I Can't Have Coffee for 21 Days

Hey ya'll, First things first, please bear with me this next week as my blog schedule is out of whack because I've been working on something really cool and there's a big announcement coming up soon for the key ingredient! (No, I'm not pregnant)

Second, I am currently in my second day of a 21 day detox and I think it would be fun to share this journey with you. Simply put, I will be eating only fruits and vegetables for the first ten days (Only 8 more days to go!) and most of those have to be raw. Oh and I have to eat twice as many vegetables as fruits. Then on the 11th day, I can add one serving of meat a day. The purpose of this detox is to rid my body of everyday toxins that have accumulated since I have been eating so many processed foods. It's actually called a purification according to the plan I'm following and I love that it's called that. My main motivation is to feel better, and, I'm sure I'll also lose a few pounds which would be awesome because my clothes are getting tighter. Wah wah. Then, another goal I have for this detox is to reset my habits and retrain myself to eat better. Since the wedding, I haven't really been putting alot of thought into preparing healthy lunches or making good healthy choices when we eat at a restaurant. I'd like to say that I prepare a healthy meal every night for my husband but I don't. But I am gaining some knowledge of food and some healthy recipes that I will be sharing along the way.

The most important thing to note throughout all of this is that I am not allowed to have coffee during these 21 days. Take away my bread and my sugar and I'm fine. But my coffee? That takes this challenge to a whole new level. But, I'm ready for the challenge.

Each day of this detox I am supposed to write in a journal, what I ate, how I'm feeling and if there are any physical effects.

Today, I will say that I am feeling ALOT better than I was yesterday. I had a terrible headache all day and absolutely no energy. I'm sure this is a result of no coffee but I am allowed to have green tea. So I found a delicious organic mint green tea and it will do for now :).

Here's what I ate yesterday to just kind of give you an idea:

Breakfast: Berry Smoothie: 1.5 C of frozen organic berries, half a banana, handful of spinach and protein powder by standard process (the company who invented this particular detox)

Snack: 1 C raw sliced sweet potatoes

Lunch: Sauteed sweet potato and 1/2 C quinoa (obviously I wasn't very creative)

Snack: Kale chips (homemade, just baked with a little olive oil and salt and pepper)

Dinner: Lentil Soup

Snack: Watermelon

Oh and I had 3 cups of mint green tea (no honey) and pretended it was coffee with half and half.

Lucky for me, my husband is joining me on this adventure and it's like a dream for him because raw vegetables are basically his coffee.

A huge challenge for me is finding vegetables that I actually like to eat raw. So far, I really only like carrots, cucumber, sweet potato and spinach. I like alot of other things cooked but I need more ideas for delicious raw veggies. What are some of your favorites?

Wish me luck!

Di