I’m starting day five of my juice cleanse and I’m feeling great.
Have I had a desire to eat? Yes briefly… that was yesterday evening, but I thought about it and realized that it was just a cravings and moved on. For those new drinking only juices or anyone that might have these issues I usually recommend that they assign a healthy “cheat food” so if they cave at least they are eating something healthy instead of binging on junk. I usually recommend fruit. Years ago my “cheat food” was grapes. I haven’t had to use a cheat food in years though. I don’t cave.
This morning I made a dark green juice drink. I took a picture, but didn’t have time to post. I love how it looked in the drinking glass. It’s dark green. I’ll post include it in a later post when I write about cleansing reactions I’ve experienced while doing this just fast.
As I already mentioned, when I do juice, my juices aren’t dominated by sweet fruits. It really makes no sense to me to keep loading my system with fruit heavy juice drinks even if it is naturally sweet. Consuming freshly prepared juices high in vegetable content is what I follow on my juice cleanses. If you look at My Pyramid, created by the Food & Drug Administration, you’ll notice that they recommend more vegetables than fruit.
My drink this morning…
Spicy Green Juice Drink
- 3 cups spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 3″ broccoli stalk
- 4 broccoli florets
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 lemon
- 1 small green tomato
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- Combine everything into the juicer, drink and enjoy!
This isn’t a sweet drink, but it’s one of my favorite juiced drinks. I find that the lemon changes the taste of all the greens a bit. Also, lemons are very cleansing, and they’re a another great source of nutrients.