It seems like everyone is juicing and I’m jumping on the bandwagon. Yesterday, my day off from work, despite the oncoming hurricane (which at that point in Toronto was just overcast and cloudy weather) I headed to the grocery store and bulk barn to stock up on all of the ingredients I’ll need for my upcoming three day juice cleanse. I’ve never done a juice cleanse before but I’ve been reading a lot about them lately and one of my favourite bloggers, Anna of Door Sixteen, wrote a fantastic post about her recent juicing experience (I encourage you to read it and the resulting comments if juicing is something you’re thinking about and just want a little bit more information. One of the things I appreciate about Anna is all of the research she does before doing something and she generously shares her findings and perspective on her blog – always a good an informative read).
The BluePrintCleanse seems to be one of the more popular cleanses out there at the moment but since $195 (plus delivery and taxes) isn’t really in my budget for a three day supply of juice, I’ve decided to follow these recipes (found via the comments on Anna’s post). It follows the Renovation Cleanse which is the beginner cleanse for newbies to the world of juicing. I spent about $45 for all of the ingredients (all of the veggies, fruits, agave, and raw cashews) and I’m pretty excited to give this a try. So much so that I took a nap during the afternoon and had a dream about juicing. Yeah, I’m kinda a loser. Who has a dream about juicing and wakes up excited? Apparently, I do.
So why the juice cleanse? Since returning from India my eating habits have reverted back to my old way…which is not very good. I can’t be certain because I haven’t stepped on a scale to confirm, but I’d say I’ve put back on at least 10 of the 15 pounds I lost in India and have gone back up at least one dress size. So I’m doing this for two reasons: one, to hopefully lose a bit of weight and two – to kinda flush my system out a bit and kick start a new, better, way of eating. I plan on starting the cleanse on November 1st for three days and then using the rest of the month to try and get into a new eating habit. Nothing drastic or dramatic but just different that what I’ve been doing for the past 10 months. I’ll definitely post a follow-up.
Have any of you tried juicing or The BluePrintCleanse? I’m curious what your experience was like.
//And yes, I really need to get some re-useable vegetable/fruit bags. The amount of plastic pictured above is atrocious. I actually have some but have to dig them out of hiding. Now that I have a car, I’ll have to remember to keep them in the trunk for impromptu grocery store runs.