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The Perfect Holiday Recovery: A Be Fresh Soup Cleanse
While we strive to encourage healthy eating on a regular basis – not just a one-time cleanse – sometimes your body needs a bit of a reset, especially after extensive holiday indulgence. If you’re feeling a bit sluggish this January, try our soup cleanse. The soups are a bit heartier than a juice cleanse, they’re easy on the system, and are rich in nutritious ingredients to nourish yet recharge you. Best of all, unlike a more restrictive juice cleanse, you won’t be left hungry (or worse – hangry).
The plan is designed to serve 1000 calories + 200 cals (your choice of snack and/or protein) a day for a short period of time. Each soup cleanse contains 3 soups, 1 salad, and 1 shot and is a 1 day cleanse, but feel free to do a longer one – maximum 5 days, once per month.
Be Fresh Soup Cleanse
Morning Chi: Mushrooms, chia seeds, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Mushrooms help with weight management, chia seeds detoxify, and ginger aids digestion, for example. We hand-pick each ingredient for their digestive or cleansing properties.
Spice Up Your Heartbeet: Beets contain antioxidants that can help prevent cancer, regulate high blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Combined with kale, celery, carrots, onion, and spiced with lemon, cracked black pepper, cayenne, and turmeric, this cleansing soup is flavourful and nutritious.
Build and Restore: Sweet potatoes (rich in vitamin E, potassium and fibre) are the base for this sweet, spicy, and creamy soup. Subtle notes of curry are combined with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich turmeric.
D.Tox Quinoa Salad: Loaded with carrots, cabbage, celery, apple, fennel, cucumber, quinoa, and parsley, and served with a light balsamic vinaigrette on organic greens. A light, end-of-day meal to recharge you for the next day.
Roasted Roots Salad: Filled with roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and parsley, and served with balsamic vinaigrette on organic greens. A nutritious, comforting, and filling meal after a day of cleansing.
Holy Shot – Lemon Ginger: Lemon, cayenne and ginger all contain antioxidants which boost the immune system and protect from free radicals. Lemons’ high vitamin C content and their antiviral properties can boost immunity to colds and the flu, or help you recover from them faster.
- Have one soup serving each for breakfast and lunch, and a Be Fresh salad for dinner. The third soup serving portion is to satisfy you between meals. If you’re hungry, we include other light snack recommendations in the cleanse (ex. Celery and hummus or a handful of almonds).
- Refrain from alcohol and coffee (we know, it’s hard).
- Also refrain from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, fried food, and trans fats. These foods can be tough on the system.
- Drink LOTS of water. Lots. For better taste and added nutrients, add lemon. If you feel dehydrated, mix the lemon water with a pinch of salt and a touch of honey.
- Get plenty of rest. This is not the time to train for a marathon.
- At the end of your cleanse, don’t jump back into your previously indulgent diet – you don’t want to shock your system or undo all the trouble you’ve just gone through. Eat light meals, and try and stay away from gluten, dairy and refined sugar if you can.
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