Free Post Tday 3 Day Juice Cleanse :)


Are you ready to start this amazing 3 day cleanse with me starting Sunday, November 25th and ending Tuesday November 27th.

In order to keep things simple and not to overwhelm you, I am only posting a few juice recipes. However, if you are a bit more adventurous and knowledgeable about juicing, of course you can be creative and branch out. Just know that all of your juices should be a minimum of 70% greens and very little to none acidic fruit such as oranges and grapefruit.

Before I get started here, if you haven’t had a chance to watch my 7 min video on preparing for the cleanse, please take the time to do it now because I may or may not mention what has already been said.  😉

Great! Ok, so you may only be committing to a 1 day cleanse, you may be doing a smoothie cleanse or you may be doing the 3 day juice cleanse. Whatever you’re doing, you want to honor the “Ease In and Ease Out” policy. Try not to drink coffee tomorrow, eat light tonight and all day tomorrow and reverse it on the way out too! It’s easier to think about it as we are doing a 5 or 6 day cleanse instead of a 3 day one. (add a day or two in front of and behind your cleanse) The longer the cleanse the more care you take in returning to your “normal” diet. I know people that do juice fast for 30 days or more and it takes at least 2 weeks to return to your “normal” diet.

For those of you who don’t have a juicer and are doing a smoothie cleanse, I have good news! Yesterday, my Aunt told me about a 3 day smoothie cleanse by Doctor Oz. Here’s the link!!!***click here for the Dr. Oz SMOOTHIE menu***This is a really great pdf and Inspiring! Dr. Oz also recommends probiotics and multivitamins, which I isn’t a bad idea! I don’t know what brand of multivitamin Dr. Oz recommends, but I always suggest liquid vitamins as they absorb quicker in the body.

For those of us that are juicing, I don’t think it’s necessary to add vitamins with all the amazing greens we’ll be getting. However, adding a fresh greens powder to your juices is an extra expense that you can indulge in! So, inspired by Dr. Oz, here’s the downloadable pdf I made for our juice fast!

Download your Juice Recipe PDF here!!!

So this PDF has the recipes and schedule that you need! I haven’t scheduled in any  exercise or massage or colonics 😉 But please keep in mind that if you are planning to exercise, you’ll want to have a juice with more acid (ie. oranges and apples) for more energy. Think of your body as a car and the juice is the gasoline ( you are not a hybrid), once your body burns the gas ~ you’re out of energy…so always be prepared! Don’t let yourself get to empty because then you’ll get desperate and consider breaking your fast.

Basically, the more fruit = the more energy = the less long term sustainability

                          less fruit =  more sustainable energy

I like to start my mornings with more sugar/acid and have it again in the late afternoon as a “snack” My plan is to juice TWO 32 oz juices at the same time in order to save time! So Breakfast and late snack (same drink) juiced at the same time and Lunch/Dinner – same drink/juiced at same time. I’ll just seal up the drink for later in my convenient Mason Jar and be good to go (keep your juice cold!). This may or may not work for you. But, be forewarned, this is a time consuming process and it’s totally worth it!



  2. Keep Your Juicer Clean ~ clean right away, don’t let all that juice fiber get dry on the strainer :/
  3. Drink your Smooth Move Tea Monday and Tuesday Night!!! (put it on your calendar)
  4. Don’t forget to write down your intention(s) or affirmation(s)
  5. Take at least one detox bath within the 3 days
  6. Commit to ONE Hot Yoga Class or Sauna Session or Massage (or all 3, but not the same day!)
  7. Prepare yourself with extra Juice OR do a search for places you can buy fresh FRESH juice near you and/or your work! BE PREPARED!!!
  8. Know that you will be peeing a lot AND visiting the restroom more in general
  9. Detox symptoms can be unpleasant ~ drink water!
  10. Get AT LEAST 8 hours of sleep every night! This is not a walk in the park. You’re body needs rest.
  11. Optional to track your progress (this is a great way to learn more from your experience and do it if you can)
  12. Don’t forget to ease in and ease out  ~ I’ll be posting a coming off the cleanse menu, but be kind to yourself tomorrow and hopefully today 😉
  13. Most Important!!! USE YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM!!! ( that’s me and everyone else on the event page!!! Post questions, concerns and excitement to share with all ~ that’s what we’re here for!!!!)


