Welcome to Wednesday and your cleanse schedule!
Essentially you will be replacing breakfast, lunch and dinner with green juice and adding snacks in the form of fruit juices, herbal teas and nut milks. You will be drinking up to 8 times per day (not including water). Most days when I'm cleansing I get in 6 or 7, typically day 1 you'll get in all 8.
Feel free to drink as much water as you want to, it can be helpful to sip warm water throughout the day. You'll want to stop drinking 2.5 - 3 hours before bed or you'll be up and down all night going to the bathroom.
I use pint sized mason jars for my juices (it's best to store in glass) so I'm typically drinking between 12 - 16 oz of juice per meal. When my husband is cleansing he drinks a bit more so feel free to adjust according to your needs.
Your cleanse schedule will be the same for all three days:
Adjust times to correspond to your waking schedule.
You'll create your shopping list around what juice combos you choose to make. I've photographed several for you with the exact amounts I use for juicing (unless I note otherwise). Most of the combos will fill up two pint jars. I always juice extra and put it in the fridge for later. Often I'll juice for the entire day when I'm cleansing. Yes, of course the juice is best right out of the juicer and some people are hard core adamant about it. I've found life to be much more fun with a sense of flexibility and ease and that goes for putting my juice in the fridge too. Just having made the decision to do the juice cleanse, having set your intention for the three days is carrying some powerful energy with it. Your juice elixirs are going to add to that in spades whether it's right out of the juicer or from the fridge.
-For Nut Milk purchase 2 cups raw almonds. Make sure they are just plain ole organic almonds. Not roasted, salted, etc. Also 2-4 dates. If you like things sweet go for 4.
This is a good video on making Almond Milk.
-I suggest you soak the nuts before hand though. Measure out your cup or two, place in a bowl and cover nuts with water, soak overnight.
- I recommend you use dates to sweeten just as she does. Remember to pit your dates. I also pre-soak my dates. I find that soaking the dates softens them up and makes them blend much easier. I don't yet have a Vita Mix (OH how I want one!). They make the best nut milk! You can make nut milk in a regular blender. :)
-If you choose almond milk for your evening snack it can be so tasty and satisfying to warm it on the stove with a little cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and clove!
-I think you'll enjoy the change in texture from all the juices and find the nut milk a treat in your day!
-Buy organic almonds.
-For fruit juices choose from the following:
Carrot/ Apple/ Ginger
Strawberry/ Pear/ Orange
Red Grape/ Apple/ Lemon
If your goal is weight loss on this cleanse go with Carrot/Apple/Ginger
If for some reason you don't like ginger or can't stand cayenne pepper simply do warm water with lemon as your morning tonic.
Sample shopping list:
pint sized mason jars
2 cups raw almonds
2 boxes of tea
2 celery bunch
1 cilantro bunch
1 parsley bunch
1 bag carrots
1 bag green apples
1 bag lemons or 6 small lemons
4 thumbs of ginger
3 bunches kale
1 bunch collards
1 box spinach
1 pint strawberries
1 pint sprouts
Have a wonderful time shopping! Celebrate how beautiful your cart is! I'd love to see your carts and juices and progress in pictures and words on the FB page.
Tomorrow is Q&A// Tips for Success! Let me know if you have any questions!
All my best,
3-day Juice Cleanse begins Friday!
Monday: Do More + Do Less Prep Steps
Tuesday: Support Set Up
Wednesday: Shopping List + Recipes + Cleanse Schedule
Thursday: Q + A // Tips for Success
Friday: Ladies + Gentlemen, You May Start Your Juicers!