Tuesday, January 22, 2013


A few months ago, my hubby and I watched a documentary on Netflix called "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" which inspired us to start juicing! So, we asked for a juicer for Christmas and Santa delivered! We got a Waring Pro juicer. I planned out a good weekend to try a juice cleanse/fast and googled for recipes. I went shopping on Thursday evening, spending around $75 for produce to last the next 3 days (I could have spent less but I wanted to try a lot of new things!). I started the 3 day juice cleanse/fast on Friday, January 18. My starting weight was 169.8 as of Friday morning. Final weight was 165.6 as of Monday morning. Here is a break down of what all I drank (& ate)!

Water with lemon
Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice (FAV!!)
Beet, carrot, apple, ginger juice
The "Mean Green" juice: kale, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, ginger juice
Carrot, strawberry, tangelo juice
Large Raw Avocado
The "Antioxidant" juice: Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, mango, pear juice

 The makings for the "Antioxidant" juice

Juicing! Strawberries and Mango!
Finished "Antioxidant" juice!

Water with lemon
Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice
Tomato, celery, cucumber, carrot, garlic juice (YUCK!)
"Mean Green"
1/2 Large Raw Avocado
Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, mango, tangelo juice

The makings for the Mean Green juice! 
 Remaining Mean Green juice Friday at lunch!

Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice
Naked "Green Machine"(I was out shopping and didn't bring a juice with me)
"Mean Green"

The makings for the Strawberry, Pear, Tangelo juice!
  Finished Strawberry, Pear, & Tangelo juice!
Overall, I feel great! I really enjoyed this experience! I have never done anything like this before so it was all new to me. I experienced a dull headache everyday of the cleanse but I believe this was due to my body detoxing. I also took baths nightly and had a massage and facial on Saturday. I read baths and massage would help the detoxing process. I will definetly do this again, possibly every 3 months or so!



  1. Those recipes are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    I am doing a partial juice cleanse right now--it allows for one solid meal per day with protein, but a smoothie (fruit, nuts, and non-dairy milks only) and juice for dinner. I know what you mean when you say a dull headache. This thing lasts 21 days though, so hopefully this headache goes away!

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