Cleanse Day 21: Hot Chocolate Pudding!

We’ve finally reached the end!! Wow, 21 days of clean eating. I can say that I feel SO much better than I did before we started. I have more energy, I don’t crave sugar like I used to, and I was able to lose the extra weight I had put on after all our honey-moon food (yes, you saw the pictures!), holiday dishes, and going-away meals. It feels good to be back on track! Funny – the things I missed the most during this cleanse were yogurt, eggs, and whey protein. So many more culinary possibilities to explore now!

Breakfast: Pumpkin Spiced Supergreen Shake

Breakfast on the go! Pumpkin spiced superfood greens mixed with Vanilla Raw Meal and unsweetened almond milk. Can’t wait to try all the different whey proteins we bought from Earth Fare. May need to make oooooone more stop there tomorrow. Maybe they’ve hit 75% off now 🙂

Lunch: Wadley Salad

Beautiful, colorful salad! Tons of super greens, purple cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, apple, garlic, avocado, and sauerkraut, spiced with turmeric, basil, onion powder, and cayenne. Topped it all off with a drizzle of lemon juice/olive oil vinaigrette and Bragg’s apple cider vinegar. Couldn’t finish off this cleanse without one more super salad!

Dinner: Clean out the Kitchen Soup

When in doubt, make a soup. You don’t even need a recipe, just throw together what you can find in your refrigerator and pantry.

Clean out the Kitchen Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cartons of vegetable broth (about 8 cups)
  • 5 cups of water
  • Broccoli (florets and stalk)
  • Cauliflower
  • 2 small onions, diced and sautĂ©ed in Kerrygold butter
  • Several cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 cups of carrot pulp
  • 3 handfuls of super greens
  • Quinoa
  • Sprouted green lentils and red lentils
  • Some leftover black eyed peas
  • Bragg’s apple cider vinegar and liquid aminos
  • A touch of green onion
  • Spices: turmeric, garlic salt, onion powder, cayenne, paprika, basil, thyme, cinnamon

Instructions:

  • I like to start by sautĂ©ing my vegetables in the pot first, but we ended up just pouring the broth in, adding the rest of the veggies, and sautĂ©ing the onions on their own before adding them in.
  • Once the veggies are in, add the quinoa, lentils, and beans (or whatever you choose to use here).
  • Add the spices and stir. Broth should come to a boil to plump up the lentils and quinoa.
  • Continue cooking over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until you can see the lentils absorbing the liquid.
  • Add the greens, cider vinegar, and liquid aminos.
  • Soup is finished when lentils are cooked to your liking.

We topped our soups off with more cider vinegar and some sauerkraut. The vinegar really helps to bring out the flavors, so don’t leave that out!

Dessert: Hot Chocolate Pudding

Yes, I said dessert! Had to finish things off with one little treat 🙂

Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 3 drops of liquid stevia
  • Cinnamon and cayenne to taste

Instructions: 

  1. In a small food processor, blend the avocado, banana, and almond milk.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and blend.
  3. Add the Peppermint Essential Oil, stevia, and spices. Blend until totally smooth.
  4. Pop in the freezer for 30 – 45 minutes until frozen, but not frozen solid.
  5. Top with walnuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, and raw cacao nibs!

What a delightful way to close out the cleanse. I’m so glad we were able to do this and I hope we can continue to eat clean and avoid re-awakening the sugar monster. My first fellowship meal here will be this Sunday in between Gospel meetings so wish me luck in resisting temptation!! I’ll have to keep some Kind Bars on hand when I feel a tinge of weakness.

Thanks for keeping up with our cleanse cookbook! Stay tuned for a “What’s Next” video, coming soon 🙂

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