If you haven’t read My Journey into The Master Cleanse (Day 1 of 10) I suggest you read it, as this is a followup entry. It will give background info on what I am doing.
Today marks the second day of coming off of the Master Cleanse in this day by day log. For the past two days, I’ve been surviving off of fresh orange juice which is preparing my digestive system for solid food. (See my recipe for Orange Purée.) Today is an exciting day: today I make soup.
The Master Cleanse book outlines that the soup may have “several kinds of vegetables, perhaps one or two kinds of legumes, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, etc” as well as “tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini squash” and that “brown rice may be used, but no meat or meat stock.” As for me, I wanted some brown rice. Because the book outlines no specific soup recipe, I set out to find a soup recipe that combined some of these ingredients in a time-tested delicious way: I went to AllRecipes.com and found Vegan Stew. For those of you who haven’t explored AllRecipes before, I highly recommend the site as a wonderful resource with an active community.
The soup was slightly modified to include a tomato because no parsnips or turnips were available, but that didn’t stop the soup from being delicious. After 12 days without truly solid food, eating this soup was nearly a spiritual experience. I had to be careful to take it slow, though, and eat mostly the broth. The book recommends I only eat a few vegetables, but I must confess, I had more than a few. If my colon has been through this much, I think it can handle more than a few vegetables. 😉
Continue to Day 13 (the last day) →
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