Juice cleanse: Another day, more juice to drink…

Posted by on February 23, 2014 at 11:55 am.

My first ‘juice’ of the day was actually hot ginger tea. I cut about 2″ of ginger root into 3 cups of boiling water. I let that steep for about 30 minutes and then sipped it slowly. Ginger is amazing and has numerous health benefits, one of them being it’s works wonders for the digestive system.

Breville Pineapple apple green juice 2_2.23.14

Freshly made juice

So… what have I juiced today? A few hours ago this is what I was drinking.

Pineapple tart

  • 1 Pineapple
  • 1 unskinned lemon
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2″ ginger root
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 3 apples

It tastes really good! I used my new Breville just to see how it did with greens, and I must say I’m not impressed at all but I already knew that.  Later, when I juice my dark leafy greens I’ll be using my Green Star (masticating) juicer. The juice yield for greens simply blows the centrifugal juicers away. I purchased the Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt (centrifugal) juicer because the juice output with centrifugal juicers is much higher for things like pears, apples, grapefruit, etc. Thanks to that purchase, I can now pick the appropriate juicer based on what produce I’ll be using.

Sometimes when I drink only juices I feel a bit tired. This usually happens at the beginning. I wasn’t tired yesterday, but today was a different story. As noon approached and slowly passed I started to feel drowsy, and so I listened to my body and took a nap. Good thing it’s the weekend and I can just take a nap, right? I awoke feeling recharged.

Much earlier today, I gave myself an enema. I was constipated. No shame in talking about bodily functions on this site! Since nothing was moving, and my abdomen was feeling very uncomfortable, I gave myself a warm enema to help out my colon.

During this juice cleanse, I’ll be mainly juicing dark leafy greens so that means I’ll be mainly using my Green Star, but the Breville will be used also to prepare juices for my daughter.

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