SparkPeople Fresh Juices, Smoothies and Fasting, Oh My... Team Messageboard Fresh Smoothies, Juice Lovers, Juice Fasters, fans of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Reboot Your Life, The PH Miracle and more... Meet here for recipes, info & support. Join us! SparkPeople Fresh Juices, Smoothies and Fasting, Oh My... Team Messageboard September Chat Anyone out here? <BR> <BR> I just started my 5th day of juicing and loving it! The first two days were kind of rough, but now, fingers crossed, I'm coasting through it. <BR> <BR> I signed up for Joe's Reboot 5 day plan from 9/12 - 9/16. I got the book early so decided to jump right in. I did have to buy the book since it was not at my library. :( <BR> <BR> Join Joe’s Juice It to Lose It Challenge This September <BR> " <link><BR>-juice-to-lose-chall... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:39:09 EST Where is everyone? I'm back after about a year and everyone is gone!! <BR> <BR> I'm currently doing a soup/grapefruit cleanse to help my digestion. Similar to fasting I suppose as it's pretty low calorie. Recommended by my naturalpath doctor. <BR> <BR> Looking for friends doing any kind of cleansing for support! Sun, 22 May 2016 13:48:38 EST Leaving SP I'm leaving SP and therefore this team due to their latest stupidity of making SparkPages look like Facebook. I wanted to thank all of you that I've come to know over the years, and thank you for your friendship, support, and caring. <BR> <BR> Love, Carol Thu, 19 May 2016 13:12:22 EST Tell me your sucess stories.. I'm about to do this juicing thing.. would love to hear your success stories... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:38:27 EST October 2015 Goals We have a few more months to finish out 2015 strong! Let's keep it going. List your goals here. <BR> <BR> ~Hattie Fri, 2 Oct 2015 20:23:25 EST October Birthdays Anybody celebrating a birthday in October? Let us know. We'd love to celebrate with you! <em>383</em> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 20:20:46 EST Pumpkin Juice <link><BR>Recipe-36024652 </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:19:22 EST Pumpkin Smoothie <link><BR>pkin-pie-smoothie </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:15:05 EST In Season Fruits and Vegetables <link> /whats-in-season-fall </link> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 20:48:44 EST Doing this for me! Lack of team participation has left me feeling down in the dumps this past month. I completely fell off the wagon. But a new month is upon us and I'm picking myself up, dusting myself off and continuing on my journey. <BR> <BR> I'm doing this for me and I won't quit. Even if I am here talking to myself. <em>39</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:46:36 EST September 2015 Goals Add your September goals here! <em>104</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:42:39 EST September Birthday List Any September birthdays coming up? Add your name and date to the list! <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> ~Hattie Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:37:19 EST Watermelon Strawberry Ingredients <BR> 1 1/2 cups (240 g) fresh watermelon, cubed (black seeds removed) <BR> 1 cup (120 g) frozen strawberries <BR> 1/2 ripe banana (50 g), previously peeled, chopped and frozen <BR> 1/2 - 3/4 cup (120-180 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk <BR> 1 lime, juiced (~30 ml) <BR> 1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds (optional) <BR> <BR><BR>ia-watermelon-smoothie/ Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:50:47 EST Watermelon Cucumber<BR>/watermelon-cucumber-juice-with-mint-r<BR>ecipe.html <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 2 cups (16 ounces) fresh watermelon juice from about 6 cups diced watermelon flesh <BR> 3/4 cup (6 ounces) fresh cucumber juice from about 1 large cucumber <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) fresh mint juice from about 15 mint leaves with stems <BR> 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice from 1 to 2 limes <BR> 1 tablespoon sugar, optional <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:46:30 EST Goals For August 2015 What are your goals for this month? Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:33:47 EST Coconut Milk & Pineapple<BR>ut-juice-119020 <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 1&#8260;4 inch piece ginger <BR> 8 ounces pineapple, unpeeled <BR> 1 apple, seeded <BR> 1&#8260;2 cup unsweetened coconut milk <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:54:49 EST Coconut Milk Smoothie Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 10-ounce bag frozen blueberries or other fruit <BR> 3 ripe bananas $ <BR> 1 cup plain yogurt $ <BR> 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk $ <BR> 2 tablespoons honey <BR> <BR><BR>milk-smoothie <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:50:36 EST Kale Aid<BR>the-best-kale-juice-recipe-ever/ <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 5 large kale leaves <BR> 1-2 large cucumbers <BR> 1 lemon (peeled) <BR> 1 apple <BR> 1 inch knob ginger (peeled) <BR> 1-2 large ribs celery <BR> <BR> - See more at:<BR>the-best-kale-juice-recipe-ever/#sthas<BR>h.XYOuDBZU.dpuf Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:31:27 EST Kale Smoothies (link) Here's a link to 10 smoothies using kale. Sorry but I can't make the "add a link" work on my laptop and my desktop is giving me attitude, so you'll have to copy/paste it. <BR> <BR><BR>ale-smoothies/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:22:51 EST Help please - new to this! Hello All! What do you recommend for making good, healthy smoothies? How about juicing? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks! Heather Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:20:51 EST New with a few questions Hello fellow smoothers and juicers! Thanks for having me in the group! I am starting day 1 today! I have been feeling awful about the things I've been eating and finally have just had it. I'm doing a modified reboot with smoothies instead of juicing, as I would just eat the pulp anyways, but I'm replacing two other meals with smoothies. <BR> <BR> I guess I have a couple questions for the vets out there. Did you have a wave of excess energy? I could only sleep 5 hours today, and the feeling... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:33:00 EST Oh Sweet Broccoli Juice INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1/2 – 1 head of broccoli (florets and stalks) <BR> 2 oranges <BR> 1 cucumber <BR> 1 carrot <BR> DIRECTIONS: <BR> Wash all produce well. <BR> Peel the oranges. <BR> Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy! <BR> SUBSTITUTIONS: <BR> Broccoli – green cabbage, kale, spinach, Swiss chard (silverbeet) <BR> Orange – lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit <BR> Cucumber – zucchini, celery <BR> Carrot – sweet potato, winter squash, parsnip <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:35:11 EST Broccoli Banana Sweet Green Smoothie (Banana Broccoli) – Gluten-free and Vegan <BR> serves 1 <BR> 1 1/2 cups almond milk or other non-dairy milk <BR> 1 organic banana, preferably frozen <BR> 1 small bunch of organic broccoli florets (stalk removed), I used about 1/4 pound <BR> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup <BR> <BR> Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:29:56 EST Cranberry Apple Ginger<BR>le-ginger-juice-recipe/ <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 2 cups (240 g) fresh cranberries <BR> 2 apples (green or red) <BR> 2 in (5 cm) piece of ginger <BR> 2 kale leaves (Tuscan cabbage) <BR> DIRECTIONS: <BR> Wash all produce well. <BR> Core apples. <BR> Juice all ingredients and enjoy. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:07:11 EST Cranberr y-Orange<BR>orange-smoothie <BR> <BR> Cranberry-Orange Smoothie <BR> This simple smoothie recipe offers a slight tartness from the fresh cranberries. <BR> Ingredients <BR> 3&#8260;4 cup orange juice <BR> 1 cup fresh cranberries <BR> 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 2 banana, quartered and frozen <BR> 1 cup ice cubes Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:04:31 EST Strawberry Cucumber INGREDIENTS <BR> 6 fresh strawberries, hulled <BR> 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks <BR> 1 large red apple, cut into eighths <BR> 2 medium carrots, peeled <BR> Ice (optional) Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:30:01 EST Blueberry Cucumber Gonna give this one a try tonight. I'll let you know how it was. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 large cucumbers, peeled and diced; <BR> 1 cup coconut milk; <BR> 1 cup frozen blueberries; <BR> 1 tbsp lemon juice; <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:26:40 EST Chocolate Cherry Banana<BR>anana-smoothie/?utm_campaign=shareahol<BR>ic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=soci<BR>alnetworkIngredients <BR> <BR> 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice). <BR> 1/2 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen will work) <BR> 1 frozen banana <BR> 1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> 1 T. honey (use more or less depending on how sweet you want it) <BR> 1/8-1/4 t. almond extract <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> Add all of the ingredients to a b... