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The Cleanse Chronicles: Saying Goodbye to Cravings

Breaking up is hard to do – saying goodbye to cravings while on the Wild Rose Cleanse (and a yummy blueberry milkshake recipe) by ethicalDeal guest blogger Jenn Chic

Blueberry Milkshake Recipe for Vegans and Wild Rose Detox

(Photo by Jenn Chic)

The other day a friend of mine asked me, “So how long are you doing this cleanse?”

I thought about my initial plan. I wanted to “cleanse” for four months from the day I started – until my birthday at the beginning of the September. When I told him, he replied, “Well, it’s not really a cleanse then is it? You’re just changing the way you’re eating.”

A panic washed over me. Had I really had my last piece of toast with honey? Pizza with buffalla mozzarella? Glass of red wine? My heart sank. Did I break-up with these lifetime companions without even really knowing it? We were so happy together.

 

Things have changed, though. I was really enjoying the benefits of The Wild Rose Cleanse – deeper sleep, brighter skin, more energy and almost no craving for “treats.” I loved that I had become more thoughtful about eating and had stopped mindlessly munching. I was eating with intention and gently slimming down.

I’m sure, when a special occasion arises I will enjoy a cheesy pizza hot from the wood-fired oven again. There will be plenty of occasions for champagne and really good cheese. For now, I’m happy and quite satisfied with the way I’m eating and the way I feel.

 

ChocoBerry “Milk”shakes

It’s all in the name really – there is no milk or ice cream in this recipe. It’s not a smoothie either because that’s for breakfast everyday. This is a rich and creamy “treat.”

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen blueberries and/or strawberries

1 ½ cups almond milk

1 tbsp cacao

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Method:

Put all ingredients in the blender and pulse until completely blended. Add only enough almond milk to keep the consistency thick like an actual milkshake.

Enjoy!

 

About the author:

After interning at Chez Panisse, Jenn Chic cooked up a new career for herself. Already a trained chef and photographer, she began to write about all things food related. She has a weekly column in WE (Westender) and has written for BC Living, Western Living, Condo & Vancouver Magazine online. Wherever she goes, the scent of fresh baking is close by. She owes much of her success to her mom and deeply values her advice – especially when it comes to chocolate. Her cooking blog is www.jennchiccooks.com and photo blog is www.jennchic.com (underconstruction).

 


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