Vegan 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse (Non-Dairy)

2019_04 5_Day_Cleanse_veganHave you heard great things about the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse, designed by Young Living Essential Oils, but can’t do the protocol because it has dairy in it?

Well, you have options! Here’s the protocol I developed — the recipes and the reasons behind it, so you can troubleshoot to fit your needs.

First, here’s my blog post on the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse, as designed. Most of the info is still relevant and helpful.

The Balance Complete is the part of the protocol that contains dairy since it has whey protein. I’ll just note that Peter and I both can get overloaded with dairy fairly quickly, and 3 shakes per day would typically be problematic for us. However, the quality of the whey protein is phenomenal. It digests quickly and feels light in both the digestive and lymphatic systems.

If you are vegan or allergic to dairy, you can skip the Balance Complete with no worries and just substitute the Slique Shake from Young Living. The Slique Shake provides an excellent substitute for the NUTRITIVE part of the cleanse, and you’ll need to add more fiber. Balance Complete has 11 grams of fiber per serving while Slique Shake has 7 grams.

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I feel very full when I drink a Slique Shake. So, the thought of 3 shakes per day seemed like too much. I decided to do 2 shakes per day and fill in with raw and high fiber snacks as needed.

With 3 Balance Complete shakes, I would get 33 grams of fiber per day. With 2 Slique Shakes, I would get 14 grams of fiber per day. So, I needed to add an extra 19 grams of fiber per day — I rounded up to at least 10 grams of fiber per shake.

  • 1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds = 5 grams of fiber
  • 1 cup of Raspberries or Blackberries = 8 grams of fiber
  • 1 cup of Blueberries = 3.6 grams of fiber
  • 1 cup of Strawberries = 2.9 grams of fiber
  • 1 Tablespoon of JuvaPower powder = 2 grams of fiber

I went with berries because they have a lower glycemic index (or blood sugar effect) than most fruits — I could also get them easily at the grocery store frozen. I liked adding seeds since they’re lower in glycemic index and add some protein and fat.

I experimented with the JuvaPower powder. It was helpful in adding to the cleansing effect of the protocol, but it affected the taste of my shake (negatively), so I decided to just take it in smaller amounts (1 teaspoon) by itself once per day.

2019_04 5_Day_Cleanse_vegan_recipeThis recipe made a yummy shake that was very filling. I estimated that each shake had at least 17 grams of fiber, not including the “milk” of choice (which would make a total of 34 grams of fiber for the 2 shakes).

Vegan Shake

  • 1 cup organic frozen berry mix (more blackberries and raspberries)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds, soaked in 1/2 cup water for at least an hour
  • 1 packet Slique Shake
  • 1/2 – 1 cup organic, unsweetened soy milk (or “milk” of choice)

Add ingredients to blender container in order listed. Start with lower amount of “milk” and add as needed to be able to blend smoothly.

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I took the capsule of 3-5 drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil WITH the shake. (Here’s a link to enteric coated capsules available on Amazon.)

The NingXia Red shots were my snacks in between the shakes. Because of the timing, I ended up needing a more substantial snack in between. The Slique bars worked well. Another snack that worked well was carrots and hummus.

My goal was to create a protocol that felt similar in my body to the standard 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse protocol. Each time I’ve done that cleanse, there’s a particular sensation of how the essential oil from the capsule feels in my body — not just my digestive system, but up through my torso and into my head — that I interpret as facilitating the cleanse. With this vegan shake and essential oil capsule combo, I experienced a similar sensation.

I also got a good cleanse from the vegan version. Yay!

Happy Cleansing! Blessings! Amy

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Want some community support while doing the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse? Join our exclusive Facebook group, YL Wellness Program.

You can join us for the cleanse on April 24-28, 2019!

And, you’ll have access to other exclusive classes archived in the group, including a 3-part “Curious About Cleansing” seminar.

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YL Wellness Program! Month 1: Respiratory System

images of Young Living products to orderHow to use essential oils and supplements to support the respiratory system and eliminate toxic fragrances.

The list of Young Living products to buy for this month.

Supplements for the Respiratory System
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  • Super C
  • Sulfurzyme
  • Laurus Nobilis Vitality essential oil
  • Detoxzyme
  • NingXia Red (2 pack or more)
  • Lime Vitality essential oil

Products to Support Lifestyle Change
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  • OrthoSport (or OrthoEase) Massage oil
  • Breathe Again Roll-on for enhancing massage of the chest
  • RC essential oil blend for diffusing
  • Myrtle essential oil for diffusing

Here’s a “star chart” to help you mark your progress each week!

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Follow this link to YouTube to view all of the videos for Month 1: Respiratory System

Videos Include:
How to Be More Well in 2017
The must-Do 1st Step for Wellness: Morning Water
3-Step Wellness Strategy
The 4 Most Powerful Healing Tools
Top Supplements for Respiratory System
Can We Use Essential Oils as Supplements?
You Breathe Anyway, Make it Count
The Most Dangerous Toxins in Your Home
You Are What You Eat: Toxic Fat
Summary Week 1: Foundations For Our Wellness Journey
Take Your Supplements for the Respiratory System
Bring Nature into Your Home
Therapeutic Breath
Meet Your Respiratory System, Part 1
Meet Your Respiratory System, Part 2
YL Wellness – Summary Week 2
Breathing Is a Whole Body Activity
Posture, Breath, and Bras
Self Massage for Better Breathing
Is My Diet Trashing My Breathing?
Lungs for Overflow Detoxification
YL Wellness – Summary Week 3
Cleansing the Lungs Through Breath
Breathing to Build Healthy Lungs
Breathing to Calm the Panic Button
Breathing to Release Past Trauma
YL Wellness – Summary Week 4

Young Living Wellness Program! What is this?

YLWellness_BannerWe have developed a series of informational and how-to videos that focus on a body system and a lifestyle change for each month. They are fantastic!

Follow along to gain one of the most important skills for being (and staying) well — self-awareness. How do you know if you’re well? How do you know if you’re getting better? or worse? Are you waiting on someone else to tell you? You don’t have to — you CAN know. These are the tools that Peter used on his wellness journey — detoxing from chemo and the effects of it in his body.

Join us on a year-long journey, as we implement a wellness strategy that encompasses lifestyle changes, diet adjustments (or overhaul), expert advice on supplementation and use of essential oils, and daily action steps in video format.

Every month there will be a “What to Order” video installment for your Young Living Essential Rewards order. It will include the supplement program for the body system of the month and supplies to help make the environmental lifestyle change. We’re taking it in increments so that by the end of the year, we’ve learned about and gotten in touch with every system of the body AND most areas of lifestyle.