Tired of the cayenne and lemon? Had enough of the green stuff? Would rather eat ice cream all day and go to yoga? Here’s the perfect sweetspot! A Venice-based ice cream shop teamed up with a local yoga teacher to develop the yoga-ice cream diet. (Helloooo, LA). Serving up frozen coconut cream delights, Kippy Miller of Kippy’s! Ice Cream Shop made headlines for her new yoga-ice cream “cleanse,” which sounds both ridiculously silly and incredibly enticing.
You mean we can eat only ice cream and do yoga for four days and we’ll feel better? That’s not new, that’s our regular go-to method to feel better after we had a crappy day, so we guess we’re doing it right?
Cleansers partaking in this magical diet of frozen coconuttiness are also allowed to drink water throughout and are provided a free week of Kundalini classes at the nearby Ra Ma Institute.
If you thought this was a cheap and delicious way to brag to all your friends that you’re eating ice cream for four days, think again. The whole thing will cost you a cool $240, which works out to $20/sweet meal (and $12 a pint??). The logistics behind it aren’t air tight either. Sure the plant-based coconut ice cream is soy free, gluten free, nut free and dairy free but the full meal plan of five pints a day will run you 1,200 calories, 70 grams of fat and more than 120 grams of sugar. But, really, that’s not too terrible considering juice cleansing can also be high in sugar and some raw/vegan diets can net a high saturated fat count, too.
Kippy’s claims that “your body, in the course of the cleanse will also release heavy metals, plastics and other toxins, and the raw saturated fat will function as a carrier to rid your body of them for good.”
Best cleanse ever? Talk to us when you have the macaroni and cheese flavor.
image via kippy’s facebook
I just wanted to address the third paragraph of this article. It is probably one of the saddest things i’ve read about nutrition of late. The fact that you need to point out that it’s acceptable to drink water while on a cleanse is absurd. I don’t know which is worse- the fact that you wrote it, or the fact that maybe someone out there actually needed to be told. I hope it’s not the latter.
We have become so nutrient-obsessed in this culture, we don’t know how to nourish ourselves anymore. So much so, that consumption of the most basic of survival needs requires clarification.
We’ve all gone mad.
Pfff… I guess this is the best case of “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is” I’ve seen in a long time! Yoga and ice cream are both wonderful, but for the time being I’ll keep the ice cream at a minimum!