Well - if you aren’t aware of it by now - I FREAKING LOVE GREEN JUICE!! Hehee. Currently feasting on this delicious combo that I just had to share with you guys! If you’ve got a juicer, give it a shot & I promise you will not be disappointed! :)
- one big bunch of kale
- 1 lb baby spinach
- 4 gala apples
- 2 pears
- small nub of ginger
Day two of our juice feast began with a similar concoction as last night’s dinner. I got about ~2 L of juice from 4 lemons, 8 oranges, 6 carrots. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Orange/Carrot is one of my favorite fruit/veggie combos!
I made another version of my Strawberry Citrus Punch for lunch which was comprised of: 6 oranges, 2 lemons, 3 lbs of strawberries & a handful of blackberries. My man found strawberries on sale at the wholesaler for $2.99 per flat!! He brought home 2 flats (roughly 16lbs)! That’s what I’m talking about! Go big or go home & with prices like that, how can you not?! Strawberries are usually too expensive to make a lot of juice with them, but today I felt no shame about pulverizing the crap outta those bad boys and chugging their innards back with relish! Hehehehe! My frugivorous instincts are in full effect. ;)
So far I’ve experienced a few expected cravings, mainly because I’m in an environment where there is cooked & processed food around me; the smell of fresh bread and simmering veggies and such are particularly intoxicating. But I’m feeling great, lots of energy and really enjoying the relaxed, light feeling in my stomach. :) For my first juice feast, I’m really loving it! And as a bonus, my hands smell delectable from handling all that fruit! Lemony-fresh baby!
This afternoon I think I’ll make a tomato juice & a green juice. Then maybe some pineapple and kiwi for dinner! I’ll post photos later to tantalize your taste-buds! ;p
Today marks the first day of my juice feast! My boyfriend has been struggling a little with his health & fitness goals recently, so he decided to join me as well - which made my heart jump for joy when he told me! :p He went out last night to the wholesaler and brought back this gorgeous bounty of fresh fruits & veggies:
I spent about 2 hours in the kitchen last night with my juicer and made about 5.5 L of various juices: some orange/strawberry/lemon for breakfast, tomato/carrot/cucumber for him for lunch & green juice with pineapple/kiwi/lemon/apple/spinach/ginger for me. Simply delicious!
Dinner we shared approx 4L of oranges, carrots and apples together! So smooth and refreshing!!
As most of you know if you read my blog, I usually have a juice of some sort just about every day. I’m a self-confessed juice-a-holic. But right now I just finished my green juice from lunch and I am buzzing from all those vitamins and minerals! ;) My boyfriend has informed me that he’s already had to take a few emergency trips to the bathroom - but I take that as a good sign. The more that comes out, the more toxicity you’re getting rid of!
I’m not doing this for weight loss. I’m using it as a cleansing period, a chance to really let my body relax and focus on healing for a short while. Yoga, reading, inward reflection, affirmations & meditation are all part-and-parcel of my detox. :)
I’ll be posting more pics of the juices I make over the next few days too. As well as any more info on detox symptoms or cravings we might experience. My main informational post will be at the end of the week to summarize & give more background knowledge about fasting & feasting with juices.
Peace & Love to you all! <3
Life is busy in the spring. The weather lately has been keeping us busy; one day sunshine & t-shirts, and the next it’s slush & snowflakes! What gives mother nature? You fiesty thing you. I’m not really complaining, luckily we were graced with some sunlight today even though the temperature is still pretty chilly.
I’ve been making some changes to the site lately, yep - more changes. :p I’m never content, always in flux. Anyways, I’m liking where it’s at right now & loving the cute graphics from Winkabilities! :)
I’m going to be adding some new pages and more recipes over the next couple of weeks. I want to start experimenting & sharing my experiences with raw deserts and treats, high carb/low fat dinners & salads galore! Hope it’s something you guys might find interesting.
As usual I’ve been chugging back the green juice, but I’m feeling the need for something more. I’ve never actually done a juice fast before - I’ve done a water fast for 3 days before but that’s it. I’ve been thinking it’s about time I did a juice fast of some sort. My boyfriend seems interested too (gotta love a man who wants to talk juicin’) so I’m going to do a little research and plan a juice fast for us. Suggestions for a first timer? What length of time would you recommend?
Lots of love til next time! <3