wanting to do a detox, for a healthy refreshment and to help curb my “faux” sweets cravings, as I like to call them. Before I was a vegan, I never had much of a sweet tooth. When I discovered how to “veganize” desserts, I loved the subtle, not-too-sweet taste of the healthy alternative ingredients. I eat pretty clean and healthy (organic fruits & veggies, nothing processed, no artificial ingredients) with the addition of not always necessary vegan sweets and treats (Whole Foods chocolate chip cookies, dairy free ice cream, don’t even get me started on breakfast foods..) If I could eat french toast or cinnamon rolls everyday for breakfast, I most certainly would. I discovered the Kaeng Raeng Detox on Lauren Conrad’s blog. (Kim Barnouin, author of Skinny Bitch, is also an endorser of the cleanse.) After researching and reading many reviews, I decided it would be a great detox for me considering the smoothies are filling, and you’re able to consume unlimited raw fruits and veggies. After taking their quiz, I found the 6 day Master Cleanse was right for me. I will keep a daily update to share my experience on the cleanse to see if it is right for you. (Save 20% code: VEGANCUTS20)

Breakfast:  “Into The Blue” Smoothie (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 banana + 1/2C organic blackberries)

Lunch: “Joyful” Smoothie (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic lemonade + 1C ice + 1/2C organic strawberries) & 1/2 Grapefruit & Green Tea

Snack: Cucumber & Grape Tomato Salad (organic cucumbers + organic grape tomatoes + fresh ground pepper + fresh dill + oregano + white wine vinegar) & Fruit Salad (organic blueberries + organic red grapes + organic apple) & Green Tea

Dinner: “Daybreak Smoothie” (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ + 1/2 frozen banana) This combination is my favorite thus far. It reminds me of an Orange Julius.

The smoothies taste good, are very filling, but are timely to consume. The only time I felt hungry was late afternoon, but raw fruits and veggies filled me up until my dinner smoothie. I was happy to find that I wasn’t starving and didn’t feel deprived like the effect some cleanses tend to have. So far so good 😉