Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fruit Fast - Day 3

7am: Breakfast - smoothie with grapefruit, mango, a little coconut milk, 1 banana
10:30am Snack - 1 banana
12:00pm Lunch - same as yesterday! Strawberry Avocado Salad
3:00pm Snack - 1 cara cara orange
5:15pm Snack - smoothie with green apple, mango, a little coconut milk
7:45pm Snack - 2 clementines
9:00pm Dinner - Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Sounds like a strange combination, doesn't it? I actually went searching to find a recipe with Avocado and Watermelon, as it just sounded like those two might be able to go together. Well, I even found one with Tomatoes and Cucumber in it too! Thad really liked this recipe. I actually think I would have liked it better without the balsamic/oil dressing or with just a little lime juice instead.

Tomato and Watermelon Salad
serves 2


  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1 cup watermelon, chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 2 small avocados, diced
  • 1 TB mixed fresh herbs - I used basil and cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1 1/2 TB olive oil
  • 1 1/2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon, avocado, herbs and coriander. Mix gently.
  2. Whisk olive oil and balsamic vinegar together, add salt and pepper
  3. Pour over salad, mix gently, serve!

Slightly adapted from this recipe on Epicurious


  1. Hi Jackie! I am starting the Fruit Cleanse next week and noticed that you ran on the first day of yours. I'm doing the 40 Day program, but still run as well. I was thinking of not running and just doing the yoga every day during the 3 day cleanse, though. Do you have any recommendations about that? What was your experience?

  2. Hi Abby!
    I think you just have to listen to your body. You may be surprised how energized you feel, or you may need to use the time as an opportunity to focus on yoga and meditation. The 40 Days program is a great experience, and my advice would be to use it to its fullest, so if in doing that it means you cut back on your running, let yourself do that. Good luck with the rest of your program!