What a wonderful weekend! My best friend got married and I was maid of honor. It was my first time in a wedding (other than serving as a personal attendant) so I was both nervous and excited. I laughed, I cried, and I even gave a speech. All went very well and it was a blast dancing the night away in honor of newly married couple.
I thought that after eating crap all weekend (I think I had six croissants, a mini bag of Fritos and Cheetos) it would be smart to do a juice day/detox/diet (whatever you want to call it). Ryan and I had done a 3-day detox before and while it wasn’t horrible, we totally broke down at the sight of Boston Market on the 3rd day.
A couple weeks ago, I saw the GOOP newsletter about Organic Avenue’s juice detox program. After reading through the plan, I thought it was a great way to boost my body full of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. I made a run to the co-op and stocked up on most of the ingredients, including these ones:
We juiced and/or blended everything and put it into old Kombucha bottles for storage. We went to bed excited for the next day.
The Next Day:
In the morning, we got started on the plan by downing one ounce of chlorophyll mixed with 8 ounces of water. It really set the tone for the rest of the day – that stuff was NASTY! Not only was it nasty, but I’m a strong believer in breakfast. It helps get your brain going and I’m sorry, but chlorophyll and aloe vera juice did nothing for my brain power.
The first juice (spinach/celery/cucumber) was equally gross. It took me a couple hours to drink it and finally I just plugged my nose and chugged it.
The second (avocado/citrus/coconut) and third (coconut water/mint/spinach) were surprisingly delicious. I would make either of them again to supplement a meal.
The final juices (carrot/ginger/orange with shallots and garlic) and (romaine lettuce/spinach/parsley) were ones I couldn’t finish. I had a hard time chewing the shallots while drinking something that tasted like orange juice. I shudder at that memory.
The final meal was to be a salad, but considering Ryan and I were instant messaging all day about food (because we were starving!); we decided pizza and salad would be much better. Does it give us more points if it was Amy's Organic pizza?
Would I do the juice day again? NO WAY! I love food. I missed prepping, chewing and enjoying food all day and that’s sad. I’m a “life’s too short” thinker, so I don’t like to waste days. While this experiment was a great way to practice self restraint and get some awesome nutrients in my body, I think it is off the mark in holistic health of the mind, body and soul.
What do you think; would you try something like this? Have you tried it and have you been successful?