30 Day CBD Smoothie Challenge

30 Day CBD Smoothie Challenge

The 30 Day CBD Smoothie Challenge by Jessica Catalano is designed to give you the best tools for success as you embark on your journey of transformation. Even though each body responds differently to lifestyle changes, this blog will guide you through the basics that will set you onto the path of achieving your goals. All you need to have success in this plan is: commitment, living in the moment, a positive attitude, consistency, respect towards cannabis consumption, and being conscious of your relationship with food and/or exercise.

Lastly, you won’t go through this experience alone. I will be chronicling my own results on this blog for the next 30 days. Join me, as I hit the reset button on my body and make my transition into a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

Phase 1 The Diet Rules: For 30 days you will be consuming 4-5 plant-based smoothies per day. Each smoothie must be made up of a protein, vegetable, fruit, seed or nut, and a grain.

  • Each smoothie must be made in a personal single serve blender or bullet to control portions. I will be using the Ninja Professional Blender with Single Serve Cups (16oz).
  • Absolutely no animal proteins or products are allowed.
  • Add CBD to 1 smoothie per day. I will be using Flora + Bast Age Adapting Sleep Tincture.
  • You can drink herbal and green teas throughout the day.
  • Miso broth with 1/4 cup tofu and 1 chopped green onion is allowed if you crave something warm or you are feeling sick.
  • All liquids count towards your daily water goal. So if you add 1 cup of almond milk to your smoothie, add it to your water tally. It is important while drinking smoothies to make sure you are still hydrating adequately. So it is important to track your liquid intake.
  • For holidays or celebrations you are allowed to eat 1 plant-based meal instead of a smoothie.
  • If you are looking to lose weight, aim for 3-4 smoothies per day.
  • Work out 3-4 days per week. It can be as simple as taking a 20 minute walk!
  • Before you start this diet, have a “Last Supper”.

Benefits of Smoothies: Smoothies are amazing as they pack quite the powerful punch! Full of nutrient density, these filling drinks can help you transform your body for a number of reasons.

  • The convenience factor is huge here. It literally takes a few minutes to whip up a smoothie and then you can be out the door. This can give you a quick break in the kitchen which will allow you to have more time for other things.
  • Consuming the daily recommended amount of vegetables and fruits can be a challenge for anyone. Even plant-based eaters! If you choose the wrong foods, the calories add up, and you can see why you won’t eat that salad you should of. By drinking smoothies, you can easily meet this goal.
  • Losing weight can be made easier by consuming smoothies. By cutting the junk food out of your diet and replacing it with healing plant-based foods, you can watch the pounds fall off weekly.
  • Your body is designed to detox just fine by itself, but that is also based off of the antioxidants in which you consume. By adding foods rich in antioxidants, you are helping your body detox more efficiently by giving it the tools it needs.
  • By eating anti-inflammatory whole foods you are giving your immune system a much needed break. These foods also help to strengthen your system so that you will be able to fight off any internal bad guys.
  • Lastly, consuming smoothies gives you energy, reduces cravings of bad foods, retrains your taste buds, improves digestion, and helps you to repair your body better during sleep. Who doesn’t want that?

The 30 Day CBD Smoothie Challenge by Jessica Catalano is broken down into three phases. We have already been through phase 1, great job! It was probably one of the hardest food detox periods of your life.

Now it is time for phase two which helps us to transition to a healthy whole foods Plant-Based diet with the continual incorporation of antioxidant packed smoothies and CBD therapy. During this phase we will also be working on strengthening our physical body with exercise and turning healthy choices into long term lifestyle habits.

The Diet Rules for Phase 2: For 30 days you will be consuming 3 plant-based smoothies per day and 1 large whole foods plant-based meal. Each smoothie must be made up of a protein, vegetable, fruit, seed or nut, and a grain. The last smoothie should be consumed before bed and have CBD in it.

