I started the day with a mason jar of hot water and lemon and my daily Brazil nut. Then I made this amazingly delicious raw buckwheat porridge for breakfast, I topped it with banana and chia seeds to fuel up for my long run. I am sticking to the cleanse recipes for the most part and then just adding in other cleanse approved bits to top up meals/snacks if need be.
After a little while I headed out for my long run of 10 miles. My legs felt pretty tired throughout but I managed to push through it with the help of 2 Vega energy gels, these are the best gel’s I have ever tasted and have awesome natural ingredients! Not on the cleanse list, but the all the ingredients are, I needed the little extra today to get through my run. I also had 500ml of coconut water diluted with water in my camelbak which I take on any run over 7-8 miles.
I finished up my run in Marlay park and Nick came and met me to look round the farmers market, he brought me a banana from home as I was pretty hungry at that point. I bought some peaches, chard, mushrooms, olives and some dried dates and figs. I also resisted the vegan ice cream although it looked amazing and was made with cashews, avocado, agave and other good ingredients! I had 2 of the dried figs and Nick had the others while we were walking home!
By the time we got home it was mid afternoon and I was very hungry, I whipped up this super big easy salad, a mix of greens, radish, cucumber, shredded carrot, mixed sprouts, wakame, a squeeze of lime and some omega oil and topped it with chickpeas for extra protein. The protein each day is optional, and I definitely needed it today!
Later on I made some amazing new energy balls using nut pulp, medjools and raw almond butter. I’ll post the recipe later in the week, I sneaked one- delicious! These are definitely my favourite use for nut pulp I have tried!
Then I made a lovely green smoothie with frozen blueberry’s, banana, chard, hemp seeds, water, maca, barley-grass, spirulina, chlorella, a scoop of natural Sunwarrior + lashings of cinnamon! Again Sunwarrior isn’t on the cleanse meal plans, but it’s raw vegan and the natural flavour is unsweetened and I felt like I needed it for the recovery!
The day went so quickly and after I chilled out for a little bit it was time to make dinner. I made a huge batch of stir fried veggies: onion, garlic, ginger, green beans, zucchini, peas, carrot, red cabbage and broccoli and served atop 1 cup of brown rice with a drizzle of cold pressed sesame oil.
I finished up the evening with a pear and some blueberries and a small protein pudding made with sunwarrior, brazil nut milk and raw almond butter.
Probably not the best day to start a cleanse on a day when you run 10 miles but the great thing is the plan is very flexible, it’s all about making it work for you and giving your body what it needs which I definitely did on that day.