If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught earlier this week that I am doing a three-day juice cleanse. I actually finished on Wednesday (hallelujah!) but truth be told, it wasn’t(dare I say it?) *that bad.* Don’t get me wrong – I definitely craved the actual act of chewing and eating, but surprisingly my stomach didn’t feel super hungry like I thought I would.
So, why would I do a juice cleanse? Well, there are all of the benefits listed here to consider. I’ve also always been interested in doing one and even tried one earlier this year, which ended after 4 hours. My mistake with the last one was that not only was I attempting to do a juice cleanse, but I was also trying to make all of my own juice. That’s a lot of work for a hungry/juicing/cleansing
monster person. So when Jus by Julie offered to send me one of their 3-day cleanses, I was all for it. I’m going to keep my review of the cleanse simple and just offer a few pros and cons.
Pros: 1) the juices are really, really good. Well, most of them. The first morning I was not a big fan of the Morning Glory but I have to admit – by the second day it really wasn’t that bad and either were the other green/veggie based juices. I really enjoyed the Spicy Pome-nade and Chia Berry juices which were fruity and refreshing. 2.) The juices were pretty filling, too. They kept me going through the day and the fact that there are 6 per day meant I was pretty much drinking one every few hours. 3) Coffee is allowed! In moderation. I never thought a couple of cups of coffee would be allowed on a cleanse but I’m not asking questions. 4) Steamed veggies are allowed, in moderation. As a veggie lover, this made me really happy.
The cons: 1) that Morning Glory juice was not my favorite, even on the last day. I’m not a fan of celery in juices, which is in the Morning Glory, so that flavor really stuck out to me. 2) the cost. Coming in at $150 for a 3 day cleanse, it’s definitely not the most expensive juice cleanse I’ve seen, I’m still not sure I would be willing to spend that much on it. 3) Now that I’m on my third day, I can honestly say I don’t feel that different. I didn’t have any “endless energy” that some people talk about while they are on a cleanse. However, another pro: I feel ready to start eating healthy, fresh, and whole foods again tomorrow.
Did someone say food?! Yes, let’s talk about food…like this Prosciutto Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata! It’s delicious and so super easy you just have to make it as soon as you can. Want to make something special this Saturday morning? Make it. Still no plans for Easter brunch? Make it. Need dinner plans for tomorrow night? MAKE IT!
Convinced yet? Let’s see, how else can I persuade you? It has fresh, in-season asparagus, salty prosciutto, and creamy goat cheese, is made in ONE skillet, and truly is really easy to make. Plus, who doesn’t love a good egg dish?! Paired with some fresh fruit and toast, this would make a wonderful addition to your morning and I can attest it is delicious leftover, too. I also love making frittatas for dinner, as you can really throw whatever you want…but I’m begging you to throw in some prosciutto, asparagus and goat cheese. Kthanks.
- 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 cups asparagus diced into 1" pieces
- 4 oz prosciutto cut or torn into slices
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 10 eggs
- 2 tbsp fresh chives chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk together eggs in large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir in chives and set aside.
- In large oven-proof skillet, add butter or olive oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic and cook one minute.
- Add diced onions and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add asparagus and cook 5-7 minutes, until it is beginning to soften and turns bright green, stirring often.
- Add prosciutto and stir to evenly distribute then sprinkle with goat cheese.
- Pour egg mixture over veggies.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until frittata is cooked through. The cooking time will be dependent on how large your skillet is. I used a 10" skillet. If yours is smaller and deeper, it will likely take closer to 20 minutes to cook through. If it is wider and more shallow, it will be closer to 12 minutes. You just want to make sure the eggs are cooked and the center is not runny.
- Let cool slightly, then cut into slices.
I was not compensated for this review of Jus by Julie.