Swimsuit season is finally creeping upon us, and my crawfish-po' boy diet this past weekend in New Orleans surely did not assist in that preparation...woops. Detox time. Luckily, Snap Kitchen saved the day with a three-day juice program geared specifically toward people like myself who simply need to kickstart a "spring cleaning" lifestyle, if you will. Clean Start, one of three specific programs featured on Snap Kitchen's brand new juice site (launched last Tuesday!), provided a sufficient, 1200-calorie diet with six sweet and savory juices to dote on throughout the day. Of course, if you aren't a fan of certain provides juice ingredients, Snap has a few other juices to substitute toward your liking.
I went into the cleanse expecting utter starvation, but I surprisingly felt full and satisfied from start to finish besides an occasional 6:00 p.m. slump. It's pretty unbelievable that two pounds of raw fruits and vegetables can be transformed into one 16 ounce bottle -- "a salad in a bottle, without the dressing," as expert nutritionist Andrea Hinsdale pointed out in the newest cold pressed juice promotional video.
Being the obsessive foodie that I am, I found juicing difficult simply because I lacked the ability to fuel my daily form of creative freedom and entertainment in cooking and dining at new spots with gals. I felt the FOMO (fear of missing out!), especially during daytime Camille Styles food photo shoots and dinnertime with my roommates. Let's just say that I had never realized my deep passion and appreciation for everything food until day two...pathetic yet confirmed. However, I did feel empowered and rewarded for completing the challenge with ease.
I urge you to try a juice program yourself; it will not only teach you motivational will-power, but will also place your body in a refreshed stated of mind. Spring break in Cabo, here I come! Scroll below for a step-by-step of my daily juice intake, and find out a few of my favorites...
8:00 a.m. SUPER GREENS :: I was hesitant about its lack of sweetness for such an early morning start and would have prepared the kale and cucumber taste later in the day, perhaps at around lunchtime. However, the cool flavors were refreshing and placed a punch in my step as I began my day.