  • Each smoothie must be made in a personal single serve blender or bullet to control portions.
  • Add CBD to 1 smoothie per day.
  • You can drink herbal and green teas throughout the day.
  • All liquids count towards your daily water goal.
  • Your large plant-based meal can be consumed at any point in the day and can rotate depending on your needs. It must be made up of both raw and cooked whole foods.
  • Limit sodium to 1,500 mg daily.
  • Limit saturated fats to 15mg daily.
  • Grains (except gluten), beans, tubers, nightshades, pulses, and legumes are allowed.
  • Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit honey, maple syrup, and molasses.
  • Consume sprouted organic grains.
  • Limit canned foods. No or low sodium canned beans, legumes, pulses, and tomatoes are all that you should be eating from a can. Everything else, forget about it!
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables are allowed.
  • Eat fermented plant-based foods.
  • Use healthy cold pressed oils.
  • Buy organic foods when you can. If you cannot, commercial is fine so long as you discard the skins from whatever you are eating.

The No List for Phase 2:

  • Animal proteins or products.
  • Alcohol, black teas, or coffee (next phase we will talk about reintroducing these three).
  • Junk food.
  • Processed foods.
  • Refined sugars.
  • Artificial sweeteners.
  • Gluten (we will talk about reintroduction next phase).
  • Deep fried foods.
  • Fast food.
  • Vegan desserts made with refined sugars.
  • High sodium products.
  • Hydrogenated oils or trans-fats.

Exercise Plan: 30 minutes a day of any activity you wish.

We have already been through phase 1 and 2 – high five! It was not easy, but keeping your eyes locked onto long term health potential is a key to success. Phase three helps us make a leap to the next level of a healthy whole foods Plant-Based diet with the continual incorporation of antioxidant packed smoothies and CBD therapy. 

During this phase we will be incorporating more raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted beans/legumes. You will be eating raw plant-based meals until dinner time – then you can consume a fully plant-based cooked meal. It might sound tough, but by turning healthy choices into long term lifestyle habits, you will reap the benefits of a healthier body.

Phase 3The Diet Rules: From this day forward, you will be consuming raw whole food plant-based meals until dinner (or a 75% raw food diet), 1 cooked plant-based whole foods dinner, and 1 CBD smoothie. Each smoothie must be made up of a protein, vegetable, fruit, seed or nut, and a grain.

  • Add CBD to 1 smoothie per day.
  • Drink herbal teas when desired.
  • All liquids consumed count towards your daily water quota.
  • Your large cooked plant-based meal can be consumed whenever dinner time is. It can be made up of both raw and cooked whole foods or just fully cooked items.
  • Limit sodium intake to 1,500 mg daily.
  • Limit saturated fats to 15mg daily.
  • Grains (except gluten), beans, tubers, nightshades, pulses, and legumes are allowed.
  • Gluten-free pasta should be eaten in extreme moderation.
  • Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.
  • Honey, maple syrup, date paste, and molasses can be used in moderation.
  • Sprouted organic grains, some beans, and legumes are a great choice.
  • Limit canned foods. No or low sodium is best!
  • Eat frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Incorporate fermented foods into your meal plan.
  • Use cold pressed oils for cooking. However, consume raw extra virgin coconut oil in extreme moderation.
  • Eat organic foods when you can.

The No List for Phase 3:

  • Animal foods or products.
  • Caffiene.
  • Junk food.
  • Processed foods.
  • Procesed sugars.
  • Subsitute sweeteners.
  • Gluten.
  • Fried foods.
  • Take-away unless it is fresh and plant-based.
  • Desserts.
  • High sodium.
  • Hydrogenated oils.
  • Trans-fats.
  • Pasteurized juices.
  • Gluten-free bread unless it was made from scratch.

Exercise Plan: For this phase you will be focusing on steps and exercise. Each day it will be your goal to have stepped at least 10K. When it comes to exercise, just move for 20 minutes daily.

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