In an effort to get me back on track, I’m starting this week with a 3 day cleanse. I am the first to admit, I’m a junk food junkie. I can eat Lays potato chips for breakfast lunch and dinner, which I have done recently. I’ve been extremely busy so the gym has taken a back seat in the last few weeks, but before I make this a new normal It’s time to check it.
What typically jumpstarts me in the right direction is a 3 day cleanse. I’ve tried several over the years and like the convenience of going online, ordering and having them sent to my house. This is all nice but at an average of $150.00-$200.00 and the fact I still don’t know how fresh they are and in what environment they were packaged in, I decided to DIY my cleanse this time.
One of the juices I’ve tried was Juice In The Raw, the juice was very tasty but to me didn’t feel like a true detox because the juice was so sweet. So I took a look at the ingredients contained in all their juices, amped up the green and reduced some of the sugar. Not to at all take away from their juice, because if you are a first time cleanser, this may be a great way to introduce yourself, but I needed a little more DETOX.
In addition to knowing 100% what is contained in the juice, I easily saved $150.00 which is a win win all around. To obtain the true cleanse experience, I wanted to make sure I prepped my juice, and packaged it as if It was a store bought juice. It’s not necessary but this allows you to freeze the juice and only thaw way you need for the day which helps maintain the freshness.
I purchased 18 BPA free 16oz plastic bottles from Amazon here for $24.00 which also come with labels, a huge fruit and vegetable haul for $30.00 (utilized my local asian market) used organic cucumbers from my own garden which saved about $15.00 and my Breville Juice Fountain.
You drink 5 juices a day, and unlimited water for 3 days in the following order.
The following amount juiced is enough for three juices per juice type
Place in the freezer immediately and unthaw in the refrigerator over night, one day at a time.
Drink 1- Detox greens
2 small pieces-ginger
Drink 2- Pienapple Apple Mint
2 1/2 pineapples
Drink 3 Sweet Greens
Drink 4 Spicy lemonade
Drink 5 Root Veggies