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Juice Cleanse Day 9, Pear Orange Juice Recipe

by jenny sansouci on January 10, 2012

This is my recap of Day 9 of my 10 Day Juice Cleanse. I’m using a Breville Elite juicer and juicing different things every day.

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Wow. Day 9. Well, actually I’m now on Day 10, but this is yesterday’s recap.

Needless to say, this has been a big project. Writing all of these recaps and keeping track of all the information is a huge addition to a normal juice cleanse. Let’s just say this is probably a one-time thing. 🙂 (the record-keeping, I mean. I’d totally do another cleanse).

I’m feeling kinda DONE with all this recap stuff. It’s starting to be very similar every day. I’m so glad I’m not documenting a 30 day cleanse! If I did, I’d have to keep it simple – JUST stats, instead of all my babbling.

So, Day 9 was the first day where I got a little sloppy with my juice making, cleaning and photo taking. I was just trying to get through it, rather than being excited to juice and take pictures. It was also the first day I didn’t clean my juicer right away after I juiced. I didn’t feel like it, and, against my better judgment, I waited until the evening. Not a great idea. Clean it right away. Unless you like scraping dried juice and pulp off things.

I made a pear-orange juice with greens and basil. It was delicious. Something about the pear, orange and basil together makes it really refreshing. But I forgot to take any photos before everything was demolished, so I had to go back to the store and get more juice ingredients, just so I could take that pic at the top of this blog post. Could I have used stock images? Of course. But I was being perfectionist about it.

So I drank some juice, water and tea…got a bunch of work done during the day, and went for a 30 min jog in the afternoon. The jog felt mediocre. I didn’t have super high energy, and it was cold outside, but it felt nice to move. I stopped at the store after my jog to pick up more juice ingredients, which was helpful anyway because I was hungry for more juice.

This must be what it’s like to be a vampire. All you do is drink liquid! I remember when I was reading the Twilight books, I was thinking about how cool it would be to become a vampire – but the one drawback is that you can’t EAT FOOD! One of life’s greatest pleasures, down the drain. Although, truth be told, Bella didn’t seem like much of a foodie. Imagine if vampires lived off green juice instead of blood. That would make the story SO much different…

Anyway…at night I went out to dinner with my boyfriend. We decided to go out to a place that has juices, too, so I could have a “dinner.” For dinner, I had a green juice, a coconut water and a chaga mushroom tea (also one of my healthy highs). His food looked really yummy, but as I watched him eat a mushroom burger, I kept thinking “how do we FIT all that food in our stomachs on a regular basis?” I felt so full from all the liquid! Cleansing feels normal to me now. My body feels cleaner and clearer.

I finished the last of my almond milk delight in the evening, cleaned my juicer, and got to bed.

The almond milk delight is like the richest, creamiest, sweetest, most INCREDIBLE thing in the whole world when you’re on a juice cleanse. I’m soaking more almonds now to make more. It’s like crack.

Day 9 Stats:

Energy level: Moderate. No crazy highs and lows. Steady throughout the day.
30 minute run. Felt mediocre. Not my best run, but definitely not my worst.
Sleep: Slept well, no interruptions. Had very vivid dreams again, though. That’s been happening most nights. Very vivid, movie-like dreams.
Weight difference since Day 1: 6.8 lbs.
$ spent today on juice ingredients: $31.22
Feeling: Nothing crazy. Today felt kind of like normal life. Sometimes felt good, sometimes felt less-than-good. Overall just a regular day.

Here’s the juice recipe!

Pear Orange Green Juice Recipe
makes about 20 oz juice depending on your juicer and produce size

  • 2 pears
  • 1 orange
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 small piece of ginger

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So, overall, this cleanse is starting to feel just like regular life, except without eating. It’s been nice and I’m really proud of myself for being almost finished with 10 days. It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do, and it has been a fun test of will-power.

This was the passage from Journey to the Heart that I read on Day 9. It really resonated with how I’m feeling on this cleanse:

“You’re opening up more and more. You are becoming clearer each day. Embrace the changes taking place. They are good. They will take you and your life someplace new.

