Juicing 101

It has been over a month that I participated in a three day juice cleanse challenge and the effects have seemed to somewhat fade. I am determined to get back into the mindset I had after completing the challenge. I want raw eating and healthy portions to consume my thoughts. Are you thinking about trying it? Not sure if it’s for you? Take a look at some of these great juicing resources I found.

Benefits of juicing: 

Lose weight, fight sugar cravings, increased energy levels and mental clarity, improve sleeping routine, clearer complexion, lower blood pressure, be free from diet traps.

Juicing Entertainment: Movie, Book and iPad App

Crazy, Sexy Diet – New York Times bestseller by cancer-survivor Kris Carr. A book about how to improve your health, happiness and confidence. I just purchased it and will write a review once I finish but it looks exactly like the type of book to keep my spirits high and my calories low. She also includes a twenty-one -day cleanse and has a Crazy Sexy Juice e-guide filled with 60 recipes and plenty of

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.  – A juicing documentary inspiring people to reboot the way they think about health and well-being. This Aussie man travels around the US and loses 80 pounds, cures himself of chronic illness and helps others change all by juicing.

7lbs in 7 days – One week juice cleanse iPhone and iPad App by Jason Vale said to have been completed by many celebrities.

Juice Cleanses to Buy Online. 

I haven’t tried any of the online juice cleanses but they seem to be very popular. The branding alone on these sites makes me want to try it out sometime, although they are pretty pricey.

1) Blue Print Cleanse – There are three levels in this cleanse for the beginner, intermediate and expert cleansers. The difference between the three is that the beginner has more sugary options and the expert is mostly all greens.

 

2) Pressed Juicery – These juices are separated into different categories, cleanses, packages and kits. They even have a kid’s kit!

3) Cooler Cleanse – They have the option of doing a 3-day, 5-day or custom cooler with many different choices ranging from almond nut milk to essential green.

4) Life Juice – The three-day juice cleanse that they offer is $180 and one of the most reasonably priced cleanses to order online. I love that they promote “juice cleansing for a healthy body, mind and spirit”.

Do-It-Yourself Juicing.

The Best Juicer for Any Budget – I usually just take my ingredients to the juicing station at my local grocery so that I don’t have to clean up the juice mess but I imagine some day down the road I’ll purchase a juicer of my own. I’ve heard the best is the Breville Extractor

Earth Fare or Market District – Purchasing your raw fruits and vegetables from a farmer’s market would be the best route but if you don’t have a market nearby, find a grocery that has organic and local produce to use in your juice.

Recipes – You can find many recipes for DIY juice cleanses on the internet but the ingredients I used are indicated on my blog after the photos in italics.

Have you done a DIY juice cleanse? Have you tried the bottled juice cleanse service? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.