Sometimes, despite all the love we show our skin with nourishing oils, masks, and turmeric treatments, it can still need additional help. While skincare products are very important, ultimately, we believe diet and lifestyle are the largest contributors to our skin health.
This is a topic that we feel most skincare companies don’t talk enough about. It’s not just about what’s going ON your skin, but it’s so much about what’s going IN your body. So next week, we’re going to heal from the inside out. Maintaining or achieving gut health, hormonal balance, and healthy blood sugar levels are integral to your every day skincare routine. That’s why we created a gut-healing 3-day detox, inspired by our friend Dr. Amy Shah.
Our 3-day reset starts NEXT WEEK, Monday through Wednesday (6/18-6/20). Tune into our Instagram stories for support and solidarity. If you can’t do our reset next week, feel free to choose any other three day period! We’ll make sure to save our tips and tricks in our Instagram stories highlights.
Here’s what you’ll need for our reset!
To make these three days as seamless as possible, we have provided a shopping list with all of the ingredients you will need. We recommend shopping over the weekend and doing any meal prep needed on Sunday.
Fruits & Veggies:
-broccoli,cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts
Fruits & Veggies cont’d:
-blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
-fish of your choice (salmon, bass, cod, etc)
-lentils and/or mung beans
-your favorite nuts (raw) and seeds (like pumpkin seeds!)
-Apple cider vinegar
-Extra virgin olive oil
Optional spices and powders:
-cinnamon, cayenne, cacao, maca, chaga, coriander, cumin, turmeric
Pro Tip: If you shop over the weekend, you can do any meal prep as needed! Also, feel free to be creative and mix up the veggies you add to salad or steam for dinner to keep meals zesty!
Your daily meal plan
Once you wake up, you immediately drink about 16 oz. of celery juice OR warm water with lemon. Celery juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that actively flushes out pathogens, nurtures beneficial bacteria, and aids digestion. If you do decide to drink celery juice, around 15 mins later, sip some warm water with lemon. Additionally, if you decide to go this route, make sure to buy enough *organic* celery (we recommend around 3 bunches)!
*If you do not have a juicer for the celery juice, blending celery stalks with water and then straining the combination with a nut milk bag works just as well. Alternatively, you can also purchase pre-made juices but just make sure they don’t have a lot of fruit (apple and lemon only, for instance).
When you start to feel hungry for your breakfast (listen to your body, not your clock), enjoy a bowl of mixed berries topped with ground flaxseed and lemon juice. Flaxseed, which is rich in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and hormone-balancing hormones, is a powerful healing ingredient. Feel free to add flax to anything you please, including salads and snacks!
For lunch, prepare a romaine and/or mixed greens salad with lots of veggies and protein.
This can include:
Veggies: carrots, cucumber, radish, bell pepper, sprouts, tomato, avocado
Protein: a palm size amount of lean meat, fish of any kind, or lentils or mixed beans for a vegetarian option
Dressing: Equal parts olive oil and apple cider vinegar, or maybe lemon plus a tiny bit of Himalayan salt
Bonus: fermented vegetables, artichoke hearts
Listen to your body. We never want you to be hungry or restricted in terms of calories. If you do feel hungry for a snack, have another 1/2 serving of your salad above, or try some healthy snacks like seaweed, a handful of nuts (brazil nuts are a great source of selenium!), or half of an avocado with olive oil and salt.
For the final meal of the day, have a bone or vegetable broth soup with spinach, half of an avocado, and an optional egg. To create a take on “egg drop soup”, put the broth on the stove, add spinach, and then crack an egg into the broth once it is simmering. Feel free to add in any spices like turmeric into your broth!
In addition to the broth/soup, include one side of steamed cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, or brussels sprouts. Make sure to cook these thoroughly (don’t eat them raw) to avoid digestion issues (lol…you know).
Aim to finish this last meal at least three hours before your head hits the pillow!
Feel free to sip on any herbal teas throughout the day, or for something a little more exciting, create any of the elixir blends below to sip on between meals.
Gut and immune booster:
-apple cider vinegar
-almond or coconut milk
(add cayenne for a bite!)
-Bring ground cumin, coriander, and fennel to a boil with water and let simmer for 5-10 minutes
-Strain and add ginger and lemon
Before 6pm, you’re welcome to add stevia to any elixirs. However, we discourage any sweets too late in the day in order to prevent your blood sugar from spiking. We know this may be hard if you’re used to having desserts after dinner, but it’s only three days and it will help curb your sugar cravings if you practice this regularly!