While the fall feel that begins to tickle the air in late September inspires the usual yard clean up (I say 'usual' as if this isn't my first fall owning a house in the suburbs with a yard), closet purging, and sickeningly early holiday displays at local retailers, it also makes me think about juice. As in the juice cleanse. Yes, they smell gross, look putrid, and make you irritable, hungry, and test the patience of those around you. But they promise better skin, fresher spirit, and the elusive 'energy' one can supposedly achieve without the aid of caffeine.
Lovliness of Life talked about her own DIY juice cleanse using her very own juicer a while back (wedding gifts make us to the craziest things!) and I've decided its time to take the plunge myself. I have heard the cabbage diet has cost some their friendships, the pepper and lemon juice plan similarly has claimed several working relationships (one can imagine being confined to a small space for hours on end with a coworker who has had nothing but lemon, water and cayenne pepper for several days). Blueprint seems to be the safer way to go- the colorful concoctions even match some of my new fall accessories. Though I want to be active, healthy and energetic, I don't want to make my own brew, or drive to the local Grass Roots store to pick the regime up each day. So the $10 daily delivery fee seems like a small price to pay for convenience and the promise of all that potent produce in liquid form. Wish me luck!