Lemon Ginger Blast Juice (this one is a classic)

  • half a head romaine lettuce
  • 3-4 celery
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 of cucumber
  • 1 jalepeno pepper (or half)
  • 1 lemon
  • Ginger to taste
  • young thai coconut water

Savory Tomato Satisfaction (by Brother Echo)
This juice will knock your socks off!!!!
•    2 tom
•    3-5 celery
•    1/3 head of kale
•    1/3 bunch of parsley
•    1 head of brocolli
•    1/2 bunch of cilantro
•    pinch of basil
•    1-2 cloves of garlic
•    bell peppr
•    large lime

All Right!!! That’s everything for now!!! You can do all of your shopping tomorrow (Saturday) or you can do it day to day and be creative just honor your body. Don’t be shy about posting in the event  page and you can invite friends!!!

Desiree Lee

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Crazy Sexy Cleanse ~ Starting Wed, Sept. 5th

Can I just say how excited I am for Kris Carr’s 21 day Cleanse? I mean seriously, I am still recovering from the Banana Girl Backslide. That may not be fair. I don’t want to blame the last 2 weeks of eating terribly on the HCRV experiment. However, I believe that my mental/emotional/physical response to eating nothing but fruit and lettuce for 2 weeks instigated me to over indulge in pretty much whatever the heck I want. Which for most people is normal, but, well, I’m not most people. Prior to me starting the Banana Girl Diet, I was eating 80% raw. Now, I’m more like 40% raw. I feel like a little kid that is eating whatever my mom told me I couldn’t eat. The HCRV diet also brought up a bunch of stuff up for me emotionally. So, I know that I have been feeding my emotional monster as well. Ultimately, my body is pretty angry at me right now for eating and drinking garbage.

So, I’m most definitely using Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy 21 Day cleanse to get back on my disciplinary health train. What I’m also excited about is that Kris Carr’s diet is raw/cooked ratio of 60/40 to 80/20 (which is what I’m used to). I’m fairly certain at this point in my life that my body needs some cooked food. I’m very comfortable with the idea of being an 80/20 girl 🙂

So, I’m crazy prepared for this cleanse! I’m starting Wednesday, Sept. 5th and because I’m looking to loose some weight in addition to this cleanse I will monitoring my calories. I’m also using the free online website to do it because I want to monitor my nutritional intake. It finally dawned on me that I should be taking some supplements…primarily because Kris Carr recommends to take Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.  In addition to the vitamins, I’m going to be taking some Dr. Oz recommended supplements of Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffee Extract to hopefully help me burn more calories. They’re all natural supplements and I figured, what the heck, it can’t hurt.
Honestly, I eat very healthy and teach lots of hot vinyasa yoga a week, as well as practice my own and am at a total loss as to why I have any extra weight to carry around! It simply makes no sense at all. So, I’m a little desperate and am going for the Dr. Oz supplements. Although, I kind of think that he’s a bit of a tool and don’t really trust him. I read the product reviews from several different sources and it seems that it’s a bit of a gamble. So, I’m rolling the dice and betting on black 😉 I will also be adding a bit of cardio and weights to my regime.

Ok ~ so here are my goodies to share!

Free Calorie Tracker online and for your phone!

kris_carr_itenerary ( I modified this template from to fit Kris Carr’s diet plan)

Mood_DailyPagePrintable   (I modified this jpg from design finch to fit Kris Carr’s guided Daily’s from her book Crazy Sexy Diet)

Weekly Menu Planner ( I also modified this one a bit to accommodate the cleanse)
I printed all these out and put them in a binder and am planning on being super disciplined about this! This is so much more than a diet! The guided daily’s are a huge plus!
After googling Kris Carr’s cleanse, I found lots of info that I’ll share with you here if you want to research more before you invest in teh book, but, let me just say, that the book is so worth it!

peace love and greens

yummy recipes

pickles and honey

Well, that’s it for now! Hope you get inspired to join me. Even if not by September 5th, anytime after!

