I will admit, as dinner approached the first day, I wanted to throw in the towel. I have a hard time “drinking” my meals. However, the next day I felt great (even on 4 hours of sleep). Dr. Oz’s three day cleanse definitely flushes out toxins and leaves you feeling revitalized. The breakfast and dinner smoothies were delicious!
In my previous post 4 New Ways To Eat Your Spinach, I talked about adding spinach to your smoothies because it doesn’t change the taste. Try his breakfast detox smoothie! The lunch smoothie was not my favorite. I had to plug (my nose) and chug. However, juicing the ingredients instead of blending did help improve the taste.
Since I am breastfeeding, I drank decaffeinated green tea and incorporated a protein supplement/powder into my drinks to make sure I consumed about 70 grams of protein. Lactation consultants recommend not cleansing longer than three days while breastfeeding.
Raspberry Smoothie (Breakfast Drink)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup spinach
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoons of lemon
For all the drink recipes check out Dr. Oz’s 3 Day Cleanse Shopping List
Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants to help support the kidney and liver during the cleanse.
- Rids your body of toxins
- Cleanses valves
- Full of antioxidants
- Fat helps you absorb the fat soluble vitamins
- Full of calcium and vitamin E
- Good source of protein
- Full of vitamin C helps absorb iron
- Vitamin C helps make and repair cells of the skin, bones, ligaments and blood vessels
- Rich insoluble fiber
- Full of manganese, which helps fight free radicals
- High in iron
- Full of phytonutrients and flavinoids that provide powerful antioxidant protection
- Fat fuels cells
- Fills you up
- Full of electrolytes
- High in potassium
- High in fiber
- High in fiber
- Contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K
- High in potassium (helps in controlling blood pressure levels)
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties