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Juice Cleanse Day 1, Green Juice Recipe

by jenny sansouci on January 2, 2012

This is my recap of Day 1 of my 10-day juice cleanse!

Here’s the juicer I use.

Yesterday was the first day of my cleanse. It was also a weird day. Weird because it was January 1st, New Year’s Day. The night before, I went to a New Year’s Eve dinner party and it was a serious feast! I left the party very full and didn’t get to bed until 3am. Not my normal schedule, so Day 1 of the cleanse ended up being a little different.

I woke up around 11am still feeling full from the night before. I didn’t end up having my first juice until 3:30pm.

I drank only about 32 oz of juice throughout the whole day. I will probably have more today, since I woke up earlier and have a full day ahead of me. The “Reboot” program recommends 4-6 16-20 oz juices each day. (so I really drank only 1/2 the recommended amount of juice).

I drank only green juice (recipe below). Today I am going to make the same green juice again, but also experiment with another kind of juice too. Probably carrot.

I also didn’t remember to drink a lot of water on Day 1. I did have a big coconut water and some detox tea, but today I’m going to drink a lot more water (very important to help wash toxins out of your body during a cleanse)!

The only time that was hard for me was when my boyfriend was eating dinner. I kept smelling his food. So I got a couple of different teas and a coconut water so I felt like I had some variety.

Day 1 stats:

Energy level: High for most of the day, because I felt totally READY for this cleanse. I didn’t really want food at all.
I went to a basic/restorative yoga class at 4:30pm after I had some juice. It felt great.
Sleep: I actually didn’t sleep very well at all last night. I kept waking up hungry! I don’t think I drank enough juice.
Weight after Day 1: down 2.2 lbs
$ spent on juice ingredients: $36.89 (these ingredients will carry on to today, so hopefully I won’t have to spend that much every day. Also, I bought organic produce so the price is a little higher than conventional).
Feeling: a little headachey, but pretty good!

Green Juice Recipe:
This is the recipe for the “Mean Green” juice that Joe Cross and Phil Staples drink on “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” Makes about 16-20 oz of juice depending on your juicer/size of produce.

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 inch ginger root

Clearly, I multiplied this recipe to make more juice for the day.

The juicer

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So there you have it!! 1 day down, 9 to go. It’s way more fun to do this when I know I’ll be sharing my experience with you guys.

Best of luck to anyone else who is on a cleanse. I got a lot of feedback yesterday from people who are doing their own cleanse. Definitely comment below and let me know how yours is going!!!


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