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Advocare Herbal Cleanse – Day #6

on April 19, 2013

The weekend IS HERE…now don’t let it get you off track.  You’ve got a goal to reach and if you don’t change how you’ve always handled your weekends YOU WON’T CHANGE.  You’re on this journey to better your health and you’ve got to learn to make good choices even when you’re surrounded by the kid’s junk food in your kitchen cabinets.  Teach them to eat what you’re eating, you want them to be healthy too.. before they get stuck in the same rut you’re trying to dig out of.  I’ve learned to cook the things we all like and just “healthify” it as best I can.  I made some black bean brownies today and my husband said, “Well, they’re not as sweet as you’d think brownies would be but I’d never guessed they were made from BEANS!”  Join Pinterest and get some great ideas you’ll ALL L-O-V-E!!!

SATURDAY/DAY 6:
#1 Spark upon rising w/ Probiotic pill pack
#2 EAT ~ NO FIBER DRINK
#3 W/ dinner take 4 OmegaPlex AND @ bedtime take your herbal cleanse pill pack

BREAKFAST:  2-3 scrambled eggs with handful of spinach and half grapefruit
SNACK:  Carrots, celery, bell pepper, etc w/Hummus
LUNCH:  Low-cal salad
SNACK:  Protein fruit smoothie (8 oz almond milk, scoop vanilla whey protein w/ strawberries & blueberries; fresh or frozen)
DINNER:  Terrific grilled chicken, roasted butternut squash & steamed veggies

DESSERT:  Black Bean Brownies

Low Calories Satifying Salad:
In a large bowl add the following:
Generous amount of lettuce mix (ours is romaine, arugula, escarole, radicchio),
sliced baby cucumber, bite size pieces of red, yellow or orange pepper,
steamed asparagus, grape tomatoes, broccoli and 4-6 ounces cooked chicken
Add 1-2 tablespoons of dressing and mix well. For the dressing, we use 1.5 tablespoons of Hellman’s Canola mayo (half the calories and fat, but still tastes good) mixed with a pinch of salt and curry powder to taste. Another great option is Olive Oil with or without spices, Olive Oil w/ Balsalmic Vinegar or simply squeeze a lemon over.

Terrific Grilled Chicken:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp onion powder
Ground black pepper to taste
Seasoning salt to taste (look for a low sodium variety, I use salt-free from Costco)
2 tsp dried parsley, cilantro, or oregano (whatever you have on hand or prefer)
Dip chicken in lemon juice and arrange in a large baking dish. Sprinkle chicken breasts with seasonings and discard any remaining lemon juice. Grill

Roasted Butternut Squash
2-3 cups cleaned and cut butternut squash
Pam Spray (olive oil flavor)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Crushed dried rosemary
Garlic powder
Preheat oven to 450°. Remove the skin and clean the squash. Cut in 1/2 – 3/4? pieces. Spray a glass baking dish with Pam. Put the squash, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder and rosemary in pan. Toss to coat the squash, then arrange in single layer. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes.

Black Bean Brownies:

3 eggs –  1/2 C cocoa powder  –  1/2 C walnuts (I didn’t use these)  –  1 T vanilla –  1/2 t baking soda –  3 T coconut oil (i you don’t have coconut oil, you can sub another oil) (but you should get some because it is a lot better for you than most oils and it is good for your skin!) –  1 C agave –  2 C black beans (rinsed, if canned) –  1/2 C bittersweet chocolate chips/dark chocolate chunks –  1/4 t salt –  1/4 t maple syrup extract (optional, but gives it a nice flavor)

Line a 11X13 baking pan with parchment paper.  Preheat the oven to 325.  Then put all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and a 1/4 C of the walnuts, in a high powered blender and blend.  If your blender is not so high powered, try blending just the eggs, agave, and black beans, and then add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips, and a 1/4 cup of walnuts.  just give it a little longer to incorporate all of the ingredients.  (You don’t want chunks of black beans in your brownies!).  Pour the mixture in the lined pan, then sprinkle the chocolate, and walnuts on top.  Bake at 325 until the middle has set, about 30-45 minutes.  Let cool COMPLETELY before cutting.  Unlike most brownies these taste best refrigerated, so keep them in the fridge and serve cold.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that many of us associate with curing the common cold. While it may not be the common cold cure we all hope for, it does help protect us from cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease, and it is beneficial to our eye health and boosts our immune system. Vitamin C may also alleviate symptoms of depression — it plays a role in how our body synthesizes the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, a brain chemical that affects our mood.

Because vitamin C isn’t manufactured by or stored in the body, it’s important to increase your vitamin C intake by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet including citrus fruits, strawberries, melons, pineapple, berries, bell peppers, tomatoes and dark leafy greens or by taking supplements.

•Squat (15 to 20 reps)  •Lunge (15 reps per side)  •Push-up (10 to 15 reps)
•Bridge (15 to 20 reps)  •Plank pose (hold 30 to 60 seconds)

prayer

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The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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