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:06:28 EST Peach Pie Smoothie <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup nonfat or 1 percent lowfat milk <BR> 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt <BR> 1 cup unsweetened frozen peaches <BR> 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste <BR> 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> Pinch ground nutmeg <BR> Pinch ground ginger <BR> Directions <BR> Watch how to make this recipe <BR> Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:42:54 EST Carrot-Gin nger-Peach<BR>ger-Peach-Juice/11100.uts# <BR> <BR> 2 medium carrots <BR> 2 peaches, pits removed <BR> 1 orange bell pepper <BR> 1 red-skinned apple <BR> 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled <BR> 1/2 lemon, peeled <BR> ice (optional) <BR> optional garnishes: thin apple slices, thin carrot slices, lemon slices <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:32:05 EST Peach Medley<BR>ley-101 <BR> <BR> <BR> Apples - 2 large (3-1/4" dia) 446g <BR> Carrots - 10 medium 610g <BR> Lemon (outer skin cut off) - 1/2 fruit (2-3/8" dia) 42g <BR> Orange - 1 large (3-1/16" dia) 184g <BR> Peaches - 2 large (2-3/4" dia) 350g <BR> Directions <BR> Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:29:41 EST Blueberry-peach<BR>1/Blueberry-Peach-Smoothie-with-Flaxseeds Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:24:27 EST Old or New? Do you like to juice or blend the same combinations everyday because you absolutely LOVE what you've put together so perfectly? <BR> <BR> -OR- <BR> <BR> Do you get bored with the same old, same old and need something new to keep your tastebuds excited? <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>478</em> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:04:55 EST JULY 2015 GOALS My goals for this month: <BR> <BR> Increase my vegetables to equal my fruit intake. <BR> <BR> Enjoy two smoothies/juice a day instead of one. <BR> <BR> Walk more. At least 30 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> ~Hattie Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:18:59 EST Consistency <img src=""> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:53:41 EST Heart Health Cranbanana Blast Smoothie <BR> <BR> Filled with heart-healthy nutrients and anti-viral properties, cranberries blend well with bananas and dates for a tart-sweet treat. <BR> <BR> 1 cup spinach <BR> 1 ripe banana (peeled) <BR> 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries <BR> 2 dates <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:47:49 EST Power Gulp (iron and vitamin K) <link>,,5040<BR>0000118659,00.html </link> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:44:30 EST Raw Spinach and Kidney Stones While browsing the web for green juice recipes, I came across numerous articles mentioning raw spinach causing kidney stones. <BR> <BR> This is the first that I've heard of it. Have you heard of this before? Are you concerned? <BR> <BR> I guess the safest thing would be to cut down on the greens if you have kidney conditions or better yet, discuss your green juice diet with your primary physician to be on the safe side. <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:40:01 EST Juices Made With Apples <link><BR>e-carrot-juice-188116 </link> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:10:56 EST Craving Crusher <link><BR>elight-smoothie </link> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:07:38 EST Blender suggestions? UGH!!! The motor just burned out on my blender. It was just a standard Hamilton Beach that I picked up at a big box store before I started my juicing and smoothie journey. <BR> <BR> Now I need something serious because I blend at least twice a day. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:10:33 EST Baby Steps In reference to losing weight: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:13:38 EST Ageless <img src=""> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:08:32 EST Goals <img src=""> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09:40:28 EST Insomnia & Inflammation Juice <link><BR>/Tart-Cherry-Juice-Recipe-to-Fight-Ins<BR>omnia-and-Inflammation.htm?utm_term=ch<BR>erry%20juice%20recipe&utm_content=p1-m<BR>ain-1-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=<BR>msn&utm_campaign=adid-eb7587cd-267c-4b<BR>45-9099-d31021d69ade-0-ab_mse_ocode-22<BR>834&ad=semD&an=msn_s&am=exact&q=cherry<BR>%20juice%20recipe&dqi=&o=22834&l=sem&q<BR>src=999&askid=eb7587cd-267c-4b45-9099-d31021d69ade-0-ab_mse </link> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:45:17 EST Cherry Coconut Smoothie <link><BR>nut-smoothie/ </link> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:38:59 EST Berry Cherry Smoothie <link><BR>moothie-485915?columns=3&position=3%2F73 </link> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:38:48 EST Gloomy Day