Monday, February 10, 2014

Five Day Smoothie Detox

Yay my vitamix blender is finally here! 

Do you ever feel like you need to hit the reset button for your body? I DO! Over Christmas vacation, after one gluten-free gingerbread cookie too many, I started searching for the reset. I started doing my research on smoothie cleanses and found that most people (after the initial crappy feeling of detoxing) ended up feeling great at the end. Overall they claimed to have more energy, no food cravings, better skin, and what I'm hoping for...better sleep! It has been over a year since I have had a good nights sleep and while I don't think five days of drinking smoothies will fix all my problems, I don't think it will make them any worse.

After the initial research I conducted to make sure I wasn't going to die, I started to look for blogs of other people who had participated in a smoothie detox. I wanted to hear from people on how they felt, if they were hungry, if it effected their performance at work etc. Maybe I was looking in all the wrong places but it seemed like every blog I came across was that of an unemployed hippie that would sleep until noon before picking all of their fresh fruit and veggies from their garden and spending the rest of the afternoon painting and meditating on how hungry they weren't. That sounds like a blast, but my day looks a little more like waking up at 5:30, a day full of meetings, crossfit, and dragging my butt to bed. 

This is the plan I decided to follow/steal recipes from, minus the dinners. Go big or go home, three smoothies a day baby!

So, all that being said, this will be a post of a five day smoothie cleanse from an active, working individuals point of view. Here we go!

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just LoVE your vitamix?! I am so glad we made the splurge as it's been fun trying out smoothies, frozen desserts and hot soups in it. We tried your morning smoothie today..delish!