The 3 Day Detox Challenge

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)

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 cup raspberries
1 banana
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

Health benefits:
Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants to help support the kidney and liver during the cleanse.

Green Tea

  • Rids your body of toxins

Lemon

  • Cleanses valves 
  • Full of antioxidants

Almond butter

  • Fat helps you absorb the fat soluble vitamins  
  • Full of calcium and vitamin E
  • Good source of protein

Raspberries

  • 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

Spinach

  • High in iron
  • Full of phytonutrients and flavinoids that provide powerful antioxidant protection

Coconut oil

  • Fat fuels cells
  • Fills you up
  • Anti-inflammatory 

Coconut water

  • Hydrates
  • Full of electrolytes
  • High in potassium

Flax seed

  • High in fiber

Avocado

  • High in fiber
  • Contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K
  • High in potassium (helps in controlling blood pressure levels)
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties

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