I really don't know what possessed me to start this cleanse, but I decided to do Blue Tree Cafe's 3-day cleanse. I wish it was really only 3-days, but it actually starts off with a week of clean eating. So that's no refined sugar, no processed foods, no caffeine, and no alcohol for 7 days. Then, it's the 3-day juice cleanse.
They have different levels. It's not labeled, this way, but basically it's beginner, intermediate, advanced, and for athletes. My friend convinced me that since I eat fairly clean on a daily basis (90% vegan at home and only eat seafood/dairy outside of the house), that I should just jump into the advanced cleanse. Bad idea.
The advanced cleanse is called, Alkaline. I had set A today.
#1 Lemon, Water, Maple Syrup, Cayenne
#2 Kale, Spinach, Cucumber, Parsley, Lemon, Ginger
#3 Carrot, Celery, Spinach, Apple, Lemon, Lime, Cinnamon
#4 Pear, Mint, Kale, Ginger, Cucumber
#5 Turmeric, Pear, Apple, Beet, Celery
#6 Kombucha w/ Chia
First off, #1 was HORRIBLE. Since it has cayenne, it burns. It took me a while to finish it. #2 didn't taste so well either. #3 reminded me of curry. #4 wasn't great, but wasn't bad. #5 had a really funky flavor. #6 is sour.
To top it all off, today's lunch was at 53 By the Sea. It's a really nice, fancy restaurant. Of course I didn't eat a thing. I just drank #3, while I stared at my mom and friends eating a crab sandwich. I LOVE CRAB…. so, that was torture. Then, today was my last class for day care/preschool training so they had a potluck. Everyone was raving about how good the food tasted. It smelled REALLY good. Apparently the banana lumpia was a hit. I really wanted one. Too bad, I just sat and drank #5.
I just keep telling myself that it's only 3 days out of the year. Heck, I'm going on an Alaskan cruise! I'm going to eat the REAL, FRESH CRAB! Ahhhhhh 2 more days. I can do it.