We’re half way there!
We were down to our last two apples, so we made a run to Costco for more Honeycrisps. Needed more spinach and asparagus, too!
Honeycrisps cost more, but when you’re supposed to eat 3-5 apples a day, they are worth the price. if you get tired of eating apples on this cleanse, buy Honeycrisps!
Pro tip on the Liver Rescue Smoothie
It was cold at my house yesterday with a thunderstorm blowing through! I was hungry for my second smoothie, but wasn’t looking forward to a cold shake on such a cold day, so I let the blueberries thaw before making the smoothie! I normally LOVE my smoothies to be cold, but this was a perfect solution on a rainy day in May.
Since I was still hungry and it was SO good, a made a third shake.
Pro tip on Salad Prep
Cut all the greens off your multitude of beautiful radishes so they don’t rot in the veggie drawer. Don’t throw them away! Add them to your salad as one of your leafy greens!
Here’s what Medical Medium says about radish greens: These leaves of the radish are the second most powerful prebiotic there is (next to wild blueberries). Radish greens hold a plethora of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and cancer-fighting alkaloids, plus the greens possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. They repair the colon and other parts of the intestinal tract that have lost the ability to absorb nutrients. Radish greens’ nutrition absorbs into the most dysfunctional digestive tracts, assimilating better than any other food, thanks to their high enzymatic profile; the greens contain various enzymes that are not yet documented by scientific study and that allow for the uptake of nutrients.
Detox Symptoms Reported by Day
I will add to this list throughout the cleanse as participants report in ~
Day 1 – caffeine headaches
Day 2 – headaches, gassiness
Day 3 – SIBO symptoms
Day 4 – SIBO symptoms & brain fog
Day 5 – brain fog & low energy
Medical Medium Recipe Success or Failure
I will update tis list as readers report results ~
Blueberry Muffins – Huge success reported from everyone who tries them
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Delicious
Liver Rescue Smoothie – Creamy & satisfying
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad – seal of approval from cleanse and non-cleanse people alike
Lentil Tacos – Yum – AND child approved!
Nachos Potatoes – one of my favorite MM recipes
Potato Pancake with Cucumber Radish Salad – Weird combo. Jeremy and I liked the potato pancakes, and we liked the salad (though will leave out honey next time), but these two do not belong on the same plate in our opinions.
Liver Rescue Salad – Both options rock
Baked Falafel Salad – Just NO. This was pretty awful and our first disappointment in the MM recipes.
Roasted Veggie Pasta – Will do again, even NOT on cleanse!
I would love to hear from you about what recipes you enjoy, what detox symptoms you experience and what triumphs and benefits are yours as well!
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