Feeling a little lazy? Wishing you felt a little… for lack of a better word, skinnier? Fall break is just around the corner. Halloween is twenty-nine days away. Are you feeling like you could lose a few and just feel better about yourself? Solution: Detox your body. By ridding yourself of the refined sugars, the hydrogenated oils, and the alcohol, you could gain the energy you need to feel healthier and happier—the best version of yourself. So whether you buy a one or three-day juice cleanse from Nekter, find a DIY cleanse on Pinterest, or simply go vegan for a few days, a detox is worth it.
As school has hit the midterm mark and tests have been piling up, I have started doing this myself. Last weekend, I went to Central Market and purchased my “vegan grocery list.” Scary? Yes. I wished to feel better, cleaner, and more energized. After keeping in touch with The Blonde Vegan, a friend of mine (follow her via Instagram and/or her website), I have been convinced to buy her grocery list, and make some new delicious, yet vegan, treats.
Because I have only just recently jumped aboard the metaphorical health wagon, I am taking things slowly. I still eat some meat and egg whites, but have also found substitutions for those bloat-worthy ingredients. Below is a mock grocery list based off what I bought, but get creative! Taking care of your body doesn’t have to be so boring after all!
My “Go-To” Ingredients for a “Better Me”
-Egg Whites -Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
-Spinach -Açai Powder
-Tilapia (with lemon) -Cocoa Bits
-Ground Turkey -Agave Nectar
-Celery (pre-sliced) -Salsa
Frozen fruits (for Smoothies!) -PB2 or Almond Butter
-Strawberries -Granola (Mixed Berry/Vanilla)
Happy Hump Day!