The Week Before You Cleanse: How to Get Ready to Get Clean (Dherbs August 2015 Newsletter)



August 2015







The Week Before You Cleanse: How to Get Ready to Get Clean


Let's face it, the Full Body Cleanse isn't easy. It takes commitment to stick to a diet of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.


Those who go through the process, however, find the experience to be transformative. It changes their bodies and it changes their minds. After the Cleanse, people not only feel healthier and cleaner, but they also feel empowered to set and achieve other goals in other aspects of their lives.


Here are 8 things you can do to help you get ready for your cleanse and set you on the path to success.


Step 1: Find Great Recipes

If you eat the same boring salad every day during the Full Body Cleanse, you’ll either hate it or, worse, give up. Success on the Cleanse depends upon you stepping out of your box and delving into the raw food phenomenon. If you’ve never cooked raw before, now is the time to start collecting up some great recipes so you’ll have ‘em in your arsenal when you start.

A great resource for raw recipes is our blog: Look for recipes that say “100% Full Body Cleanse Approved”. Or just google “raw food blogs” for way more options. A book we recommend is “Ani’s Raw Essentials”. It’s a great resource for those new to raw food and excited to get creative.

Step 2: Stock Up On Essential Ingredients

While there are some restrictions on the Full Body Cleanse, there are tons of approved alternatives. Get these items stocked in your pantry for smoother sailing.


Step 3: Track down a blender


Most people on the Full Body Cleanse use their blenders every morning to make smoothies. So if you don’t already have one, it’s important to track one down. For extra credit, find a food processor as many advanced raw food recipes require one and it will also help you save money by being able to make your own essentials such as almond milk or hummus. The Cleanse is only a few weeks, so if you don’t already have these essentials, see if you can borrow them from friends.

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Heart Quinoa and White Bean Salad


These quinoa and white bean burgers are filling, packed with fiber, and full of nutrients. The best part about 'em, though, is they're delicious! Burgers have one flavor: burger. But vegan burgers have waay more going on in the taste department.

All you need is a blender and you're good to go!


100% Full Body Cleanse Approved Frozen Banana Almond Smoothie


This healthy, hearty, protein-packed smoothie makes a great morning meal. It contains plenty of Omega 3's, which are great for overall wellness — and will be sure to keep you full until lunch.



Plant of the Month: Aloe
Aloe is one of the most widely available succulents in America. You can buy it everywhere plants are sold — including the grocery store. And once you're able to identify them, you'll see their spiky leaves and pointy tips flourishing in gardens everywhere.
The gel inside is a perfect ointment. We all know aloe is great for sunburn, but you can use it daily to heal and moisturize your skin.
Here's how to extract the gel:
1. Pluck one of the leaves close to the stem.
2. Slice the leaf with a short knife, lengthwise to get at the gel in the middle (see photo below).
3. Scrape the gel with a spoon and apply directly to the skin!


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"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done."


- Tony Robbins







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