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Juice Cleanse Day 7, Grapefruit Green Juice Recipe

by jenny sansouci on January 8, 2012

This is my Day 7 Recap of my 10 Day Juice Cleanse. I’m using a Breville Elite juicer and juicing different things every day.

If you’re just joining me now…

Here’s the juicer I use.

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On Day 7 I woke up and really didn’t feel like making juice or writing a recap. At all. I felt sick and tired of juicing. The grocery shopping, prepping ingredients, juicing, cleanup and writing these recaps is taking up a LOT of my time! It’s a learning experience, though, and I’m glad I’m following through on my commitment to show up every day and share my experience with you.

Even though I didn’t feel like making juice, of course, I snapped myself out of it and got down to business. I decided to use grapefruit in my green juice to see how it would taste, and I actually really liked the taste of it. The grapefruit gave it some zing.

Throughout the day I had, again, about 64 oz of green juice. About 36oz of grapefruit green juice, 12oz of green juice from a cafe in Brooklyn and 16oz of green juice from a juice bar in Manhattan. Plus water, tea, and a little almond milk at night.

In the morning I filled up on grapefruit green juice and went to a yoga class, which felt great. My energy level was lower on Day 7 compared to Day 6, but still pretty good. After yoga I sat at a cafe to type up the previous day’s recap and drank a fresh green juice from there.

Then…drumroll…I went to my colonic appointment! I was feeling very clean internally already so I wasn’t as nervous as I was the other 2 times I’ve gotten a colonic…but I was nervous. I’m still new at this whole thing. But – it went better than I could have imagined. It actually wasn’t as uncomfortable as I remembered at all – she said that’s because I’ve been juicing for so long. If someone comes in there fresh off the hamburger train, they’ll experience cramping and uncomfortable-ness. My colon hydrotherapist was awesome – we chatted the whole time and I felt like I made a new friend. For a minute there, I was actually having fun getting a colonic. SO WEIRD. Anyway, she confirmed that my insides were pretty clean already from the juice cleanse, so the colonic pretty much just deeply washed out any toxins that have been awakened through my cleansing process. Awesome! Afterwards, I immediately grabbed another fresh green juice from a juice bar down the street. Because, if you haven’t already read my e-book….drinking green superfoods after a colonic is one of the mind-blowing healthy highs! It literally feels like your brain is sparkling.

So that was that.

In the evening I went out to dinner with some friends – at first I thought about not going, since I’d have to stare at everyone’s meals the whole time, but I felt like seeing friends and being social so I went. I got a mint tea and water and hung out. I was surprised – the hard part wasn’t actually seeing the food or being hungry, but just feeling like I wanted “something to do” while everyone else was eating. I was missing the physical act of fork to plate to mouth, and chewing. Other than that though, I had enough energy to enjoy the evening and had some almond milk before bed when I got home.

What else…? Someone asked me to talk about how I’m feeling spiritually on this cleanse. That’s a big question and one that feels different every minute of every day. But I guess I’ll say that things seem to be sinking in more than they usually do. I usually feel more distracted, maybe. But on the cleanse it’s like I’m noticing more, like I’m able to hear what people are saying and contemplate it and let messages be heard. When I’m in a high energy, high level place on the cleanse, I have a very clear knowingness that I just need to relax and experience life, rather than trying to figure it all out and analyze it. There’s a sense of peace that comes with allowing yourself to just let go of the mental control and just flow with life…and to trust that you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment.

On the flip side of that, though, when I’m feeling low energy or crappy, it can feel like I’m stuck in certain emotions, and they feel stronger than usual. But the weird things is, I’m being much more compassionate with myself than usual. When a negative emotion comes up, I’m noticing it and realizing this is part of the human experience, and just trying to love myself through it. I’m really noticing how much of the past I hold onto in my mind, especially past relationships…and just trying to give myself some real gentle compassion for that.

So, that being said…onto the stats.

Day 7 stats:

Energy level: Pretty steady throughout the day – not crazy high or low. Physically, was able to go to yoga, out to dinner, and stay out with friends until after midnight before I began to crash.
Exercise:
90 minute basic level vinyasa yoga
Sleep: Slept well throughout the whole night
Weight difference since Day 1: 6 lbs – I haven’t seen a weight difference in a few days, which is sort of peculiar to me. I think it could be the almond milk – I’ve read that adding fats to your cleanse slows down the detox process. It could also be that I’m drinking all the calories I need and my body is just chillin’ here.
$ spent today on juice ingredients: $28.42
Feeling: Pretty steady feelings throughout the day. Felt low in the morning, but as the day went on and I drank more juice I felt more at ease.

