I love to cook, I love to eat, I love all things purple and I just happen to be vegan!
I want to welcome anyone that is new to my blog! Thank you for joining us in our group detox. I will be posting everyday while we are on our detox so feel free to comment or contact me if you have questions. Everyone that subscribed has received an email today with our plan for days 1-3. Our first 3 days of our detox will be comprised of mostly smoothies. No one should be hungry, if at any point you are feeling hungry and you are not able to make another smoothie PLEASE EAT!! Feel free to eat and raw veggies or fruit until you can have another smoothie! Also be aware that most times when we think we are hungry we are really just thirsty so stay hydrated!! Drink plenty of water! So I went today to shop for Days 1-3. My grocery bill came up to $39.45. I am a budget diva and that was over what I would usually spend to do a detox but I want to approach this the same way others in The Purple Vegan community would, and if you are new to detoxing you will need more substance to get over the hump of the first couple days. So here is what my haul looked like:
I am usually in a position to make smoothies as needed during the day because I work from home several days a week. In order to keep this more realistic for those following along I went ahead and did prep for tomorrow. I made smoothie packs and put them in the freezer.
This is simple prep and took me less than an hour to wash and chop up ingredients. You put everything in your freezer bag minus the liquid and pop it in the freezer. I am actually going to blend up my morning smoothie tonight before going to bed and then in the morning I will blend up my lunch smoothie to take to go. I will do another post showing how I store my smoothies after I blend them. They keep best in glass containers so mason jars are idea. They will keep for around 24 refrigerated. If you have freezer safe glass containers you can even blend them and freeze them for up to a week.
I also like to make sure that I drink at the very least 64 ounces of water while detoxing. One way I do this is by having a container that holds exactly 64 ounces in it in my refrigerator. I have my container filled with water and I have added lemons and cucumbers to it. Lemons help keep your body alkaline and also helps your body to flush itself out. The cucumbers are hydrating so you feel refreshed. When I detoxing I drink this throughout the day along with plain water.
Share what you are doing for prep with me! You can find me on Facebook, or use my hashtag on Instagram #ThePurpleVegan10DayDetox! Let's get it!!
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