Now that I’m 3 days removed from my 3-day cleanse, I may have to re-evaluate how I felt about it. Day 1 was bad. But days 2 and 3 were awesome, I had a ton of energy and my skin was practically glowing. But then I tried to start eating again on Thursday. And apparently I wasn’t aware of how slow you’re supposed to take things. After completely losing my dinner [sorry, TMI] I felt horrible, tired, sick, exhausted. Friday I had a headache all day and managed to eat, but very little. Apparently this is a thing that happens after a cleanse that I was unaware of. Two of my friends who regularly do them say it takes about 2 days of recovery to start eating normally again. So this is to say – when you’re planning a 3 day cleanse, it’s really a 5 day event, so don’t make any dinner plans!
I’m continuing to post some of the juices from my cleanse anyway, because while I was doing the cleanse I liked it. So I can’t help but share the recipes. This one was one of my favorites. I’m pretty partial to carrot juice as is, and with the spicy kick of the ginger paired with the sweetness from the apple it was a wonderful combination. This juice will definitely be going into my regular mix, even when I’m not attempting a cleanse (if I even decide to do one again).
Ginger itself is supposed to be really great for detoxing. According to the University of Maryland, ginger has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. From aiding digestion to healing upset stomachs, ginger is a natural way to keep your body in balance. So why not toss it in a juice?
This ginger-based juice was a great addition to my cleanse overall. The flavor was refreshing and a great way to keep my tummy feeling good and full. And for this juice, I highly recommend adding a tiny bit of the pulp back in, though that may slightly defeat the cleanse purpose. But the little bits of pulp helped me mentally on that first day of the cleanse, especially as this was the juice I was drinking around 2 or 3pm, when I was really starting to have those afternoon snack cravings.
But enough rambling… on to the juice!
Ginger Carrot Apple Detox Juice
What You’ll Need:
- 6 large carrots
- 1 red apple
- fresh ginger piece about the size of an index finger
- Start by juicing the carrots, followed by the ginger and then the apple.
- Add a little bit of the pulp back in the juice and stir. (optional)
- Serve chilled.