After hearing about all of the benefits of juicing, we picked up a juicer and were on our way! My husband and I decided to start off by doing a week juice cleanse and it was great. I expected it to be super difficult, hey, I love eating, but I was shocked at how easy it ended up being. Probably the worst part was preparing all the juices the night before, for the next day – as it was very time consuming, and we just don’t have that much time between when my kids go to bed and we go to bed. Even with the time commitment, I felt like it was worth it. Anyway, a lot of the juice recipes I found were just meh, but then I altered the one I liked the best, and made it spectacular. I could seriously drink this Healthy Green Juice all day – it’s delicious.
I also didn’t realize just how much produce we would have to buy to do a week long cleanse..let me tell you, it’s a lot! Here are a couple snap shots from my phone/Instagram while we were doing it. Keep in mind, the photos below were the amount of produce we needed for 2 people, for 3 days (we would shop every 3 days to make sure everything was fresh!).
Fruit and veggies were literally the only things in my fridge, with the exception of some other food for my son. It was crazy. We shopped at places where it would be cost effective – Aldi, H Mart, and Kroger. It ended up seeming like it cost a lot, but it really didn’t. We calculated it was about $4 per juice, which really isn’t much, and probably less you would pay at the store. On top of that, the juices were 20 ounces, so we were getting a lot of bang for our buck.
If you have the urge to do a juice cleanse, I highly recommend it. I slept better, felt better, and it helped me get rid of my nasty caffeine addiction. Feel free to send me a message and I can send you lots of tips! If you are considering buying a juicer, I highly recommend this Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor. I love it because you don’t have to pre-chop and it makes juicing really easy!
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Orange, peeled
- 1/4 Lemon, peeled
- 1 overflowing cup of spinach
- **ingredients for 20 ounces of juice (will depend on how large your produce is)
- 1. Turn on your juicer, juice ingredients one by one. Drink immediately and enjoy!
- Recipe can easily be doubled to serve 2.
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