07 April 2010

Not-The-Master Cleanse: Day Three

I was filled with energy this morning and felt a renewed resolve to keep some kind of cleanse going ... just, dear God, no more lemonade. So I've decided to go the rest of my ten days eating only raw foods. For breakfast this morning I ate a guava and an apple. Snacks throughout the day: some almonds; some dried goji berries.

I celebrated my switch to raw foods by having a late lunch at Gorilla Food: a green taco (romaine lettuce leaf filled with spiced chili-walnut ground, guacamole and salsa) and a giant glass of Tropical Twist (carrot, orange, pineapple and ginger) juice.

I think beginning a raw food cleanse with a couple days of the Master Cleanse is actually the perfect way to start -- instead of being disappointed by how limiting this diet is, I am excited by the incredible variety of foods available to me.

I stocked up on some groceries at Gorilla Food: sun-dried pineapple, goji berries, ginger nori crackers, tomato herb flax crackers, and some kind of granolesque products.

Gorilla Food leftovers for dinner: S’weed as Green Curry Veggie Maki – nori wraps filled with wilted greens and veggies in a Thai-style green cashew and coconut sauce.

Also I ate: goji berries, dried pineapple, an apple, and a handful of salt & peppered cashews before realizing they were roasted and contained sugar.


  1. Hi Michelle, thank you for the inspiration! I was also on day 3 of the Master Cleanse and even though I was feeling great, I was tired of drinking lemonade. After reading your blog I also decided to try a raw food cleanse with some personal modifications.

  2. Glad I could be of some help! I definitely think trying out a raw food diet is a safer, healthier alternative. It didn't make me a raw food convert, but I did learn some healthy snacking tips (like how eating a date stuffed with an almond tastes like chocolate covered almonds!).

    I also recommend trying this smoothie http://michellemeals.blogspot.com/2010/04/raw-food-cleanse-day-four.html and this herbed "cream cheese": http://michellemeals.blogspot.com/2010/04/raw-food-cleanse-day-nine.html Making your own milk from sesame seeds is really fun too.

    I read this article recently... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/fashion/28Cleanse.html

    Especially this part turned me off of the idea of ever doing another extreme juice cleanse: "This kind of cleansing puts a lot of stress on your body... your body thinks it’s starving... So it lowers your metabolism, and if you do this enough, it can lower your metabolism permanently."


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