Yup: the best way I know to improve the flavor of a hardcore vegetable juice is with some hard alcohol. And with the five or six juices you drink over the course of a day when you're on a cleanse, you have the golden opportunity for a boozy journey around the world without ever changing out of your yoga pants.
'BluePrint cleanse' on Serious Eats
We've survived three days of the BluePrint cleanse adventure—eating nothing solid, drinking our juices and cashew milk, braving juice-headedness and enjoying (some) moments of vibrant energy. Here's how we felt the day after we stopped juicing, and a few of our post-cleanse impressions.
Day 3! The final day of our juice adventure. And, well, it was an adventure. Carey was hit with a dizzy spell just before a big meeting, Erin got tempted by Kenji's gazpacho, and Maggie made peace with the green juice.
We survived Day 1 (though we were super-full of juice)...here's how the second day of the Juice Adventure treated us. Erin even brought her juice to a picnic!
You can opt for pickup or delivery in NYC the day before your cleanse begins, or overnight shipping via FedEx. The cold juice (enough for 3 days of cleansing) arrived to our office in a cardboard box with lots of little ice packs. So we were all stocked and ready for Juice-and-Only-Juice Day One! Here are our impressions of the first day of the experience.
We've been hearing a lot about juice cleanses these days, online and from friends who have tried them, and friends who are considering them. We've been wary but also curious. Just juice—for three days—could we do it? How would it feel? What do these juices taste like, anyway? Are they super vegetal? Bright and refreshing? Is it enough food, or do you feel spacey and hungry if you just drink juice (and cashew milk) all day?