I have always wanted to be a person who juices, but that really seems like a lot of work to me. I wish there was a company that would do the work for me and just send me the juice. Well, it turns out there are companies that do this. Who knew!?!
Skinny Limits is a company based in Austin, Texas who does raw juice and will ship it to you. I discovered Skinny Limits through another blog that I really love, The Blissful Chef, which you should totally check out. Skinny Limits has one, three, six, or nine day juicing option. There are also several different combinations of juice. I received the three day variety pack cleanse with the intention of doing it for two days and having my husband do it for one day. I knew I could not make it three days so my husband was up for the challenge. My juice arrived with very good and detailed instructions and additional information. I was also impressed that I could call or email the shop if I had any questions.
So yesterday was day one of the juicing adventure. I tweeted and posted on Instagram over the course of the day. So here is what happened on day 1.
9:15 – Started with a cup of hot water per the instructions.
9:20 – Juice #1 “Pure & Simple” contains: apple, cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, lemon, parsley. It tasted like sweet celery, which sounds not great, but it was pretty good. I am not a huge fan of celery but there was enough underlying flavor that it was doable. My husband said it was fine.
12:15 – Juice #2 “Balance” contains: apple, cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, lemon, parsley, ginger. This one had a similar taste to the first one, but had more of a cucumber taste, which was not great for me because I really don’t like cucumbers. But it was still very drinkable. I did not feel hungry by this point, and was surprised by that.
2:45 – Juice #3 “Green Firefly” contains: pineapple, apple, cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, lemon, parsley. This one was pretty good with a fruitier flavor. By this time I had a pretty solid headache going, which the information sheet said is a fairly normal side effect.
5:30 – Juice #4 “Scorpion Lemonade” contains: lemon, agave nectar, cayenne pepper, filtered water. This was tart and sweet and had a tiny bit of heat in the back of your throat. It was tasty and very refreshing. My husband was not a fan.
8:00 – Juice #5 “Lotus” contains: beet, carrot, spinach, apple, lemon, ginger. This one was terrible for me. It tasted like dirt and I could only get through half of it and I was really choking it down. My husband said it had an earthy taste but he thought it was fine. I was also on the verge of puking at this point so the dirt flavor was not helping.
10:00 – Juice #6 “Crescent Moon Cashew Milk” contains: raw cashews, vanilla bean, agave nectar, ground cinnamon, coconut oil, Himalayan sea salt, filtered water. By this time the urge to barf was gone and this was the perfect way to end the day. It was smooth and sweet and tasted really great.
I went to bed last night feeling sort of terrible. I am not sure if that says something about the state of my health or what but I was really surprised how crappy I felt. My husband felt just fine, a little hungry, but fine otherwise. I was surprised that I was not hungry all day, but I felt tired and had a head ache most of the day. I was really happy to go to bed.
When I woke up this morning I felt pretty good. I was headache free and I felt awake and ready to go. Last night I was not sure I could do it again today, but I felt pretty good this morning so I am in it and committed to making it through the day.
I’ll let you know tonight how it goes. In the meantime check out The Blissful Chef and Skinny Limits.