The final product: I’ve made it, in one piece, no crying, no diapers.
I took a three days juice cleanse challenge for the past three days. This was one of those, “why not? sounds healthy, couldn’t hurt,” types of personal goals that I set for myself. This cleanse is supposed to help turn your body from acidic to alkaline with raw juices, this helps one remove the build-up of toxins in your system. Each of the 6 juices that I made are comprised of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are quickly absorbed and easy to assimilate. This site took the expensive Blue Print cleanse and made it affordable and home made.
To prep for this adventure I took off to the Civic Center Farmer’s Market, here, in downtown SF. Great farmer’s market with unbounding fruits, vegetables, and fresh fish (can’t wait for this weekend, when I’m not cleansing, to buy some fish for next week)! I gathered almost all of my ingredients for three days, two people (one being a growing boy that was nervous that he wouldn’t be full and wouldn’t have enough protein to last) and came home to start cleaning and chopping.
A few of the juices have protein powder added for the “growing boy” and three extra juices a day, so he doesn’t go starving, so I adjusted the recipes accordingly. I also had to alter all the recipes because they are asking to remove pulp from most of the juices, which I just can’t do – all those vitamins, minerals and fiber!
The favorite juice was: P.A.M. = Pineapple, Apple, Mint, what can I say, I favor fruit over veggies.
The least favorite juice was: Green Drink = Celery, Cucumber, Green Apples, Lemon Juice, Parsley, Romaine and Spinach
Here’s how I felt from day to day:
Day 1- Completely fine, energy levels high, full all day. I actually only finished 4.5 of the 6 juices because they were so filling.
Day2- Great energy level, but I altered the recipes to be less thick (pulpy) and suffered because I moved through the drinks too quickly and finished 5 by 2:45pm, ran home after work for drink number 6 and had to eat 1/2 an apple keep from starving the rest of the night.
Day 3- Let’s just say that we ended it a little early. We made only three of the 6 juices and had a late, “normal” lunch. I used my teeth and utensils to eat, totally foreign to me at this point.
This was a great experiment. I think this is something that I could do a day here and there, but more than a day and a half of baby food/juice and I’m kaput! I would highly recommend this juicing regimen if you’re interested in trying, it’s affordable and very healthy. We never felt week or tired.