If you usually do your business every 15 minutes, that is. But I guess drinking juice every two hours – and water in between – will do that to you.
And in case you’re wondering how hungry a juice cleanse makes you… Zero hungry. With all this drinking, your stomach is never empty! So I feel no hunger whatsoever, even though for two days now I haven’t had any solid food.
But I’ve had this amazing homemade strawberry almond milk for two nights in a row now and it’s so filling, it’s making me burp. The recipe is from the juice cleanse guide I’m following via this blog:
- 1/2 cup almonds (raw, unsalted), soaked in water for 2 hours or more, then peeled
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tbsp Agave Nectar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 3 strawberries
Place all in blender, blend until smooth.
This might just be my most favorite smoothie recipe in this cleanse. Sounds to me, if I add protein powder to it and some ice, it would make the best recovery drink ever.
Speaking of business as usual: everyone says not to do any strenuous activity while on a juice cleanse. But I felt perfectly fine today and decided to go to my conditioning class at the gym, after all. I did bike – not run – to the gym this time, and very slowly because HusbandRuns and BabyRuns came along:Class involved running a total of three miles:One mile as warm-up (I was late, so had to hurry it up a bit), followed by a plyo lunges/ jumps session, another mile, then some BOSU
torture exercises, and a mile to cool down. By the third mile, I was feeling a bit winded so I took it easyThen back home:Now I feel an uncontrollable urge to crash on the bed and sleep – and it’s not even 9:30 p.m. I’ve heard this is normal?