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juice rundown & recipes

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

as per request I will give you guys a rundown of what i'm drinking these days.

first off I started by doing a lot of research on various sites like rebootwithjoe.com and rawrawlife.com both of those had FAQs which I had a lot of and recipes. based on what I learned i'm doing a fruit juice in the morning- although it's got red pepper and carrots too so not completely juice because fruits are expensive in winter over here! right now i'm making my juices the night before- even though everyone says you MUST make them fresh I don't have time for that. i'm doing temp work at the moment so I never know if in the mornings i'm going to be called in so I juice the night before just in case. plus it means I only have to clean my juicer and prep once a day which is nice because being in the kitchen is like torture.

so I've come to realise that I don't love the juices heavy on greens, with that being said I know they are important so other than my morning juice all the rest of my juices for the day have greens in them among other veggies to disguise the taste. before I officially started the cleanse I went through a list of recipes over a few days and tried all different concoctions. I've pinpointed what I like- here are a few of the juices i'm relying on these days:

sunburst juice- (for the am)
1 orange
1 red bell pepper
3 carrots
1 lemon (orig it called for half a lemon but I like citrus so I go full blast)

apple beet detox juice- (this one I also have in the am)
1 apple
1 beet
1 orange
½ lemon
handful parsley

lemonade stand-
2 carrots
1 apple
½ red pepper
1 lemon
2 romaine leaves
1 ½ c cabbage

green citrus/mean green mix-
1 green apple
1 lemon
1 lime
3 big handfuls of greens (mix of kale, romaine and cabbage)
1 cucumber

simply sweet romaine-
1 apple
8 romaine leaves
2 carrots

as you can see I love citrus. lemons, limes and apples are all alkalizing and low in sugar so they won't spike your blood sugar like other fruits.

after a few goes you get a better idea of what produces more juice because after all this is kind of pricey. so cucumbers juice nicely, other green leafy things do not. cabbage and kale are cheap, but you have to use quite a bit to get enough juice out of them. pineapple tastes like heaven but I think you don't get enough juice out of them to justify their cost here. bummer. oranges and lemons really add zest to the juice but they take a long time to prep because you have to peel them but still leave the white pith(?) because that has nutrients.

i hope this helps!

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    Great job! I had no idea you were juicing full blast! That's awesome! How long will you be doing only juice? We juice and eat, but I did go one complete day with just juice for our FFF Challenge last week. What kind of juicer do you have? When I was trying to decide which juicer to buy, I attended a lecture at Whole Foods. The speaker told us, juicers are like knives. Any knife will cut bread, but using a bread knife is best. As much as you love citrus, a citrus press would be a good investment, and save you time, since you wouldn't have to peel it. I bought a slow single auger juicer, and I have to chop everything up first. It's a lot of work, but I'd rather chop than cook. Your official recipes are impressive. I'm an everything but the kitchen sink kind of juicer. Just depends on what I have in the house. I did learn the hard way that if you aren't going to drink the juice right away, you need to add lemon to it to preserve it. I opened the bottle and juice exploded all over me. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    very interesting and good for you !!
    I can imagine that with no sodium that you will be running to the restroom to dispose of a lot of water !!! stock up on TP !!

    1878 days ago
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