Smoothie <link><BR>othie/?prop24=hn_slide2_Gloomy-Day-Smo<BR>othie&evt19=1 </link> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:26:04 EST Natural Energy Juice <link><BR>/Bell-Pepper-Juice-Recipe-for-a-Natura<BR>l-Energy-Boost.htm?utm_term=juice%20re<BR>cipes&utm_content=p1-main-6-title&utm_<BR>medium=sem&utm_source=msn&utm_campaign<BR>=adid-522ee584-c7b7-474a-bded-2682921b<BR>a39b-0-ab_mse_ocode-12614&ad=semD&an=m<BR>sn_s&am=exact&q=juice%20recipes&dqi=&o<BR>=12614&l=sem&qsrc=999&askid=522ee584-c<BR>7b7-474a-bded-2682921ba39b-0-ab_mse </link> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:19:34 EST How are you feeling today? You can leave one word, an emoticon or an entire blog post. It's up to you! <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate each other's successes. <BR> <BR> Let's lift each other up when someone is down. <BR> <BR> We're a team. We're on this healthy journey together! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> ~Hattie Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:55:49 EST Vegan Peach Oat Smoothie <BR> <BR> Delicious! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-smoothie/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 ripe peaches, quartered, pits removed <BR> 1 tbsp chia seeds <BR> 1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free for G-free eaters) <BR> 1/2 frozen banana (peeled before freezing) <BR> 1/4 cup fresh orange juice <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk <BR> OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp agave, maple syrup or stevia for added sweetness (or honey for non-vegan) Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:03:03 EST Adding Protein Without the Powder <link><BR>ng-tips/10-ways-add-protein-your-smoot<BR>hie-without-powder </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> *This is a post that was in another forum. Sorry for the repeat, but I can't figure out how to delete a post.* <em>198</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:45:09 EST Adding Protein Without the Powder <link><BR>ng-tips/10-ways-add-protein-your-smoot<BR>hie-without-powder </link> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:18:11 EST Roll Call Who's with me this morning? <em>213</em> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:10:56 EST Smoothie Bowls Has anyone tried these? I have on occasion made a smoothie too thick to drink through a straw by accident, but it seems this is a new trend. <BR> <BR> I like the idea because I try to stay away from dairy but used to love having yogurt with fruit for breakfast. <BR> <BR> I am thinking these might be a way to transition slowly back to whole foods once my juice fast is over. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:05:36 EST What to do with the pulp from juicing? Dear juicers! <BR> I spend a lot of money on organic veggies and fruit, and I hate putting most of it in the bin in the pulp. So, i thought i'd come up with some recipes what to do with the pulp. <BR> From apple ginger and carrot juice pulp i've made a cake (add egg, agavesyrup, flour and baking powder)... <BR> But, do you have any more tips what to do with other flavours like cabbage or something like that? Mon, 11 May 2015 11:32:48 EST Juice Containers for Refrigerator & Drinking Hi, all! My juicer will be here today (YAY!!!!!) and I realized that (other than glasses) I have no containers for storing my juice in the refrigerator. I also would like to have some thermos-type containers for on the go , in the car, etc. I would love product suggestions, please. I know people use Ball Mason Jars but I would prefer something unbreakable. <BR> Thanks, <BR> ~Lisa <BR> <em>550</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:23:46 EST Newbie Trying to Not Break the Bank Hi! I'm Lisa. <em>41</em> I've been wanting to do this a while. My husband just bought me a juicer. I'm waiting (im)patiently for it to arrive! Does anyone have any tips for buying veggies and fruits for less money? Although I'm sure the money I save from not buying junk will make up for most of it. :) <BR> Feel free to friend me on here or message me with suggestions. These are the recipes I'm starting with: <BR> 1. Sweet Cucumber <BR> 4 handfuls of Spinach ( swiss chard is another great... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:43:11 EST Juicing without a juicer Hi guys and girls! <BR> New to juicing. I usually make green smoothies, but am planning on taking up juicing. Now, BEFORE i invest in a really expensive juicer I am juicing using my blender and straining the juice. Yes, it's a bit more complicated, but I just want to make sure I like it before i buy another kitchen applicance. <BR> So, any tips for doing this an easier way? Anyone juiced using a blender? