Young and Crafty Sisters: Juice Cleanse: Day 2

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Juice Cleanse: Day 2


You can catch up by reading the 3 Day Juice Cleanse intro and Juice Cleanse: Day 1.


3 Day Juice Cleanse


Yesterday I thought about quitting approximately 99 times. Today, that number easily tripled. It is so difficult not eating. I can’t say that enough. It’s almost like not taking a shower. It’s just something that you are supposed to do. I lost 2 pounds which helped a little. 


I was pretty horrible about taking pictures today and here’s how Day 2 went:


Juice 1- 8:30

2 cups strawberries

1 apple

4 Kale leaves

handful spinach


This recipe originally called for 2 carrots. I just couldn’t do it so I substituted the carrots for kale and spinach. This one was good. It was easy to drink. I woke up with a headache. I was hungry but not starving.


Juice 2- 10:30

2 peeled oranges

1 tomato


This recipe originally called for 2 stalks of celery. I simply omitted them. The taste of celery is so strong and I don’t like it even before it’s juiced. This one was OK. It was pretty easy to drink. I was not hungry.


Juice 3- 1:45

4-5 Kale leaves

1/2 Pineapple (no rind)


Love this one. Super easy to drink because I love pineapple. I was not hungry. I drank this one later than I planned because I was so tired and took a nap.


Juice 4- 4:00

3 pears

1 whole yam

1 apple



Disgusting! This one tasted like chalk. It was very, very hard to drink but somehow I choked it down. I was a little hungry and had a slight headache.


Juice 5- 6:30

Not really a juice but a smoothie.

3 frozen bananas

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tbsp vanilla


SO good. I will be making this again for a snack but with less bananas. This basically tasted like ice cream. It ended up being so thick that I had to eat it with a spoon, which in turn made me feel that I was actually eating. At this point I had decided that I wasn’t going to do Day 3. We went to my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws house for dinner and games.  They had hamburgers and looked so yum. I was semi-hungry and still had a dull headache.


Juice 6- Didn’t drink

1 whole beet

2 apples

1 orange


Again, the beets aren’t for me. I have one on the menu for tomorrow and will be doing something different. I sort of cheated and ate an apple. At least it was a fruit. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


Overall, Day 2 was harder than Day 1. I had decided that I wasn’t going to Day 3 because I just wanted to eat! I changed my mind because I didn’t want to let myself down. I knew I would look back and be disappointed. However, I have decided that I will have a meal for dinner tomorrow night. A real meal that involves chewing and swallowing. It will probably be a hot meal too.


So, are you still thinking of doing a juice cleanse??