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Here We Go! Preparing For The 10-Day Sugar Cleanse

Here we go! Time to jump on board and run to the store to stock your house with the best choices possible! Below you’ll find a sample grocery list and I’ll share some recipes throughout the week that use these things!

My grocery list for next week looks something like this (I try to buy all organic but do what you can!):
Bulk Bins
quinoa, pinto beans, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cashews, raw cacao, cinnamon and my favorite spices

sweet potatoes, green beans, big bag of mixed greens, zucchini (for raw pasta!), tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, jicama, fresh corn, avocado, peppers, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches, pineapple, cilantro, mint

Unsweetened non-dairy milk, tofu, tempeh, vinegars

Now what about processed or packaged food? One of the main reasons why people get hooked on sugar is not enough cooking foods from scratch and relying too heavily on processed/packaged foods or eating out at restaurants. You have to make it a priority to cook your own food, but keep it simple! Since I know everyone is busy and you may need some help during the next 10 days I’ve gone through my own pantry with you to see what things would qualify for the cleanse. This isn’t an unprocessed challenge but the more you can cook from scratch the better!

Here’s a salad I made that has summer written all over it! Most the recipes you’ll see this week on the blog have one thing in common. Okay two. No sugar and very simple. This salad is definitely better the next day after it’s “marinated” a bit. I couldn’t find organic corn so used organic frozen. It’s much better with fresh though! Enjoy!

summer corn salad

Spicy Corn Summer Salad
Makes 3 to 4 servings

2 large ears of corn, shucked and kernels removed from cob (or 10ox frozen organic corn, defrosted)
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup sliced red pepper
Handful fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon light vinegar (like apple cider)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
Dash red pepper flakes, to taste
Pinch sea salt and black pepper

Toss everything in a medium bowl until well combined. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to let flavors meld. Season with sea salt and pepper as needed for your tastebuds. Eat alone or serve on a bed of greens!

What are you most looking forward for the next 10 days of the cleanse? You ready to do this?

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  1. I am looking forward to not turning to sugar when I have low energy or stressed. I have been using fresh press juices this past week to kind of combat those two sugar triggers. And the days that I drank them, my extra sugar intake was way low.

    1. That’s a big trigger for most people I think! I find if I have only good choices nearby that’s what I have to grab 🙂

  2. No oil? Cool. I have a dumb question because I’m pretty clueless in the kitchen. If I use fresh corn I should cook it first, right? I only ask bc I like raw corn on salads sometimes 🙂

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