Juice brain is what JJ and I lovingly use as an excuse for our momentary lapse in judgement or forgetful moments while we are on cleanses. And I definitely had one yesterday. Monday was Day 2 of our juice fast. It was also my first day at work doing a full on fast, so I had to make about 4 juices in the morning to take with me for the day. In the hustle and bustle of the morning craziness, I forgot to take pictures so I have no awesome visuals for you today. I also forgot to write down a majority of the ingredients that I used in each juice.
Whoops. Total juice brain. My sincerest apologies.
I do have this awesome Google image of a juicer
It is just me or are Google images getting worse? Ohwell.
What I can tell you is yesterday evening I had two juices and they were both super delish. One contained:
- Swiss chard (yes, you can juice just about anything)
The other juice was:
Two random, but surprisingly good juices that really kept me full for the rest of the evening.
So let’s talk about how my day went. Well, the morning was super tough. I was still grouchy and super hungry. But as the day went on and the more water I drank, I felt surprisingly good. The roughest part of the day was once I got home from work and watched the Hubs consume beautiful pasta with marinara sauce from the farmers’ market. But I held my ground. Andy was actually pretty sweet about my grumpiness. He took it well and even talked me into drinking a juice to take my mind off of eating. He also told me I was “glowing”. He has said this before when I have done a cleanse so at this point, I don’t think it is just lip-service. I think he actually feels like I am glowing. Or he is trying to tame my crabbiness. I drank the full 96oz of juice that you are supposed to have during a typical day of a cleanse, and that actually made me feel quite full! Overall, on a scale from 1 to 10, I felt at about a 5 1/2 which is a huge improvement from my -3 on Sunday.
After I finish this, I am planning on writing up a summary for those of you who are interested in doing your own cleanse. I’ll let you know my thoughts on it and tips I may have for someone just starting out. As always, please do your research and make sure doing a juicing fast is right for you.
If you want more information on juicing and its benefits, here are a few other articles you might be interested in:
- The Benefits of Juicing – Crazy Sexy Life
- Benefits of Juicing – New Parent
- 10 Amazing Benefits of Juicing Raw Fruits and Vegetables – Healthier Steps
Juice away lil’ chickadees,