Can I do Clean Gut as a vegan or vegetarian?
We recommend vegetarians on Clean Gut include more good saturated fats, such as coconut oil, avocado, and olives. That's the best fuel for our bodies overall, even more than protein, and definitely more than sugar or refined carbohydrates. Starchy vegetables like carrots, acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkin, and peas are great complex carbohydrate options. Protein can come from eggs, quinoa, lentils (test for your own particular gut issues since everyone is different), spirulina, bee pollen and nuts/seeds and/or protein powders from hemp or pea are recommended.
It's important to note that very active vegetarians definitely want to focus on healthy fats for wonderful fuel that also helps heal the gut. You may want to include a second shake or large snack/
Above all, always listen to your body and be open to trying new things and making adjustments. Often people are drawn to the Gut Program because something is not working in their bodies (or gut) and being open to trying new foods or eating schedules may be part of the solution and lead to optimal healing.
Healthy Fats: Coconut oil, Avocado, Olives
Starches: Carrots, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, all squashes, Pumpkin, peas. Even sweet potatoes and yams are also fine to include in small amounts.
Protein: Quinoa, lentils, eggs, nuts, seeds, protein powder (rice, hemp, pea)
**Prepare quinoa & lentils by soaking them and cooking them thoroughly.