SPPP Days 1-10

Suitable for days 1-10 of Standard Process Purification Programs.

Wahls compliant without the rice.

This was a quick and easy meal, and you can use almost any vegetable you have available.  I used portabella mushroom slices, red bell pepper strips, and red onion wedges.  It’s not so much a recipe as an idea for you to take and make your own.


  • vegetables of choice, cut in grillable strips/chunks
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • sea salt
  • balsamic vinegar, herbs, or other seasonings of your choice

Combine EVOO and sea salt, along with any seasonings you may choose.  Brush lightly onto vegetables.  Grill on heated George Foreman grill (or regular grill) until crisp-tender.  Serve with brown rice.



Suitable for Days 1-10 of Standard Process Purification Program.

Sharing at Allergy Friendly Friday.

You might be surprised to know that making your own applesauce is the easiest thing in the world!  I know before I was introduced to it, it had never even occurred to me to make it myself, and I virtually never ate applesauce because I don’t particularly love the jarred stuff.

For one serving:

Peel, core, and cube 2 apples into a microwave-safe bowl.  It’s totally up to you as to which apple variety you use, but I think it’s best with a sweet-tart type, like Jonathan.  I used Paula Red this time because I had them in the fridge.  Add about 1 Tbsp of water, cover (vented) and microwave for 2 minutes, or until apples are soft.

Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste, and stevia, if desired.  Mash with a fork or potato masher.  Serve warm or cold.


Wahls compliant without the sugar in the dressing (maybe use a little honey), and use fresh orange or clementine instead of canned.

I’m not sure why this is called “southwest”, except for maybe the avocado, but it’s good anyway.  Add chicken if you like, or without chicken it’s suitable for SPPP Days 1-10.


  • 3 heads Boston lettuce, or one 5 oz package of greens of your choice (I’ve used spring mix and spinach too)
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 (11oz) can mandarin oranges, or fresh orange sections

Toss in a large bowl.


  • 1/2 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup oil (EVOO, canola)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (I used 1/8 tsp Sweetleaf stevia powder)
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix well, and pour over salad just before serving, or allow individuals to dress their own salad.


It’s a new day, and I’m fully committed to the program!


Pumpkin pie shake

5 Green Food capsules


butternut squash soup

1 cup strawberries



mixed berry shake (2 scoops Complete, 1 scoop Fiber)

5 Green Food capsules


eggplant slices, sautéed and topped w/ tomato sauce 

mixed greens with 1/2 sm avocado, grape tomatoes, lime juice, 1 tsp EVOO, sea salt

1 square Boom Choco Boom dark chocolate (antioxidants!)

I’ve had a 10 oz bag of butternut squash in my freezer for several months.  It needed to be used up, and I decided to make soup.  As is my custom, I looked at several recipes to get ideas, and then threw something together.  It was quite tasty!

  • 1/4 cup each, chopped carrots, celery, and onion
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp grape seed oil, or EVOO
  • about 2 cups cubed, cooked butternut squash
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sauté carrots, celery, onion and garlic in oil until soft.  If needed, you can add a splash of vegetable broth during this process, rather than adding more oil.  Add the squash and the broth; bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in sage, salt, and pepper.  Process until smooth in a blender or food processor.  Makes 1-2 servings, depending on how hungry you are!

**Note: Wolfgang Puck’s Vegetable Stock is not gluten-free, so if gluten is an issue for you, please use a different brand.



I’d like to make my own vegetable broth sometime, but in this case I took the easy route and bought a box of it.  Wolfgang Puck was the best combination of price and ingredients available at Walmart.   I am in the process of testing other brands; Trader Joe’s has better (fewer) ingredients, but isn’t as rich or tasty.  Do check the ingredient list, though; some have nasty stuff like MSG.

Sharing at Allergy Friendly Friday.

I originally tried the Pumpkin Pie Shake recipe that’s in the Standard Process Purification Program pamphlet and it wasn’t too great.  However, something with “pumpkin pie” in its name has potential, so I tried my own recipe.

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup rice milk, preferably vanilla
  • 2 scoops SP Complete (I use Dairy Free)
  • 1 scoop  SP Whole Food Fiber
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp each, nutmeg and ginger
  • a little bit of stevia, if desired
  • ice

Give it a whirl in the blender, and enjoy!

While the straight SPPP doesn’t allow rice milk, it does defer to your attending physician.  Mine (who happens to be my chiropractor husband, Craig) said he was okay with it.  I occasionally use it in a shake, but that’s all.

If you make it with water, maybe try adding a few drops of pure vanilla extract (but I haven’t tried this so can’t guarantee the taste).

Even if you are not doing the SP Purification,  the Complete powder is very healthful.  However, barring that, try a vanilla whey protein.  If you are dairy-free, I know there are choices out there but I haven’t tried them so I’m not able to recommend one at this point.  Once I’m done the SPPP, I’ll be looking into it.


mixed berries shake (1 c frozen berries, 2 scoops Complete, 1 scoop Fiber, 1 c organic rice milk)

5 Green Food capsules

cheat: 1 peanut butter cookie Larabar

Lunch, kind of:

large salad of mixed greens, grape tomatoes and cucumbers w/ guacamole

Late snack:

frozen raspberry shake (2 scoops Complete, 1 scoop Fiber)

5 Green Food capsules


Larabars are made of only fruit and nuts (some have chocolate).  The ingredients on mine were only dates, peanuts, and salt.  It’s a good, healthful snack.  The reason it was cheating is that SPPP does not allow dried fruit or nuts.  However, I was at Target and starving, and I felt like overall it was a decent choice.

But, I made the mistake of eating that Larabar around lunchtime, which meant I wasn’t hungry enough to eat lunch at a normal time.  Then Craig and I went out to Costco and Aldi for a couple hours in the afternoon, and I did get hungry, which caused me to cheat a couple times (sample of chocolate covered blueberries at Costco, a few Junior Mints that Craig got for the kids for movie night, a few potato chips).  Which is why I’m now eating my salad at 5 pm.  And I do still plan to have a piece of pizza!  Can’t be perfect everyday.

From bad to worse:  well, things just snowballed.  Two small pieces of pizza, one Chips Ahoy, 1 square dark chocolate, 2 Tbsp Nerds candy.  We’ll see if I notice any ill-effects. Back on the wagon tomorrow!

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