Mum offers her advice on how to do a cleanse – including suggested recipes, tips and drinks

Mum Zena offers her best tips, recipes, food, drinks and smoothies to help you do a cleanse whilst staying healthy. Read her tips and try a cleanse today!
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Healthy Mummy mum Zena Mason has been part of The Healthy Mummy community since July 2017 and has learnt so much about meal prepping, planning and healthy eating thanks to doing the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

As part of this, she has done a few cleanses as this is available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members, she shares her top tips and advice for doing a cleanse.

Zena’s advice for mums doing a cleanse

Cleanse information

“The first step, if you have the app, I want you to go and have a look a cleanse week in the app to see what you’re getting yourself into.”

What The Healthy Mummy says about doing a cleanse

Zena also highlights what The Healthy Mummy has to say about doing a cleanse and how we create our cleanse plans.

Our sustainable approach:

At The Healthy Mummy, we believe there’s a more sustainable way to approach healthy eating. We’ve designed a clean-eating plan which involves curbing (not totally banning) caffeine, added sugar and processed foods, and replacing them with nutrient-dense, fresh whole foods to help you kick-start good habits. Our approach is sensible and practical, and one you can easily integrate into your lifestyle without feeling deprived.

As a result, you will think more clearly, absorb nutrients more efficiently, have a glowing complexion and your energy levels will soar. The 7 Day Cleanse is suitable for breastfeeding mothers – just be sure to add a few extra snacks, such as a smoothie, to cater for your increased energy needs.

Zena’s Daily tips

“A few tips before starting the cleanse, for best results:

  • Start the day off with a warm lemon water
  • TAKE PHOTOS and measurements
  • Dry brushing about two times a week
  • Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity
  • Drink two litres or more of water or herbal tea
  • Reduce dairy
  • Avoid processed and chemical laden foods
  • Eat your recommended calories, add things like almonds, an extra cleanse smoothie, super greens or boiled eggs or just double your portion sizes

Things to avoid

  • Caffeine (green tea is ok)
  • Alcohol
  • Commercial Juice
  • Soft Drink
  • Energy Drink
  • Chocolate
  • Lollies
  • Fast Food
  • Highly Processed Foods such as White Bread, White Pasta, Muffins, Biscuits etc.

Smoothie, food, drink and recipe recommendations for a cleanse

“Now here are some other suggestions but of course as long as you stick within the general guidelines of good clean eating you might find something else that Healthy Mummy has in the app!

You can head to previous cleanses by hitting change when in the menu section”

Smoothie recipes that Zena recommends for a cleanse

Breakfast recipes other than a smoothie that Zena recommends for a cleanse

Snacks recipes that Zena recommends for a cleanse

  • Veggie sticks and Hummus
  • Hummus and Cucumber Crackers
  • Beetroot Mint and Cashew Dip
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Spicy Pumpkin Dip
  • Rice Cakes with Speedy Hummus and Tomato
  • Avocado Hummus Dip

Afternoon snacks and dessert recipes that Zena recommends for a cleanse

Zena enjoyed Sesame Salmon with veggies for dinner during her cleanse

Lunch or dinner recipes that Zena recommends for a cleanse

  • Chicken and avocado salad
  • Salmon with zucchini salad
  • Beetroot salad
  • Fish and veggie kebabs
  • Salmon with kale salad
  • Chicken noodle stir fry
  • Sesame salmon
  • Tuna and egg salad
  • Tofu and vegetable stir fry
  • Alkalising soup
  • Carrot, ginger, and spinach cleansing soup

Other drinks that aren’t smoothies that Zena recommends for a cleanse

  • Hemp seed milk
  • Homemade electrolyte drink
  • Pineapple and cucumber gazpacho
  • Anti-inflammatory turmeric latte
  • Antioxidant boosting matcha green tea latte
  • Lemon water
  • Infused water
  • Chlorophyll
  • Cold-pressed juices
  • Detox herbal teas
  • Make your own ice tea
  • Kombucha
  • Dandelion root
  • Fire cider

“You cannot be any more filled in than this!!!”

We couldn’t agree more Zena this some very in-depth advice and tips for doing a cleanse!

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