It has been a couple of years since I have done a green smoothie cleanse. For one year my vitamix blender was in storage while Eric and I lived with his parents. This coming from a gal that lived a raw food lifestyle for a year. Talking about clean eating I never knew you could get high from being so pure with food!
Anyway a little over a year ago we finished building our house, got married, and now I feel life has settled down enough to detox my body. I have been wanting to get back to green smoothies everyday, but once you get out of a habit it’s hard to start again.Since I have been with Eric I have slowly reintroduced meat into my diet. When I meet him I was eating a mostly vegetarian diet with small amounts of fish and eggs. Adding meat, like chicken and turkey, into my life was new. I felt like I needed to add some animal protein into my diet because I was feeling like I was missing something. My body was weak and I was suffering from carb/energy crashes.
So, I started adding a little bit of chicken and then it snowballed into all varieties of meat with the exception of beef. I eventually did a low carb, high fat, and high protein eating lifestyle. Eric does great with this lifestyle diet. I do not. I tried it along with many other forms of eating habits through the years. By detoxing all the meat I consumed over the last two years, I have finally become aware of what works best for me. This is the whole point! I am so grateful for the green smoothie detox. It has shown me that I do better with green smoothies and I can balance them with veggies, salads and a little meat for optimal health. This is what works for me. I wish you the best journey in finding what works best for you.
Know your body, listen to it, and your body will guide you into the perfect balance.