Love Love Love

Breaking the Fast ~ 30 Day Banana Girl Challenge

So, I lasted 13 days and then I had to break the cleanse. I can’t tell you how hard it was to let myself end the cleanse,  because I’m a very strong willed person and there’s not fast or cleanse that I can’t do! I even tried to make it to day 14, but ultimately decided that my energy was just too low. I believe that intuition is key with everything and, I was getting very clear signs that my body was not doing well on this challenge.

I want to stress to everyone reading this that this may not even apply to you. I teach HOT Vinyasa Flow Yoga and I believe that I was unable to balance the delicacy of eating large “meals” and teach yoga. It was very complicated to eat at the proper time and make sure I had the energy. Then, I would burn off so many calories with the teaching of the classes, not to mention all the water that I needed to ingest. I normally average 2-3 liters of water a day, but the Banana Girl Diet stresses the importance of at least 3 liters a day. So, with the Hot Yoga, I need an average of 5 liters a day!

I can’t say enough good things about the support group on Facebook! They were so informative and helpful and encouraging. However, only you know your body and listening to that should always be a priority. Bottom line, I had no energy, felt hazy and was very spacy. I kept reading everyone else’s posts about  feeling great and high energy and I knew, that my body was not adjusting like I’d hoped.

You better trust that I was following the dietary guidelines religiously too! I was counting all my calories and averaging 2700 Calories a day. Sometimes falling a bit short on my water, but getting my 8 hours of minimum sleep. No matter how hard I tried, I woke up lethargic and started feeling a little depressed.

I intentionally hung in there for as long as I could, hoping to see a turn around in my energy because it’s perfectly natural to have a lull in energy for the first few days of any dietary change. Again, I can not stress how fabulous Freelee is and I have no doubts in the dietary lifestyle, however, I question if it is conducive to MY lifestyle.

Since, I ended the cleanse, I ate more poorly in 5 days than I have in the last year. I also had a tremendous emotional release. I am stunned by the power of this cleanse and am still analyzing what it means to me. My energy was back to it’s normal high range as before the cleanse too. I also find that I really am enjoying more fruit in my diet now.

At this point, I don’t plan on trying this cleanse again unless I begin to teach less yoga. However, I will be doing other cleanses 🙂

Day 11 ~ 30 Day Banana Girl Challenge

OK ~ I have definitely been feeling the Raw Food Blues. This is tough for me! I’m frankly a bit surprised because I’ve been eating mostly raw for at least 5 months now and I’ve done several cleanses and diets before. I felt pretty stupendous for the first 3 or 4 days. However, I started encountering some digestive issues and then with all the yoga I’ve been teaching, I’ve had problems getting my smoothies within a reasonable time frame. Trust me, it is not easy to teach a hot vinyasa flow class with a belly full of banana and date smoothie! No to mention the amount of water required to eat.

So, I’ve gotta be real with you. This is a time consuming and high maintenance program. I’m sure that with time you adjust, but my inner rebel is very frustrated with all the rules and limitations. It seems simple enough to just eat fruit…..lots and lots of fruit. We’re talking about aiming for 2500 to 3000 calories a day in fruit. It’s doable if you focus on eating bananas and dates because they’re rich in calories. However, it can be a bit tedious. Then with all the tracking and logging my foods in…well, I stopped tracking for a day. I took a day of no tracking yesterday because I needed it.

I’m sure this comes down to personality types, but for me, the constant monitoring and tracking and the lack of little things that I’ve come to enjoy like nuts, salt and raw cacao have me a bit irritable.

