Rose Cleanse Week 1 Review

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! My day was pretty low-key, which was exactly how I wanted it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Pressed Juicery juices throughout the day (Greens 4 is my new favorite– so spicy!!), along with some hot herbal tea and a quick treadmill workout.

Followed by a delicious goat cheese salad for dinner!

Austin kept telling me that I shouldn’t be “cooking on my birthday”–> but ALL I wanted was delicious, goat-cheese-smothered salad for my dinner! You can’t get a salad like this in any restaurant. I made a creamy, garlic-y dressing to go on top, and it was just perfect. I’d share the dressing recipe, but I couldn’t possibly recreate it if I tried. Many things went in there to make it “just right,” so I’ll have to write it down next time.

I also enjoyed leftover cauliflower mash, and more slices of raw goat cheese… but they don’t make for pretty pictures.

Austin’s food is much prettier:

He was craving our new favorite Sweet Potato Pasta dish, so I was happy to make that for him! We had TONS of sweet potatoes in our CSA box this weekend, so I need to use them up before my trip.

Dessert was another recipe inspired by Doris!

Red Velvet Beet Pudding
serves 1-2

Ingredients:

8 oz. steamed and peeled beets (I cheated and used Trader Joe’s brand!)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
liquid stevia, to taste

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust sweetness to taste, then chill before serving.

That pudding totally hit the spot… but didn’t stop me from eating one of Austin’s brownies during The Bachelor last night. They’re SO GOOD.

And, it was my birthday, after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

With officially one week down on my Rose Cleanse, I thought I’d take a moment to recap and reflect on it.

Average amount of juice consumed: 32 ounces daily

Average amount of hot tea consumed: 12-24 ounces daily, with lemon and stevia

Non-Alkaline liquids consumed this week: 1 cup of black coffee, 2 cups green tea (weaned myself off…)

Supplements: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics each morning, and occasionally Natural Calm and Herbal Answers Raw Aloe Juice.

Average Dinner Time: 7pm, with a raw veggie snack beforehand

Gravity-Administered Colonics: 1 per week

How I’m Feeling Thus Far: I’m feeling pretty good. Some days are easier than others, and today happens to be a little harder. I’m cold in the mornings, so hot tea is helping with that, but what I wouldn’t do for a sauna in my house!! Physically, I feel lighter, my stomach is flatter, and my jeans are fitting looser. Mentally, my head is clear, and I love that I’m not consumed with thoughts of food. It feels very freeing to not worry about what I’m going to eat for breakfast or lunch, knowing that a warm, hearty dinner will be waiting for me each evening. My sweet tooth has been running rampant lately, but my favorite chocolate milkshake REALLY satisfies it– so I’ll be going back to that tonight.

With my trip coming up this weekend, I have a feeling that I won’t be strictly sticking to this cleanse… but you’ll see why I don’t care about that soon enough. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you’re all off to a great week so far!

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jenny

Hello!!
Love your blog I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for 4 months that came out of no where. I have been to so many natural drs. and one of them told me to check out the Rose Cleanse. I have spent sooo much many trying to heal my problem and cannot afford to pay another 375.00 to do the rose cleanse course. Do you have any ideas?? I’m used to doing basic cleanse so I’m at least working ahead of the curve. Thank you, Jenny
P.S. your soft serve ice cream is amazing my son loves it!!

    Megan

    I’ve found that including more raw foods, and reducing my caffeine intake, have helped with my anxiety levels in the past. So perhaps something as simple as that would help?

    If you’re interested in the Rose Cleanse, you can buy the book for $20 here: http://amzn.to/MyvWnY It provides all the information you need, without the extra cost of the guided cleanse. You could also try something along the lines of the Clean Program: http://amzn.to/LCxLBu It’s a little less drastic, so I find it more maintainable for the long term– including both green juices and smoothies each day.

    Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

sam

Hi Megan

I would like to buy Aloe vera that you recomend do you feel any different when you have taken them?

Thanks a lot

carole

Happy Birthday Megan! Thanks for all your yummy recipes! BTW, Im totally on to your last line:0

Erin W.

Happy Birthday Megan! Glad you had a good one!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tracy

Happy belated birthday!! I love your blog and all the new recipes I try from it!!

Nadya @ Spinach and Yoga

Happy belated birthday, Megan!!! I find that adding some fresh ginger to my morning tea or making spicy herbal chai keeps me warm. Also core exercises and random 1 min jumping squats in the middle of the day get the circulation going. I haven’t had cold hands and feet this year at all!

LizAshlee

p.s. I meant to ask you what kind of treadmill workout you did..do you have one at home or go to the gym? Thnks!

LizAshlee

Thanks for a great review…I am so happy you are feeling great! I can’t wait to make chocolate pudding with beets..something I wouldn’t have thought of..have a great day!

Pure2raw twins

love beets, so I know I would love this recipe. we have made beet avocado puddings and beet smoothies, so must try this now!

Gillian

Oh yum! I know you’ve posted it somewhere but what salad dressing do you make for those divine looking salads?

    Megan

    The one pictured above is brand-new, and I’m still tweaking it– I’ll be sure to post it once it’s ready! I’ve got some other tasty dressing recipes in my Recipes tab, though!

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