I'm going to be transitioning off a hospital tube-feed formula (made from chicken, cranberry, peas, carrots, tomatoes, corn syrup, milk and canola oil) to a home-blenderized raw vegan diet, just as soon as my Vitamix 5200 arrives.
I do NOT want to go through any kind of horrific detox. No bad acne, greasy skin/hair, severe body/breath odor, stinky wind, etc please! I want to do this gradual enough to allow my body time to adjust.
I know with my tube feeds, I transitioned from the old corn syrup/oil/coconut/milk formula (which made me extremely nauseated and gave me NO energy) to the new 'real foods' one (which doesn't make me sick and which I have enough energy on to get through a busy day and do an hour workout 6 days/week) over a period of two weeks, starting with 1/4 new formula, to 1/2, then 3/4, then full transition. The only problem I had was diarrhea for about 1 1/2 months afterward, until my digestive system completely adjusted.
So, about how slow should I do the transition from canned formula to homemade raw vegan? Which meal should I replace first? Or should I just start by replacing a snack? Which foods should I introduce into my diet first, second, third, etc and in what amounts? How long should it take me to transition fully, so as to avoid severe detox?
Also, I don't currently have a juicer - can I put the veggies in the blender? Do I have to do anything to them first to make them softer?