On the bright side, I feel much lighter and cleaner. I wake up feeling fresh without any bloating or water retention. My skin is definitely glowing and people are noticing. I indulged in a few items off the fruitarian menu yesterday so that I could be fresh and involved again today. I know some purest would poo poo me for doing that, but, for me, it was like ” I better do this or else I’m going to flip my lid.” I’m just following the AA policy of 1 day at a time right now. Let’s see if I make it to 30 days. I might based on sheer will alone 😉
Ultimately, follow your intuition! Rome wasn’t created in a day!!! Onward and upward 🙂

The 30 Day Banana Girl Challenge

So, I am on my 4th day of the 30 Banana Girl Diet Challenge, AKA High Carb Raw Vegan (HCRV), aka 80 10 10. LOL! And, I gotta say, I feel fabulous. It’s amazing how much energy I have and I how satisfied I am. I always knew there was a eating lifestyle that would permit me to eat as much as I wanted!

The transitioning wasn’t too hard for me considering that I’ve been working my way through so many dietary changes that before this, I was 80% raw vegetarian and I believe that I was making the common Newbie RAW mistake of eating too many nuts. I was so confused why my fat layer wasn’t dissappearing and now I feel like it’s melting away. I can’t wait to see what happenes at the end of 30 days!

Here’s a tally of my day yesterday:

Day 3
B ~ 3 bananas, 1000g of watermelon, 1.5 cups oj, .5 cups almond milk, 3 dates =
1106 CAL
L ~ 1 nana, 1 orange, 5 dates, 1 lg apple = 622 CAL
D ~ Spiraled Zucchini (2), .5 diced tomato, 1 sweetcorn/// sauce ~ .5 tomato, red
bell pepper, cilantro, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, .5 avocado = 434 CAL
X ~ instructed 2 vinyasa classes, 20 min brisk walk
W- 3 L
Dessert ~ 2 bananas, 4 dates, 2oz of pineapple


If you want to learn more, check out! Such an informative and helpful group.

LifeStyle MakeOver 2012 Part 3 ~ First Cleanse of 2012!!!

Hello Hello HELLOOOOO BlissFULL Hearters 😀 Hope this video and blog post finds you feeling joyous and super pumped up about participating in the ‘mini’ cleanse that will be starting Sunday Jan. 15th. Now, I want to make sure to express to those of you that work a standard  M-F 9-5 job may want to do this cleanse the following weekend (Jan. 20th -23rd) I say this because it is recommend to do any kind of cleanse or significant dietary change in a space where you won’t be too hectic or hurried. I happened to work on weekends, so a Sunday is a good day for me to start and I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT YOU to  join me, but if not DO IT THIS MONTH and find 3 days that will work for you.

I am seriously looking forward to this. We’re going to feel so amazing ….well, MORE amazing!!!!

First things first… You SHOULD NOT be starving on this cleanse! If you’re hungry, eat a healthy raw snack, drink water, drink tea, make some juice, have fruit, have dried fruit…just as long as it’s RAW and try to avoid too much sugar. It’s a common misconception that when you detox or cleanse that you starve. The only thing that starves are the nasty addictions you have to sugar, greasy foods, caffeine and starch. lol. We WANT to starve those bad habits to death….make em disappear 😉

Watch this 🙂

So, here’s the outline (recipes to follow) * Make sure you get some form of daily exercise however small, DRINK LOTS OF WATER and Make sure Scrape your tongue and GET A FULL NIGHTS REST every night 🙂:


  • Wake up ~ drink a large glass of pure water (alkaline if possible) with lemon (can be hot or cold)
  • Breakfast ~ Green smoothie or bowl of yummy fruit
  • Lunch ~ Super Amazing Salad
  • Snack ~ Laxative tea with Lemon (such as Smooth Move) and fresh fruit
  • Dinner ~ Taco Salad

Day 2

  • Wake up ~ drink a large glass of pure water with lemon (can be hot or cold)
  • Breakfast ~ BIG Green Juice (*take a nice 15 stroll or other form of exercise)
  • Lunch ~ Waldorf Salad
  • Snack ~ Herbal or Green tea with Lemon and/or Sexy Elixer
  • Dinner ~ Simple Salad with Avocado and Delicious Miso Soup or Raw Soup

