Get Squeezed! When I came back from my ten-day jaunt from Houston to Scottsdale to Palm Springs and back, I went on my first ever 3-Day juice cleanse. Let’s be honest, I live off of chicken tenders, burgers, and will have a protein shake every now and then, but I love to eat, and after ten days of eating guacamole, tacos, steak, fries, pizza, you name it – I (and my body) was ready for a complete reset. I turned to Squeezed based here in Houston, and settled for the 3-Day Spicy Squeezed Cleanse. I really only made it through the first two days – and even then, I cheated with a personal sized bag of skinny pop at night. So, I decided to give it another go, got my mom to join me (and she hates green juices…) and do another cleanse. This time I only committed to two days. Here are my thoughts, and honest opinion about the flavors and overall results.
Of course on the first day I was the most motivated.
Breakfast: 1A Pineapple, Orange, Carrot, Beet. This is a pleasant drink way to slide into a juice cleanse if you are a newbie. This one is sweet and of course the pineapple and orange make it taste like you’re just having your morning juice.
Snack 1: 1B Pineapple, Jalapeno, Apple, Turmeric, Orange, Lemon. This is my favorite spicy squeezed, and quite possibly my favorite juice from squeezed next to Day 1’s dinner. It’s spicy, and full of flavor. I am very much a spice girl (Spice up your life!), so this is perfect for me. However, it must be noted that the spicy snack is an option. You can make your cleanse spicy, or not. I like spicy, so I chose spicy but you do not have to.
Lunch: 1C Pineapple, Romaine, Lemon, Watercress, Cucumber. Breakfast and morning snack were smooth sailing but I will be honest, I had to choke down lunch. I think it’s the combination of watercress and romaine. The green juices I have had in the past usually were made with spinach, not lettuce so this had a much stronger taste to me. I held my nose and drank it. The pineapple and lemon weren’t enough to cut through that watercress and romaine. But once you get past lunch the rest of the day is much easier.
Post Work Out Cashew Milk: Strawberry. Because I don’t like strawberry milk in general, this post workout pick me up wasn’t a favorite. I guzzled it down so I wouldn’t pass out. The cashew milk in general is kinda gritty so it will leave a little nutty residue as you drink. You don’t have to do the cashew milk, but if you are active, it is recommended.
Snack 2: 1D Coconut, Pineapple, Apple, Beet, Lime. I could literally drink this all day. It tasted like summer and was so pleasant! Like I said earlier, lunch juices, (the C of the day) is the roughest one for me personally.
Dinner: 1E Activated Charcoal, Lemon, Agave, H20. It’s like a dark chalky lemonade. I really like this one! Don’t be weirded out by the charcoal part – it’s nothing to be afraid of. However, I will warn you (and possibly gross you out-sorry!), this juice will clean out your system – if you get what I’m saying.
Day 1 is easy. Drink lots of water! I consumed about two gallons a day to one, stay full, and stay hydrated.
Breakfast: 2A Orange, Celery, Carrot, Apple, Beet, Kale
Snack 1: 2B Pineapple, Jalapeno, Apple, Romaine, Spinach, Parsley, Celery, Lime, Kale. Although spicy, which I like, that romaine and spinach and parsley and celery, and kale…..My taste buds definitely didn’t taste and appleor pineapple or lime! It was spicy, yes. But it was all those vegetables.
Post Work Out Cashew Milk: Coffee chashew milk. Of the chashew milks, this one is my favorite. I will probably pick these up a la carte just to have in my fridge. Tastes like a coffee flavored shake.
Lunch: 2C Cucumber, Spinach, Ginger, Celery, Grape, Kale, Apple, Chard, Parsley. Lunch is just not my favorite part. Nope. No. But I must….I chugged this one and downed two bottles of water to kill the flavor in my mouth.
Snack 2: 2D Watermelon, Cucumber, Pineapple, Apple. Refreshing and definitely needed the flavor change after the first snack and lunch. We all know by now that I am not a fan of the lunch juices. If you love watermelon, you will really enjoy this one!
Dinner: 2E Pineapple, Turmeric, Romaine, Spinach, Orange, Parsley, Ginger, Lime. So at this point, I think this is when the cleanse gets real and the taste isn’t the best. It’s much better than Day 2’s lunch, thanks to the ginger and pineapple. But by this point I was glad I would be having solid food the next day.
Day 2 definitely gives you all of the vegetable juice flavors. It was the hardest day for me.
Juice cleanses aren’t for everyone and I realize that. I will do this again. I will keep it to two days and probably only cleanse every other month or so, or when I feel the need to actually cleanse out my system. Overall, this did actually help me jump start getting back into clean eating. If you’re looking for a good reset, then I definitely recommend a juice cleanse. I don’t recommend it for weight loss. Squeezed delivers to your home and is reasonably priced. I did catch them while they were having a sale for 30% off, and as of 5/15 you can still use that promotion. Visit Squeezed Online and order your juice cleanse today! Don’t forget to let me know what you think after you try!