I apologize for not getting this up Friday as originally promised. The good news is that organic produce spoils much quicker than "normal" produce- so buying it last minute will help it to last longer! I've organized the list into sections.
Please insert the word "organic" in front of EVERYTHING. Keep in mind, that although preferable, if finances or resources can't allow you to buy everything organic, then just go with it and do what you can! Your detox will still be extremely effective. Keep in mind the "dirty dozen" of produce and try to at least buy them organic if possible: Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, apples, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, celery, spinach, kale/greens, bell peppers. We have quite a few great resources in our area. The co op in Cumberland has a lot of great products, as does the 20 Mile Organic Store in Barronett. Marketplace in Rice Lake has relatively large section of organic produce and food as well.
- Bananas (I would stick with 4-5 initially. They spoil very quickly, and you'll likely need to go to the grocery store next weekend to restock your produce)
- berries of choice
- garlic (I buy a lot of this because I am not above throwing 5 cloves into a stir fry)
- lemons (I buy a lot of this as well because hot lemon water is what helps me get through most days)
- mango (1)
- bell peppers: red, yellow, and orange will add color and variety to your diet for the week
- green cabbage
- alfalfa or broccoli sprouts
- avacados (2)
- artichoke (1)
- green beans
- The following ingredients won't be used until day 5- so if you know you can do another grocery trip later you can wait to buy: purple cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussle spouts
- Large bag of rice (brown to optimize weight loss, white rice if you're suspecting a food allergy in your diet)
- Gluten free bread- in organic frozen section of Marketplace in Rice Lake
- dried lentils
- almond butter (make sure the ingredients only say: almonds and possibly sea salt)
- agave nectar
- herbal tea (non-caffeinated)
- dried fruit (no sugar, only natural)
- Plain Greek yogurt
- frozen berries (for smoothies... get a couple bags)
- rice milk
- almond milk (the vanilla flavored is very good)
- raw nuts (such as almonds or walnuts. Not peanuts or cashews)
- Chick peas
- kidney beans
- black beans
- pinto beans
- canned tomatoes
- safflower oil
- olive oil
- apple cider vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Dried spices if you don't already have in your cupboard, such as: rosemary, thyme, cumin, cinnamon, etc.
I know the list may be overwhelming. I buy a lot of produce to give myself variety over the course of the week. If you love apples, and won't mind eating 2-3 apples every day- then you don't need to buy pears, kiwis, berries, etc.
Also remember that looking at the ingredient list will help you determine whether or not you should be buying it. When you look at canned tomatoes, the only ingredient should be tomatoes. If there are ever any words you can't pronounce or sound like a preservative/chemical, you should absolutely not be buying it.
The last thing on the grocery list is of course the detox powder. Through out the week, I also mix a chocolate powder available from the same company called Dynamic Greens ($40 for a large canister of the powder). If interested, call the office to pick some up. 715-822-2500