Grapefruit Green Juice Recipe
makes about 20oz of juice depending on your juicer and produce size

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 head of kale
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 lime

Here’s the juicer I use.

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So, now it’s Day 8 and I feel like my body wants to rest. I’m laying low and really enjoying listening to this album. I’m reading. What I especially love reading is other people’s experience with detoxing. I love Googling and finding other people who have done cleanses – it’s crazy how similar our experiences can be. So share yours in the comments. I live for this stuff.

xo
J

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Hannah January 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Jenny, it is day 7 for me now and I am definitely tired of juicing as well. I just want to eat. I miss the feeling of fullness in my stomach and texture in my mouth. However, I still feel excellent. I feel light and invogorated, my mind feels sharp… at least after I drink my juice. By the time it’s time for another one I actually feel a little disoriented. Overall feeling as good as I do has kept me motivated, along with knowing how much my body is benefiting, and I would also be lying if I said losing 6 lbs wasn’t encouraging. I don’t know if it is recommended, but I’ve also gone to Bodypump twice in the past three days. I’m starving by the time I’m done, but I feel energized and powerful while I’m working out and diminishes my fear of losing muscle mass while fasting. I’ve been looking into colonics, but so far haven’t found any colonic hydrotherapists in my area, I did pick up some of the detox tea you recommended and really like it. I’m very nervous about trying the at home enemas, or really any colonic solutions. I also read some about the skin brushing and will be giving that a try as well. Thanks for all the great tips and sticking to the posts! I imagine it is tiring, but it is very encouraging!

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jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Hannah, congrats on Day 7. I agree with you about feeling disoriented when too much time goes by without any juice/nutrients. Thanks so much for your feedback, your comments are encouraging too!

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Emily January 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Jenny–

Thanks for writing these posts. I’ve been reading them every day to keep me motivated during my cleanse. I’m doing the blueprint cleanse– 4 days of juicing and 2 days of juice-till-dinner at the beginning and end of cleanse respectively. I love the way I feel when I’m juicing, but I definitely can appreciate what you say about “highs and lows”. Right now I am definitely tired, as I feel like my body isn’t getting enough energy/calories it needs to be active. Alas, tomorrow is my last day, and the allure of solid food is closer than ever! I’m looking forward to slowly easing out, so that I don’t undo all of the hard work that I put in. i don’t want to go back to my pre-cleanse holiday eating habits, so any advice you can give on keeping the weight off and the energy high even in between cleanses would be greatly appreciated. See you soon and keep doing what your doing!

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jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Emily, I hope you got through the last of your cleanse with ease!! Thanks for updating me here, I love reading about your experience. My advice for in between cleanses is to keep your veggie intake high! Enjoy fresh juices, green smoothies and meals that are high in veggies throughout your everyday life, even when you’re not on a cleanse. xoxox

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Sara January 9, 2012 at 3:26 am

Dear Jenny,

I am following your blog from Switzerland and I am a big fan :)

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Its amazing to follow.
I am either detoxing or cleansing at the moment but its really cool to see how you are doing. The juice recipies also sounds great!

Keep up the good work!

Love from Zürich

Sara

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jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Sara, that’s so COOL! Thanks for checking in. Happy to have a friend in Switzerland!

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Paola October 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am on day 7 as well and I have followed everything you said other then the almond milk. I have been drinking psyllium and French green clay 3-4 times per day and at night drinking detox tea. Today hasn’t been such a great day with energy hoping it gets better throughout the day. I agree with above comment that I feel spacey and disoriented until I juice again. Been drinking a little bit more then just 64 ounces :/ is that ok? Drinking lots of water and trying to hang in there. Super excited that I am about to reach my goal. But feeling clarity. One thing my tummy was bothering me today would you know why? Felt cramps.

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desi fei November 22, 2012 at 3:44 am

Hi Jenny,

I’m Desi from Jakarta,Indonesia. When I was looking for beet juice recipe on google then I found out about your website and this cleansing juice recipes. I’m interested and I was just wandering kale isn’t easy to find in my country so is there any replacement for kale that has the same effect on the cleansing ?

Appreciate the info hopefully I can follow the diet

Warm Regards
Desi

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Ninessie November 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Hi Jenny

I write at night as I can’t sleep, night after night. It is nearly 4 A.M. here in France. I am on day 7 of my cleanse and your recap made me smile. As you, in january 2012 during your cleanse, I really love reading your experience with detoxing. Especially what you explain about your spiritual feelings. It’s not easy for me to write a comment in english because I am never more used to it but I wanted to tell you this as a wink and I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience

Have a nice day, Bonne journée

Nine, from France

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