No? I didn’t think so either. It looked like sea foam, but this chilled cucumber mint soup tasted even worse. I said some few choice curse words last night after I took one sip of the dinner recipe for the Body and Soul Challenge. The taste was some sort of combination between ocean water, dirty feet, and cucumber – and that’s being too nice. Ask my husband – he’ll agree.
Has anyone else who’s doing this challenge eaten the cucumber mint soup? If you say yes, I won’t believe you. Martha - I don't believe you actually ate this either.
My husband was so sick after drinking this disgusting concoction that he had to go to bed at 8:00 p.m. last night. This stuff was no joke. I took three sips and came really really really close to giving up on this crazy detox. I begged my husband to go get Wendy’s. Thankfully, he’s stronger than I am. I didn’t drink it. I couldn’t. Before you judge me, try drinking ocean water that you cleaned your feet in after walking five miles barefoot. Then we’ll talk.
Because the cucumber mint soup was basically water (4 cups of water, cucumbers (which are mostly water), a little bit of pine nuts and sea salt, and lemon), I decided to settle for herbal tea for dinner. I wanted to stick with the detox and I’m only allowed to have a liquid dinner, but I couldn’t choke down the chilled soup. Let’s just say, it didn’t fill me up.
This morning called for another disgusting recipe made from beets, carrots, watercress and cabbage. It tasted like liquid cabbage, so I opted to have the mango smoothie from the first morning. I couldn’t just get by on herbal tea again.
Lunch was the same salmon and fennel from the day before. I devoured it within two minutes. I couldn’t help myself. Who is crazy enough to go on a breakfast and dinner liquid diet with no carbs? I don’t know how people keep this up. Kudos to you if you’re doing the 21 day detox. I would probably chew off my left arm. All I want right now is a cheeseburger or French fries or jelly beans or potato chips. I would even settle for a small glass of wine. But I’m determined to only eat foods on the approved list which isn’t much. I can have nuts which is the only thing that’s kept me going.
I keep telling myself that it’s only four days. It doesn’t sound like much until you try to cut out all your favorite foods and attempt to live on liquid (then it feels like 24 hours takes at least a month). I’m hoping that the apple fennel juice for dinner is edible. If not, I’ll be having herbal tea again. Yum.