Monday, January 9, 2012

Kaeng Raeng Cleanse: Day Two

After a sleepless night due to the cold I am fighting and possibly a little anxiety about this cleanse, I started the day with the Daybreak drink (Mango, Peach, Pineapple). I added some frozen peaches, a little natural orange juice, and 32 ounces of water. I had tried the Into the Blue (Blueberry, Blackberry, Banana) and the Joyful (Strawberry, Raspberry, Pineapple) flavors yesterday, and I think Daybreak is my favorite. Since the flavoring is made from all natural dried fruit, you get some seeds from the Raspberries and Blackberries which I don't love.
A little after 10am I started to get a bit hungry, but really, my normal morning snack is usually around 10:30am, so that's great. There is a LOT to drink with these smoothies, and they are thick, so your belly really does get full. I was getting a little headachey, which I assume are those first twinges of caffeine deprivation (although I didn't get one yesterday). On the other hand, it's a little hard to tell since I am battling the onset of a cold. I'm on it with my zinc lozenges.

For lunch I had the Into the Blue Smoothie. After learning my lesson yesterday, I knew I needed to pre-blend it at home. I added frozen peaches, a little handful of blueberries, a bit of apple, a splash of natural orange juice, and 32 ounces of water. I put in the fridge when I got to Dayjobland and I guess it chilled too much or it was thicker than I realized when I made it, because it was too thick to sip. I had to eat it like applesauce. It wasn't terrible, but it took a long time to get through. Finally, half way through I added a little 100% apple juice and some more water to loosen it up. It took me over 2 hours to drink it. I just wasn't feelin' it.

By 4pm I was feeling headachey again, so I took two ibuprofen. Yeesh, I never think caffeine effects me, until I don't have it. I also really wanted a piece of toast at that point. My certainty of completing this cleanse wavered.

If you are new to cleanses the website says you can have a few raw nuts. I didn't have rehearsal, so before heading to Strength Boxing class, I stopped at a Whole Foods and got a little handful of raw cashew pieces from the bulk bins. I've never love cashews more. I had all the energy I needed for a challenging class.

For dinner I had the Joyful smoothie with added frozen strawberries, a little Coconut Dream, and water. I also made a big salad with spinach, romaine, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and bean sprouts splashed with lemon and lime juice.

7am Daybreak Smoothie, celery sticks, and caffeine free green tea
10am Celery sticks, an apple, and caffeine free peppermint tea
12pm Into the Blue Smoothie
3pm Mixed green salad with raw zucchini and squash
4pm Celery Sticks
8pm Joyful Smoothie and big salad

Throughout the day I sipped on either water or caffeine free tea. I'm one of those people who always has a beverage, always have been.

Tonight I am going to try pre-blending my breakfast and lunch drinks to save time in the morning and not have to leave a mess behind.

Thoughts of the day are:
1) This hard. 
2) This would be easier in the summer when it's warm.

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