Dr. Oz Detox Cleanse

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Day 2 of my 3 day Dr. Oz Detox Cleanse and I’m having olfactory hallucinations of buttered toast and coffee….

Don’t get me wrong, Its not that bad.  I just REALLY want to eat something warm that also requires chewing.  Is that so much to ask?!  On a positive note, I’m not unbearably hungry and I’m glad that I took my friend’s advice to do the cleanse during the work week rather than the weekend so that I have something to distract me from thinking about all the foods I’d like to be eating.  Another bonus, I already feel less bloated and cleaner and the dinner smoothy is actually pretty delicious!  I’d drink it even on a day when I wasn’t trying to purge my system, lol.

The biggest pain in the butt is the prep.  There’s a lot of chopping and measuring the night before in preparation for my breakfast and lunch the following day. I just don’t have the time in the morning to be doing all of that work.

To my chagrin, celery plays a key role in the lunch smoothy.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love to eat celery but find its juice completely repugnant.  The fact that the lunch smoothy also includes a whole cucumber and cup of kale, made it pretty fibrous and unbearable the first day.  It was so unbearable, in fact that it took me a good 2 1/2 hours to sip and get through it.  My students actually laughed at me as I drank it at my desk because they could see me wincing as I swallowed.  One very loud girl asked “why are you making yourself suffer?!”  I just laughed but, she was kinda right….

I made a few alterations as I prepped the lunch smoothy last night and it was MUUUUUCH better today.  Here’s what I did:  1. Use only those stalks from the heart of the celery. They are much more tender and less fibrous 2. Take about 50% of the peel off of the cucumber before chopping it up for your blender.  3.  Blend it a really, really, really long time.  Believe me, its worth it.

Here is the actual cleanse worksheet as provided on the Dr. Oz web site.

wpid-4_055_3daydetox-1.jpg.jpegI’d love your feedback if you decide to try it!  Place a comment under this post!

 

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