I've been feeling quite sick, sluggish and nasty the last few days so when I visited my nutritionist yesterday (sounds dreadfully posh, doesn't it?) I asked her for a detox regime to help me get rid of the ickiness I was feeling. She recommended this living food, green food drink, which sounded great as she described it (a shower for the inside) and promised to get rid of the acidity in my body (I did feel really acidic). I went shopping for the ingredients this morning and, armed with my brand new juicer come blender, I proudly made my first portion. After hours of work and making mountains of mess, I was left with a glass of thick, green smelly sludge. The colour didn't put me off too much, it was a very pleasant dark green (if it had been paint), the viscosity didn't deter me, it was like a smoothie (a smoothie made of sludge) and I could even put up with the smell, it had a freshness to it (freshly composted veggies perhaps) but my resolve was sorely tested when I took my first taste. The first hit to my palate was not unpleasant. It was quite sweet, and I thought 'This isn't too bad.' The second thing my mouth noticed was how thick the mixture was. It was not a nice sensation; I felt as if I had been sucking the scum off the top of a pond. Then I got a double whammy of flavour (if I can call it that) - I was hit by a spiciness, which might have been nice if I hadn't been punched at the same time with a slimy earthiness of an aftertaste that made me want to retch. One sip was enough. Unfortunately, this is what I've got to drink during the day - for the next four days!