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 red bell pepper
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)
½ red pepper
2 romaine leaves
1 ½ c cabbage
green citrus/mean green mix-
1 green apple
3 big handfuls of greens (mix of kale, romaine and cabbage)
simply sweet romaine-
8 romaine leaves
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!