Monday, January 27, 2014

Eat, Nourish, Cleanse - Official Day 1

I lay in bed this morning, contemplating the undertaking I was embarking on today and I felt both 'let's get going, I have an elixir to drink and a smoothie to make' and simultaneously 'it technically doesn't start until I get out of bed so I really should lie here for as long as possible!'

But eventually I did get up and get going - I had to, or my children would have missed the bus, and so it was with some trepidation I spooned out the honey, raw apple cider vinegar and lemon into my warm water and flipped the switch on my vitamix.  The menu for today:
Breakfast - Chocolate Kale Smoothie
Snack - Pear
Lunch - Collard Wrap with sunbutter, avo, veggies and a side of tuna
Snack - celery and cherry tomatoes with dip
Dinner - Spicy Carrot and Orange Soup with Curried (skinless, boneless, organic) chicken thighs

I think I will live ;-)  So far I feel okay, I didn't have any adverse reactions to the morning elixir that Susan warned us of, and apart from feeling peckish (which I think is more mental than physical) I haven't felt the need to go on the hunt for any chocolate or crackers!

How did you do with your morning elixir?  Frankly, with a little more honey I could drink this every day no problem!


  1. I started drinking the morning elixir a few days ago and have started to get used to it. It's not bad, very light, now my coffee tastes heavy and clunky. I had the sunflower pate for lunch and thought it was really good. I packed it to bring to work and made little collard wraps at my desk. Carrot soup and chicken for dinner!

    1. I love collard wraps so yesterday was a breeze ;-) and I have to say, the warm lemon water is growing on me as a warm beverage - it works better to chase the chills away!