Wow this is definitely a mental challenge!

Emotions: I woke up excited to try all of my new juices, and was even more excited after I stepped on the scale and lost 3lbs of bloat! I felt refreshed and had energy until about 3pm, and then fell asleep on my friend’s couch for 2 hours. I am a huge coffee addict, and I think skipping my morning, and afternoon cup o’ joe is what’s been the hardest so far. I am hoping that the coffee withdrawals will go away and I will be able to get energy from juice alone!

Hunger: The morning started off great after my “breakfast juice” and I didn’t really feel hungry in-between juices until after dinner. For some reason around 8pm is my snack time. Weather I am hungry or not, I want something to eat. Instead of caving in and reaching for the candy, I made a nice hot cup of Senna tea with a couple drops of stevia. No crazy headaches or insane hunger…yet! I never really realized how much I snacked and chewed on treats until now! Mind over matter…

I have been trying to get ahold of Joe The Juicer’s recipe from Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead but his recipe website has been under maintenance for the past 3 days… how convenient!

Green Machine:
makes 2 servings

2 green apples
10 carrots
10 leafs dinosaur kale
2 cup spinach (packed)
1 cucumber
2 stalk celery
10 sprigs Italian parsley

Candied Carrot
serves 1 

5 carrots
2 apples
1 orange

Sweet Beet
makes 3 servings

15 carrots
10 sprigs Italian parsley
4 stalks of celery
2 small beets
3 cups spinach (packed)
2 oranges

Juice Critique:
Green Machine: I loved this juice so much yesterday, I doubled the recipe and had 2 today! Don’t let the grass like smell fool you, this one is a tasty way to get in your greens!

Candied Carrot: I don’t know how this keeps happening, but the juices that I make the most of, I don’t end up loving… and the ones that end up with 1 serving are amazing and I want more! I’m in loveee with Candied Carrot. It really does taste like candy compared to the other juices. It’s sweet and super satisfying! Definitely making multiples of this!

Sweet Beet: I give up on the beets. I just cannot do it! I love beets in salads and with cheese, but as juice, they taste like dirt. I had a really hard time getting this one down… It tasted like earth. And of course I ended up with 3 of them!

Keeping up with my water intake and staying strong! Juice, juice, juice!

12 Comments on Juice Challenge: Day 2

  1. kathy weygandt
    May 3, 2012 at 11:07 am (12 years ago)

    I started the juicing yesterday and had the worst headache!! Did that happen to you?

  2. Catherine
    May 3, 2012 at 11:13 am (12 years ago)

    I haven’t had a headache yet, but I have read that it’s a part of the detox process.
    Have you been drinking at least 8 glasses of water?

    Joe Cross’ website is finally back up! I think he has some info on what to expect while on a juice cleanse.

  3. Ashley mccarter
    June 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm (12 years ago)

    How many bottles do u drink a day when u juice? Just 3?

    • Catherine
      June 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm (12 years ago)

      I drank 6 juices per day. You can go to to find a plan that fits your specific needs 🙂

  4. Kristen
    June 26, 2012 at 8:53 am (12 years ago)

    I just bought a cuisinart juicer and made the candied carrot and it’s AMAZING. I just can’t get over how good it is becAuse I’ve never juiced before. Wow. I could drink it all day.

  5. Paris
    June 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm (12 years ago)

    hello, are you using an actual juicer? or is there something else you could use? blend and strain? sounds funny. lol

    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 10:30 am (12 years ago)

      Hi Paris! I have a Breville juicer and love it! You could use a blender but I don’t recommend it because you do not get as much juice from the fruit/vegetables as you would with a juicer. To make a juice in a blender, you would have to blend all of your ingredients and then strain it very thoroughly with a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. I suggest investing in a juicer before trying to extract juices from a blender. Amazon, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Costco have great deals so keep your eye out for sales! Health & Happiness xo

  6. Christina
    August 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm (12 years ago)


    I am interested in juicing soon. I was wondering, when the recipes say ‘serves 2’ does that mean you have two servings each time?

    Also, I am planning to do your skinny bunny cleanse next week with my mom for a few days. Would it be okay to do the juicing within a couple weeks after the cleanse?


  7. Nicole
    February 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm (11 years ago)

    What kind of apples did you use in the candied carrot juice? Thanks!

  8. Natali
    February 27, 2013 at 11:56 am (11 years ago)

    What is a good website to find the juice containers you used? Thanks!

  9. Lauren
    March 13, 2014 at 11:09 am (10 years ago)

    When you were juicing beets, how did you do it? Did you skin them and juice them raw or leave the skins on?

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    June 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm (10 years ago)

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