Day Three of the 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge:
I finally found one of the breakfast shakes in the Wheat Belly 10 Grain Detox book that I sorta, kinda like. I wouldn’t call it yummy… but it’s not bad.
Brian couldn’t make it through the Mocha Coconut Shake on day one. In retrospect, it might not have been so god-awful if we hadn’t used the raw potato and pumpkin seeds. (Sounds awesome, huh?) You have the choice of raw potato or green banana to introduce prebiotics into your poor, grain abused tummy. (Not the same thing as probiotics… we’re taking those in pills.) Since Brian isn’t a fan of bananas we made his shake with the potato… and it tasted like dirt… There’s just nothing nice to say about it. It was a Dirt Shake.
I had the Tropical Storm shake on the first day. I
used the green banana and the overall taste was much improved by the pineapple chunks. On Day 2 & 3 we switched the pumpkin seeds for sunflower seeds and that really helped eliminate the grainy texture.
Day Two Brian got up early and grabbed breakfast before I could make him another tasty shake. It was just eggs, so it was totally on the detox plan, but I was sad not to have a Shake Buddy.
Today is our 8 Year First-Date Anniversary, so I made us shakes in fancy glasses with pretty straws…. and forgot that despite the fact that I was on my third day of shakes (and I use Coconut Oil all the time) that this was only Brian’s first shake….. and that maybe 1/4 cup of coconut oil might cause him a bit of stomach discomfort…. Happy Anniversary!
I’m pretty sure he hates me now.
At any rate…. Day Three… we’ve made it this far… more or less (don’t ask Brian’s opinion on the whole thing right now).
We’ve gotten a strange Mid-February heat wave, so we’re making the most of it by grilling some steaks tonight. Woo Hoo, Carnivores!