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Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Cleanse

Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Cleanse

3-Day Cleanse

The last three days I have been on the Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Cleanse.  I was visiting my parents house in Utah over the summer and we were playing a game. I needed a piece of paper to keep score with. I found one. I kept score of the game.

At the end of the game… I turned over the piece of paper and this 3-Day Cleanse was on it. I stuffed the piece of paper in my purse and decided to give it a try when I got home.

This past Monday I stated the Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Cleanse. Let’s just say… I somewhat completed it!!

Here is my review of the 3-Day Cleanse.

1. It was worth it. I lost 6 whole lbs.

2. It was the hardest cleanse I have ever done.

3. It was the most disgusting drink I have ever drunk { the lunch one. }

4. I have felt lighter and cleaner than I have had in a long time.

5. You don’t get hungry… these drinks fill you up.

6. It was easy to take the  list and get all the ingredients for the three days. Some of the ingredients… I had to look around and ask for some help at my local grocery store.

7. Overall… this cleanse was great!


Here is the link… so you could print off your very own!

Some other tips…

The lunch drink makes quite a bit. I saved the first day’s drink and drank it the second day and almost threw up! I switched it up the last day so that I could drink it.

Drink lots and lots of water.

Don’t skip the baths… they really did help.

Prepare and cut up your fruits and vegetables. I have a Vitamix… but with those many ingredients it took it a while to blend them all up.

Get plenty of rest. Do it a time that your family and friends can support you do it.

Overall… this really did detox and cleanse me.

Would I do it again???

That is debatable.

If you give it a try… let me know what you think!




{ I am not a doctor and you need to consult your doctor before starting a diet or in this case a cleanse. These are my opinions and my review. Each person is different and every body is different. I am sure results may very.}

Berry Slush

Berry Slush

Berry Slush… also known as a slushie. I love slushies. They are a mixture between a drink and a frozen drink. Most of you are familiar with a Slurpee or an ICEE… but this is something a little bit different. You don’t need an expensive machine to make these. Yes… you can make this Berry Slush at home and serve it at your next BBQ or potluck.
This makes up about 5 quarts… so you can half the recipe if desired. But… for a big party or celebration it makes the perfect amount.

Here is the recipe:

Berry Slush
By Carrie Perrins
*Adapted from Taste of Home

1 package (3oz) berry blue or raspberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups sugar
1 can (46oz) pineapple juice
2 liters ginger ale
4 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup lemon juice
Blue or red food coloring

In a large container, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add pineapple juice, ginger ale, water, and lemon juice. Add food coloring. (I had to add a lot of food coloring to get this color.)  Freeze for at least 6 hours. The longer the better.
Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving. Stir so that the mixture with be slushy.

To be honest… I actually only had a sip of this Berry Slush… because I have been off of carbonation for the past 3 years. I don’t drink the stuff. But.. I had to taste it. It does taste really good. If I did drink carbonation I would be all over this Berry Slush.  However, my kids… drank it up, and ended up with blue tongues. 
I love how they ask me if their tongue is blue! Duh? I don’t tell them that… I just look at them with a smile on my face and say yea… your tongue is blue. 
A Berry Slush is the perfect blue drink for your party or celebration. It makes a bunch and it is a nice frozen drink. 
To see my previous patriotic posts…

Day 1… Star Dip Here
Day 2… Flag Pinwheel Hair Bow Here
Day 3… Framed Flag Here 
Day 4… Strawberry Cream Cheese Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches Here
Day 5… Salt & Pepper Shakers Here
Day 6… Father’s Day Light Switch Cover Picture Frames Here
Day 7… Chicken Pasta Salad Here
Day 8… Patriotic Peg Game Here

Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie

Summer has it! My kids are already bored! Love it!  No… it is good. We have been having fun together, creating memories. Last weekend we traveled to San Diego and sat on Mission Bay for the day. It was nice and relaxing. I love the beach. I rarely go in the water, but I love to watch my kids wander around and play in the sand.  I love the water on my feet, but usually it is too cold for me and I dislike the waves going over my face. There I said it, I love the beach but not the ocean. If you haven’t heard about my favorite beach towel, go here. This is one “big” beach towel. I enjoyed using it last weekend. Anyways… on to the Pina Colada Smoothie. This is non-alcoholic smoothie, and it is amazing! I love me some Pina Colada’s! Truly… I do.

Here is my recipe:

Pina Colada Smoothie
By Carrie Perrins
*Adapted from High Heels & Grills

1 can Pina Colada Non-Alcoholic Frozen Concentrate
1 1/2 cans of water
2 cups Festival Blend Mixed Fruit
2 cups ice

Mix all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a pineapple.

Now… I know usually Pina Colada’s are white in color. But… the mixed fruit made it turn pink. You could easily not put in the strawberries and it will be white in color. If that makes a difference to you… but it TOTALLY tastes like a Pina Colada!

This is the King of Tropical Drinks! In Spanish “Pina” means pineapple and “Colada” means strained. Pina Colada’s date back to the 1800’s. This is the official drink of Puerto Rico! Can’t wait to try one when we go there this summer.

It was first made with coconut, pineapple, and rum.  I don’t drink so I really don’t know what a Pina Colada tastes like with rum, but I  love… love the coconut and pineapple mixture. Your kids will love this smoothie too. Mine couldn’t get enough of it.

This Pina Colada smoothie is refreshing. Sit back and relax and enjoy your summer v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n!

Hope your summer goes smooth!

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