6:45 - Juice #4 : Citrus 4 - cucumber, pineapple, lemon, coconut h2o, aloe vera
I survived the visit to my friend's going away celebration at the bar by continuing to drink water. Driving to Wine and Craft night, or for me - Whine and Craft night. I was hoping that this citrus was going to be as delicious as the first from this morning. This one is a little rough for me to get through as it's thicker in comparison due to the coconut water and aloe. The flavors are nice, it's just a lot on my tummy right now. I'm feeling pretty darn full still.
10pm - Juice #6 (#5 skipped): Vanilla Almond - almonds, dates, vanilla bean, sea salt, filtered water
Get me home, get me home, get me home! Not because I wasn't having fun crafting, but because I can't wait for my last drink of the night! I skipped juice #5. It was just too much for me to put that in my body within the very few hours I have left in my day. But I will make room for Vanilla Almond anytime!! I've gotten this from Pressed before and I love it so. It's creamy and vanilla-y and just very delightful. Like a healthy milkshake! A perfect treat for the end of the day!
11:45pm - Aloe Vera Water
I was dreading this one as I've had aloe juice before and was not a fan that first time around. But this is nicely watered down, and it isn't as bad as the chlorophyll water I have been drinking throughout the day.
I made the mistake of downing the aloe water on an already full stomach and actually got the chills and felt pretty sick afterwards. Clearly this was my fault, and I shouldn't have overdone it. I warmed up next to my hubby watching a movie and eventually the cold in my bones went away. So very sleepy...
SATURDAY MORNING - THE AFTERMATH:
Well, I did it. I feel pretty good. My tummy isn't so bloated, it was easy for me to get up. I drifted off faster than I drank that Vanilla Almond drink - which was, well, super speedy. I was out like a light. Not sure if that was due to my juicing or my overall end of week exhaustion.
I can see the good that comes from cleansing. I'm definitely glad I did it and I think that the experience brought to light how much certain foods can really impact my body and slow down my functions. I love the alert feeling I had throughout the day (and could do without the few minor dips). I will say, when your energy drops - it DROPS when you juice. Quickly. And when you are feeling focused, it's intense and energizing.
Would I juice it again? I'm still thinking about that. If I did it again, I would want to go longer - see how much more it affects my body. I fear however I might Hulk out and I would not want to put my loved ones through the wrath of the Juicing Brooke.
I do very much love Pressed Juicery. I wanted to be sure to say that! All of the drinks were quite tasty (yes, even the carrot was better than expected - just hard to drink a big bottle of...) and if I were to do it again I would love to go through them. Highly recommended for all of you in the LA area!