Wow – I have so much to tell you! Last weekend was the May Cause Miracles retreat at Kripalu and I don’t even know where to begin because it was one of my most inspirational and impactful experiences of my life.

But first, I need to report on last week’s “try-it” experience.  My “try-it” was a special Thursday edition.  I wasn’t feeling well after my reunion and decided to press the pause button for my body. I did a mini juice cleanse before I left for Kripalu. One day…zero food. After my last post all about food (which I wrote on the day of my cleanse!) you’re probably thinking that I caved and stuffed my face. Let’s face it, this girl loves to eat! But, all juice all the time was much easier than I thought. I bought Blueprint juices at Whole Foods and got my juice on.

I started the day with hot water and lemon and then got juicing. I had a juice every 2-3 hours with at least 2 glasses of water in between.
The green juice is definitely green. I’m not usually a lover of parsley in my juice but I got on board.  (Scout is the star of this story!)
The pineapple and mint combo was delicious and definitely my favorite.
Next up was another green juice.
Next up was another green juice. And Scout was not impressed.
The spicy lemonade was beyond refreshing.
The spicy lemonade was beyond refreshing.
The next juice was the scariest - beets. I’m cool with the beet...in my salad. But drinking them. Hmm. Not so sure. Plus, I had a total pregnant Bella drinking blood moment. I took the first sip and...it was good!
The next juice was the scariest – beets. I’m cool with the beet…in my salad. But drinking them. Hmm. Not so sure. Plus, I had a total pregnant Bella drinking blood moment.  I mean, look at the color. But I took the first sip and…it was good!

In the afternoon I did restorative yoga to stretch it out and assist the detoxing.

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The final juice of the night was cashew milk, vanilla and cinnamon. It was heavenly. And the perfect way to end the day because it was filling, comforting, and dessert like.
The final juice of the night was cashew milk, vanilla and cinnamon. It was heavenly. And the perfect way to end the day because it was filling, comforting, and liquid dessert.
Success!
Success!

I felt amazing the next day and wanted to keep going for a few more days. And I wasn’t that hungry. Apparently juice can fill you up and sustain you.  I had energy throughout the day, felt full and satisfied and most importantly, I felt great.  I will definitely be juicing again.