Day 3

  • Wake up ~ drink a large glass of pure water with lemon (can be hot or cold)
  • Breakfast ~ BIG Green Smoothie
  • Lunch ~ Any of the amazing salads
  • Snack ~ 30 minutes of exercise and Sexy Elixer or herbal tea for a treat
  • Dinner ~ Amazing Salad with Steamed Broccoli and onions

I know that it doesn’t look so exciting there, but wait till you see the recipes AND let me remind you that greens will super power you!!! It is seriously the purest and cleanest energy high you can have. Once you experience a energy high from eating lots of greens, you’ll laugh at things like 5 hour energy. I’m not kidding. You might even feel so amazing after 3 days that you’ll want to stay on cleanse and continue with a healthy raw lifestyle 😀

Lifestyle Makeover 2012 ~ 3 day Cleanse Menu

* just a quick word about this menu…I kept it simple yet exciting. I think that too many choices can be overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you for diggin up different recipes on your own if these one’s don’t turn you on the net is full of info. here are a couple of my favorite sites: (huge inspirational source for this cleanse) (go here everyday 🙂

K now for the recipes

Green Juices:

Green Lemon Ginger Blast

  • bunch o spinach
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 2 lemon
  • 1 to 6 inches (3-10cm) ginger root
  • cayenne pepper

Super Energy Green

  • bunch o spinach
  • 3 stalks of kale
  • 1 golden delicious apple
  • 1 red fuji apple
  • 1 small orange or 1/2 large orange
  • 1 cucumber
  • *opt ginger root for a little sweet spice


Yummy Green Smoothie

  • 2 handfuls of spinach or kale (de-veined)
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 cup cold almond milk or water
  • *optional TBS of chia seeds

Rockstar Morning Smoothie ( I drink this everyday)

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 1 tsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs of raw Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Scoop of Spirulina powder (or WheatGrass Powder or 1/2 bunch of Spinach)
  • 1 TBS of Raw Cacoa Nibs
  • 3 -4 Dates


Super Amazing Salad ~ This is a creative freebie! Get wild have fun use raw fresh ingredients. Dressing can be olive oil, lemon juice with sea salt or some Bragg’s liquid Amino’s with olive oil. Here’s a example of my sassy salad.

  • bunch of spinach
  • fresh sprouts of any kind (whatever looks great at the market)
  • 1/2 or 1/4 of Avocado
  • fresh tomatoes
  • onions
  • bell pepper
  • hemp seeds

Waldorf Salad (from

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Fuji and 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 C red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • 1/2 C walnuts, soaked
  • 1 C Almond Mayonnaise (recipe below)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well.

Almond Mayonnaise
from Rawsome! by Brigette Mars

  • 1 C almonds, soaked overnight & rinsed
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic salt
  • 4 dates, soaked 20 minutes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 C extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a blender and blend until ground and thoroughly mixed. While blending, slowly drizzle in the olive oil as the mixture thickens.

Taco Salad ~ Raw Vegan Recipe (from
serves 2 ~ $3.55 per serving

•    1/4 cup walnuts ($1.00)
•    1 large tomato ($1.00)
•    1 teaspoon cumin
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1 head romaine ($2.30)
•    1 medium onion, thinly sliced ($.20)
•    1 small jalapeno, sliced
•    1 ripe avocado ($.1.00)
•    black olives ($.50)
•    green olives ($.50)

•    4 tablespoons cashew cream ($.60) {recipe below}

•    Make the walnut taco meat first and set aside.
•    In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, pulse the walnuts, half a tomato, cumin, and salt until chopped but still a little chunky.
•    To a bed of chopped romaine, add the walnut taco meat, the other half of tomato (chopped), sliced onion, a bit of sliced jalapeno, chopped avocado, and olives.
•    Top with a couple scoops of cashew cream.

cashew cream

•    1/2 cup cashews ($2.00)
•    1/2 cup water
•    1 tablespoon lemon juice ($.20)
•    1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend all ingredients in small blender until very smooth. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

nutritional information

calories: 398      fat: 30 gr      carb: 26      protein: 13


Simple Miso Soup ~ I love Miso Soup. It’s the best and you can pretty much put all kind of veggies in it! So have fun with this too. I use white miso but you can use red or yellow or a combo. So to keep it mostly raw, I boil the water and miso, then turn off the heat and add veggies. They get warm enough to be soft and not soggy 😉

  • white miso and hot water
  • 1 small zucchini (spiraled)
  • 1 carrot (spiraled)
  • green onions
  • red bell pepper

Simple Raw Soup

  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 1 Sprig oregano
1/4 cup fresh cilantro and parsley
  • mixed
2 cups water

Blend all of the ingredients together and serve.

