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Slurping green

My breakfast today. It tastes much better than it looks.

I survived Day 2 of my cleanse. But I was only substituting one meal with a one green smoothie today and yesterday.

Tomorrow will be the real test: three green smoothies=three meals. If all goes as planned I will do that for the next five days. We’ll see how it goes.

My friend Karen asked if the green smoothie I had today was actually green. I think the picture reveals the answer to Karen’s question.

The smoothies are so thick that I can’t actually drink it out of the water bottles I have been filing. Heck, I can’t even drink it. So I have been eating it with a spoon. That seems to work pretty well.

And the smoothies are so thick and filling that they take a long time to eat. It gives me a chance to eat my meal slowly and digest it slowly.

You may be wondering why I am doing this cleanse. I am doing it for a variety of reasons.

Lately I have been really paying attention to what I am eating and drinking. I decided that the cleanse would be a good addition to this. I do already eat a lot of fruits and veggies. But I wanted to detox and get and feel healthier.

And don’t forget all the great de-cluttering I have been doing lately as well. This all grew from the cleanse.

I know people do many kinds of cleanses and/or detoxes. Some are healthy and safe. And some aren’t. This one is healthy and safe. I am getting my advice from a┬áHolistic Nutrition Counselor and Certified Pilates teacher. I am not skipping any meals. And I am ingesting calories and so many raw fruits and veggies.

Here’s to three smoothies tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Slurping green”

  1. Jen Says:

    Cheers! I was wondering about the “filling” part of it. But I imagine if you’re eating that much of any green, leafy veggie, it’s going to be filling. Do you get cravings or feeling hungry during the day?

  2. Ann Says:

    Believe it or not, but I haven’t had cravings. Sometimes I do get a little hungry. I have an apple or carrots or more water.