Vacations are awesome. Everyone deserves to ditch town and soak up new experiences. When I was in my 20s, I traveled to many places, treating myself to street food and decadent pastries. I would have long nights, which called for mini-market snacks and poor beverage choices. Oftentimes, I would come home in need of a cleanse and then some.
These days most of my vacations include spa hours, extra apples, lots of water drinking, and even more meditation and yoga and I love it. I come back to reality feeling inspired and motivated. Luckily, summer isn't over yet and tomorrow I'm gearing up to have vacation time in Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea, and Salvation Mountain, near Coachella Valley. I'll be under the full moon, manifesting great things to come.
After vacation or a long weekend of celebrating life, it’s essential to stimulate the body, clear out the toxins and replenish with vital nutrients. A one-day cleanse, like the one below, is a simple way to bring the sluggish system running again.
Night before: Two activated charcoal pills, from Solaray at bedtime.
Upon rising: Lemon water. Squeeze half a lemon into a tall glass of warm water, add a dash of cayenne.
Breakfast: Chia pudding with coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cacao nib toppings.
Mid-morning snack: Pineapple, spirulina, parsley, coconut water, a chunk of ginger
Lunch: Fresh arugula salad with sliced cucumbers, thin slices of red onions, tomatoes, and broccoli. Make a simple dressing with extra-virgin olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar, salt + pepper to taste and fresh basil or any fresh herb of your choice, (mint is also real good).
Mid-afternoon snack: Coconut water kefir or a ginger kombucha.
Dinner: Carrot ginger soup made with bone broth OR a cup of bone broth with fresh lemon squeeze and spices. Favorite local brand: Broth Baby
Throughout the day: Drink plenty of pure water and detox tea. Yogi Tea has DeTox, but you can also (I recommend) make your own with lemon, ginger, cayenne, and honey.
CHIA PUDDING RECIPE
3 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. raw honey
1 c. coconut milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
Mix together and allow chia to soak up the liquid for 10 minutes. Check the mix for clumping and then refrigerate it overnight or at least 3-5 hours.
Serve with desire topping like goji berries, walnuts, cacao nibs, or fruit.