I love Fall.
When the air changes from the warm, dense summer breeze to that crisp chill that comes with Fall, I’m reminded of time with family and friends, celebrating the holidays, and curling up with hot chocolate and a good book.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and I think it’s ideal for a gentle cleanse that will reset your body in a healthy, satisfying and fulfilling way.
And when I say “cleanse” – I don’t mean those crazy diets where you only drink like “cayenne lemon juice” for 7 days straight. That’s not a cleanse, it’s starvation!
The Picky Eater’s Fall Cleanse is full of whole foods that are easy on your body, detoxifying, and healthy. It’s gentle, lasts as long as you want it to (minimum 3 days), and will naturally reset your body without having to deprive yourself of anything.
Fall is also a great time for a cleanse because it’s flu season, because you have time to shed excess weight before the holidays, and because it will just give you that boost of energy that we sometimes need when the days start to get shorter and colder!
Plus, you get to eat all these yummy fall treats like squashes…
And root vegetables (yum!)
Here are my general fall cleanse guidelines, and below are a few recipes and my 7 day meal plan for you to enjoy!
Foods to Eat:
- Whole, unprocessed foods
- Fruits and vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, almond butter, etc.)
- Whole fruit / vegetable juices and smoothies
- Sprouted whole grains (sprouted wheat, quinoa, etc.)
- Processed foods and fast foods (anything that comes in a package with ingredients you can’t pronounce)
- Refined Sugar
- Processed Wheat and all white grains