DIY Juice Cleanse: Day 1 Thoughts

DIY Juice Cleanse Day 1
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– I woke up really excited to get started! Most mornings I’m not hungry until around 9 or 10am, but my stomach was actually growling by 8am. I started to worry that I was going to be hungry all day…and then I made my first (massive) green juice. There is an insane amount of produce that goes into the green juice recipe, probably more than a lot of people eat in an entire day. It tasted vegetable-y and wouldn’t be something I’d make for someone new to juicing, but I actually enjoyed it a lot and felt more energized with every sip.

– I had my first feeling of slight dread when I was washing the juicer after drink #1. Am I really going to have to do this five times a day and make homemade almond milk? Yes, yes I am. Washing the juicer and also remembering to make more juice every couple of hours is a mini job in itself. If I were working in an office, I’d definitely need to schedule this for the weekend. And if my work-from-home schedule were super busy with lots of conference calls, this would be tricky.

– I feel a little weird. I’m not hungry, but my stomach also feels kind of hollow? It’s tough to put into words. I also got slightly shaky around lunchtime, which may have just been because I took the dogs on a longer walk. You wouldn’t think that would be strenuous, but Barley likes to see and eat ALL THE THINGS and so walking him could be considered strength training.

– I’m craving more water than usual, even with all of the juices. That’s surprising to me because I normally have to make a conscious effort to drink enough.

– The spicy lemonade is delicious, in my opinion. I was worried this one might be hard to get down, but now I’m thinking I’d like to incorporate it into my regular routine. I didn’t have agave so I subbed a little maple syrup and stevia and that worked well. The only thing you have to watch out for is that the cayenne tends to settle at the bottom and that makes for a very spicy last gulp. Clears your sinuses right out though!

– Thank goodness I have two bathrooms all to myself. I literally have to pee every twenty minutes. I suppose one bathroom would also work.

Let the Day 2 fun begin!



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  1. Natasha says

    My day two has been great so far, I too was HUNGRY for breakfast. I’m not a big breakfast eater though. I love my sweet morning coffee, but NO, not today.
    It’s hard for me to make the kiddo’s meals after and between juicing. I totally hear you when it comes to cleaning the juicer. Major Pain!!
    But its not so terrible. My 9 year old actually asked for the beet juice mixture that was left over from yesterday?! I was impressed!
    I think we are on two different recipes for juice detox. I got mine from Reboot with Joe. And I suspect yours is similar to the BluePrint?
    Interested to see how we feel tomorrow, that’s when the sluggish time is supposed to hit.

    1. Amanda says

      I’ll have to check out the Reboot with Joe plan. I think you’re right – the one I’m doing is more similar to BluePrint.
      And I love that your 9 year old is asking for beet juice. That’s awesome!

  2. interesting… i know exactly how that hollow feeling is like.

  3. Natasha says

    I totally hated the lunch juice, so I decided to make the almond milk instead.
    Wow, it was really good! I think I can, I think I can… not snack after the kids are in bed.

    1. Amanda says

      haha You can do it! Mint tea was what saved me last night when I had the urge to snack.


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