Trust the process and trust your heart. The journey is not in vain. Its purpose is to lead you to love.”

I feel that. I feel that the beginning of this year, especially cleansing into it, is symbolizing change in my life. I feel like I’m on the brink of incredible change. I don’t know what those changes are going to be yet, but it’s an intuition I’ve been having. I feel like I’m slowly becoming more of myself (while leaving other parts of myself behind). It’s a constant unraveling.

That just reminded me of a Joni Mitchell quote. “Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling, it’s the unraveling. And it undoes all the joy that could be.”

What does that mean? Well, I guess it means that joy is there. And all the negative stuff just eats away at joy. So if you cleanse out more of the negative stuff, there’s more joy to be felt. Juice cleansing is so metaphorical. 🙂 Seriously.

Anyway, how are you doing? If you’re on a cleanse, how’s it going? If you just finished a cleanse, congrats!!

Also, feel free to pass on any quotes that are inspiring you, especially ones that metaphorically have to do with cleansing. I am all over that stuff right now.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Dana Mathews January 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Hey Jenny! Congrats girl, no small feat you should be proud of yourself. I did a juice/raw soup/smoothie 12 day stint last year, but not sure I would have survived if whey and coconut milk weren’t involved in the smoothies. Your challenge reminded me of how good I felt on day 12, especially after powering through those tough midway points- could be time for a repeat!


jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hey Dana! Thanks! Soup/juice/smoothies sounds like a great way for me to break my cleanse and ease back into solid foods! Great idea. xo


Annie January 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Hi! I was wondering… did you put the lemon peel in your juicer when making your green juice?


jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Hey Annie, I didn’t, but I believe you can. I didn’t always have organic lemons, so I peeled them first.


pc January 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Hey Jenny, Been enjoying your blog. Trying to get to courage to go on a juice fast. Used to fast often. You are an inspiration. Would love to think clearer/have more energy. Here’s to you……Have a good fast finish! Happy n Healthy New Year!


jenny sansouci January 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hi pc, thank you! Good luck if you decide to embark on a juice fast!


Erena January 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Aww! I can picture you cleaning dried pulp. You are incredible! Trying your almond milk recipe!


jenny sansouci January 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

Haha! Thanks Erena! You’ll love the almond milk. 🙂


Hannah January 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

So something crazy happened yesterday on Day 9. I went in for my annual lady check up and was chatting with my physician. It came up that I was on a juicing cleanse and her mouth dropped. I thought she was going to yell at me about it possibly being harmful, but instead she said, “Did you watch that documentary last night?!” Long story short she had watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead the night before and was thinking of doing it herself. I explained how my normal knee pain was gone, that I had lost 8 lbs, and that my other juicing buddy hadn’t had any issues with her hemmroids that she has been suffering from since giving birth in June. She went on to ask a million questions about the benefits and by the end of the conversation said, “I will have to research this a little more before I start making this recommendation to my patients.” and literally said, “We could start a movement!” HAHA!!! In Foodmatters it talks about how out of touch physicians are with nurtitional therapies because they simple aren’t trained in it. It was so amazing to see the lights going off in her head that this could really be life changing for some people!


jenny sansouci January 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hannah, thank you for sharing that story!! That is AWESOME. Nice work sharing the juicing love. Congrats on Day 10!! Keep up the awesomeness!


louisefeelgoodstore May 21, 2013 at 1:22 am

Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes Jenny! I’d also like to share my story, I have been diagnosed with diabetes for 15 years now and has been struggling since then but juicing made all the difference. I take my juices everyday so I made sure I have a juicer which can keep up with me. After using a few, I finally found the Juicebuddy. It is worth to check it out at


Frances January 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

I am starting my cleanse in the morning. I hope I do as good as you did. thanks for the green recipes…Hugs.


Heather January 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm

I know you did this cleanse about 2 years ago, but I just wanted to say that you have been extremely inspiring! I’ve decided to go on a juice cleanse and today is day 1. I’ve already had big temptations but I’m just trying to keep my mind off of it. Do you have any techniques or advise on how to not cheat on the cleanse? Thanks a bunch!:)


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