Monday, June 25, 2012

7 Day Raw Vegan Cleanse (Dish idea and food prep)

My friend Maura has been doing a series of these 7 day raw food cleanses and I figured it would be an interesting way to go through my Solstice Fast.

"7 days of raw food's to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and your mind. 7 days is all you need to make some dramatic changes in your eating habits/patterns and experience a huge difference in the way you feel.
This will be the kickstart you need to make a permanent lifestyle change or simply give you a higher appreciation for food. All you will be eating is fresh fruits and vegetables and all you will be drinking is green smoothies and alcohol, caffeine, smoking....this is a total cleanse....what your body needs even if you are a healthy eater.

Sunday= prep day...try and eat light don't gorge on things you will not be eating for 7 days this is not helpful.  After dinner you will start your fasting, which means no late night munching. ♥

Monday = Day 1- Breakfast = fasting, Lunch = fasting, Dinner = mono-fruit

Tuesday through Saturday = Breakfast = mono-fruit, Lunch = Green Smoothie and cut up veggies, Dinner = Big Green Salad and cut up veggies
Sunday = Day 7-Breakfast = Green Smoothie, Lunch = Big Green Salad, Dinner = cut up fruits and veggies."

The smoothie pictured to the left is blueberry, banana, spinach and kale. For Thursday's lunch I blended tomatoes, sage, basil, chives, romaine and clover with flowers into a cold soup and topped it with a tablespoon of raw vegan roasted red pepper pate made from peppers, sunflower seeds, tahini, green onions, lemon juice and garlic.
 Served it with a spinach salad with sliced cucumbers and peas straight from the garden. My girls had theirs with a bit of shredded Monterey Jack.

I lost 14 pounds at the end of the fast, and although I don't really feel all that different, others have commented on how happy I look. Which for me, means I had success! I'm still having green smoothies every day and my daughters love all of the extra vegetables. So there I had success too!                  

Slivered yams for smoothies


  1. I have been doing green smoothies and following a not so strict vegetarian diet! I cannot live without my smoothies for breakfast and I am down 23 pounds!

    1. Wow! Congratulations! It is such a tasty way to have breakfast too, isn't it?

  2. What exactly is a green smoothie? and what do I put in it?

    1. Hi!

      Most of my green smoothies during the week I did this fast were a blend of blueberries, bananas, spinach and kale. I also like strawberries, mangos, pineapple, spinach and wheatgrass. Here is a great link that can give you even more ideas:


  3. Thank you so much!

  4. Hi! Can you drink water during the fast on the first day? What does mono-fruit mean? Just fruit in general or just one fruit?

    1. Hiya!
      Yes, drink as much water as you'd like. Drink till you feel satiated.
      My friend Maura uses 'mono-fruit to mean as much of one type of fruit as you'd like until you feel satiated.

      Smoothies are the one place you can go wild, adding all sorts of delicious fruits and veggies together, particularly greens since they add so much to your body's functionality.

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