The Juice Cleanse Diaries

I did this amazing cleanse the other day and loved it so much I have to share! Juicing seems to be all the rage lately and if you don’t have time to make your own (like myself) there are so many juice shops popping up! This particular juice is from Pressed Juicery here in San Francisco. I did the 1 day cleanse and here’s what it looked like:

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There are 3 types of cleanses 1,2,3 depending on experience level. I chose level 1 because it’s the most gentle on my system but eager to try level 2 next! So with this cleanse you drink a juice every two hours. You’re also supposed to chug them so they seem more filling.

#1:    Greens– Some of the greens taste really good so this wasn’t too bad (other than craving my daily oatmeal for breakfast). They have 4 different greens to choose from, I went with greens 3 which has kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon and ginger. Moderately filling but feeling good at this point.

#2:      Roots- definitely doesn’t taste as good as greens but not too bad. There are also 4 roots to choose from, and I chose roots 3: beet, apple, lemon and ginger. Roots is the most filling, so I was still content at this time.

#3:     Greens again- this time I did greens 4: cucumber, celery, watercress, lemon, ginger and cayenne.

#4:    Citrus– this is a much lighter juice and I was starting to get more hungry at this time. I drank citrus 2: pineapple, apple, lemon and mint. Looking forward to trying the grapefruit and mint next time!

#5:   Roots for dinner- Spinach, parsley, cucumber and carrot. At this point I was so hungry. The hardest was definitely towards the end of the day. I ended up going to bed as early as possible so I wouldn’t have to think about it as much. During the day I was more content, but by the end all I wanted to do was chew something.

#6:    For dessert: Vanilla almond juice– wish this was more filling, but very tasty!

#7:    Before bed- Aloe vera H2O. This aids in elimination as a natural colon cleanser and also good for your immune system. Chugged this along with a couple more glasses of water. Oh yes, I was in the bathroom every 2 seconds. 😉

Throughout the day I also drank Chlorophyll h20 and about 10-12 glasses of water- this is very important and water helps fill me up also! (I am a water fiend!) 

All in all, I LOVED this cleanse! This is also the cheapest and most cost effective one I’ve found. Some get super expensive, but this was very affordable. I can’t wait to try it again! I saw my stomach lean out FINALLY, and felt energized, refreshed and completely free of processed foods. However, I am not yet convinced I will be able to do the 3 day cleanse. My craving to actually eat something substantial was getting intense by the end of the day. I was also feeling a little loopy and out of it, so I was definitely looking forward to breakfast the next morning. I am a girl who likes to eat and I have also built up my metabolism to be extra fast, so I tend to be more hungry than most.  The other thing is that it’s not recommended to workout out while you are cleansing. I can’t help but want to work out!! It is recommended that you move, go for a walk or do yoga, as you need to keep your lymphatic and circulatory systems accelerated. I also love drinking the juices on their own to help avoid cravings in between meals. Thinking of doing another 1 day cleanse this week and cant wait! Everything in moderation of course. AND Pressed is now making home deliveries, yay!

Check out Pressed Juicery: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Question: Do you juice? If not, would you consider giving it a try?

Please note: this post was NOT sponsored by Pressed Juicery and all opinions are my own.

 
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