Day 3 Arbonne Detox

Today was not good.  I’ll be honest!  I know it’s all about getting the toxins out of your body.  There is a long list of foods to avoid and most of them are in my cabinet.  They say to throw out all of the bad.  But when you’re on a budget, lost a lot of food after being without power for almost 5 days after Hurricane Irma and had limited funds to replace food- you do what you can.

I am still tired, still getting headaches but the nausea is fading, thankfully.  I still hate the Detox tea although it was better without the Fizz stick.  I am fully aware that sugar, including honey, are on the avoid list but I’ve found it’s the ONLY way I can tolerate the tea- which I chug.

Breakfast: Smoothie with 2 scoops Arbonne protein powder, 1 scoop Daily Protein Boost, 1 packet Digestion Plus, 1 scoop Greens Balance and 5 chunks of frozen Dole mangos*

Lunch: 2 scoops protein powder, 1 Tbsp peanut butter*

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs (on a lunch plate which is about half the size of a dinner plate)


Snack: Air popped popcorn with butter and honey caramel glaze (I can’t wait until I can have honey and popcorn again as it was absolutely amazing)

Cheats- spaghetti

Whoopsie- mangos and peanut butter

Weight- 128.1

*If you’re just joining in, I’m a week ahead of these posts. Day 3 was when I finally looked over the Avoid List again and realized peanut butter and most fruit were on the list.


Holy Hog Barbeque Carrollwood review

Holy Hog Barbecue is locally owned and operated with restaurants in Downtown Tampa, South Tampa, West Tampa and the Amelie Arena.  On Monday, December 5th, they opened their 5th and largest location in Carrollwood just north of Linebaugh Ave.


Join their Hog Nation Loyalty program to receive special offers, discounts and prizes.  Holy Hog’s also supports the community by contributing to charities such as Mary Lee’s House, Metropolitan Ministries, Younglife and Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch just to name a few.

Now onto their award winning barbeque!

Holy Hog’s has a variety of meats including country smoked ham, St. Louis ribs, Angus beef rib, Burnt ends (BBQ candy), Smoked spicy beef sausage, and smoked turkey breast.  You have an extensive list of sides to choose from!  Sweet potatos, collard greens, mushrooms & onions, hand cut fries, fried okra, Southwestern corn medley and green bean casserole just to name a few.  Sandwiches such as the Hog & Heifer and Texas turkey stack as well as salads like a Cobb salad or Farmer’s Market chop salad are also available.  The “Lil’ Piggies” can choose from cheese quesadilla, rib basket or chicken tenders which include fries and a fountain drink (10 and under) for $4.95.  Desserts include such yumminess as home baked cookies, orange blossom pie, Reese’s Peanut Butter Koo Pee and my favorite that I spotted as soon as I walked in the door- banana pudding!  If you’re thirsty you can have home brewed tea, Coke products, Holy Hog Water, Vintage sodas, and Florida brewed beers.  They also have family dinners available which can serve four or another that serves 10-12.  Holy Hog’s catering is available for picnics, corporate events, weddings and more.

My husband and I decided to try it out tonight, so we drove across the street to get take out for our family of five.  I chose their pulled pork, added smoked chicken for $2.95, green beans and mashed potatoes.  Hubs got the Texas style brisket, added the pork summer sausage for $2.95 with sweet potatoes and collard greens.  Our total was about $30.


This was my variety plate                                       Texas style brisket                                         pulled pork


Smoked chicken                                            Dinner is served!                          Leftovers after our family of 5

Everything was very good.  I was a little irked when I opened my pork and saw that the BBQ sauce the cashier had tossed in the box had opened and spilled everywhere.  I don’t care for that kind but fortunately it missed most of the meat.  We also got their sweet sauce which was very tasty and a hot BBQ sauce is also available.  All of the meat was very tender although the brisket was a little more fatty than I like.  The green beans were tasty and the bits of sausage gave it a delicious flavor.  I really liked the mashed potatoes, too.  I’m not a huge sweet potato or collard green fan but tried them both and would eat them again.  Everyone cleared their plates and we have enough lunch tomorrow!!

I give it 4 out of 5 smilies and know we will eat there again.

Find Holy Hog’s online, on Facebook and on Instagram (holyhogbbq), Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Youtube and Yelp.

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Originally posted on Tampa Bay Moms Group