Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fruit + Veggie Cleanse: Day 3 + Summary of Day 2

So let me start with a summary of yesterday (day 2 of the cleanse).  I had a mint fruit salad again for breakfast and my vegetable soup for lunch.  Around 3 p.m., I started to feel a little strange.  I wasn't quite light headed but my body just felt "off".  I decided to drink a glass of Bolthouse Farm's Green Goodness smoothie and I felt a little better.  Around 5 p.m., my stomach was making all types of noises - not like it was hungry, but more like something was going on... if you catch my drift.

When I got home, I made fresh guacamole and ate that with fresh, raw tomatoes and yellow peppers, as well as baked potato discs (no oil and just a little salt and pepper, baked at 400 degrees).  Let me tell you, that meal was delicious and totally filled me up!  Later that night, my body was so sore, like I had worked out.  Not sure what that was about.

So this morning, I woke up starving!  I thought that I would try to a smoothie instead of a fruit salad.  One of the recent Bon Appetit issues (think it was May or June) had great recipes for smoothies.  I tried the Strawberry-Watermelon Smoothie with Ginger and it was AMAZING!  Here is the recipe, courtesy of Bon Appetit:

Combine 3 cups 1-inch cubes seeded watermelon, 2 cups frozen quartered hulled strawberries, 1.5 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger, and 1.5 teaspoons fresh lime juice in a blender; process until smooth.  2 servings.  Per serving: calories, 124; fat, 0; fiber, 4 g.

So, with that said, I am doing okay.  I miss eating more of a variety of food, but other than that, I feel great!