Snacking On A Cleanse
By Sandi Bruce
Spring and summer are popular times of year to embrace a period of time to cleanse the body. Generally ranging from 7-30 days, these cleanse periods give the body a much needed break from processing and storing the myriad of toxins that we ingest and are exposed to each and every day. Many cleanse protocols heavily restrict your diet but most prescribe to a diet made up mainly of fresh, organic low sugar fruits and vegetables. The ability to snack freely on a cleanse, make it feel less restricted. Being prepared is half the battle. Try making up a batch of each of the following recipes to keep on hand during your cleanse. Serve them with fresh vegetables or organic brown rice wafers if your particular cleanse regime allows them.
Cleanse Friendly Dips:
1 can chick peas drained & rinsed 1 clove garlic (more if you like) 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice handful of cilantro 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander Cayenne to taste
In a blender, blend garlic. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. salt and spices to taste.
Roasted Pepper Dip:
1 jar roasted red peppers drained and rinsed. 1 avocado 1 tablespoon capers handful of fresh parsley sea salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup sweet onion
Blend well and adjust flavours.
2 avocado 1/3 cup lime juice 1 large tomato finely diced 1/2 sweet onion finely diced handful of chopped cilantro sea salt, chipotle pepper to taste.
Mash or blend avocado. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Adjust seasoning.
Contributing Author, Sandi Bruce
Sandi is an artist, healer & seeker.Her business, “Sweet Solutions”, is dedicated to providing her clients healthy & healing products & services.