So today was day one and it was my intention to start with my favorite smoothie of all time which is my Cherry Chocolate Smoothie. Instead I slept very late and just went the easy route and had:
A giant pile of sweet, juicy cantaloupe. And I loved every bite of it.
A little while later (after some shopping!) I made this Banana Date Shake. It is basically frozen bananas, a few dates, almond milk and cinnamon. It's very delicious but very sweet so next time instead of dates I'll use almond butter or something to cut the sweetness.
For a snack I had some of these yummy Kool Ranch flavored Kale Chips. They were great and had no bell peppers (yay!). They also had a little bit of a kick to them which was also really good.
Dinner is going to be a big salad that I made using up some produce that I had. My salad basics of romaine, carrot, cucumber, tomato and sun dried tomato. I will add red wine vinegar and olive oil as my dressing.
Lots of water is also a big part of this. Staying hydrated is so important, especially because it is insanely hot lately. I had several of these 32 oz mason jars full of water. Also in this picture is the "Happiness" portion of my day. I am obsessed with candles, I really really love them. Every single day when I get home from work I lay down in my bed in a dark (or as dark as I can make it) room with a candle lit and I just recharge and relax for 30 minutes. I guess it is my form of meditation because it is the time when I let my day go and transition into my evening mode. It is my favorite part of my day.
Anyway, for my "happiness" portion of the day I decided to light a candle (watermelon scented... shocking I'm sure!!) and apply a face mask. It was nice to pamper myself and give myself some time to really do something that I enjoy and makes me feel good.
Just to let you know, even though I started my cleanse today I haven't been grocery shopping yet for the week. I am going to be at my brother's house from Thursday - Tuesday and I just wanted to go grocery shopping once so I will be going after work on Wednesday and dropping my groceries off there. That being said... the first few days of this cleanse will likely be boring as I work off of the little food that I have in my house but I'll do my best to pull it together! I guess maybe that'll be part of the challenge ;) Then I'll have some really yummy, fun meals to show you!
I hope that you are all doing well! I'll be back to share my meals with you tomorrow!