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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Today I made the yummiest of juices. I experimented with 4 recipes from the Reboot website. Normally I just drink the same juice all day long. Experimenting is a good idea, I'm so glad I thought of it. Here is a link to recipes.

Splash of Sun was one of the yummiest recipes.
3 large carrots
2 oranges
1 large slice ginger root
Makes about one cup. I asked my husband to taste it and he drank down the whole cup, not a drop left for me. I enjoyed the flavor so much that I went back and made a quart to drink for later. Normally I don't like carrot juice. The oranges improve the flavor, so I ended up juicing a 3 pound bag of carrots. I can't believe I drank that many carrots ! I drank down the whole quart.

Then I had Mean Green Juice. It's not my favorite, but it does have it's purpose. It has very little fruit. I think its 80% vegetables 20% fruit, so it's good to promote weight loss and has tons of nutrition. I will make it again. I also inhaled the quart of juice.

1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
6-8 leaves kale (Australian tuscan cabbage)
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp ginger

This next one was tasty. I ended up adding a bit more pineapple to it so the flavor was yummy. It made about a quart in the Sampson juicer. In a Breville they say it makes 16 ounces.

Pineapple Green Juice
1 head romaine (cos) lettuce
1 1/2 pears
1 cup (large handful) cut pineapple

I didn't have pears, so I used apples. I have a quart saved for tomorrow !

I also made:
Red Hot Juice
4 tomatoes
1 large red pepper (capsicum)
1 carrot
2 celery sticks
1-2 chilies
It made a quart for me using a Sampson Juicer. The Breville is supposed to make 16 oz. It tastes like a chilled tomato soup. I added in some cilantro to improve the flavor and jalapeno. This will probably be saved for tomorrow.

Today I learned that having a variety of juices to drink during the day pleases my taste-buds and leaves me feeling better satisfied than drinking one kind of juice. I wish I would of known that on my other juice fast. It's kind of like eating 3 meals, it feels better balanced.

Yesterday we returned from the trip to the beach. We ordered pizza since the cupboards were bare. Today we finished off the pizza, so tomorrow I will be free to juice. I got the temptation out of the house.
d/ has a recipe calculator for juicers. It also has recipes based on your health issues.

Tomorrow I will start the Juice Fast or Reboot !!!

My kitty after being at the pet retreat in a cage for two days went outside and caught a tasty bird and consumed it all. She is eating better and seems to be healing. She is starting to put on a little weight.

Tomorrow I hope I will be able to adhere to the Reboot. Joe Cross explained on one of his videos on youtube that Rebooting is like rebooting your computer. It gives you a chance to retrain your taste buds, control your cravings, reboot your life, and give yourself tons of nutrition. By putting in the right nutrition it allows the body to heal or repair itself. It's not an overnight quick fix but can take months of juicing and eating a healthy diet.

My goals are to improve my energy.
Improve my health.
Release weight or loose pounds.
Flood my body with lots of nutrition.
I would love to release enough weight to where I need a new wardrobe. My shirts are holey, rather old. I would love to have a reason other than wear to purchase new clothes in a smaller size.
Surprise my husband with success, light his fire.

Oh, I got my Tracy Anderson Transform workout done Day 1.

Some sources of protein for vegetarians.

There is a common misconception that protein is only found in meat, and that vegetarians/vegans don't get enough. But according to Dr. Howard Murad, “There are many benefits to eating vegetable protein food as opposed to animal sources of protein. Vegetable proteins contain no cholesterol or saturated fat and in many cases also provide a good source of dietary fiber.”

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FLMOMX2 5/7/2013 8:11AM


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CLPURNELL 5/6/2013 10:58PM

    Sounds great!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2013 6:07PM

    Thanks for sharing the recipes they sound good.

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CHOPOLA 5/6/2013 12:09PM

    Great blog! and thank you for posting the protein picture, I had no idea how much I was getting from my spinach!

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KIMI_SILVA 5/6/2013 9:35AM

    Thank you for the site address to Reboot. I am going there right now, and then when I get back from morning Mass I am going to hang out there and see what I can learn.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/6/2013 2:06AM

  interesting juicing recipes. i only have a smoothie maker blender, so i can only make about 10 oz at a time, which is fine for me. i may try cutting down the recipes for my blender.

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    I'm a retired coronary care nurse. Most of the cholesterol in the body is manufactured by it and only 15% comes from food. Nearly every research study to prove that saturated fat is linked to heart disease proves the opposite. There are tons of books on the market dedicated to the research - some of the best being by Gary Taubes. I'm very familiar with vegetarian diets because I was a vegetarian in high school and ended up in the hospital due to it. I had several vitamin deficiencies and had to take vitamin k shots for years due to resulting clotting problems. It's not for everyone. Yes, vegetarian diets tend to be high in fiber, vitamin c and E but also high in copper, low in zinc, low in vitamin D, B 12 complex, iron, omega 3s amino acids like taurine, cysteine, carnitine and methionine, low in high quality proteins. It takes a lot of planning to get he nutrients right.