Sexy Elixers

Basic Elixer

  • 1/2 cup of Kombucha
  • 1/3 cup of any fresh juice of your choice
  • fresh lime or lemon
  • *optional fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup of sparkling water

Raw Mojito (from

  • the juice of three organic limes
  • a bunch of muddled fresh mint
  • a good squeeze of agave nectar
  • 16 ounces of rejuvelac or kombucha

Place all ingredients into a martini shaker and gently mix. Pour into chilled martini or wine glasses. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Savor and allow the tensions of the day fall away.

I bet you’re feeling really excited now! I know I am 🙂

Happy 2012 !!!!!

Hello BlissFULL Hearters!!! How’s that heart chakra feelin these days? Mine’s feeling enormous 🙂 I’ve actually been feeling quite a bit like a Care Bear. Giving from my heart 🙂



I’ve attached my video for you viewing pleasure. I go over where you should be at in your 2012 makeover challenge.

  1. Finished or are currently Finishing your Dream Map
  2. Continuing to practice restraint from vices (ex) coffee, alcohol, sugars
  3. Practice an Open Heart Meditation of Manifestation 😀

Next week, I will be going over what to plan for the ‘Mini’ 3 Day Cleanse. This is going to be an easy one so EVERYONE can join 🙂 Please help me spread the word of BlissFULL Heart by inviting your friends to the event on Facebook or sharing my link with them! Let’s start a huge circle of love ❤

2012 Lifestyle Makeover!!!

Hello BlissFULL Hearters!!! I’ve missed you all so much. As you may have noticed, I added a few changes to my site. I will be even making more. Look forward to being able to purchase wellness packages, private readings and/or Reiki sessions with me!

So, 2012 is just around the corner and we have a wonderful opportunity to set our sites on a great new year! My latest video is about incorporating some physical exercise in our lifestyle, modifying our diet by exercising restraint and creating our ‘Dream Map’ for the new year!!! Hope you all hop on board and get on the train to a much more blissful life 🙂 DON’T FORGET TO JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT FOR UPDATES.

Please help me spread the BlissFULLHeart word by ‘liking’ me on facebook and/or sharing me with your friends.

And so it begins….my RAW food journey

Hello BlissFULL Hearters! I’m so excited about this RAW food journey. I’ve been staying about 80% raw since the 11.11.11 cleanse and I have yet to drink coffee! All I can say is…I’m in ENERGY city! Feeling so amazing.

So, I finally invested in my first food dehydrator and got a great little raw cookbook for snacks. I’m plugged into some great blogs too! Filling my head with knowledge that I can share with you.

Check it out:

NESCO FD1020 1000W 4 Tray Food Dehydrator

Bought This on Amazon and Love it

…..and these sites…

Raw on $10 a Day (so inspiring)

Also Inspiring!

So, here’s the latest fun and quick video on how to make your own Kale chips for you. I hope you make some of your own and enjoy.

To 11.11.11 and Beyond!

Hello BlissFULL Hearters!!! I’m so charged up about 11.11.11 and this raw food cleanse. I just wanted to share a couple more meditational vids for you that will help in the big vibrational shift tomorrow. I myself am going to a Lightworkers event with singing bowls and music 🙂

This meditation is 14 minutes of JOY 🙂

And here’s a 20 minute all over Chakra cleanse! ( you deserve this time take it!)

In other news, I am so excited about his Raw food cleanse that I’m ready to take it to the next level…that’s right, I invested in my first food dehydrator 😀  I will be taking you on my Raw Food exploration journey, so stay plugged into Love & Bliss!

Happy 11.11.11!!!!