Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1st Day of Juice Fast! Wish Me Luck!

Here's my grocery store haul for my juice fast~~Lots of fresh veggies including Kale, Spinach, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Ginger, Apples, Pears, Pineapple, and Carrots! I'm starting my juice fast with a cough and sore throat that I've had for about a month. I took a Z-pack (antibiotic~I really hate to take antibiotics but I was really really sick) which helped a little but then the cough came right back. I'm hoping juicing will help my body heal faster! I'll let you know!
Lots of gorgeous color~~you know what they say! "Eat a Rainbow!"
Washing my spinach~~
Salad spinners are very handy~
I'm using my Braun juicer. It's probably not the best because the mouth isn't as big as I'd like for the veggies~~you have to chop them up pretty small to get them in. But it's all I've got right now. Someday I'd like to get a better juicer.
Liquid Gold~~
This morning I juiced spinach, parsley, apple, and pineapple. It was pretty good although I prefer it cold but I was just home from the store so it was room temp. I also strain my juice because I don't like it foamy or with any of the pulp. It tasted much better to me without any of the pulp or fiber. It's an extra step and clean up, but worth it for the taste!
After I drank my juice I went ahead and cleaned and prepared my produce so my day was ready for easy juicing. I hope this lasts me a few days. All this cost me roughly $35. at Krogers.
Kale, Spinach, Parsley, and Beet tops.
Pineapple and Beets~~I juice the entire pineapple...outside as well and inside. I don't want to waste any of that juice!
2 types of pears, apples, ginger, and celery. YUM!
I love carrots because they make greens a little sweeter! They're good for people like me who have a sweet tooth! So there you have it! My 1st day is underway. I'm still full from my 1st glass and that was about 2 hours ago. So far, so good!
UPDATE~~It's 5:11 pm and I'm starving! I have a slight headache which I hear is normal for detoxing. I'm about to go have another glass of juice~~I've had about 4 small glasses today. Should probably have more than that. Also, about to make a hot cup of tea. That will fill me up. This isn't easy. :(
Last Update of the day~~Going to bed a little early. I had a peppermint tea tonight. I was really hungry. I made my last juice with beet, apple, pear, pineapple, kale, parsley, beet tops, spinach & well, I think that's it. It was really good. My little one had some too. The clean up is a pain the rear so I made a little extra tonight for in the morning. I typically like to drink it right away so it doesn't lose any of the nutrients but occasionally it's just easier to make more for less clean up later. Have a headache. Tomorrow will be hard because I have a luncheon to attend. I may allow myself a small salad or just take my juices in my purse and drink them while all my friends eat. Nobody said this would be easy! Good night friends!


Andy Valadez said...

Congratulations! You are on your way. Take each day, one at at time. The time flies. Start a log, share some videos.

Andy Valadez, StealthMarketer

Kim said...

Wow this looks amazing. I've tried juicing but was not disciplined to maintain so I just buy Bolthouse Carrot I hope you feel better real soon.

Texskiss said...

Thank you guys! I have to say, I've got quite the headache. I'm about to make an evening juice for my hubby and girls. I want them to at least drink one power juice a day! First day down, tomorrow will be tricky as I've got a luncheon for the Kidney Foundation to attend! I think I'll pack a few juices and just pour it into a wine glass at the table. My friends will love that! LOL

Angela said...

You can do it! You'll feel so much better in a few days. Our Dr. told us it's the body detoxing that makes you feel so bad for a bit. But the good thing is you're getting rid of all the yuck.


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