Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice and The Cleanse: Day 2

Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice and Day 2 of my juice cleanse. Oh boy. This is tougher than I thought. I woke up this morning like a zombie, barely able to lift myself out of bed. This is not an exaggeration. I had to do this log roll-style ejection from my bed, barely catching myself on my outstretched legs. Without this careful maneuver, the results could have been disastrous.

Canteloupe Blueberry Juice

I made it to the gym, barely, and finally got a little burst of energy after I had already started lifting weights…

Morning Exercise: Weight lifting concentrating on shoulders, back, and abs.

Breakfast: Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice

Lunch: Coconut Water

Dinner: Tomato Cilantro Juice

Snack: Cucumber Lemon Basil Juice

I feel: Again, I was super dragging. I was absolutely a zombie until I got to the gym and woke up with a little hit of endorphins. That didn’t last long, though, because I came home, plopped myself in bed, and fell asleep for another hour. I woke up after that, made my cantaloupe blueberry juice (which is quite delicious), and went to the farmer’s market. Since I’ve never been a juicer before, I’m somewhat easing myself into this by allowing for fruit juice in the morning so I can use up the sugar during the day. As the cleanse goes, I’m going to try to “wean” myself off of the pure fruit juice, or just have it very rarely. I was out of the house for much longer than I thought I would be, hence the coconut water for lunch. It probably shouldn’t count as juice, but it is raw and full of electrolytes, potassium, and natural sugar, so it was my best option.

When I got home from the farmer’s market I took another half-hour nap. For anyone with a 9-5 M-F job, I would definitely recommend starting the cleanse on a Saturday so that you have 2 days to basically sleep, since I keep hearing that the first 3 days are the worst… Maybe take Friday or Monday off, too. Yikes. Again, it’s a bit difficult for me to motivate myself to make the juice. I’m always nervous about what the result is going to be and I drink so much water during the day that I just end up being this big blob of liquid.

Weight Lost: 1.5 lbs. It’s exciting, and at the same time like “womp woooooomp” because I’m pretty sure I gained 1.5 lbs eating that cookie butter the other night. But that’s OK!

Canteloupe Blueberry Juice

Now, on to this delicious Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice! I saw the big, ripe, juicy cantaloupes at the grocery store and my mouth started watering. Knowing that cantaloupes are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and are a good source of potassium, I thought it would be a wonderful juice to drink. Throw in some delicious, antioxidant rich blueberries and some delicious orange and apple juice, and you wind up with a very tasty treat. This was perfectly refreshing for a hot morning after a workout. I wish I could drink this juice 6 times a day.

Canteloupe Blueberry Juice

Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Cantaloupe (approximately 1-2 cups cubed)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, Cored
  • 1 Valencia Orange, Peeled
  • 1 Carrot

Cut the ingredients into sizes that will fit in your juicer. Send through the juicer, stir, and enjoy immediately!

Canteloupe Blueberry Juice

Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice
 
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A delicious cantaloupe juice filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and a refreshing fruity flavor to boot! No added sugars or sweeteners.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Fresh Cantaloupe (approximately 1-2 cups cubed)
  • ½ Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, Cored
  • 1 Valencia Orange, Peeled
  • 1 Carrot
Instructions
  1. Cut the ingredients into sizes that will fit in your juicer. Send through the juicer, stir, and enjoy immediately!

 

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4 Responses to “Cantaloupe Blueberry Juice and The Cleanse: Day 2”

  1. May 15, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Good luck with the weight loss, yours is an absolutely beautiful smoothie recipe, the cantaloupe is very healthy. The blueberries are an excellent choice for weight loss. In our dieting group we have discovered the power of berries. Don’t worry about about the cookie, it is ok to have these treats. We are going to try your smoothie in our dieting group and we use extra blueberries. Thanks!
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    • May 16, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      I will definitely be using more berries in my juices in the future! I’ve been very excited to try something out with blackberries and raspberries (since they’re definitely my favorite!)

  2. Lori
    June 9, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    This sounds delicious!

    How might one adapt the recipe for preparation in a blender? I don’t have a juicer.

    Thanks!

    Lori

    • June 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

      You can just put the ingredients in the blender (make sure you remove the rind from the cantaloupe) and I’m sure it will still taste amazing. The difference between the juicing and the blender though is that a juicer will remove all the pulp and fiber, which as part of a juice cleanse is supposed to be part of what gives your digestive system a good break. You’ll probably have to halve the ingredients because the fiber from the fruits will take up a lot more room in your glass than just the juice alone 🙂

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