How Vanessa Preps For the Shred

We have a 10 day health jump start program called the Shred that I absolutely love.

It has certain guidelines:


  • More Real Food
  • Juice Plus+ Trio Capsules Daily
  • 2 Complete Shakes Daily
  • Plenty of Water
  • Sleep 7-8 Hours
  • Exercise Most Days


  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Processed Foods
  • Refined Sugars
  • Eating After 6:00 pm*

*Pregnant or nursing mothers do not need to follow this.

These guidelines might seem strict but they are for only 10 days with 1 weekend! You can do anything for 10 days.

During the holidays I tend to fall off the wagon smack on my face for three months. It's a slippery slope that starts with everything pumpkin and ends with my skinny jeans not fitting by January! I love that for ten days at the beginning of each month I can take the time to focus on what I'm putting in my body. I can skip that drive thru and Starbucks and know that when I do enjoy those holiday meals it won't derail all the work I did to stay healthy the rest of the year. 

So, what do I do to make sure I'm successful during those 10 days? I spend the weekend shopping and prepping. 

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What do I buy?

All my favorite fruits & vegetables that are in season.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Butternut Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Potatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Leaks
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Variety of all fruits and berries
  • Hummus

What do I make?

We have a Shred10 Pinterest Board with a variety of recipes we enjoy making. But I also have certain things I like to make in bulk so I can easily throw a lunch or dinner together with no meal prep or cooking.

  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Overnight Oats
  • Protein Balls (Which we have a Pinterest Board For!)
  • A soup or stew of some kind. (I'm planning on Potato Leek Soup this week)
  • Lentils
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Chick Peas
  • Vegetable medley cooked in the oven
  • Salads in a jar 

What I make might look a little different than you because I am plant-based, I don't bulk cook any meats like I used to. But I used to make 3 pounds of crockpot pulled chicken breast and skillet chicken thighs. Which I highly recommend if you like to have chicken with your salads in a jar or for easy dinners. 

What I love about having those key items cooked in bulk already is that all I might have to do is cook fresh vegetables or use the items I already cooked to create a meal like Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. Or better yet, I just throw some quinoa, lentils, and veggies together for a quick lunch! 

If ten days of focusing on your nutrition and detoxing sounds like what you need contact us!

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