Even staying 'technically' on plan meant loads of heavy S foods for me. They were rich and satisfying, almost too rich and satisfying, and then there was that whole over-eating thing that happened. All in all, not a bad experience, but I still feel the need to detoxify and lighten up.
My kids call this the Toxic Smoothie, but I prefer to think of it as a De-Toxifying Smoothie. You see, the fruits, herbs (and yes, they are herbs), and apple cider vinegar can help balance, rebuild and restore your body.I could say a bit on each, but someone else has probably done that already and probably has done a much better job than I would anyhow, so I challenge you to research what each does and make choices based on this info. Take note of how things work for you personally. We are not all the same and what is good for me might not be the best choice for you. This one works for me and I love the taste.
I will add that everyone in my house over the age of 2 thinks it is bitter and not quite right, but the fact that the baby will drink it makes me think that they are just slightly wimpy.
I have been enjoying this as a post-workout fuel and as an afternoon snack. So often I personally find that if I overeat, I want to skip meals. This totally throws off my metabolism and I need to make sure I'm getting all my meals and snacks.It's simple in its ingredients, provides tons of vitamins and enzymes, and feels like a healthy winter-time drink to help ward off all the crud that can surface this time of year.
1 lemon, quartered (yes, that is peel, seeds, pith and all!)
3-5 strawberries (I use frozen)
1/4 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
2 cups water
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp turmeric
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
dash or 2 of sea salt
stevia to taste
1/2-1 scoop protein powder
Add everything except the protein powder to a blender (I use a Blendtec, whole juice setting) and blend till liquified. Add protein powder and pulse a few times to froth.Enjoy!