We have one final summer holiday weekend ahead of us and with it will come plenty of BBQ, ice cream and pie which is why it is very convenient that National Cleanse Week falls the week following this late summer bacchanal. What better time to embrace the comforting rhythm of fall's routine and give yourself a little extra love? A BluePrint cleanse is a great way to feel like you're getting a fresh start to face the busy-ness of autumn after a summer of fun –and there are three levels of cleanses to try, depending on your comfort and experience level so you can pick the plan that is right for you.
Once you've picked your cleanse start planning your prep. It's recommended to eat a little lighter – reducing foods that are hard for your body to process like dairy, meat, coffee – the day before you start. This raw food pineapple gazpacho is my preferred "before" dish. Packed with tons of delicious flavor and with the help of a Cuisinart it whirs together in a snap. The fresh zippy flavor will get your palet ready for a few days of cleansing.
To give you a little extra incentive to put yourself (and your friends) first BluePrint is offering up to $60 off a cleanse when you sign up yourself and your friends, the more you invite the bigger the discount. Just visit NationalCleanseWeek.com to get in on the action – order now to get your cleanse in time to join the movement next week.
- 4 C pineapple, cubed
- 1 large English (seedless) cucumber
- 1 C BluePrint Cleanse® Lime, Ginger, Lemon Agave
- 1/3 C fresh cilantro
- 2 tsp kosher flake salt
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Spectrum Naturals® Organic Unrefined Olive Oil
Make this the night before you want to eat to it let the flavors meld together.