juice and smoothie cleanse - day 2

 DAY 2

What I've learned from others is to always plan a head when it comes to anything, like a detox or changing diets or sticking to a certain thing. Settling for just a plan b won't cut it, there should be a plan c you can be okay with. And having that soup was just what I needed.

My day two starts immediately in the kitchen whipping up breakfast, midsnacks and lunch, then I had to give the machine some rest.

My first juice to kickstart the morning was called "Strawberry Sunshine" that consisted of orange juice and strawberry purée. I made a big batch to really keep me going, and it got me to miss summer and strawberries a little. It was so good that I drank it all up before making a picture of it!

As usual, I did not manage to get up at 8AM. But who would when you're having Californication-marathons late at night with your boyfriend? (I just introduced him to it and he can't stop watching it!)
So it will be no surprise if I yet again say that I had my breakfast at noon. After that I went for my usual power walk around down, about an hour.
Came home for one of my middle snack juices that I made, ruffly 1 glass/2dl. I know I should drink a liter, but the green drinks are just so intolerable, that I rather just shot them like whiskey! Seriously, you can't make a good green juice without adding 5 pieces of fruit in it. Not with a slow juicer you can't, because everything becomes very concentrated, especially the green taste!
"Hard as Nails", this greenish monster was called, consisted of: parsnip, green bell pepper and cucumber. I think I threw a lemon in there somewhere, but don't remember. Can't say the taste was good, but down it went.

Just so you know, in between juices I try to stay hydrated with water.

For dinner I had made something called "Bumpy Road", as the name tells, it's a drink for those hard to beat cellulites. Even though many of them has disappeared since quiting dairy and most processed carbs like bread, there's still some work that can be done in that region. After the green drink this tasted heavenly, made of: beets, celery and green apples.

I think I appreciate the less is more-strategy in juices. My boyfriend on the other hand always tries to fit as much variation into one as possible which has sadly resulted in me pouring some down the sink in secret (husshhh).
I have one green juice-snack left, but around 6PM I feel fully confident to end this little thing I'm doing. Not because Peter is waving a piece of Vörtbread (December - you won't remember*), but because I'm actually getting stressed over the fruit we should eat up before we leave for Stockholm this Saturday morning.

I won't stop juicing for the rest of the week, but it just can't be the only thing I do.

All in all, almost two days is too short of a time to even talk about. I've at least let my system rest somewhat and tried a bunch of different juice recipes from a book I got years and years ago on a sale, before I even got a juicer!
Some have been good, other's have been plain want-to-throw-down-the-sink.
Oh, and if you're curious about the book,  it's called "Miracle Juices: Over 50 Juices for a Healthy Life" by Charmaine Yabsley and Amanda Cross (or "Drick för hälsa : över 50 juicer för ett friskare liv" - Swedish).
And for juicing I use my Juicepresso, which we got at Groupon and works just like a Hurom jucer! At least I'm very happy with it - if it gets stuck it's mostly my own fault.

I want to say that I personally wouldn't recommend doing an only Juice cleanse, I'd actually say do it together with smoothies, because fibers are important to push down toxins!
And I'd also say that keep a minimum of 80% of your diet being a detox itself - detox all the time! Eat lots of fresh and organic produce, and be naughty 20% of the time if you have to.

PS I have to warn about something. I barely did this for two day, and hell, I'm mostly a fruitarian, but while ending my day I noticed my teeth being extra sensitive all of a sudden when brushing them! I know it's recommended to use a straw, and I was going to buy a pack, but forgot about it while in the store. But it's just shows that juicing isn't something natural, there's a need for fibers; I've never felt this issue eating oranges, pineapples and other fruits. Also, the first day I got this weird coating in my mouth, don't know what it could have been.
Other than that I did not notice anything discomfort living on liquids.

*December is the month we'll stretch on what's healthy and what's healthy for the mind. So things like a ginger bread cookies slipping into you're mouth, nothing that will be repeated throughout the rest of the year, until December comes again ;)
Bokomslag Drick för hälsa : över 50 juicer för ett friskare liv (kartonnage) 


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