Day 2: 21-day conscious cleanseWe've already talked about the importance of finding good sources of plant-based protein on this diet. Today we look at finding the right balance of other essential nutrients on our 21-day cleanse.This cleanse is intended to form the template of a lifelong healthy eating plan. This can only be so, however, if we keep half an eye on balancing our daily meal-plans according to certain vital nutrients.This means selecting a wide variety of foods from certain food groups - protein, carbohydrate, essential fats and oils, fibre, vitamins and minerals, phyto or plant-based chemicals and antioxidants every day.There is no need to be fanatical about this – once your body adjusts to a toxin-free diet, it will soon tell you what it wants and needs (and on this diet, as long as it's on the shopping list, you can eat as much of it as you like – within reason of course). Today, being a Sunday, and potentially with more time on your hands than in the week, would be an ideal time to do a little research on these different food groups. There's plenty of useful information out there - but it's always helpful to use discernment when viewing it; our own inner-tuition can be our guide (and its gentle voice tends to become stronger as our inner worlds become clearer and less toxic - ie, over the course of the 21-day cleanse and beyond).I've put together a couple of days' worth of meal plans to help you get started. If you'd like me to send you a copy, email me. For a veritable cornucopia of recipes -  almost all of them within the remit of our 21-day plan - see Trinity's Conscious Kitchen. Trinity has spent years developing delicious, nutritious recipes with natural, wholesome ingredients (more than I could ever do justice to here) and taking a look can only help inspire you while on the cleanse. Good luck - and drop us a line and let us know how you get on.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NB: Be kind to yourself today! It's quite 'normal' to experience 'withdrawal symptoms' like headaches and tiredness at this stage in the proceedings and cravings for foods not on the list. Be prepared! Listen to your body - rest and give yourself positive, loving messages of reassurance! You'll be glowing with health and boundless energy in a few days!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tomorrow, we talk about the vital ingredient of water.