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.
If you’re just joining me now…
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.
Exercise: 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
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.
Love you guys,