About 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to work in the kitchen at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, in Patagonia, Arizona. Every day and night we prepared ridiculously delicious raw vegan feasts for our guests that inspired a new way of eating. Every meal was a detox and at the same time festive, creative, and surprisingly satisfying.
What a great reminder that a cleanse week does not have to be lonely and isolating.
If you're considering doing a cleanse, why not celebrate and share your cleanse experience with friends and family? Invite them to come early and help you in the kitchen, and give everyone a task. Add a side of grilled fish and this menu will turn into a gourmet spread.
Creative presentation with raw food is essential. Dress up your table beautifully. Try using colorful plates and glasses, flowers, hand paint a note, or lay down a tarot card on top of each plate, and light a few candles. Say a prayer or set an intention for a healthy week.
Here are a handful of recipes from my book Super Cleanse that can easily turn into a light, fresh, and spiritual dinner party.