Everyone has thought of doing a detox at some point. No matter how healthy you think you eat, you still build up toxins in your body, which in turn toxifies the mind and spirit.
Detoxes can be perceived as time consuming and expensive. This is relative, of course. How much time and money do you spend/waste on being sick- mentally or physically? I’ve done detoxes and fasts, and I have yet to feel worse or not markedly better for them. Still, some need a little extra push or direction to get started. Enter Kaeng Raeng.
Kaeng Raeng is a simple, easy to use detox plan from a company who supports animal rights (the Humane Society) and the vegan lifestyle- kind of (they recommend adding honey to their detox mix, which isn’t vegan because it comes from an animal- the bee, who is on the brink of destruction because of environmental toxins and domestication).
The Kaeng Raeng detox works like this: One purchases a Beginner plan for $65. This includes 3 meal replacements (more on that in a moment) for 3 days (another plan is available for a 6 day detox). In addition to these meal replacements, one drinks at least 64 ounces of water daily (not to include the water added to the mixes) and eats raw fruits and vegetables. The meal replacement is the star of the Kaeng Raeng show. The main ingredients are fruit, non-GMO soybeans, psyllium husk, and probiotics. Your vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber are packed into a little pouch. Probiotics are added for good measure. Add liquid and drink. So, a beginner plan will set you back about $7 per pouch (meal) in addition to what you spend on produce and clean water. This is far cheaper than an HMO copay, lab bloodwork, regimen of pharmaceuticals, or an average therapy session, not to mention the “pits of old age” that people complain about. It’s pretty convenient too, especially compared to preparing your own detox foods and making sure they have adequate nutrients, protein, and fiber.
Kaeng Raeng sent us some meal replacement pouches to try, so we did. Basic mixing instructions are to add with 24-32 ounces of water, vegan milk, or fruit juice. They say that you can also blend with frozen fruit and ice. Did I mention this stuff contains psyllium husk? For those unfamiliar, psyllium husk comes from the seed of a plantago plant. It is a perfect fiber for humans because it is indigestible- it cleans you out real good. It also becomes extremely gelatinous and thick when mixed with liquid. I found that 32 ounces of liquid is the minimum you need to put in the Kaeng Raeng mix. I used more, and I put it in a blender. I could not get it to mix well otherwise. However, after using so much water, it became rather weak in taste. Kaeng Raeng states that beginner detoxees may want to blend with another liquid such as milk or fruit juice. I believe it is counterproductive to detox with milks since they are processed and contain fats, and also with most fruit juices since they contain added sugars. Kaeng Raeng says “first time users may also enjoy adding sugar, honey, or yogurt.” Other than trying to make the detox drink appealing to those new to detox, I don’t understand why Kaeng Raeng would encourage adding what amounts to “toxins” to a detox. Yes, detox can be hard, but that’s the point. Getting rid of built-up toxins in the body ain’t gonna be easy. I think it’s great that Kaeng Raeng has made available a healthy and nutritious meal replacement for detoxing, but I don’t think they should encourage such nonsense. This stuff is 7 bucks a pouch and you’re putting your effort and commitment into it as well- I would not recommend adding sugar, fats, or other processed foods to it- you’d be defeating the purpose.
If the taste bothers you, add some fresh or frozen fruit to it with plenty of filtered water. That should sweeten it up and still keep it a proper detox.
Kaeng Raeng gets 3 Goatz for offering a relatively affordable, convenient, ultra-nutritious detox meal plan that anyone would have an easy time using.
Gratitude and thanks to Kaeng Raeng for graciously sending me some of their products to review
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I LOVE this cleanse. I’m doing the three day beginner right now–on day 2. I feel super energized and I’ve already lost 2 lbs.
Maybe I’m weird, but I never feel like I’m starving on this. I’m usually pretty full from the shakes and extra water. If I feel the need to munch I eat some fruits and veggies.
So I had read about this cleanse numerous times and decided to try it. I am truly disappointed that I did. Its bland, I’m hungry all day, and I have seen no difference whatsoever. I am currently doing the 6 day Master-level and feel that overall this is just a high fiber cleanse with little result.