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:31:44 EST Just started juicing Hello, <BR> <BR> I just started juicing almost a week ago. I'm not following a specific plan. I was inspired by Fat Sick and Nearly Dead movie. I made the juice recipe that Phil was doing. Just making a lot and drinking from that throughout the day. <BR> <BR> My surprise is that I'm only down 2 #s. I was expecting to see a little more. I have about 70 to lose. <BR> <BR> I would really like a buddy to go through this with, anyone interested. I'm planning on at least 30 days maybe mor... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:26:23 EST New to Juicing It felt so good to start my day off with a fresh juice!! My goal is juice for breakfast and lunch and healthy snack and supper!! <BR> <BR> Today's Juice was... <BR> 1 apple <BR> 1 celery stick <BR> 1/2 cucumber <BR> 1/2 lemon <BR> 2 handfuls of spinach Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:18:13 EST Simple Green Smoothies January 30 day challenge Anyone on here doing this challenge? <BR> <BR> Do you ever create a food grouping or recipe or enter the individual ingredients to your food tracker each time? Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:23:22 EST New Omega Juicer After a week of juicing my DH is finally doing most of it. <BR> <BR> Never helping with the centrifugal type machine, he now love our new auger type Omega. Yeah!!! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:58:46 EST November's Juice Feast This is day 2 and I'm ending it with a delicious dessert. I juiced it this morning, so I don't remember all that I juiced, but I did juice a pomegranate and pineapple and romaine leaves. Then tonight I put it in my Vita Mix with a banana. Too much sugar, but, Yummy! I even love the foam. If it wasn't so cold I would have blended it with crushed ice--a thought for the summer. <BR> <BR> I walked 3 miles today and that nearly wiped out, but I had veggie shopping, cleaning them and putting them... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:37:34 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I have been drinking green smoothies for a lil over a month now I feel good and want to learn more recipes and things I can do to feel better. I am not the most healthy eater but I am trying all kinds of new veggies in the green drinks. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:43:03 EST This might be TMI but . . . I need some advice I am brand new to juicing and currently finishing day 2 of my 100% juice 60 day fast. I did prepare accordingly by cleaning up my eating beforehand and blending smoothies, and eating fresh fruits, and vegetables. The one question I have right now is this: I am peeing like 4 or 5 times an hour. I go to work on school work, or power nap, or make my next juice and I can scarcely finish a task without having to pee. <em>2</em> Is this normal? Does it lessen over time? Do any of you hav... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:55:33 EST OK, This an Interestingly Strange Recipe Do you like it? <BR> <BR> Wanna try it? <BR> <BR> Let us know what you experienced... <BR> <BR> Once you get into any routine, you get into ruts and sometimes plateau despite your best efforts. <BR> <BR> Enjoy this simple re-arrangement of ingredients you may have tried in other combinations and get a little kick start or boost of your metabolism. (This recipe taken from a crash diet that is not recommended or endorsed by me; the juice is pretty awesome as a complement to a healthy lifes... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:23:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:46:20 EST Starting Juice Fast October 1. I'm starting a juice fast October 1, and I'm looking for someone to do it with me. I don't know how many days, but I would love to do it a minimum of 30 days. It will be day by day as I listen to my body. I did it for 6 days in September. <BR> <BR> Who wants to join me? Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:36:18 EST Juice Fast - Want to join me? Hello Everyone. I started a juice fast yesterday, Aug 18th. Looking for buddies to connect with who are also juice fasting? Anyone currently on a fast? <BR> <BR> At this point, I plan to do a 7 day fast. If I'm still feeling it at that point, I will extend. <BR> <BR> I did a 5 day fast in July, and extended it an extra 2 days because I was feeling so good (7 days total). It was a great experience, and I couldn't wait to do it again. So, here I go... day two and I'm feeling great. No... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:32:44 EST Need some juicing advice/help I just started my juice cleanse. 