The Cleanse – Week Two

Last week was week two of my cleanse, based on the book Clean by A. Junger. (Week One post here). I was a good little cleanse-r for the second week, all they way up to day 13 when I inhaled half an order of nachos. :) Here is day 8-14.

Day 8

Breakfast 1: Vegetable Juice – beet, cucumber, carrot, kale, celery, parsley, lemon, ginger and cilantro

Breakfast 2: Smoothie with rice protein powder, hemp protein/fiber powder, stevia, cinnamon, almond butter, frozen peaches, chia seeds and water.

Lunch: Tri-Salad Platter (recipe in book) with hummus, kale salad and quinoa tabouleh.
Snack: (not pictured) apple, almonds, raspberries, kombucha
Dinner: Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque (recipe in book)

Physical Activity – Power Yoga

Day 9 (WIAW post)

Breakfast : Lemon + hot water, smoothie with rice protein powder, hemp protein/fiber powder, stevia, cinnamon, almond butter, carrot, spinach and water.

Lunch: Adzuki beans, brown rice, kombuca squash, carrots, onions, celery and garlic.

Snack: Smoothie with carrots, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and ginger

Dinner: Carrot Ginger soup (recipe in book)

Physical Activity – Bikram Yoga.

Day 10

Breakfast 1: Vegetable Juice 

Breakfast 2 : Massive smoothie with rice protein powder, hemp protein/fiber powder, stevia, cinnamon, almond butter, carrot, spinach and water.

Lunch: Salad with leftover rice/bean combo, Kale Chips, Raw ‘Crackers’ (made of flax seeds, almond pulp, nutritional yeast, cayenne and rosemary)

Dinner: Smoothie with almond milk, chia seeds, frozen mangoes, frozen pineapples and frozen peaches.

Physical Activity – Core Toning class + Cardio Express class

Day 11

Breakfast : Cabbage + Cucumber + Parsley + Lemon juice

Breakfast 2: Smoothie with Vega Powder (vanilla chai), spinach, water + ice

Lunch: Lentil Salad (from book), Raw ‘Crackers’ (made of flax seeds, almond pulp, nutritional yeast, cayenne and rosemary)

Snack (not pictured): Kombucha, apple

Dinner: Carrot Ginger soup, Spicy Cucumber Salad at a restaurant for book club

Physical Activity – Stationary cycling

Day 12 (Friday)


Breakfast : Cabbage + Cucumber + Parsely + Lemon Juice

Breakfast 2 (not pictured): Almonds and pineapple

Snack: Apple + Sunflower Seed Butter

Lunch:Lentil Salad, Vegetables

Snack: Kombucha

Dinner (on the road, not pictured): Smoothie with almond milk, spinach, zucchini, shredded coconut, frozen pineapples and mangos and half a frozen banana (a cheat, as bananas are not ‘clean’). I made the smoothie at home and put it in the freezer for an hour before we left.  It stayed nice and cold for the 2 hours we drove before stopping for dinner.

Physical Activity – Yoga Class

We left Friday late afternoon to make a quick weekend visit to the Dallas/Ft Worth area. My brother and sister in law recently had their first baby and we were anxious to see her. I packed lots of food for the trip:

(green juice, almonds, cut up veggies, 2 bottles kombucha, GenEssentials Greens Powder (thanks Amy!), lentil salad, DeTox Salad {from Oh She Glows}, protein powder mix with rice protein powder, hemp protein/fiber, cinnamon, stevia and chia seeds)

Day 13 (Saturday)





Breakfast: Green Juice with cabbage, cucumbers, kale, parsley, ginger and lemon (juiced at my house on Friday) Smoothie with my protein powder concoction and almond butter. Not the best smoothie I’ve ever had.

Snack: Apple + Almond Butter, almonds

Lunch : Detox Salad (from Oh She Glows) + Lentil Salad

Dinner: Totally non-clean grilled veggie nachos from my beloved Yucatan Taco Stand. Non-clean ingredients: corn, dairy, tomatoes. I tried not to overdo it on the cheese and I abstained from the delicious sangria/margarita swirls they sell, as I was worried that throwing all that on my system might lead to some unpleasant bathroom time later. I felt fine after the nachos. And they were spectacular, probably even more so since I’ve been craving tortilla chips for the last 8 days.

Physical Activity – None.

Day 14 (Sunday)



Breakfast (not pictured): Another less-than stellar protein powder/almond butter smoothie. I miss my Vita Mix. Also had a bowl of steel cut oats (not ‘clean’ on this plan) and savored them.

Snack: Starbucks date with my sister and little girl. I had a tea latte with soymilk (which is unfortunately sweetened. I really, really wish Starbucks would offer a non-dairy, non-soy option – some almond or coconut milk would be so appreciated!). It was just okay, so I didn’t drink much. Should have stuck to plain tea. Besides the lackluster drink, it was a perfect morning to sit out side with my two best girls!  {Soymilk, black tea and sugar are all not on the Clean program.}

Lunch: On the road we stopped in the beautiful city of Waco, Texas (with there was a sarcasm font, pretend I used it for the phrase ‘beautiful city of Waco, Texas) at Rosa’s Tortilla Factory. I had a bean and cheese tostada with very light cheese, some chips and salsa and the rest of the detox salad. The beans didn’t sit so well…which made for a long 2 hours in the car….

Snack (not pictured): kombucha and apple

Dinner: Packet of Green Powder blended with water and a carrot. Tasted like drinking the lawn clippings, but I thought I could use some concentrated greens after my weekend splurges.

Physical Activity – none, plus I sat in a car for five hours, which is negative physical activity.

Whew, that was a lot of food pictures and words.  Anyone still reading?  :)

This is week three and I’m half cleansing.  Meaning I’m slowly eating some things that aren’t on the plan.  I don’t think I’ll do a full write-up for week three, but I may do a summary post next week.

7 thoughts on “The Cleanse – Week Two

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  2. Wow! what fabulous and beautiful food you have been eating! Thanks so much for taking the time to post those great pictures and descriptions. It really allows other people to get a great idea of what the clean program is all about :) The end of the cleanse can certainly be challenging as you start feeling good and missing foods. Remember though that the reason you feel good is because you eliminated those foods. Cheating every once in a while is not a big deal though, and you have been doing great. Just hang in there and try your best to finish out week three as clean as possible. Its only 7 more days, and then you can begin to re-introduce foods so that you get a true idea of how they affect you. Please let me know if you have any questions about this or anything else, or if you need some support.

    Keep up the good work!

    Cheers, Meghan

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