Happy 2018; we hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing New Year!
We mentioned on our Instagrams a couple of days ago that we’ll be completing a three-day smoothie cleanse every week for the rest of January to detox, lose a couple of kilos and gain energy back after a very hectic festive season! It seems that so many of you are feeling the same way because we had hundreds of people message us on Instagram saying that they, too, wanted to kick-start their 2018 feeling and looking great!
So, what exactly is a smoothie cleanse and what will we be doing? Well, basically it means drinking six smoothies a day as meal replacements, three days a week. For the remaining four days of each week, we will be clean eating, using recipes from our latest cookbook, Simple and Lean.
After such a busy festive season, which included lots of eating and drinking with friends and family, we are so ready to start 2018 feeling refreshed and ready to go for a huge year. The combination of the smoothie cleanse and clean eating will helps us to shed a couple of kilos, gain more energy and our skin and hair will also reap the benefits!
Choose three days each week where you will only drink smoothies. We are doing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. The days can be completely up to you so choose what will fit into your schedule. Maha is choosing Monday to Wednesday because she will be at work and her mind will be focussed on that, and sipping on a smoothie isn't hard when you're working.
Sally is on holidays but likes consistency and let's be honest, it's always better to do things in a group, so we're doing it together.
The reason we do consecutive days rather than random days, is because by the 4th day of the week, your body has become accustomed to smaller portion sizes, which will make you feel full faster, with smaller portions on the eating days. This helps you to stay feeling light and lean and will help in shedding the couple of kilos.
We will also be having our daily fix of SWIISH DELIISH Super Green Superfood Powder added to a smoothie each morning and afternoon for an extra dose of superfoods, vitamins, minerals, fruits and veggies. It helps to create good bacteria in the gut, flush out toxins, improves immunity and helps to increase energy as well.
To make the cleanse as easy and as convenient as possible, we’ll be using our pre-packed, frozen Super Green Smoothies from the freezer aisles in Coles and Woolworths. Just as an aside, Woolies stocks all six flavours and Coles stocks two flavours (Slim Bikini Babe and Energy Rocket Fuel).
We are going to have one of each flavour each day. Not only is this because we loveeee all the flavours but it’s also so we can enjoy all of the benefits from each one. For example, the beetroot in the Un-Beet-Able makes it great for detoxing while the Choco-Licious is amazing for healthy hair and skin. If you don’t like one of the flavours or if you don’t have access to all six, you can definitely swap it for something else. This cleanse is supposed to be easy and convenient and what’s best for you!
If you’re still hungry on the smoothie days, we suggest having one or two energy balls. One of our favourites are our Raspberry Coconut Balls from Simple and Lean. We make a big batch on a Sunday night, store them in an airtight container and then snack on them throughout the week.
On the other four "eating" days, we will continue to have a smoothie each morning and our Super Green Superfood Powder, but for lunch and dinner, we will be eating meals from our latest cookbook, Simple and Lean. These recipes are predominantly salad and bowl recipes and are all easy to make and prepare but delicious to eat! Just be conscious of your portion sizes.
- Six Super Green Smoothies every day for three days
- Our new cookbook - Simple and Lean
Recipe for Raspberry Coconut Balls (see recipe at end of post)
If you’d like to get our Super Green Superfood Powder and a copy of Simple and Lean, check out our Health page because we have an amazing range of value packs available!
I hope that explains everything for you, but if you do have any questions, feel free to email us (email@example.com) or you can also find Maha and Sally on Instagram (@maha_koraiem and @sallyobermeder).
Let's do this!!
Love Sal and Maha xx
If you’re breastfeeding or pregnant, we recommend sticking to your usual diet and adding in a morning and afternoon smoothie as a bonus. It’s important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, which includes carbs, protein, dairy, fruit and veg. By drinking a smoothie in the morning and afternoon, you’re providing your body with an extra dose of nutrients. Our SWIISH DELIISH Super Green Superfood Powder is also pregnancy and breast-feeding friendly. Mothers should be aware that the powder does contain a small amount of green tea, which contains less than 1 mg of caffeine, so check with your doctor to be sure they approve. However in our experience most doctors are thrilled that their patients are making such an actively healthy choice.
That’s not a problem. All of our Super Green Smoothies from Coles and Woolworths are loaded with nutrients, so any smoothie is better than none! Just swap the one you can’t get or the one you don’t like with one of your other favourites.
You can pre-make your smoothies at home (this is what Maha does) and pour it into an airtight jar. Your smoothies will separate because the fruit particles are less dense than the juice, so when you leave it, the particles separate from the juice. Simply stir your smoothie and enjoy the same amazing taste and all of the nutrients.
It’s important to listen to your body, so if you’re full after five, stop there. On the other hand, if you’re hungry, have something to eat. We like to make a big batch of Raspberry Coconut Balls at the beginning of the week and keep them in an airtight container at the office so we can have one when we’re peckish. They’re incredibly nutritious and low in calories – perfect for a cleanse!
Not at all! It all depends on your schedule and what your day looks like. We drink ours at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm, because that’s what aligns with our day best. If you don't get up until 7:30am and go to sleep at 11pm, work your smoothies into your schedule. Just remember to drink them three hours apart.
ABSOLUTELY!! What is life without coffee? Maha drinks a long black and Sally drinks a skinny macchiato, so we suggest drinking coffee without much milk, because otherwise it’s too heavy on the body.
This is completely up to you. Sal drinks her powder in a glass of cold water and Maha adds the powder to her first smoothie of the morning. If you haven’t got your SWIISH DELIISH yet, head to our online store to get yours.