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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.”


2 cups frozen blueberries and/or strawberries

1 ½ cups almond milk

1 tbsp cacao

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


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.



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 and photo blog is (underconstruction).



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