Today is the day! After doing some more reading I have found that you will benefit most from a juice cleanse if you create your own plan and recipes. So I have decided to combine a few different approaches from the websites I added to the previous blog.
The ultimate goal is to drink as much juice as possible. So, I have divided my day into 3 "meals," but if I get hungry (or should I say, thirsty?!) in between I will just drink more juice (34-62 ounces of juice is usually recommended per day during the fast)! Each day I am going to switch up the recipe I use for my 3 "meals." If you don't have a juicer you can make your three main meals from a smoothie recipe. However, you will get the most benefit from drinking just juice!
In between my meals I will alternate from 100% apple juice with no added sweeteners or artificial flavors and lemon ginger water. The lemon ginger water is explained in the "eHow" website I attached to a previous blog. It is water, freshly squeezed lemon, and grated fresh ginger.
It is very important that you include vegetables,herbs, and spices into your cleanse. Here is a great website that describes (in great detail) the nutritional value of certain vegetables.
If you click on "juice cleanse" on the left hand side there is a great article that talks about all of the benefits of a juice cleanse and also gives some good tips! The vegetables, herbs, and spices I have decided to include in my cleanse are: kale, cucumbers,spinach,carrots,celery,parsley,cilantro,garlic, and ginger root!
Today I started my day with:
2 small apples
3 pieces of pineapple
juiced and ready to drink! (You are supposed to drink it right when it comes out of the juicer. I recommend adding ice to keep it chilled so you can digest it slower and enjoy it!)
I also wanted to include another website I came across as I was reading this morning!
Best of luck and happy juicing!!....