Prior to commencing a KARMIC Cleanse program we suggest that some preparation be undertaken. Whilst not mandatory, this preparation will ease the transition into the Cleanse and maximize the benefits / nutritional absorption of the juice.
Try to complete the Cleanse program in a ‘clean’ environment. Attempt to remove as many temptations from your environment as possible (i.e. try to clear out the cupboard and fridge of all ‘unhealthy’ snacks and drinks).
In the days prior to commencement try to drink plenty of water each day and ideally consume meals that consist largely of fresh ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans, lentils and chickpeas), salads and soups.
It is suggested that the following dietary elements are gradually reduced and/or eliminated where possible:
- Processed foods (white flour, sugar)
- Preservatives, artificial colouring/sweeteners and food dyes
- Muesli Bars / biscuits
- Sweets (chocolate, lollies)
- White Bread / White Rice
- Soft drink / Fruit Juices (Just Juice, etc.)
- Alcohol / Caffeine
- Sports bars / Gels / Energy drinks
- Frozen goods (chicken nuggets, chicken parma, meat pie, sausage rolls, dim sims)
- Jams (sweet spreads)
- Non-prescription drugs
Upon completing a Cleanse, solid food will be re-introduced into your digestive system. This process should be done slowly in order to provide your body with the best possible opportunity to absorb the food. Some recommendations are as follows for the days following the cleanse (1-2 days):
- Reduce your portion sizes at meal times as to avoid over consumption
- Attempt to eat slower than you normally would - take time to appreciate the food
- It is important is to eat regularly (don’t skip meals) to retain your metabolism
- Drink water regularly to maintain your fluid intake.
These ideas are also ideal for post KARMIC Cleanse food consumption.
Post Cleanse Menu Planner
Eggs of choice on a bed of spinach with grilled salmon
So long as you skip the bread (to avoid gluten), this gives you a good hit of protein, vitamins, minerals and omegas. Also, it's available at most cafes so if you don't feel like cooking.
Chickpea flour, salt, vanilla, coconut sugar, egg, fried in coconut oil.
This option really does satisfy those who cannot live without their carbs for breakfast.
Almond milk, cacao powder, frozen banana, kale and macca powder
This is really simple, just throw everything in a blender. It's a good, raw breakfast when you're on the go. Add chia seeds if you want to thicken it.
Cooked quinoa, chopped banana, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chia seeds, mixed nuts, natural yoghurt and honey. This is good source of low GI energy/ carbs.
Curry with cauliflower 'rice'
Make a curry using spices, coconut cream, sweet potato, capsicum and onions (add your choice of meat or keep vegetarian with beans or legumes) but swap the rice for cauliflower.
Break the cauliflower in florets and put in a food processor for a few seconds until it's like crumbs. Then add to a pot (no water) over a stove and stir continuously until cooked. This is a low carb option.
Wholemeal wraps, avocado, lettuce, salsa combine with a meat/ bean filling (minced meat combine with onion, garlic and spices). A good source of protein and carbs.
Lean veggie stack
Layer grilled zucchini, eggplant, capsicum and fried flat mushroom - using homemade pesto between a couple layers (basil, oil, nuts for example). Bake this on a low heat for about 15 minutes. This is quick, easy and vegan. Low-carb option
Chicken and seasonal salad
Roasted chicken, salad leaves (spinach ideal), diced mango & avocado, roasted macadamia nuts and dressing made of lime juice, avocado oil and a small amount of fresh coriander or mint leaves. Good amount of micronutrients with plenty of good oils and protein.
Grilled fish with vegetables and rice
Grilled fish fillet with brown rice (cooked) and mixed salad OR steamed green vegetables.
Chicken and roasted vegetables
Chicken breast (palm sized), roasted root vegetables (sweet potato, onions, parsnip, carrots, garlic, pumpkin) with a green salad.
Add chopped pumpkin, leeks, celery, carrot (and any other vegetables) to a vegetable stock and canned tomatoes. Salt and pepper to season. A great low calories winter warmer.
These options can also be used as a substitute for the above main meals if less calories are required/ desired.
Chia seed pudding
1 can of coconut milk to 1/3 of a cup of Chia. Stir then put in the fridge. This will set like a pudding and tastes amazing as is. Add whatever you like for flavour - good options are coconut sugar or vanilla, fresh berries, berry compotes or spices.
Break kale leaves into short lengths, throw into plastic bag with liquid coconut oil, paprika, cumin and salt - shake around then thrown onto baking tray. Bake at 150 degrees celcius for a few minutes until crispy.
Sweet potato chips
Similar to kale, just chop the sweet potato into chip lengths and bake on low heat until crispy.
Chopped raw vegetables
Carrot, celery, capsicum, tomatoes, mushrooms
Homemade trail mix
Nuts, seeds, dried fruit (limited), cacao and carob nibs