I made it through Day 1, although I was left a little starved towards the end of the day yesterday. So lets hope today goes a little smoother.
First thing I did this morning was chug a glass of lemon water, popped the Action (blend of vitamins like A, B6, B12, Milk Thistle, etc) and Revive (contains Triphala) capsules plus my other daily vitamins – even though they said it was not needed. In the Catwalk Cleanse guidelines it says that the “Sleek contains many vitamins and other nutrients to help meet your daily requirements” – according to the “Sleek” powder bottle, it contains calcium 4%, iron 33% and a bunch of other vitamins but no mention of calcium, D’s, folic, etc. I take my vitamins religiously, so I’m going to continue against their recommendation. See individual bottle nutrients pictured at the bottom of this post.
Breakfast time! Even though I thought the Berry Basic Shake was really good I decided to mix things up this morning and go with the Peaches and Cream Smoothie. I used unsweetened coconut milk, couple handfuls of peaches, 1 tsp of ginger, pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 serving scoop of RAW Fiber by Garden of Life and 2 scoops of vanilla Sleek powder. Blended then served. It was so filling! The taste was okay but if I make it again this evening for dinner I’m going to toss in a banana as my fiber serving.
Mid-morning mixed 1 teaspoon of the Glamour Greens with water, shook it up then drank. As I mentioned yesterday it has sort of a diety berry aftertaste – taste like a vitaminwater. The powder mix also contains a bunch of other vegetables and fruits. (see bottom of post for nutrients)
Finally Lunch! Learning from my mistake yesterday of making the Aster Raw Blended Juice I decided to go get a salad from Whole Foods. In the box we have a couple handful of mixed greens, some cucumbers, 1 TBS of sesame seeds, 1/4 avocado and 1/2 cup of black beans. No dressing! I never put dressing on my salads so to me it tasted just fine. But if you need something to coat those leaves, then you can replace the 1/4 avocado for a light drizzle of olive oil. Tummy is full and happy!
If you told me that I would be eating a chocolate coconut patty during this “Five Day Catwalk Cleanse” I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Oh yea, that is what I ate for my Mid-Afternoon snack. I haven’t eaten chocolate in years. I can probably count how many pieces of chocolate that I’ve eaten in the past 10 years on all of my fingers. I’m just not really into it. But I do love me some coconut!
For Dinner this evening I made the Peaches & Cream Smoothie again. Blending together unsweetened coconut milk, 1 cup of peaches, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp of ginger, pinch of cinnamon and 2 scoops of vanilla Sleek powder. I’m so glad I added the banana. It tastes so much better. After that I took another Action pill.
Finishing the day with a hot shower using the Smooth body polish and Silk Nourishing Body treatment spray. I LOVE the smell of the Smooth body polish! To me it smells alot like blackthorn. After a long day and a tough workout it was a very revitalizing scent. After that I took the Revive pill.
I must make note of something, this is not a RAW DIET! Don’t get confused by the name “Raw by Aster: 5 day Catwalk Cleanse” – It’s just a cleanse. Black beans are not raw. To consume them on the raw diet you must soak and sprout your beans first. Also the Beauty Bar contains sugar-free dark chocolate, coco-butter, milk, coconut, natural favor, red A (extract from stevia), and bunch of other stuff.
The End! 3 more days to go…