As many of you know, our first group detox starts on Monday. I am so excited to get going on this and see how everyone transforms along the way.
I went to the grocery store Friday night to get a head start, which is actually my favorite time to go. Generally it isn't too crowded and everyone is cheerful given that the weekend is upon us. I noticed something very different about this trip. Generally, we go to the outside of the store, meaning we go to produce, the meat/fish counter then on to eggs and milk (only almond milk!). We might go down an aisle to get paper towels or something like that, but we mainly shop on the outsides. When shopping this way, you are buying only whole, real food. Nothing comes in fancy packaging filled with loads of sugar and the dreaded GMO. But this trip I only went to the produce section. I spent about 30 minutes in it, but that is all. It was so simple! I have my own produce bags as well so we don't waste the plastic bags. I have people stop me all the time asking about them. (Amazon!) I used every single bag I had and left with a cart full of fresh fruits and veggies.
You can see in the picture our refrigerator after the trip...how amazing does that look?
My husband and I have spent the weekend making delicious recipes from the detox guide. Fresh peach salsa, green juices, salads and soups. We are going to finish the night off with a delicious smoothie that really does taste like ice cream.
My advice is to really notice what part of the grocery that you shop in the most. If you are up and down the aisles, it might be worth spending a bit more time in the fresh produce section. And if you need help with recipes or figuring out what the heck to do with fennel, let me know!
Here's to a healthy rest of the weekend!
My mission as a Certified Health Coach is to make the world a happier, healthier place, one person, one meal at a time, with love and gratitude. I work to inspire others to live a life of prevention and overall wellness!