We have a very exciting (and clean) week of eating planned ahead.
Here is your suggested shopping list if you will be following along with the Spring Refresh meal guide and recipes. Always good to modify based on your needs.
Here you go!
Ingredients for the Week:
For Electrolyte Lemonade Smoothie:
Lemons (can be Lime too) 6-12
Pears 4-6 (includes extra for snacking)
Raw Local Honey, Maple syrup, or stevia
Flaxseed oil or coconut oil
Green apples 8 (extra for snacking)
For Spring Green soup:
3 Japanese sweet potatoes medium to large
4 stalks celery
Broth (of your choice)
Kale, Chard, dandelion, bok choy (all or any)
Fresh thyme (optional)
For Carrot ginger soup:
2 Lbs carrots
1 large or 2 medium Onions
2-3 Butter lettuce
Mesclun greens (enough for 3-4 salads)
8 oz Walnuts
1 pack sheep feta or goat cheese
For Tom-Ka Soup
Mix of bok choy, broccolini, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms
Small bunch spring onions
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups veggie or chicken stock
1 tbsp fish sauce(optional)
8-12 servings of Broth (see on our story highlights on how to make your own!)
Best organic Olive Oil you can find for this week
Organic raw coconut oil
Apple cider vinegar
Lentils or Chickpeas
Walnut butter or Almond butter
GF free toast (optional)
Optional herbs to support the cleanse:
GREAT FATS TO ADD:
Avocado, cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil. Sardines. Walnuts (not too many nuts in general), macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, raw cold pressed coconut oil, cold pressed flaxseed oil, coconut meat. We love shopping local, seasonal and organic where possible.
AVOID: canola oil, rancid nuts, vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, and over-heating your oils. (you might consider taking a break from almonds for now, we tend to have a lot these days).
Other foods to support your WOOD ELEMENT:
Organic chicken, liver, most wild game, citrus fruits - especially lemons, oranges, grapefruit - sour plum, pineapple, star fruit, apple cider vinegar (not too much, some folks say it “pickles” the liver), yogurt, kimchi, brine pickles of all kinds, sauerkraut and olives.
Herbs can move the renewing process along, and they can be soothing if we experience a detox reaction, such as nausea or headache. Bon recommends supporting our cleanse with one or more of these Liver-Gallbladder herbs, in tea/tincture/powder/supplement format:
Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Ginger, Artichoke, Burdock, Flax, Chanca Piedra (if you have GB stones). Aloe is a great addition for this week (cooling to an aggravated liver.)
Our renewal cleanse is not about deprivation! But this is a week to limit or eliminate challenges to the liver, such as alcohol, artificial or excess sweeteners, unpronounceable ingredients… again, we are reframing and re-grounding so “indulgence” is differentiated from “excess” - extra sleep can be delicious!
*We are not including ingredients for juicing! If you are making your own, just buy a bunch of great veggies, lemon, and ginger if you like the heat.