In the Crazy Sexy Diet book, Kris Carr warns that day three might be tough. She said some people start to feel detox symptoms by now and others may get a little discouraged by the lack of sweets and coffee. But day three was pretty easy for me, especially since I got to dine out at my favorite restaurant, Imagine Vegan Cafe.
Breakfast was another glass of Make Juice, Not War — kale, celery, cucumber, pear, romaine, ginger, and zucchini (substituted for the broccoli stems) — juiced in my Jack LaLanne juicer:
By around 10:30 a.m., I was starving. So I had a slice of gluten-free Food for Life Pecan Bread with Avocado. Avocado on toast is one of my favorite snacks, but this xgfx toast is so tiny! I could have eaten three of these:
Lunch was I Am Loved Nori Rolls from Crazy Sexy Diet — veggie sushi with avocado, sprouts, cucumber, carrot, and tahini:
And a side of Ginger-Lemongrass Soup, a miso broth infused with lemongrass and topped with enoki mushrooms and scallions. This is also from Crazy Sexy Diet:
I had a gym class at 5:30 p.m., so I got a little energy boost from two Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes with Garlic Hummus and Carrot Sticks. Don't mind my messy desk in the background:
I also had a teensy square of Sweetriot 85% Dark Chocolate in the mid-afternoon. Carr warns not to eat chocolate everyday on the cleanse since it does contain sugar. But she recommends people choose dark chocolate over other sweet indulgences.
On every Wednesday night since May, my friends and I have dined at Imagine Vegan Cafe, Memphis' only vegan restaurant. They specialize in comfort food, and nearly every menu item is gluten-based. But I didn't want to take a break from our tradition for my cleanse. So I went to Imagine and ordered the Veggie Plate with Broccoli, Brown Rice, and Black Beans:
And a Salad with their homemade Vegan Ranch:
Normally, I'd be ordering vegan chicken fried steak or fried eggplant parm. But as plain as my veggie plate was in comparison, it was actually very satisfying.
Bonus: While at Imagine, we ran into a sweet couple from Belgium. They were in town for Elvis Week (the King's birthday is this week, and people flock to Memphis from all over the world), and they found Imagine through my Vegan Memphis Dining Guide. How cool!