Last week I tried a 3 day Blueprint Cleanse for the first time. I have tried many other cleanses in the past, but what I liked about this one was that there was absolutely no effort on my part. You basically drink these six juices that are overnight expressed to you in numerical order for three days. That’s it. (Confession: I also “spoiled myself” with some arugula and fresh squeezed lemon each afternoon.)
Unlike some of the other cleanses out there, these are USDA Certified Organic. They say that about 20 lbs. of produce goes into each bottle of juice.. and I beleive it! I felt more energetic, less bloated and lost a few pounds.
After the cleanse I tried to make my favorite Pineapple Apple Mint juice (seriously, it might be the best thing I’ve ever tasted, I wanted to pour vodka in it… is that bad?) and it cost me about $10 of produce and 30 minutes of prep to get about a 1/2 cup of juice, which was good, but not as good as Blueprint’s. This stuff is worth it’s weight in gold I tell you! You can order them from their website, or purchase most of their juices at Wholefoods.
I am a convert. I have signed up for a bi-weekly delivery of the Tasting Flight (includes 2 Pineapple Apple Mints, 2 Spicy Lemonades and 2 Cashew Milk with Cinnamon, Agave Nector and Vanilla.) All delicious and a great option for those mornings when I don’t have time for breakfast, or in the evenings to mix with vodka. 😉
Sorry for the lack of updates, my darlings… Life seems to be getting in the way. I am now down 10 lbs. and feeling truly awesome. Yesterday I received several compliments on my hair, and was told by three people that my skin had “a glow.”
In thumbing through my weekly reading of People, I stumbled upon this recipe. Since we can now add beef into our diet, I decided to make it.
I modified the sauce recipe (no sugar of course, added mangos instead) and served it with a spinach salad and honey glazed carrots. A certain someone may have cheated and had more than 4 oz. of steak… but how can you take beef away from a girl for two weeks and expect her NOT to lose control!?!
Just call me J. Lo because I’m feelin’ so good! Tons of energy and my body truly feels clean. I’ve lost 8 lbs. so far! Today I am wearing my gap jeggings and they feel a heck of a lot looser in the “saddlebag” area. I have also received 3 comments that I look like I’ve lost weight and 2 on how shiny my hair is… and it’s only 11:00! QUITE a boost for the old ego- I already feel like I’ve gotten my $200 worth. 😉
A big thank you to Dr. Su, who is giving away one Standard Process Purification Kit (yes, this is the detox that I am currently doing) to one lucky Kiki’s List Follower. This has a retail value of $220.
The Standard Process 21-day Purification Program includes literature to educate yourself on the benefits of purification. The streamlined, easy-to-follow program emphasizes whole, organic, and unprocessed foods; whole food supplements; and water. It’s simple, yet clinically effective.
SP Cleanse contains 20 different whole foods and botanicals, helping maintain healthy liver detoxification and kidney function, and support a healthy gastrointestinal system and lymphatic system. * SP Green Food consists of five organically grown whole food concentrates that support liver detoxification and combat free radical damage.* SP Complete™, a whole food nutritious supplement shake, delivers powerful antioxidant protection to support liver detoxification and immune function.*
Gastro-Fiber®(capsules) provides dietary fiber to maintain regular elimination and a healthy gut.*
I first met Dr. Eugene Su when I was pregnant with Anna. Because my girls were so large (E was 9 lbs. 5 oz, and Lou was 9 lbs. 14 oz…. a week early!) I was having serious issues with my back. It must have been my lucky day because Dr. Su was just bring Dr. Justina Dee into his practice, who specialized in prenatal patients. Since that day, I have gone routinely to Beyond Wellness, and have brought my family members with me. Mike, my sister and my brother are all patients. When Anna was a baby we brought her to Dr. Dee to be adjusted due to issues with acid reflux– it did the trick. Now my niece, Olivia is also receiving treatments.
I can’t say enough about Dr. Su and his staff at Beyond Wellness. I’d be a hunchbacked mess without them!
Here are the rules for the contest:
1.) You must be a Follower of Kiki’s List.
2.) To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post between today, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 and Friday, January 14 telling me why you should win. A winner will be selected at random and will be announced next Monday, January 17.
3.) To receive an additional entry, you can link to this post on your own blog (include the url to your blog post in your comment). It is up to you to return to this post to enter your second entry after blogging about the giveaway.
4.)Post about this giveaway on Facebook for another additional entry. You must enter the link to this post in you status update. It is up to you to return to this post to enter your second entry after FB’ing about the giveaway.
5.) Lastly, tweet about this giveaway for one last additional entry.
I feel like a new person. So full of energy, my body feels lighter and moves so much better, oh, and I have lost 6 lbs! Now, I am going to admit I am a little perturbed because Mike, who is doing his “modified” version of the cleanse ate two more pieces of pizza last night and at weigh-in this morning has also lost 6 lbs. A N N O Y I N G. I just need to keep telling myself that men have the ability to shed pounds faster than women.
In other news- here is what I’ve cooked up for the next few days–Asian Chicken.
Baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, scallions, cilantro, ginger root, lemons, garlic, sesame oil, a sprinkle of red pepper (grapeseed oil and salt and pepper to saute chicken.) Spicy and delish!
And here’s what it looks like all packed up for the week. I have started pre-slicing the chicken breasts in half to make it easier during the week.
Stay tuned for a giveaway tomorrow that is going to knock your socks off!