Post Partum Juice Cleanse

Post Partum Juice Cleanse

I decided to embark on a juice cleanse this week

I had done a colonic over two weeks ago and it wasn’t the experience I had hoped for. It upset my stomach and gut flora that for the last two weeks I had been feeling bloated and uncomfortable and trying to solve my new found issue with an upset stomach. We established through the colonic that I was also quite dehydrated which I was surprised about considering I do drink a lot of water but it makes sense when breastfeeding you need even more!

I thought a juice cleanse would be the perfect opportunity to restore good gut bacteria and hopefully feel good at the same time.

I am six months postpartum now

With a well established breastmilk supply, consistently training three times a week from Boxing, home workouts and walking but yet the feeling in my gut hasn’t been a happy one. I know this is from all of the naughty indulgences as of late (I am human after all!).

I decided I would do a 3 Day Juice Cleanse with JUZCIT but extend it over 5 days myself as I would be teaming my juices with food so I would get enough juices from the 3 day cleanse to last me over 5 days. I didn’t want to restrict myself to juice only for three days because I felt I would then get that sudden ‘full’ feeling again when I am not drinking the juices along with the fact I am breastfeeding I wanted to keep my calories up.

I wouldn’t call this a diet.

I think it is just a great way to increase your daily nutrients, fluid intake and motivate you to start to eat healthy again if you are feeling off track and like variety. I knew drinking the juices is only for a week so I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good week with any other indulgences.

The only treats I made were my Lactation Date Drop Recipe which I ate once a day for the duration. Checkout the recipes in my eBook to assist you in your cleanse here. 

This is how my days went…

Pumpkin & Leek Soup

Monday
7.00am: Glass of Water
7.30am: Juice – Rocket
8.30am: Scrambled Eggs
9.45am: Cashew Choc Milk
12.00pm: Pumpkin & Leek Souprecipe here
1.00pm: Juice – Loaded
2.30pm: Juice – Kombucha
3.30pm: Avocado on a single piece of Gluten Free Toast
6.30pm: Chicken Potato Bake – recipe here
7.30pm: Juice – Veg Out
8.30pm: Camomile & Honey Tea

Juice Consumption: 5
Meals (smaller portion sizes): 4
Home workout: 20 mins

Tuesday
7.00am: Glass of Water
7.30am: Juice – Morning After
8.30am: Scrambled Eggs
9.45am: Cashew Choc Milk
12.00pm: Chicken Souprecipe here
1.00pm: Juice – Loaded
2.30pm: Juice – Kombucha
3.30pm: Pumpkin & Leek Soup dipped with piece of Gluten Free Toast
6.30pm: Chicken Potato Bakerecipe here
7.30pm: Juice – Veg Out
8.30pm: Camomile & Honey Tea

Juice Consumption: 5
Meals (smaller portion sizes): 4

Chicken Potato Bake

Wednesday

7.00am: Glass of Water
7.30am: Juice – Morning After
8.30am: Gluten Free Toast with Avocado & Dukkah
9.45am: Cashew Choc Milk
12.00pm: Chicken Souprecipe here
1.00pm: Juice – Loaded
2.30pm: Juice – Veg Out
3.30pm: Boiled Egg, Avocado & Lettuce single Sandwich
6.30pm: Gluten Free ‘Fineapple’ Pizzarecipe here
7.30pm: Juice – Veg Out
8.30pm: Coyo Mango & Passionfruit Dairy-Free Yoghurt

Juice Consumption: 5
Meals (smaller portion sizes): 5
Home Workout: 40 minutes – ab & booty

Thursday

7.00am: Glass of Water
7.30am: Juice – Rocket
8.30am: Gluten Free Overnight ‘Oats’ – recipe here
9.45am: Cashew Choc Milk
12.00pm: Pumpkin & Leek Souprecipe here
1.00pm: Juice – Veg Out
2.30pm: Smoothie – Coco Loco – recipe here
6.30pm: Chicken Tacos –
(corn tortilla’s, diced chicken breast cooked with mingle all purpose seasoning, cumin & 2 tbs tomato puree with toppings of lettuce, tomato, smashed avo)
7.30pm: Juice – Loaded
8.30pm: Lactation Cookie

Juice Consumption: 5
Meals (smaller portion sizes): 3
Workout: Boxing – 1 hour

Friday

It’s Friday and today was the first day I felt the first sign of cravings! I was craving more food. I just wanted to eat instead of drink. I had two lots of the Cashew Choc Milk to try and disguise these cravings. I would recommend ensuring you make some healthy pre-made snacks for the last day of the cleanse to help relieve this feeling or prep some higher carb meals which is what I will ensure to do on my next cleanse for the last day!

7.00am: Juice – Loaded
7.30am: Scrambled eggs on gluten free toast
9.45am: Juice – Cashew Choc Milk
12.00pm: Chicken Soup – recipe here
1.00pm: Juice – Veg Out
2.30pm: Juice – Cashew Choc Milk
4.30pm Egg, lettuce & avo sandwhich
5.30pm: Juice – Kombucha
7.30pm: Perfect Pear Salmon – recipe here

Juice Consumption: 5
Meals (smaller portion sizes): 4

THE VERDICT

I absolutely loved doing this cleanse. It is exactly what I needed to kickstart me back on track and remind me that if you feel good on the inside you make the effort to keep that feeling.  You believe wholeheartedly that you look good just through the way you feel which is something I find incredibly important.

I have always maintained the fact I am not into diets or fads.

I am into making life simple, real and believe in aligning ourselves with realistic expectations. Realistic expectations to me is eating all the food you love, all of it! I just believe in recreating it with whole, healthy ingredients which is so incredibly simple to do and is the reason why my Pregnancy & Mamahood Recipe Book is a best seller and you can see why here.

Would I do the cleanse again? Absolutely! I think it is something that would best be done monthly if you can’t afford to weekly or don’t have the motivation to juice at home yourself then Juzcit is a company I recommend. The taste of their cold-pressed juices were impressive and I look forward to maintaining these feel good feelings!

If you choose to do a juice cleanse with JUZCIT you can use my name Mikhailla at the checkout for 10% off your cleanse. 



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