Since developing an interest in raw foods, over three years ago I had yet to do a juice cleanse until now. I am currently in the middle of day three of the cleanse and feeling really good. If you have ever made a huge diet change, especially away from the standard American diet, you will experience detox symptoms. When I switched over to a high-raw food diet I experience mostly foggy headedness, which is the same thing I have been experiencing this week. Although, it has gotten better as the day has gone on.
Here is a break down of how things have gone so far:
Day 1: Transition day (67% Raw)
- Morning Smoothie
- Vegetarian Lunch; eggplant paninis. We had planned on salads, but were invited over to a friend’s house for lunch and didn’t want to pass up the offer.
- Dinner: Green Juice
Day 2: Transition Day (100% Raw)
- Morning Smoothie
- Salad For Lunch
- Juice for Dinner
- All Juice, and LOTS of water.
- All juice, and LOTS of water.
I must admit, though today was a little bit harder. Since I spend half my day in a kitchen making energy bars, it was really hard to not snack a bit. I ended up munching on some nuts and cacao nibs, as well as some Kale Chips I had sitting around. Other than that, I have managed to stay on course for the cleanse.
My intention is to complete seven days, but may end up cutting it a day short because of an invite to go rock climbing with some friends that are in town from Dallas. It will all depend on how I am feeling. It’s best to limit your physical activity while on a cleanse, so I will have to consume some additional nutrition to make it through such an intense activity. Either way, that day will most likely be a 100% raw food day. I’ve always felt energized when consuming only raw foods while climbing.
My next post will be a full recap of the cleanse, and I will discuss the benefits of a cleanse as well. But for now, I leave you with my favorite juice recipe so far.
- 2 Medium Beet Root
- 6 Carrots
- 2 Apples (or one large apple)
- About 2” of fresh ginger