I started off with the green tea, which, surprisingly, I enjoyed. The breakfast shake tasted pretty good, although I could taste the spinach more than I liked. It definitely was filling, though. I started to get a little hungry mid-morning, but I just sucked it up. Too much of a project to try to make this concoction during an early, rushed, free period.
I also cut a lot more of the ingredients at home ahead of time, so it was much easier putting it together. It took a little juggling, since my Magic Bullet wasn’t big enough for all the ingredients, and I had to use a hand blender, too.
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[Sidenote- sometimes I wonder about this. Why is it so hard not to eat? Why are we all so obsessed with food? I mean, it’s food . It’s just stuff we put into our bodies to stay alive. Sure, it’s delicious, but it’s food . Why is this on our minds 24/7?]
Since the bill was already so high on just produce, I decided to ditch what I thought didn’t seem important to the cleanse, like Stevia, multivitamins, omega-3 and probiotics.
Let’s start with the detox tea – green tea and lemon. I could do that. I casually sipped on it, until I realized I was running late for my shadowing job at the dentist’s office. So I did what any self-respecting human would do if she didn’t want to waste her drink: I chugged. I promptly made my breakfast smoothie afterwards, carefully following Dr. Oz’s instructions. It looked a little funky but it tasted fine, so I couldn’t really complain.
To me, the cucumbers were overwhelming, and for some reason, I just didn’t like how it tasted with the coconut. I literally had to hold my nose and chug to get it down. It took me a couple of hours to do. So, after lunch, I was definitely feeling defeated and not sure if I could finish this cleanse.
But not wanting to fail, in public (i.e. the Blogosphere), I persevered. The lunch shake took so long to drink that I didn’t have time to make a snack shake before dinner – and I was still too full from lunch, so I skipped it.