Had I prepared a little better, I would have ordered The 3-Day Cleanse Book before this week. The Book, which talks about the merits and how-tos of the Cleanse is authored by the co-founders of the BluePrint Cleanse that I was about to embark on.
It arrived from Amazon the night before I started so I only had a brief time to skim it and read how I should have been prepping ahead of time for my 3-day Cleanse. I like to be prepared but I was most definitely not this time. (The tasty margarita I had the night before I started was most definitely not on the recommended pre-Cleanse list.)
I figured it was okay though – I opted for the Renovation Cleanse, which is like the Beginner juice only cleanse for BluePrint Cleanse. 6 juices each day for three days.
Fed Ex dropped the package at my doorstep at 9:20 on Day 1. However, I wasn’t home and didn’t start my first drink until I got home at 11.
The 1st and 3rd drink is the Green Juice. I didn’t mind it but it certainly wouldn’t be my drink of choice at any time – especially early in the morning. It’s heavy on the veggies but the veggies are good ones (spinach, kelp) and there’s even a hint of Lemon and Apple in the juice. I got through it.
The 2nd is great – a Pineapple/Apple/Mint Juice. Loved it. If it weren’t so pricey, I’d order more of this to just have in the house on a regular basis.
Drink 4 is the Spicy Lemonade. I have to admit that I only drank part of it. It has Cayenne Pepper in it and as someone with a sensitive stomach, I was worried about it.
Drink 5 is the Beet Juice. Bleh. I’m not a big fans of beets but I can tolerate them. (Some reviews had people gagging at the smell.) I was fine with it and got it down.
Drink 6 is the Cashew Nut Milk. Yum! Love this drink, it was like a tasty dessert before I went to bed.
Hardest parts thus far:
- being a Mom and preparing all the foods for my kids. I have to remind myself not to take a bite as I’m doing it.
- Drinking this amount of liquids. I don’t drink as much water as I should normally, so I feel like I’m constantly trying to ingest liquids while doing this.
- I miss my coffee.
But otherwise, it’s going well. I’m not really hungry and feel great so far.
Check out my first post: Stay Tuned: Tomorrow I’m starting the all-juice BluePrint Cleanse