Just about once a quarter I like to refresh my nutrition with a nutritional wake up, or refocus.  One of my favorite nutritional refreshes is the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith.  This cleanse allows me to refocus myself on simple foods, and get my water intake under control.  I also use the time to reflect on a better commitment to myself, meaning my nutrition, my fitness, as well as my personal growth.

You can purchase the book here.  Typically I lose about 10 lbs with the cleanse, but more than that, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse helps with my focus, and my energy, and the weight loss that it kick starts certainly doesn’t hurt.

Today is day 1 of the 10 day Green Smoothie cleanse for me and what I find is that the smoothies are easy to drink and most of them are pretty tasty.  You would be surprised at how much you can mask kale, spinach and spring mix in a green smoothie.   Each smoothie includes the nutrients that are needed throughout the day

Day 1 was a Berry Green smoothie with a blend of spinach, apples, frozen mangoes, frozen strawberries, grapes and water.  All smoothies include flax meal and stevia.  The cleanse does give you a lot of options for snacks, like raw and crunchy vegetables, and high protein snacks like nuts, and boiled eggs.

I am pairing this refresh with slowly reintroducing running to my workout regimen, y’all pray for me. Me and running broke up at the end of last year, but I a hoping that by starting a Couch to 5 K program for the next several weeks, I will begin to enjoy the run again, because I know that the results are worth it.  The next few posts will cover my experience as I move thru this cleanse, and will be followed by a series of healthy meal options.