VEGAN DETOX4WOMEN (March 11, 2011)

In response to many emailed questions I have outlined below how to enjoy this lifestyle as a vegan. Detox4Women is adaptable for a vegan lifestyle, but I would like to take this opportunity to say a couple of things about a vegan detox.

First, please carefully investigate your reasons for remaining vegan. Large-scale agriculture has the same devastating effects on the planet’s animal populations as commercial goat dairy farming and fishing industry practices. Please understand that you are not doing mother earth a favor by abstaining from the animal products recommended on this program (see Natalia’s blog on veganism).

Second, a vegan approach is not the Detox4Women approach. You are not doing your body any favors, either. We do not recommend veganism as the best way to get your body where you want it to be. Women transition best when they include small amounts of animal protein in the form of goat and sheep cheese, fish, and organic eggs as part of their weekly regime. This is the true Detox4Women approach that is recommended to detoxify the body, loose weigh to achieve your optimal physique, and end the addiction to refined flours and sugars. The density of the cheese, eggs, and fish keeps my clients true to the program for a longer period of time because they enjoy meals that keep them feeling satiated and indulgent.

If you would still like to go ahead with a vegan lifestyle that encompasses the Detox4Women principals, I respect your personal decision. Here is the best way for you to move into this lifestyle:

First: start your day with the recommended breathing or meditation practice, water, and then green juice.

Second (or morning snack): more juice, or one of your low-sugar fruit choices: green apple, grapefruit, berries, or ripe banana. If you do not need a mid-morning snack, please respect your body and juice until lunch.

Lunch: a large avocado and green salad with lemon-stevia dressing and any combination of raw vegetables. If you would like to include a cooked component you can follow your salad with a baked sweet potato, vegetable soup, or bowl of low-starch grain: millet, quinoa, or buckwheat. If your body wants to continue juicing instead of eating lunch please listen.

Afternoon snack (ranging from lighter to heavier): all-vegetable juice, low-sugar fruit if at least 2 hours has passed since lunch, guacamole with raw vegetables, or avo-salsa cabbage or romaine roll-ups.

Dinner: a large raw avocado and green salad with lemon-stevia dressing followed by a baked sweet potato, cooked low-starch grain, or squash-based dish.


A large raw salad with raw sesame tahini dressing, followed by banana-tahini ice cream for an all-raw diner option.


Desert: Vegan dark chocolate and an optional glass of wine.

• Favorite Avocado Salad:

• Greens

• Guacamole

• Raw corn off the cob

• Chopped cilantro

• Salsa

• Lime-stevia dressing


Blended Avocado Dressing Base

• 2 large ripe tomatoes

• ½ to whole avocado

• Lemon juice

• Stevia

• Sea salt

• Enough water to keep the blender moving

Use this as your base and take it any direction you want for a creamy salad dressing. I love a garlic-basil dressing, a stevia-Dijon dressing, or a chili-ginger dressing.


Natalia’s Sesame Tahini Dressing

• 4 Tbs raw sesame Tahini

• Large chunk of peeled and chopped ginger root

• 3 cloves diced garlic

• dash of nama shoyu soy sauce

• Juice from 2 lemons

• 1/8 cup water

• stevia to taste


This creamy dressing has been a favorite of mine since I first stole a bite out of Natalia’s dinner salad.

• Banana Tahini Ice Cream

• Blend in a high speed blender:

• 2 ripe bananas

• 2 frozen bananas

• ½ tray of ice cubes

• 4 Tbs raw sesame tahini

• 2 Tbs cocoa powder

• stevia to taste

This can be enjoyed right away, or frozen and pulled out to soften 30 minutes before desert time. It is the perfect followup to a tahini-based salad.