Juice cleansing. What a great, big, shiney idea. It’s a huge change for a few days and I’m hoping it’ll give me a swift kick-start to making a few really overdue health changes.
Starting was a little scary though. I was worried that I’d have a massive sugar crash and end up a quivering mess or be so crazy hungry that I’d end up diving into a packet of Twisties before the end of the first day. Luckily no such drama so far.
I actually woke up this morning (day 2) at 6am without an alarm and feeling full which was quite strange. I had some pretty epic headaches yesterday and felt very tired but I expected that so it wasn’t a biggie.
What I didn’t expect was that I’d feel satisfied all day. I had planned on having 5 juices over the course of the day and ended up having 4 instead. It’s almost unbelievable to think that would be the case but I guess all those lovely micro-nutrients are doing their job and providing me with everything I need for now.
There’s a lot of info on juicing out there, some of it quite contradictory. So rather than follow someone else’s strict plan I decided to just feel my way through it, adjust as necessary and create my own juices and schedule based on what I like and how I’m feeling.
Searching through a few of my fave sites I came across some good resources to get me going.
My New Roots has a great post on juicing The Great Juice Feast . Love the idea of feasting rather than fasting
Even though I’m making my own I find the Pressed Juices website to be a great planning resource
I went out to my local fruit & veg market to stock up on the essentials. I did go a little overboard and bought a few things I didn’t really need ($5.60 on a quarter watermelon!! Silly me buying out of season) but it was a lot of fun.
My first recipe on day one was…
Love this one. It’s based on my Green Smoothie recipe and makes for a cracking juice.