Ok – why not start your long weekend with a simple juice cleanse on Saturday. I was inspired by my wife’s dedication to the last three days where she had 6 juices a day, every two hours. She was not hungry at all and was working out twice a day as well.
This particular cleanse was initiated by a gift we got from #TED this year – a free day (6 juices) from @BluePrintCleanse. We had as many juices as we could drink when we were onsite at TED and with the coupon, were able to sample their home service. Awesome packaging, delivery, everything.
If you want to try this on your own I have substituted my recipes for what she was sent – they are very, very close.
- 8 am – one green juice 12 oz
- 10 am – one green juice 12 oz
- 12 pm – one green juice 12 oz
- 2 pm – one spicy lemonade 12 oz
- 4 pm – one green juice 12 oz
- 6 pm – cashew mile 12 oz
The first juice and one that you have four of is the Green Juice I wrote about a while back – here’s a link to the post. We drink this every day, but during the juice cleanse you will drink four of them. (Hint: Add extra ginger if you like it ‘hotter’, this turns up your metabolism as well).
The second juice is a new one that I wrote about earlier this week, the spicy ginger lemonade. Here’s the recipe. (Hint: double the cayenne to intensify the metabolism burn).
The final juice of the day is really a nut milk and something we have all the time. The instructions are so simple, here’s the original post. (Hint: You might dial back the Agave here to reduce the sugar intake).
One of the secrets to a cleanse (and you can read about them here) is to drink plenty of water. Like two tall bottles worth. You are trying to wash everything out of the system.
If you can do this for one day, awesome! Two days, high five! Three days, call me. Four days….. well you have just entered the League of Awesomeness.
I am adding a new juice to the agenda today, Carrot/Ginger/YellowBeet/Lemon – it’s a mid day treat!
If you are daunted by the work – get a hold of Blue Print Cleanse – they are great folks. If you are feeling adventurous and have a cold press juicer, go crazy!
Til we eat (drink) again,