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CAROLIAN 5/5/2013 1:24PM

    The juices sound great i am looking in the charity shops and on freecycle for a juicer as i cannot afford to buy a new one at the moment emoticon

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GWTRIKER 5/5/2013 12:43PM

    Since I am not doing The Shred for a few weeks, I decided to make juice for one meal replacement. Today I tried the Red Hot Juice. I made a couple substitutions. I did not have celery so I omitted. Instead of chili peppers I used a jalapeño and some fresh horseradish. When I tasted it, I thought it needed some extra zip, so I added a couple tablespoons of Red Hot. My kind of drink!

I am going to take the pulp and make layer it between eggplant for another meal. Nothing wasted!

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CAMETHYSTE 5/5/2013 12:04PM

    I've never tried juicing but I've heard from a few people that it has helped them. A couple of your juices did sound great. Good luck on your juices and emoticon !

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NYARAMULA 5/5/2013 9:47AM

    Thanks for sharing the juice recipes.

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NATPLUMMER 5/5/2013 9:36AM


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NUTRON3 5/5/2013 8:18AM

    Love it all!!!!

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    Variety is good for your tastebuds...and I think it would be healthier too! Good for you for experimenting with some different recipes.

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KIPPER15 5/5/2013 6:36AM

    Interesting recipes. I am going to try juicing soon. Juicer is on its way. emoticon

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IKACEY 5/5/2013 3:47AM

    I am not a juicer but it seems to be working for you. I do know there is protein in vegetables but they have to be properly combined to have the full range of amino acids that your body needs. I hope your juice recipes are doing that for you.
As far as the pizza goes, welcome to real life. It happens its done and now you have the supplies to juice again. Best of luck with your fast.
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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    Thanks for sharing! I hope this works out for you.

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ARTJAC 5/5/2013 1:48AM

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123ELAINE456 5/5/2013 12:19AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Great Recipes. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FLAMENM 5/4/2013 11:54PM

    Great review of the juices. Definitley inspires me!

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NANCYPAT1 5/4/2013 11:37PM

    Great blog - I will use the recipes for the juices

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COCK-ROBIN 5/4/2013 11:30PM

    Wow, a wonderful blog!

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WIO_ALISA 5/4/2013 11:25PM

    If you have a Kindle (or have the app downloaded on your computer), there is Smoothie Book for free download today -
It would give you some ideas for juicing combos too I would think.

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PATRICIAAK 5/4/2013 11:06PM

    variety is wise

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2013 10:32PM

    emoticon emoticon Loved your blog .. I also enjoy juicing . But haven't for a while .
We have been so busy with doctors and hospitals I just didn't have the time or the motivation ..
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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ACIMPEGGY 5/4/2013 9:48PM

    I may try juicing, too. Susie has thought about purchasing a juicer. I would do it maybe every third day, one day my regular ranges and one day a little looser. I read recently that it's good to change up your eating so your body doesn't get stuck in a rut....that's one thing that causes plateaus.

BTW, meat has ALL the protein amino acids, unlike other foods.


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SCOOTER4263 5/4/2013 9:06PM

    My life is pretty insane right now (just the basic life of a gardener/landscaper/farmer in May), but as soon as the craziness is over, I'm looking forward to trying the juicing.

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NEWME0519 5/4/2013 8:44PM

    I'm going to consider doing a juice fast but may start with 2-3 days each week and work my way to a full 7-10 day fast period. Thank you for sharing!

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CINDHOLM 5/4/2013 8:43PM

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GWTRIKER 5/4/2013 8:34PM

    Very interesting. I also saw those recipes on Reboot and might try them. Thanks for posting.

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/4/2013 8:20PM

    your juices sound yummy take care of you emoticon

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SIMCYN 5/4/2013 8:20PM

  Your clothes condition sounds like mine. I refused to buy larger clothes. I never lost the weight therefore my wardrobe is pitiful. Today my pants almost fell off literally. Only my fast reflexes kept me from making a fool of myself, so it is time to get some smaller ones. woohoo. I liked your juice recipe builder. The juice I usually have really does have little calories, but loads of nutrients. I'm not getting much calories during the day at all. Amazingly, I feel great.

good luck on the reboot. I refer also to Joe for info and have tried a few of his recipes. Mostly, I do the mean green.


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PATRICIA441 5/4/2013 8:20PM

  Where are you getting your r protein?

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    Love carrot, ginger and apple. Sometimes I add a little cilantro to it, too. I also do one that is collard greens mixed in some water with a little bit of honey and lime juice.
This blog is a valuable resource for juice ideas and inspiration. Thanks for this!

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MAXMAMA45 5/4/2013 8:07PM

    Some of those juices sound sooooo yummy!! :)

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