Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Juice Fast for Two

We started the day with some tea and lemon then our first juice.  I used that whole packet of super greens along with celery, cucumber, asparagus, zucchini, green apple, lemon and ginger.  It's a super green bloat buster but I like what Donna calls it...


This was quite sour, but the last thing on our palates was homemade vanilla chocolate chunk gelato I made us for a treat last evening.  You do the math.

This is what I wake up to every morning.  I'm one lucky lady, hee hee!  Not that I'm such a prize, I was not camera ready due to a severe case of bed head.  

Some of my reading material for today...

Must avoid any and all things having to do with food like Food Network, Cooking Channel, food magazines and cookbooks.  Which always seem to be a big part of my Saturday.

I took Tally on a gentle gimp around the block, my right knee has been bothering me this week but we both needed to get out and about a little.  In case you hadn't heard, it's really fraking hot out!  I had a shower and then it was time for lunch.  Er, juice.

This one is an orange green combo with cucumber, kale, celery, lemon, carrots, turmeric root, Japanese yam and a juicy pluot that had gone too ripe to eat. 


Now this was tasty.  Orange veggies are sweeter, fresh turmeric root tastes fabulous and kale is surprisingly mild when juiced.

At 1pm, Rob said he was hungry but otherwise feeling pretty good.  I made him a cup of Sweet & Spicy herbal tea and I had a big glass of the herb and lemon sun "tea" that I made yesterday. 

Another round of mean green at 3pm after Rob said he was ready to gnaw off his own foot.  This one is loaded with kale, golden beets, cucumber, zucchini, celery, green apple and ginger.  I left out the lemon by mistake.  I much prefer the juice with the lemon, it seems a little flat without it.  Beets are damn tasty, though.

Time for supper juice, last juice before the highlight of the evening, the Pina Colada smoothies.  This one was so orange-y and delicious with carrots, golden beets, Japanese yam, turmeric, zucchini, ginger and lemon.  It was a bit sweeter than the others but I could tell by the look on Rob's face that if it was overly-green tasting he might give up and head for the ham and cheese. 

At about 7:30pm we decided it was time for smoothies.

The fat in the coconut kefir made the smoothie have lots of staying power.  I'm freezing cold now, though.  We had to turn off the fan and turn up the temp on the central air.  I was just laying under a blanket before I came to post this.  In July, in Georgia, during a heat wave.  Wheat, sugar and alcohol are all inflammatory foods, which cause acid and heat in my body.  Juicing and sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet is one sure way to stay cool in this heat.

Rob boycotted day two, but we will be having juice for breakfast and a light, veggie-centric day.  I can't do food prep for Rob and a juice fast for myself, it's just too hard.  That's why I always planned my previous fasts around his traveling.

I wish I had some good news about Tally, but she's still quite poorly and not holding anything down.  We'll see how she is in the morning and then decide if we need to take her to the emergency vet hospital for more treatment.  Think good thoughts for her.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about Tally. I hope you get to the root of the problem and find a solution!

    I find your fast really interesting, but I'd like to know what your sources are, in other words, how did you come to the conclusion that the veg/fruit fast is a "good" thing to do (any authors, articles you might suggest?).


  2. Check out this link:

    Dr. Mercola is a big proponent of juicing and well as Dr. Joel Furhman. Get your hands on a copy of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead to see some of the benefits of juice fasting. I've read testimonials of people curing their own cancer through juice fasting when traditional medicine failed them.

    I've been doing a one or two day juice fast twice a year in a addition to regular almost daily juicing for the past three years. But juice fasting isn't a new concept. It's been part of alternative medicine scene for years.

    I like to do it to reset my system when my eating get a bit out of control. It's cooling, energizing and makes me feel great.

  3. Hi! I am a new follower! Love your blog and those juices look amazing! GO GREEN GODDESS!

  4. Welcome new reader! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. Some of those juices sound very interesting. I always wondered what things like spinach and kale would taste like when juiced and mixed with other veggies/fruits. Do you drink it all down at once or do you sip it to make it last longer (like a meal?). Perhaps when I am gainfully employed again I will invest in a juicer...until then,I am living vicariously through you! :-) Happy juicing!

  6. I'm going to need a juicing lesson! I would definitely try this, and I need to watch that movie you were talking about. Hope Tally feels better. My dog is my child, and it's horrible when he is sick.

  7. Thanks Liz, Tally is feeling much better and doing very well on her new food. *knock wood*

    Rochelle...spinach is my favorite green to juice, has no flavor at all but lots of micronutrients. Kale is good in small amounts but stronger than spinach so you sort of want to ease into that one.

    Some of the juices taste better than others but I do try and always swirl it in my mouth to get a head start on absorbing all the enzymes and nutrients.