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Today was a rainy and blustery day in London-town, but the weather was a bit warmer than expected so I got outside as much as possible despite the spitting rain and merry little breezes. I took a walk downtown to the Covent Garden Market to check things out and grab some necessities before the weekend. I found this really wicked little salad bar that had fresh pressed juices and cut fruit available! It was calling my name so I grabbed some mango juice and chopped watermelon for lunch.
My food haul consisted of blood oranges, a few mangoes, kiwis, some celery, peaches, kale, bananas and a cucumber. Not too much, because I had a long walk back home (~5k) and I tell ya, what I thought was a small haul got very heavy by the time I neared home! I also grabbed some dog food, homemade incense and candles to add to my load!
When I got home I was pleasantly surprised to find a package waiting for me in my mailbox (don’t you just LOVE that feeling??). It was the tshirt I ordered from Megan Elizabeth! It fits well and is nice and cozy. I like to support the raw peeps who have inspired me towards this lifestyle and Megan is definitely someone who inspires! If you haven’t, you should check out her YouTube channel for great recipes and FAQs about eating a raw foods diet. :)
All in all it was a pretty good little outing. I got some fresh air, fresh food, and even a bit of a workout in from hauling all that juicy goodness home! ;) Now I’m off to relax a bit before dinner and then some at-home candlelit yoga & meditation. The rainy days always make me crave candlelight. Until next time… Peace out!
I wasn’t sure what to have for lunch today and I felt like making a funky salad. I got a little adventurous with some of the flavors in my fridge and in the end, even I was surprised at how well it turned out!
- 1 large beet
- 1 large purple carrot
- 1 large yellow carrot
- 1 small red onion
- 1 cup baby spinach
I wish I had a spiralizer for things like this, it would make the beets look like noodley pasta - yum! But thinly slicing with a knife or peeler works just fine too. :) Make sure the slices aren’t too thick or too wide. Also be warned - your hands will turn a bit pinkish/purpleish after handling beets. ;)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 spoonful of chia seeds
- handful of fresh sprouts (broccoli, alfalfa etc.)
Lightly process and drizzle the dressing on top with fresh herbs of your choosing. Here I chose some of my favorites: basil, parsley and thyme. Makes for a simple, savory and zesty light dish.
Well here I am at day four of my juice fast! I’m feeling good, besides being a bit tired, but that’s just because I didn’t get enough sleep. My boyfriend is done his juice fast, but I can’t decide if I want to continue on for another day or two… If so, I’m definitely going to need to get more greens & oranges! hehe. :)
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