Juice Cleanse – Day 3

It’s the final day!  Big Lessons: 

  1. Clear your schedule. Plan and re-prioritize all three days. Grocery shop.
  2. Don’t presume any feelings or results. Each person, and each time is different.
  3. Allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling. There is no “supposed to” in this process.
  4. It is all about the experience. Don’t expect miracles in the end. You’ll still be you. Maybe an ounce lighter, and definitely a champion.
  5. This is not a weight loss tool, because it is not meant to be sustainable. It is about cleansing your body and training your mind.
  6. It’s hard. Both, mentally and physically. You must listen to your body, especially when working out. Don’t expect to feel like a superhero. This is reality, not magic.
  7. Drink more water than you think you need to.
  8. If possible, find your person for accountability.

Post Cleanse:
You’ll feel euphoric. Hold on to that moment, and try and remember that feeling for as long as you can!

Don’t jump back to regular foods (unhealthy foods) immediately. Unfortunately, that pizza, ice cream, or spicy curry that you’ve been dreaming of has to wait just a bit longer. Ease your way back into routine. Start with salads, soups, roasted veggies, and whole grains. Eat less, more often. Do this for a couple of days.



Now over to the details of DAY 3

Day 3 timeline:
7am: 10 oz water
8am: 10 oz Green Juice (with protein and healthy fats)
11am: 10 oz Red Juice
1pm: 10 oz water
2pm: 10 oz Orange Juice
4pm: 10 oz Green Juice (with protein)
7pm: 8 oz Chocolate fruit smoothie (with protein)
9pm: 8 oz water

Important things to know:
Drink all the liquids slowly over an hour. It keeps you more satisfied. If you gulp down the whole glass in a few minutes, the remaining hour or two until the next drink is bound to be miserable. Slow and steady is the name of the game.

To keep you more full, you could drink up to 16 oz of juices/smoothies, and adjust your water accordingly. I stick to a total of 70 to 80 oz of water in a day, which is more than enough fluids for me.

Recipes:
Here are my day 3 recipes for all 4 types of smoothies. If you want to drink two or more of any of these during the day, just make them all at once, and adjust the quantities.

One 10 oz glass of Green Juice:
1 handful kale leaves, stems removed
1/2 handful baby spinach
1/4 ripe avocado
2-3 chunks of pineapple
4-5 fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
juice from one wedge of lemon
handful of ice cubes + 2 tbsp water
~30 g/1 scoop of protein powder (I use a flavorless powder for this)

Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and grind until smooth. I use a Vitamix. I puree in high power 1 full minute for a really smooth texture.

I like to use ice cubes to keep my juice cold, and give it more body. Makes it more satisfying to drink! This is optional, you could easily skip the ice, and add more water if you’d like it to be thinner.

One 10 oz glass of Red Juice:
1/2 of a medium beet, peeled and roughly chopped
10-12 small sweet cherry tomatoes
1/4 english cucumber (fewer seeds)
3-4 chunks watermelon
1/2″ piece fresh ginger
7-8 mint leaves
juice from one wedge of lemon
handful of ice cubes + 2 tbsp water

Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender/Vitamix and blend until smooth.

One 10 oz Orange Juice
10 baby carrots
1 orange (I use clementines; use 1/2 an orange for larger varieties, remove thick rinds)
1 slice pineapple ~1/3 cup
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 inch piece ginger
handful of ice cubes + 2 tbsp water

Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender/Vitamix and blend until smooth.


Mood lifter!
One 10 oz glass of Chocolate Banana Protein Milkshake:
1/2 large banana
handful of blueberries
30g /one scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder
6 oz unsweetened almond milk
handful of ice cubes
1 tsp monk fruit sweetener (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender/Vitamix and blend until smooth.

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