Our 1 Day Juice Cleanse Experience

Greenroots Juicery
Iron Man Cleanse…

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6.56am
#1 Wellness Shot

Woke up for my morning run feeling pretty good and excited to start the cleanse. I had the elixir shot before running and felt like it truly boosted and lifted my mood and spirt. Put a spring in my step. I love elixir shots as I love how concentrated they are and the effects are pretty instant.

 

8.45am
#2 Choc and Wild Orange Superfood Smoothie

I’m not normally a smoothie person for breakfast but I was excited to try this. By this time, I was ready to have something but wasn’t super hungry like I normally am in the morning. I found the smoothie was delicious and was perfect amount for what I felt like. Satisfied me and my mood and stomach felt great.

 

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11am
#3 Sun Rise Cold-Pressed Juice

We had a meeting from 9.30-11am and before the meeting I felt a little bit hungry but during I definitely felt a sense of clarity within my thinking. However, towards 10.30-11am was when I began to feel tired and hungry. Being the first juice of the day, I didn’t realise how fast those things go down with a straw, in 30secs it was gone. After 10mins I got hungry and began to feel a little headachy and delusional.

 

1.30pm
#4 Garden City Cold-Pressed Juice

This was when I started to go down hill. My energy levels were low and I was craving chewing something. I was busy doing work after #3 so didn’t think much about it, but when I stopped I realised how shitty I felt. I think if I had a smoothie at this point I would have been a lot better for the rest of the day. They have a lot more substance than a juice, lasting me through and giving me a little bit more energy to work with. Mentally it’s also drinking something thick that makes me feel like I’m eating rather than super smooth and thin like juice.

 

4pm
#5 Beet Bliss Cold-Pressed Juice

Definitely the worst part of the day. My energy levels were totally depleted and I had a really bad headache and felt super dizzy. I was hanging on for #5 for quite a while and again when I had it I didn’t feel satisfied. Having a workshop in 2 hours I was considering eating food because I really needed an energy boost.

 

5.15pm
#6 Be Strong – Protein Nut Mylk

I couldn’t hold on till 6pm which was the recommended time to have #6. At this point I was about to eat my arm off. The workshop was about to start and being a smoothie it did pick me up, but it was more of a flavoured milk than smoothie with no fruit/veggies, just cashews and protein powder being the main ingredients, it didn’t give me enough to really get me going.

8.45pm
#7 Turmeric Tonic Probiotic Gut Tonic

At this point my energy was so low and hunger levels high, I reached that point where you don’t want to eat (suppose that was a good thing). I had a sip of #7 but I was quite over drinking liquid so I didn’t have it.
My stomach felt okay, it was good but then at the same time empty.


Overview:

All and all they say the first day of the cleanse is always the hardest. It certainly was for me. Feeling crap is a good sign as it means your body is realising toxins from the body and is beginning a healing process, you have to get worse to get better in this case. Something I am very used to with my Chronic Fatigue.

I didn’t really think it through, when the right time to do it was or I wasn’t aware of the impact it would have on my body.

We have a crazy week this week with 6 workshops in a row and traveling up to Wellington which also puts extra toll on my body. So in hindsight when are you wanting to do a cleanse make sure you have no work/day-to-day stresses and can take it super easy to give your body a chance to rest and recover. You have to reciprocate it with resting otherwise, as I am experiencing now, it doesn’t do your body or you any favours.

Overall, I can see that a juice cleanse is a great way to fast track your digestive issues and get your gut on the road to recovery. I was experiencing bad bloating a few weeks before I did the cleanse and now I feel my stomach is back to normal and feels comfortable again.

If I was to do it again I would definitely do 3 days as I believe your body needs that time to recovery and I won’t finish the cleanse feeling so crap. Roomer has it that you don’t get as hungry (which I hope is true).

If your wanting to also try it out use the discount code ‘RAWSISTERS10’ to receive 10% off your cleanse.

Thanks to Greenroots Juicery for letting us try the cleanse!

Rosa Flanagan