Life is all about balance. So, while there are definite occasions for stick to your ribs ribs and phatty chocolate cake, and all the ice cream…there are also times to go a little lighter, a little cleaner.
I’ve been trying get more greens into my daily diet and making an effort to do a “paleo mindful” / “whole 30 weekday” thing (Oh gawd, have I become an SF foodie parody of myself? Maybe, but at least I’ll be a parody that glows from the inside out from all my newfound phytonutrients). Limiting the dairy and upping the veggies have been challenging — good thing I have friends who can make it easier.
Enter Thistle, purveyors of health and happiness in the form of juice and superfood-filled meals. Thistle specializes in plant-based meals using only fresh, organic ingredients sourced from local farms. Delicious and nutritious, and delivered right to my door! That’ll work for me.
I tried out the 1-Day Meal Plan, which includes 3 meals, 2 juices, and 1 snack.
For breakfast I received vegan coconut yogurt with plump berries and a gluten-free granola of nuts, seeds, and goji berries.
Lunch was a rainbow salad of tender kale, cucumbers, carrots, avocado, blueberries, almonds and hazelnuts with a creamy lemon vinaigrette. I was feeling more virtuous already.
Dinner was a satisfying Cali-Tex-Mex mix of kale, quinoa, and black bean salad with a citrus-chili dressing and cashew “cheese”. FYI, cashew cheese has been a savior in this whole no-dairy experiment. I’m a fan.
My dessert/snack was a tasty treat of chia seed pudding soaked in Thistle’s housemade vanilla almond milk, topped with a superfood medley of cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, mulberries, golden raisins, goji berries, golden berries, and cacao nibs. Love me some chia pudding!
The two juices I received were Verdance (a jade elixir of kale, spinach, apple, parsley, celery, lemon, cucumber, and ginger), and Canary (almond milk, turmeric, medjool dates, vanilla bean, spices and sea salt). Thistle started out as a juice company, and you can tell this is where they shine. The green juice was the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up. And that color. I mean, you’ll feel healthier just looking at it.
And the Canary spiced almond milk was just lovely. It was just want I needed when that 3 pm sugar-craving hit. Also that sunny lemon color – if I had a wide open, farmhouse country kitchen I’d want to paint it that color.
Are you ready to give this whole clean eating thing a shot? Use the promo code: THISTLEXLMS to get 20% off any order! And enter the giveaway below!
Enter to win Thistle’s 1-Day Food & Juice Plan (3 meals, 2 juices, 1 snack). Menu changes weekly, but you can check out a sample menu. Thistle delivers to SF, Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Emeryville, Albany, and Alameda.
Simply leave a comment on this post telling me:
What are your tips and tricks to eating well? Secret weapons, go-to recipes? Share your secrets to keeping it clean.
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All entries must be received by Friday, June 5th, 11:59 pm PST. Winner will be selected by a random number generator and notified via email.
Disclosure: This giveaway is courtesy of Thistle.