Cleanse day 3: by Amy

By Amy Younkman

By Amy Younkman

Hello Cleanse Comrades!
Day 3 of my healthy Re-Boot was definitely the best so far. Woke up feeling clear-headed, energetic and full of vitality! I started my program on Saturday. Being a tea drinker, the caffeine boost is not a big deal for me, and I’ve really enjoyed the warm lemon water first thing in the morning. I’ve had two cups each morning and surprisingly I’ve not missed my morning chai tea. Been drinking different herbal teas a couple of times a day…..I really like all the Yogi brand blends. Warm drinks relax me, so I’ll have one in the afternoon and one at night after dinner.  Here’s a peek at my Day 3……

Up and out the door by 7:15am and not returning home until 4pm. Breakfast: Kind Bar and V-8 juice. Good stuff on the fly.

Packed my lunch and snacks for the day….felt like a real commuter bringing out the ‘ol lunch bag!  Late morning snack: an apple and an organic raspberry yogurt with coconut milk (yum!)  Lunch “on the road”: cage-free organic hardboiled jumbo egg (SO big and great snack to pack) and Detox Salad from the night before.  The Detox Salad with broccoli and cauliflower is filling, satisfying, love the crunch and sweetness from the currents and raisins.  It makes A LOT!

Got home around 4pm after picking up dinner from sweet Courtney Parker…..Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan…..didn’t think I was hungry until I smelled THAT!!!  To stave off my craving to dig into it I made myself a Cranberry Cocktail.  I’m not a big cranberry lover, so I add some kick with sparking water (not quite as much kick as if I added Deep Eddy Vodka!)

Dinner was so good I forgot to take a picture! My taste buds were happy until…….8:30pm rolled around…..my time to sit down with a warm drink and some CHOCOLATE. I was craving something sweet, so being the flexible and adaptable Monarch that I am….I made an executive decision that Protein Almond Balls ARE on the iGnite cleanse.

I whipped up a batch (after all, my Pilates peeps would enjoy them the next morning! )😄  Life was good once again. (The recipe is on the  blog; I added cherries instead of cranberries.)

Ahhhh…..best part of the day.  Wasn’t able to sneak one of these in until now.  What was I waiting for???

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