Ever wanted to try a juice cleanse but have been a little unsure? Let me tell you about my experience with Lucky You Cleanse (LYC).
I was feeling a little sluggish, tired and generally not at the top of my game. I am a big fan of using juice cleanses to reset your system and generally nourish your body.
I have tried quite a few different juice programs in the past, so I did know what to expect – it’s not easy at the start. This time I chose LYC. I previously worked near a great little grocer who stocked this brand and I would often pop up and grab a green juice for a quick afternoon pick me up. Being that I was already a fan I thought, why not try their 6 day juice cleanse…let me start by saying it’s definitely delicious, well planned and ample.
** I would like to apologise to anyone who crossed my path from day 1 – 5…I may have been a little difficult. Day 6 and 7 I was lovely though…ha, ha.
I’m not going to lie – It’s hard to go 6 days without food…really hard. But Lucky You make it far easier that other juice only cleanses I have previously tried. The end result is definitely worth the short-lived ‘hangry monster’.
3 days’ worth of juice is delivered fresh to your door the day prior to your cleanse. The juice is ‘raw and unpasteurized meaning it’s FRESH, pure nutrition!’
Here is what it looks like:
Elixir – Aloe drink before Smoothie
Juice 1 – Smoothie (green or berry) 8 – 9am
Juice 2 – Green B/ or Green Coco H20 10 – 11am
Juice 3 – Spicy Lemonade/ or Red Spice 12 – 1pm
Juice 4 – Red Juice/ or Sweet Carrot 2 – 3pm
Juice 5 – Green A Juice/ or Green Zest 4 – 5pm
Juice 6 – Cashew Nut Mylk / or Cacao Cashew Nut Mylk 6 – 7pm
On rising, it is recommended your start your day with 250ml’s of lemon water for general hydration and alkalinizing.
Chew – that’s right. Chew your juice (as best you can). Digestive enzymes that assist with digestion are released with the action of chewing.
Energy – if you need a boost of energy, add a pinch of Celtic sea salt to your juice.
Flavour – filtered water can be added if the juices are too intense. If you’re like me and love a great flavour hit, you can add ginger or cayenne pepper. Yum!
Hydration – drink additional water in between your juices. You can also drink caffeine free teas. I love roasted dandelion.
Positivity – stay positive. This is a big tip! It makes a world of difference if you are positive throughout your cleanse. I thought about all the shopping, cooking and cleaning I didn’t have to do during the cleanse!
Understanding the side affects you can expect is an important part of your prep. I’m a bit of an old hand as this so I knew what was coming, but these are the common side-effects:
Headaches, nausea, fatigue, irritability, night sweats and crazy/vivid dreams can all be detox symptoms – and different people experience these to varying degrees.
I loved this cleanse!! I actually woke looking forward to the smoothy and was excited to come home and have the cashew mylk for dinner. I ate both of these with a spoon to assist with the required ‘chewing’. Yes, I may be a little strange but knowing the good you are doing for your body while enjoying delish’ pre-made juices is a great thing.
I could not recommend this cleanse more highly. The juice sizes in particular are a major difference between this cleanse and others I have tried. After I was done with the 6 days, my skin was spotless, my eyes were the whitest white and I had ample energy. I like to do these a few times a year and am always including a veggie juice in my daily routine.
*I was gifted the juices from LYC. This was at my request as I was already a fan of the product. At no point was I asked to write an opinion that was biased or fabricated. I am a long-time fan of LYC and will continue to purchase their product.