Day 1:"The Cleansing Cocktail"
Recipe:8 oz. all-natural cranberry juice (Trader Joe's or RW Knudsen Family recommended)
56 oz. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. fresh orange juice (takes about 2 & 1/2 navel oranges)
1/4 c. lemon juice
stevia plus sweetener (to taste - recommended 5-10 packets per batch) -
Ground flaxseed (the powder)
Directions:Bring cranberry juice and water to a light boil. Place cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a tea ball and steep in the liquid for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool, then stir in OJ and lemon juices. Add sweetener to taste.
Day 1: Upon waking, stir 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed into 1 cup cocktail and drink. (keep stirring while you drink or it will thicken -from what I've heard anyway)
One hour later, drink 8 oz. water. Every hour for the next 12 hours, alternate drinking juice (no flax), and drinking water.
Before bed, mix another 2 Tbsp. ground flax in the final cup of juice and "enjoy".
Days 2 & 3: (unless otherwise mentioned it's pretty much "not allowed" - only water is allowed to drink - with the exception of water WITH lemon for breakfast)
Breakfast:2 eggs, Veggies, (spinach, onions, peppers, etc - basically a veg. omlet without the butter/etc)
Water with lemon
Morning Snack:1 cup plain yogurt (does not have to be fat free) with berries (raspberries,strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.) and ground flax (may use flax seed for crunch and added texture)
Lunch--Salad greens with beets, and artichokes (no dressing, but the artichokes can be the marinaated kind)6 oz. of lean protein (can be lightly seasoned with salt/pepper/season salt) - we're having ck. breast
Afternoon Snack--Baked apple with cinnamon & nutmeg (cut top off apple and core - sprinkle generously with cinn & nutmeg and bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes) .
Dinner--Steamed cauliflower and broccoli, 6 oz. lean protein
No cheating - no coffee/alcohol, etc. unless it's mentioned or the "cleansing cocktail" - the only thing you can drink is plain ol' thirst quenching H2O. Good luck!