BRB going on a cleanse. Dont talk to me, I’m not eating.
I discovered the Blueprint Cleanse reading gossip posts about celebrities going on it to slim down for certain events and award nights. Recently, too, a few of my friends have been on it and have posted their success stories! This uber inspired me to go on it because I am on this fitness obsession right now: I must be happy and fit and skinny and healthy again! (It also doesnt hurt when I have Miami for spring break coming up either :D) So I read up on Blueprint Cleanse and it looked great! I liked the ‘Foundation’ one- 3 Greens, 1 Pineapple one, 1 Spicy lemonade, and 1 Cashew Milk. I normally LOVE veggies and fruits and juices and healthy tasting stuff so I got excited that the cleanse involved that. I have heard of the Master Cleanse [or the lemonade diet] and was sort of grossed out by drinking lemonade all day everyday– sorta boring if you ask me!
Then I looked at the price tag and was blown away! At first I thought it was $75 for the recommended 3 day cleanse, but boy was I wrong. It was $75/day [including shipping to your home]. Each day involved drinking 6 bottles of various juices. So I decided to just make my own. The internet is amazing and I found a recipe by Home Fitness Manual. Because I dont like cashews anyway, I decided to do 3 Greens, 1 Pineapple, and 2 Spicy Lemonades [I read on their website that if you are allergic to cashews, they send you an extra Spicy Lemonade].
I tweaked the recipe from Home Fitness Manual a little bit because for some reason every grocery store I went to ran out of kale -_-. So I decided to use Swiss Chard in place of the kale.
2 bags of celery
24 green apples
3 stalks of kale or swiss chard
1 bunch parsley
2 bags of 3 romaine leaves
1 bag of spinach
1 whole pineapple
1 bunch mint
Ingredients (per drink) (meaning every drink has the following ingredients)
Green drink: [I used juicer] (9 total, if you drink 3 a day)
5 ribs celery
2 large green apples
3 swiss chard leaves [or kale]
1 oz parsley
3 romaine leaves
1 oz spinach
Pineapple drink: [I used juicer] (3 total, if you drink 1 a day)
1/3 of pineapple
2 large green apples
Mint [to taste]
Spicy Lemonade: [I used a lemon/lime squeezer to squeeze the lemons] (6 total, if you drink 2 a day)
14-16 oz water
cayenne pepper sprinkles
1-2 tbs honey [or agave]
2 hours later:
I taste tested all 3 and they actually taste DELICIOUS. Like I read on a few blogs that they really disliked the Green drink and it was very hard for them to get through it. I also had my roomie taste test it too so that I didn’t feel crazy for thinking it was actually good and she said it was amazingly good too! AND she felt full after about a cup. I will be posting my progress. WISH ME LUCK!