Today was the first day of juicing! I am using my VitaMixer so I am using whole fruits and veggies which is great for cleaning out the body and replenishing the nutrients that the toxic build up has stolen from the body!
I made 4 cups of juice today and 3 spicy detox lemonades that were hot.
The first juice was:2 large handfulls of organic baby spinach1/8 cup organic grapefruit juice1/8 cup organic acai juice1 large organic carrot1/4 cup organic parsley1/4 cup filtered water
This juice actually tasted really good. I was a very nice mix of greens and fruit! It was green in color which can put some people off but it was a much better color then then lunch juice! I will definitely use this recipe again.
The second juice was2 large handfulls of organic baby spinach1/4 cup Frozen berries1/8 cup Organic Tart Cherry Juice1/4 cup water
This juice looked much worse then the first but actually tasted pretty good too. It is one that I would make again some time... maybe not as much as the first one. The parsley really helped the baby spinach to blend in better in the first recipe.
The third juice I actually made for my husband and myself so I am not writing the amounts....In fact not sure I should even write what I put in it. It was healthy but tasted awful...I will not be making it again. Ok so it had tomato, broccoli, cabbage, carrot which would not have tasted so bad expect for the spices added cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano. The oregano really over powered the juice and made it very yucky! Although my husband liked it a little because he drank 1.5 cups of it. I did make this warm by heating it in my VitaMixer.
After that I figured I needed a palate cleanser to help me feel happier tonight about my juicing.
Juice Number 4! Fruit Fresh!1/8 cup organic grapefruit juice1/8 cup organic acai juice2 tblsp Organic Lemon juice1/2 cup Frozen BerriesLiquid Stevia to taste1/4 cup filtered water
This made almost the consistency of sorbet and was really very nice! The bitter flavors mixed with the sweet ones were great! It would make a great dessert for anyone!
I am following it up with a cup of hot lemon water because it is cold out!
I don't know how long I am going to be doing the no-protien cleanse though. It is very difficult for this carnivore. My body actually works best on protein. I am going to finish out this week juicing and see how my body feels!
I did weigh and measure at the beginning to the first phase of my detox... and here are the results:
Weight loss: 8.6 lbs
Inches lost: 7 inches!
Ok this was only 3 days! Whoooohoooo! But what is better then that is the energy level that is way up! Hopefully the juice days will keep this going!