Thursday, December 6, 2012

Juice Cleanse, Day 3

Day 1 Recap HERE
Day 2 Recap HERE


Third and final day. After a solid night of sleep, I woke up easily, and immediately recognized some detox symptoms. Seeing my body reacting to the cleanse was really encouraging, despite the unfavorable side effects.

Coated Tongue? Check
Sore Joints? Check. My hips! I haven't ran for about a week and all the sudden I'm sore?
Cold Symptoms? Check. Runny nose, sore throat.
Mucus in my Throat? Check.

Besides the above (minor details), I felt fantastic. I used the bathroom (TMI, but definitely a key part of the cleanse) and felt like a new person. Day 2 was low energy and fatigue, but Day 3 definitely turned a corner.

Again, I made a hot drink with the Spicy Lemonade by adding hot water. I added some extra cayenne pepper and although it didn't taste very spicy, I had a hot flash about an hour later and I think it was from the spice.


I took a break with a glass of water and then finished the lemonade from the bottle.


Again, I wasn't very hungry and had to remind myself to have another juice about 2-3 hours later. Each day I like this Cranberry Cornucopia juice more.
Another thing I did yesterday was drink about 4-5 mugs of hot water with lemon and decaffeinated herbal tea. I wrote a quick email to JuiceRx (they are great at providing support before and during the cleanse) asking about tea and they gave me the go-ahead.

I was pretty cold all day with a bit of a runny nose, so I was craving warm drinks all day long.

After the cranberry is a series of 3 green juices. Similar to Day 2, I found the Lunchtime Detox the most difficult to drink. I squeezed some lemon in the juice and it tasted much better.  The fourth juices was Cucumber-Mint Electrolyte Boost and since the lemon juice was a winner with Juice #3, I also added it to Juice #4 and Juice #5. This made a huge difference in my enjoyment of these juices and I wish I would of done it from the start. 

I didn't drink all of Juice #5 (Evening Green), but I enjoyed it so much more than I did the previous time. Apparently it grows on you? Or maybe the lack of other options makes it more appealing? I don't know, but it was a nice surprise. 

The final juice of the evening was the Winter Nog. This is a seasonal specialty from JuiceRx and it is cashew milk that is sweetened with Maple Syrup and chocked full of spices. The ingredients all were things I liked, but the label of "nog" scared me a little bit. I am not one of those people that loves Egg Nog and even the name sounds gross to me. 

I made sure to shake it up to get all the spices incorporated and gave it a try. This was rich and thick and a I thought it was a big sweeter than the other two nut milks. Surprisingly, this does have a little bit of an "eggy" taste, which I guess comes from the tumeric?

I poured about 2/3 of the container into my vitamix with extra cinnamon, a couple drops of lemon juice (I am weird), and some ice and made myself a raw-juice cleanse-slushie.


This actually tasted like a decadent dessert. The flavor profile wasn't my favorite, but the texture and creaminess of the slushie really made it feel enjoyable. 

3 Days flew by and I feel fantastic. Everything just feels clean and concise. I had so much trouble concentrating throughout Day 2, but Day 3 was the opposite. I had a productive day of work and everything seems to be on-track.  I wasn't hungry, I wasn't thinking about food or how I was going to "break my cleanse", and I wasn't eager for the process to be more. Is it weird if I said I want to keep it going?  

*Be on the look out for a full recap and review of the JuiceRx Cleanse. 
Do you like Egg Nog? I feel like people either love it or hate it. 
Favorite kind of herbal tea? I love the Candy Cane Green Tea from Trader Joe's and Throat Coat. 

7 comments:

Katie @ Peace Love & Oats said...

I've never actually tried eggnog! And I can't wait to read your full recap. You are making me horribly curious about doing a cleanse, not that I could afford it... but now I want to try it! Although I'm wondering what the good affects are since I'm hearing a lot about fatigue, soreness, etc...

Gingerfoxxx said...

I have a girl at work who had tried to do this three times, and always cracks on day 2 and eats a bunch of bacon. I admire your patience!

Michelle Lorch said...

Thanks for recapping your juice cleanse! I think I would like to do one, I'm going to see if there is something similar in Minneapolis!

I've never tried egg nog, not sure that I would like it. Prairie passion is my favorite tea, not herbal though.

Sara @ Magia e Pasta said...

I'm definitely on the hate side of eggnog. I am super curious about this Cranberry Cornucopia, though - you just seem to enjoy it so much!

Maureen @ YuppieStyle said...

You have me so curious about doing a cleanse! I wish JuiceRX shipped nationally! Did you do any research on other cleanses and find any that were appealling to you? I have been looking at BluePrint and a few others and they look pretty similar, but was curious if you had any thoughts on benefits of one over another.

the hoppe pad said...

I loved reading your experience with the cleanse. I would love to find a service near me!

Adrienne @ Jerzees Sweatshirts said...

Realistically, if you eat a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and grill or bake you meats or fish instead of frying it, you body naturally cleanses itself.

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