This is not a crazy lemonade only/starve myself kind of juice cleanse. I did one of those back in the day called the Master Cleanse (hello pre wedding days) where you drink lemon water cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 7 days and I wanted to literally kill someone after day 2 and that's where that ended. So no thank you to that. This is going to be the kind of cleanse where I fill my body with nutritious, organic fruits and vegetables that are juiced. I am going to take it one day at a time and listen to my body. I am not following a specific plan or program I am just wingin it....like I do with almost everything.
I am hoping this makes me feel more focused, clear headed and energized, which are some of the benefits that I am most interested in. I believe sometimes you just need to start fresh and I can not think of a better way.
My plan is to replace three meals a day with a fresh pressed green juice for 4 days. I do not think I could go any longer. I will be cutting out alcohol, baby food (haha kidding! But seriously why is baby rice so good?) and swapping green tea for coffee. If anyone tells me to cut caffeine out completely you are nuts. Not gonna happen. So call me a juicer cheater but that's the plan. Since I am Type 1 diabetic sometimes things arise like low blood sugar so I will be making tiny modifications if needed.
This week on the blog I will be sharing my updates for the 4 days of my cleanse. Each day I will share what juice (worth sharing) was good and how I feel.
Kiwi Kale Juice:
- 6 kale leaves
- 1 apple
- 1 kiwi
- 1 inch slice of ginger
- 2 large carrots
*Update For those of you asked, I have a Breville Juice Fountain Elite juicer. If you have any questions regarding the cleanse please leave them below and I will answer in tomorrow's post.