I'm a little confused on this as well - trying to get it down now- I grated it with my grater but it still seems weird and not good- maybe it will have to grow on me- the broth is kinda ok I guess. Are you supposed to use this as your breakfast or just make sure you have it on an empty stomach and then you can eat breakfast afterward? i wonder if you put it in the food processor to make it really small if then it would be more soup like instad of broth with alot of pulp in it? What do you think? How can we ask Alicia?
I drank this for the first time this morning, and I am definitely not following consensus here because I LOVED IT! I thought it was a delicious and yummy way to start my morning! I was really nervous because it gets such terrible reviews on here but I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe its just my personal taste buds, so I'm not sure if this will even help anyone but, here is what I did: started with fresh daikon and fresh carrots (maybe that helps with the taste?) cut them each into 4 sticks, so when I grated them they actually turned into pulp instead of long stringy pieces. and after boiling and simmering with the plum, I added the nori and shoyu sauce like alicia suggests, and i'm conviced thats what made it taste so delicious - I love nori!! After I drank the broth I ate the rest with a spoon, yum!
I just wasn't sure if it was supposed to have so much pulp. I did the same this morning and just ate the pulp with a spoon and hoped I am doing it correctly. I do enjoy it and can't wait to throw in some nori as I love it and the umeboshi as well. Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions.
I just finished my 10 days, not eating the pulp but drinking only the broth. Not sure if that is the right way either! I haven't noticed any weight loss but that may be because I'm trying out every Kind Diet cookie, biscuit, cornbread and raw ball in the book! That's gotta stop! But everything has been so good! (Anyone try the cornbread? Oh dear. The best in the world. I suggest scaling back a tad on the maple syrup though, like put in 3/4 cup instead.)
Okay back in November I became a vegan, and did the weight loss daikon-carrot tea for about 10 days. Well in about 6 weeks I lost about 10lbs, tea and new vegan. Well I fell off the wagon for a month and gained all the weight back. I have been back on the wagon and haven't seen the same weight loss. So today I am starting back on the tea. I will post if i see the same weight loss again.
Michelle - I don't know if it's necessary to have it only in the mornings, just to have it on an emty stomach. I've been doing it since Thursday and a couple days I made it when I got home from work and hadn't eaten for a few hours.
Lily - Daikon is in the radish family and it should be in the produce section of a health food store or Whole Foods, or an Asian market. Umeboshi plums are usually with the Asian foods (nori and the like).
And if anyone else is reading this - there was another thread where someone asked about the taste. I find it very mild. The plum and shoyu are such a small amount, I don't find they alter the overall flavor very much. Don't be afraid of the daikon. I don't care for it raw, but cooked it's very mild.