I’ve always been curious about juice cleanses but have yet to fully commit to doing one. After my college reunion a couple weekends ago I’ve been feeling the need to de-tox, so this is the perfect time to try a cleanse. I’m going to be following the guidelines of “Reboot Your Life,” the program started by Joe Cross, the director and star of the film I reviewed called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” It’s a 15 day program: The first five days consist of juicing and eating only fruits and vegetables, followed by a five day juice-only cleanse, followed by another 5 days of juicing and eating fruits and vegetables. Sounds pretty doable for me, since my diet is predominantly plants anways. I’ll just be cutting out beans, nuts, and seeds for a little bit.
I’m doing to post my daily meals, including the juices I make, on the blog so you can see exactly what I’m eating throughout the cleanse.
- Hot water with 1 full lemon squeezed into it. (This is how I start my day every day. It’s an incredibly refreshing way to get going with the day, not to mention the lemon helps to alkalize your body and clean out your liver.)
- Juice (I made 2 servings of this so I could take some to work): 1 head of romaine, 1 golden beet with greens, 8 carrots, 2 apples.
- 1 Banana, smashed with cinnamon and about 12 raisins.
- 1 Asian pear
Suprisingly I’m pretty full and satisfied with this meal. The high amount of nutrients helps to keep your body satisfied, and there’s just enough fiber in the banana and pear to keep the stomach full, at least for a while. I’ll let you know how lunch goes in a little bit.