I had two green juices, an energy boosting shot, a sweet smoothie and three raw food meals. I woke up today STARVING! So I was glad I'd incorporated some raw foods into the day's plan. For breakfast I had an energy shot, aptly named Ginger Fireball, to jumpstart me sans caffeine. The cocktail of OJ, lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper went down like Tabasco sauce. Yowee! But it was oddly satisfying and did help clear some of the caffeine-withdrawal fog. About an hour later, I devoured the Chia Pudding. Delicious. The first real food I'd had in 24 hours and I savored every bite.
The rest of the day was surprisingly easy: I bookended a kale salad with two green juices, all spaced about two hours apart. And at around 3:30, when Bluestone Coffee was screaming my name, I downed a sweet smoothie called Black Label. Ridiculously good. I do believe cleansing heightens your taste buds and makes you more mindful of what you are putting into your body. Everything I ate or drank today, I really tasted. And relished. In the evening, I had a raw ravioli dish made with turnips and cashew "cheese" over a bed of arugula. I OD'd on the scallion dressing this came with, so it was more vinegary than I would have liked. But the act of chewing was bliss. I went to bed feeling full and only mildly headache-y from another day without tea or coffee.