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Of course you are. So am I, Lord Jesus. I am a belly full of cookies and BBQ (thanks to Dalai Dan and his recent smoked pork butt). This body of mine is ready to kick some ass.

Today, I am going to give you some general rules of this MILD cleanse. Nothing crazy like only drinking lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 5 days. I won’t make you consume ghee or epsom salt. You don’t have to submit pictures of your poop or eat only kale.

(Don’t stop reading yet, because there is a special deal for my KC readers. Non-KC readers can stop only if you didn’t gain 5 pounds like me)

Here is What You Are Going To Do:

Cleanse Length: 5 days (Monday, Jan 9th – Friday Jan 13th)

DO NOT consume: wheat (gluten), processed sugar, coffee*, sodas, alcohol, dairy products, or animal products**

DO consume: detox or other favorite tea, fresh-pressed vegetable juices, green smoothies, steal cut oats, brown rice, beans, nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, vinegar, fruits, vegetables, hummus, quinoa, rice/almond/soy milk, vegan yogurts/cheeses, gluten-free products***

DO NOT: freak out if you go off course, put too much on your schedule, be mean to yourself if it feels hard, starve yourself, compare yourself to others.

DO: start every morning with warm lemon water, eat when you are hungry, have your last meal around 6pm, eat a grapefruit if it is after 6pm and your are starving, try yoga (hot!) or any life giving exercise, drink lots of water, exfoliate your skin, take baths (try epsom salt or himalayan sea salt), take a nap, get a massage, start each morning with a prayer or vision for the day, try a colonic, BE KIND TO YOURSELF!

There are Two Ways You Can Do This:

1. Prepare some key foods over the weekend that will last you all week.

I am going to provide you with some ideas and recipes tomorrow. They will include things like,

  • Vegetable/bean soups
  • Quinoa salads
  • Roasted vegetables and other vegetable recipes

2.  Or, use a vegan meal service if one is available.

This, my friends, is what I am doing this time. Thankfully, here in Kansas City, we have Conveniently Natural, a company that provides awesome vegan meals right to your door. I have talked about them here and have used them several times throughout the year.

IF YOU CHOOSE THIS ROUTE, call them directly at 913-475-8004 (BY FRIDAY!!!) and mention you are participating in the Dalai Lina cleanse for 10% off your order. The meals will be delivered on Monday, January 9th. If you are doing the cleanse alone, a 1/2 gluten-free order should be perfect. Kim at Conveniently Natural will gladly help you with your order and any food questions when you call. She and her husband are amazing!

This choice makes it much easier and is very economical, but you will still have to do some grocery shopping and preparation over the weekend….

So, stay tuned over the next couple days for recipes and a grocery list!

In the mean time, eat sensibly this week – it will make next week SO much easier!

*coffee: I know this is a killer for some of you. The acid and caffeine in coffee is hard on our bodies. Try really hard to see if you can do it! Black tea (which has a little caffeine) can take the edge off. Otherwise, if you need to, have a cup of decaf coffee with a vegan creamer or non-dairy milk.

**gluten-free products: try to limit the number of processed food. There are some great gluten-free cereals, breads, and crackers, but try to keep the cleanse about whole, fresh foods.

***animal products: if you feel like you must incorporate some animal products, consume “light” meats like fish or eggs for lunch (along with lots of veggies). Still avoid dairy!


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I can’t tell you how excited I am that we FINALLY have something like this in Kansas City: prepared vegan meals that can be delivered right to your door.

For the past couple weeks I have been trying Conveniently Natural’s meals so that I could get a really good sense if they were high quality and tasty before saying anything to you.

Well, they have been delicious!

I have tried 13 different menu items and have liked them all and LOVED most of them. Being vegan, all the menu items are dairy-free, but you can also order them gluten free! They come to your door at no extra charge if you order 4 or more meals. Delivery is on Monday, and if you are not around, you leave a cooler on your front porch. And here is the best part: there are no contracts. You can buy what you want when you want.

They come beautifully packaged with instructions on the containers:

Most need to be heated. I opted for warming mine in a small frying pan. It is quick and you avoid zapping the nutrients out of this beautiful food with a microwave.  I thought the meals had great flavor, and many had some kick to them!  And when I felt like they needed something extra, I didn’t shy away from adding sea salt or pepper.

They have been a Godsend to have around for quick, easy, healthy meals. I can see them being used in many different ways:

  • to have on hand for busy days so you don’t grab unhealthy options
  • to help with an “elimination” diet if you are wanting to see if a wheat/gluten intolerance may be causing you problems
  • to fill in meals when on a cleanse and you are already spending a lot of time preparing juices/smoothies
  • to help with a diet, supporting healthy eating with quick options
  • to simply help you eat healthier!!!

There are a few different options to try these meals, from $97 for 13 containers, to $55 for 4 meals.  You can even buy less if you don’t mind picking the meals up.  I froze some of mine and have since used them.  Many of these meals freeze great!
For more information, check out their website:  convenientlynatural.com

Greek Cavatappi Pasta (SO tasty)

Maple-Roasted Root Vegetables with Couscous

Zesty Shiitake Medley with Asparagus and Pumpkin Seeds over Brown Rice (knocked it out of the ballpark!)

Steamed Baby Carrots in Cilantro Cream Sauce

Faux Chicken Salad (LOVED this!)

Warm Chipotle Potato Salad (this had some KICK – yummy!)

Summer Roots with Broccoli and Navy Beans with Blackened Smoked Tofu and Cajun Sweet Potatos (amazing – the cajun spice was delish!)

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