7am – My first day of the cleanse and I’m as eager as ever. I’m hoping that with this cleanse my body with feel very rejuvenated and refreshed. I’m to take my First Thing with water, which is designed to re-hydrate my system after sleep, stimulate my metabolism and help to kick-start the process of waste elimination. With that in mind, it’s bottoms up.
8am – My first juice is very appropriately named Sunrise and is a mix of Ruby Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Ginger and Turmeric. The bright orange colour and fresh cold taste is the perfect start to my hot Queensland work day. P.S. I’m absolutely loving The Cleanse Kitchen’s glass resealable bottles, I am already planning so many great reusable uses for them.
10am – As a serious daily coffee drinker, my morning brain is stuck on the Founder of The Cleanse Kitchen, Inga Truscott’s recount of their delicious sounding Coffee Mylk drink, and I can’t help but feel exceptionally sad that it’s not in my cleanse. But alas, I am onto my second drink, which will hopefully dampen my coffee cravings. Juice #2: Calaba (Carrot, apple, beetroot and lemon).
12pm – Juice three, and I’m feeling good at this stage. I overcame my need for caffeine and am thoroughly enjoying my Daily Greens juice, a combination of Apple, Cucumber, Spinach, Cos, Celery, Mint, Lemon and Lime.
2pm – Drink four is another green one, and I’m feeling a bit green about drinking it too. Chips sound really good right about now. This one is a lovely Clean Green made up of spinach, cucumber, cos, lemon, parsley, mint and celery. Yum…
4:30pm – I am especially fond of drink number five, Melon Crush: watermelon, beet, mint, lime and ginger. At this point, I’m seriously craving a meal, but the sweetness of this drink is a nice way to sooth my hunger pangs.
6:30pm – My final drink of the day is a green smoothie, appropriately titled Dr. Green. It is made up of Coconut H2O, Kale, Spinach, Avocado, Lemon, Chai Medjool Dates. I can well and truly say that I am full. The day was much easier and a lot more enjoyable to get through than I had feared, and I honestly couldn’t fit food in even if I wanted too.
8am – There’s a spring in my step. I am awake, have already had my First Thing and gone for a walk this morning. Now I’m popping my Sunrise, and am off to work.
10am – Craving coffee like you wouldn’t believe… coffee, coffee, coffee!
12pm – Today’s drinks are all the same as yesterday’s, except the order is slightly mixed. I have already enjoyed my Daily Greens and am on to my Calaba. My energy level, I’m relieved to say has toned down, but as I am not much of morning person, it was especially enjoyable to have a full energy morning.
3:30pm – I have made it through both breakfast and lunch hours, and I’m starting to feel a bit tired of just juice as my diet, but I am motivated to keep going. Juice four, my Clean Green and has gone down the hatch and once again I am extremely full.
5:30pm – Melon crush is next on the list, and it’s a struggle to get through. I’m just not feeling hungry.
10pm – My day was completed with an earlier Dr. Green and I’m off to bed.
7am – I am happy to report, I had one of the best sleeps! No tossing and turning, just blissful, long overdue sleep. Plus the added bonus is once again I feel refreshed and wide awake!
10am – I’m on to juice two of the day… and shockingly no coffee cravings!
4pm – I have made it through the work day, and am still feeling very refreshed. There has been no bloating from daily meals, and my good night’s sleep has made my work day exceptionally productive.
9pm – All drinks are now complete! I am delighted to say I have made it through the full three day cleanse. There we’re a few moments where I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I am left feeling very happy and proud of myself for persevering.
I truly had some of the best full night’s sleep after day two and three of the cleanse. It wasn’t until I forgoed solid food that I realised how much the food I have been eating has caused me to feel throughout the day. Having a full three days of no bloating, increased energy and even better smelling breath has been an eye-opener.
One of the hardest aspects of the cleanse for me was remembering to schedule each drink into my day, and I have the terrible habit of skipping meals in my haste. Even that has been a good lesson learned, consuming nutrients throughout the day at regular intervals has such a positive effect on the body.
I would absolutely recommend this three day cleanse, if for no other reason than it sincerely puts into perspective your bad food choices and eating habits. The changes the cleanse makes to your body and daily life are very noticeable and without a doubt will change your mind on what you are consuming.