Lucy’s 5 Day Clean Eating Plan

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    My 5 Day Clean Eating Plan

    Recently I have been travelling quite a bit, firstly with a trip to our stockist in Dubai, called Ripe, followed quickly by Mallorca to celebrate a family birthday. With that has come a need to reboot my digestive system and start fresh. This is why I have put together a 5-day clean eating plan. As you know, I’m not a nutritionist so these recipes are my choices for clean eating and feeling good!

    If you’ve got a holiday planned you might like to try this before you go, or even if you just fancy a bit of a refresher.

    I know it can sometimes be quite daunting to have no input on what you are eating while doing one of these plans, so, I have left a lot of it up to your own discretion, so that it works for you and what you like.

    There’s also a list of snacks you can choose from and how many you want to have during the day. After all, no one can predict how hungry you will get during the day and I believe the key to doing these things successfully is to never feel like you are depriving yourself.

    One thing I do advise is drinking as much water as you possibly can to clean out your system. I recommend around 2 litres a day. To spice it up, try adding any combinations of lemon, ginger, strawberries, mint and cucumber. Fruity teas and green tea are also a great substitute if you aren’t in the mood for plain water.

    You’ll see from this plan that I tend to avoid dairy because I feel better without it but, it is, of course up to you if you choose to include it.  Also, when doing this if you would rather not have a meal that is laid out, be it because of dietary requirements or taste, then they can be substituted for anything on our website. After all, the key is to enjoy!

    So, have a read and simply click on the recipe name for the full recipe details.

    Regardless of whether I’m following a clean eating plan or not, my days tend to start the same way and go something like this……:

    Wake Up the Right Way

    Oil pulling is an absolutely essential first step for me. The best time to do this is right after waking up and before eating or brushing your teeth. We’ve got lots of information on the benefits and how to oil pull on our website.

    Oil pulling

    After oil pulling for around 10 minutes (you can do this for longer if you prefer), I reach for either a large glass of warm water and lemon, or a glass of apple cider vinegar and water (1-2 tbsp. of ACV and the rest water). This routine can also be done right before bed too if you’re really feeling it.

    Once this checklist is completed in the morning, it’s onto the good stuff…

    Day 1

    Breakfast:

    Blueberry, Avocado and Acai Breakfast Smoothie

    Blueberry Smoothie

    Lunch:

    Warm Cauliflower Couscous salad (serves 2)

    Warm Cauliflower Couscous salad - Copy

    Dinner:

    Turkey Mince with Courgetti – save the left over mince for another meal.

    Chilli Turkey Mince

     Day 2

    Breakfast:

    Healthy Granola – you can add almond milk, fruit, coconut yoghurt to suit your taste. This recipe makes a lot, around 12-15 servings, so can be used over several days ot I love to use it as a snack during the week too.

    Granola

    Lunch:

    Smoked Salmon and Broccoli Muffins

    Smoked salmon & egg muffins

    Dinner:

    Prawn Pad Thai

    Prawn Pad Thai

    Day 3

    Breakfast:

    Kiwi, Mango and Avocado Smoothie (serves 2)

    Kiwi, Avocado, Mango Smoothie

    Lunch:

    Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

    Blackbean Quinoa Salad

    Dinner:

    Seabass with Courgetti

    Sea Bass Fillet with Courgetti

    Day 4

    Breakfast:

    Lucy Bee Porridge with Raisins and Seeds

    Porridge & Seeds

    Lunch:

    Asparagus and New Potato Salad

    Asparagus salad.

    Dinner:

    Turkey Mince with Lettuce Cups and Salad (use leftover mince from Day 1)

    Spicy Turkey Mince Wrap

    Day 5

    Breakfast:

    Lucy Bee Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon

    Scrambled egg and smoked salmon

    Lunch:

    Courgetti Curry- Lucy Bee Style

    Courgetti Curry

    Dinner:

    Goats Cheese and Toasted Breadcrumbs Salad

    Goat's Cheese and Breadcrumb salad

    Snacks

    I tend to make these in batches so I have enough for a few days……!

    Lucy Bee-troot Hummus with Garlic – my brother came up with the name!

    Beetroot hummus

    Maca and Cacao Bites with Flaxseeds

    Maca Bites

    I like to snack on nuts and seasonal fruit, e.g. peaches, berries, plums, etc. as well so choose these to suit your taste:

    Nuts

    Peaches -

    Apples and peanut butter are always quite satisfying too and don’t forget all that granola you made…..it’s ideal to snack on!

    I hope you enjoy this plan and feel as good I did with it,

    Lucy Bee

     

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    • Sarah Johnstone

      Hi Lucy – I cannot tell you how much value I get out of your blogs – thank you. I wanted to ask you for any suggestions on clean desserts other than fruit. I am a diabetic so have to be careful with the sugar content in fruit and struggling with ideas – thanks again.

      • Hi Sarah, thanks for your lovely comment. Have you had a look through our cooking section on the website as we have some ideas there, though I’m not sure how many would be suitable for you. I’m afraid, not knowing enough about diabetes myself, they might not work for you. Sorry I can’t be more helpful x

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    • Sarah Johnstone

      Hi Lucy – I cannot tell you how much value I get out of your blogs – thank you. I wanted to ask you for any suggestions on clean desserts other than fruit. I am a diabetic so have to be careful with the sugar content in fruit and struggling with ideas – thanks again.

      • Hi Sarah, thanks for your lovely comment. Have you had a look through our cooking section on the website as we have some ideas there, though I’m not sure how many would be suitable for you. I’m afraid, not knowing enough about diabetes myself, they might not work for you. Sorry I can’t be more helpful x