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Spring Cleansing

A is for Apple

It’s the first day of spring which means we’re looking forward to some spring cleaning… and that doesn’t just mean our closets!  Since winter coats and heavy sweaters tend to hide the hibernation weight we’ve gained, we also like to clean up our eating habits before summer is upon us.  Our adventures in spring cleansing have been varied, and like Goldilocks, it’s taken us some time to find one that’s just right.

The Ultimate New York Body Plan

We’ve tried the red carpet variety à la David Kirsch, a 48 hour drink only cleanse (“if you’re chewing, you’re cheating!”) which was way too drastic and we’ve tried Alejandro Junger’s 21 Day Clean Program which was way too long.

Leslie’s Clean Greens

This year, we’re heeding the wise words of fellow blogger and nutritionist Leslie from Around the Table, who suggests a whole food meal plan along with some juicing as the best way to get clean in her recent post Go Ahead and Juice It!

A Smoothie a Day

When we came across Whole Living’s Action Plan with its delicious breakfast smoothies (there’s an app for that!) and make-ahead and big batch recipes, we knew we’d found the perfect spring cleanse.

Cauliflower “Rice” Stir Fry

Out with all the processed and sweetened food (and dairy and alcohol and coffee!) and in with the healthy grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes.  Now, all we have to do is buy a juicer and cook up several batches of cleansing broth!

Brown Rice with Kale, Edamame and Egg

Do you clean up your diet as well as your closets?

P.S.  All recipes for the Whole Living Action Plan can be found here!

Photos via Pinterest, David Kirsch, Around the Table and Whole Living