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.