It's time. I need a cleanse. I want to feel fresh (2014 word) and rejuvenated. My eating habits also need a little shake up. After talking with people I know who have done a juice cleanse, I 'm ready to tackle it myself.
I have the dates set: February 15th through the 17th (3 days). I'm going back and forth about whether to do 5 days or not. I have heard that the first 3 days are the hardest, but once you get over the 3 days the extra 2 days feel amazing. Then again, it's another two days....
Next question: HOW?
I'm don't know whether to do the juice cleanse DIY style and as a result I would drink blended juices (yum) with a few booster shots, or if I should buy a cleansing package from a juicing co.
- I googled DIY juice cleanse on the interweb and found some good stuff. There is lots of variety and recipes out there for me to experiment with. Here are some examples: Avocado Smoothie and Honey Dew-Kiwi Smoothie.
- Blended is better. Liquids get so boring. Blended also equals fresher than bottled juices
- Cheaper. The DIY cleanse will cost me no more than $50. Read Clean Eating on a Budget
- Pride. I love making smoothies and there is some pride in the DIY aspect.
+ Boosters I can buy affordable boosters for the "cleansing" effect and consume them with the smoothies.
- It's easier to cheat. If I'm throwing stuff into a blender it would be pretty tempting to slip in some yogurt...or ice cream.
- Time. Making healthy smoothies will take a lot of time. It will also take time to pick recipes.
- Not very portable. It will be difficult making these smoothies travel-friendly. There is nooo way I'm staying in my apartment all weekend.
- Simple and Organized. The bottles are clearly labeled. They even tell me what time to drink the bottle. Who needs a brain?
- Real. I think I'll feel more legit if I do a cleanse that comes from a company opposed to my blender.
- Reliable and liable. If I purchase a cleansing package I know that it will truly cleanse. If it doesn't they are somewhat liable and I can sue. :) Or at least write terrible reviews and maybe get my money back ???
- Super Cool. New York has some sweet juicing shops. Here are the ones I am considering: The Squeeze, Urban Remedy, and Juice Press.
- Expensive. I can't find a 3 day cleanse that costs less than $150 total. So yeah...
- Not completely fresh. The juices are bottled after all.
- What if they all taste disgusting? I'll be stuck with the bottles. I know some of them have cayenne pepper. eeww.
Now that this is published, there's no turning back.
What cleanse should I do?
What cleanse would you do?
Would it be possible to combine both methods?