Day 3 of a 15-day cleanse
Breakfast (10:00 a.m.): I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to no strange cravings, especially since I went to bed last night pretty hungry. I had a glass of juice for breakfast, with kale, cucumber, celery, carrots, pear, apple, and ginger root. I love the sweet drink to kick-start the day!
Snack (11:30 a.m.): A bowl of fresh strawberries and blueberries. I’m totally addicted to these berries.
Lunch (1:30 p.m.): I wanted to try something other than the usual leafy salad today, so I made a broccoli salad with some of my favorite veggies. I love broccoli but I don’t like it in a juice so this is a perfect way to take in all the nutrients of this super vegetable. Below is the recipe. It was really delicious — I hope you give it a try!
(Serves 2 — but I ate the entire bowl myself)
1 head of broccoli, thinly sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ avocado, chopped
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
¼ cup cherry tomatoes
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
3-5 tablespoon rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
That’s what’s so fascinating about vegetables and fruits — some completely change their flavors based on how they’re served.
Dinner (7:15 a.m.): A huge bowl of salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, red onion, tofu, avocado, and cherry tomatoes, and dressed in Japanese ginger dressing (ginger, garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, and rice vinegar). I enjoyed the dinner with a few more warm cups of rooibos tea.
My hands and feet have been freezing the last two days … but I can’t figure out if it’s from the all-vegetable detox diet that I’m on, or it’s just cold outside. Maybe it’s both. Other than that, I’m feeling good!