3-5 juices per day (mostly green) - and once or twice a day a serving of steamed zucchini or stewed berries and a handful of raw cashews. I've been doing this for three days so far, I've had none of the unpleasant cleansing or feeling more energized or the glow to my skin. I'm not even hungry or having problems from the lack of caffeine. I'm on some strong medication and am wondering if this is preventing me from getting the advantages of the juicing cleanse (... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:22:08 EST Want to win a Vitamix or Blendtec? Got Greens is giving away a blender. You can choose if you want to win a Vitamix or a Blendtec. Can't hurt to enter. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>amix-giveaway/ </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:57:54 EST Starting a 30 Day Smoothie/Juice Challenge Tomorro Hi everyone, not sure if there are too many people still active here on this board, but I'm looking to start a 30 day challenge tomorrow. All it will be is to add either a Green Smoothie or Green Juice to my day, for 30 days. Nothing too hectic. I'll also be sticking to a mostly plant based diet, mainly cutting way back on some of the cheese and wheat I've been eating lately... ;) But anyway, yeah, just wondering if anyone out there would be interested in joining. Take care!! <BR> <BR> ~... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:32:30 EST Day 3 of 30 - Looking for good vibes Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm starting a juice fast/reboot and am on day 3. My goal is 30 days. The first day was the hardest so far (someone made popcorn and that almost broke me) but the next day was easier. <BR> <BR> Here's my blog on my reasons if you're interested: <BR> <BR><BR>_journal.asp?abepu=true <BR> <BR> Cheers everyone! <BR> <BR> Homefrontmama Mon, 26 May 2014 14:47:44 EST On a juice reboot Hello everyone. I'm following the reboot with Joe juice reboot popularized in the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I have been on it for 4 days now and have lost about 6 pounds since then. I have 18 pounds more to lose. <BR> <BR> I had already been eating a healthy, low-fat, whole foods vegan diet for years before I started the reboot. But contrary to what some have said, even if you are eating the best foods, that doesn't mean you can eat as much as you want whenever you feel like it. ... Sat, 17 May 2014 09:59:21 EST Group question Hello all, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if this is a pretty active group? <BR> <BR> <BR> ========================================<BR>========= <BR> Tip for the Day: The most effective exercise for you is the one you will stick with for the long haul. Do not be afraid to switch things up when necessary. <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:05:52 EST Hi there! Hey everyone, my name's Lizzie and I'm currently on the 5th day of a 60 day juice fast. I've fasted many times before, but not for this long so I figured I would reach out for some support. :) Wish me luck! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:47:49 EST Did you NUTRIBULLET today? Nutrition fun, fitness I've just started using a Nutribullet, and I'm glad I got one. I think it's a good investment for me, and for getting closer to my fitness/nutrition goals every day. <BR> <BR> I am not a "newbie" to such food-prep "gadgets." <BR> <BR> I've had Magic Bullet for years; also another, similar personal blender, and a very handy blender stick. (LOVE my little blender stick!) <BR> <BR> Right now, what I don't have is a full-on (pretty expensive) juicer. Probably, in our household, that will wa... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:44:22 EST New to team, not to juicing or SP! Hello! My name is Amanda and I am here to lose weight but to just be healthier. A little about me! I am 30 years old, was just married this summer to my best friend I've known for 12 years, am an elementary music teacher, and I had a kidney transplant two years ago (it went very wonderfully!) <BR> <BR> I am here to lose weight before starting a family. I put on unwanted weight after my transplant and now want to drop it before we start anything! <BR> <BR> I had bought a terrible jui... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:32:21 EST Share Your Juicing Plan What's your plan? <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Mine is to juice and eat raw foods, salads, etc. every Mon-Fri. <BR> I'll use w/ends like I need to without feeling any guilt! <BR> <BR> I'm starting a <em>364</em> training program tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Anyone else in Grants Pass, Oregon? Mon, 3 Mar 2014 02:11:18 EST Hi from California Hi all. My name is Donna. I live in Northern California, not near San Francisco but further north behind the redwood curtain. I've been on SparkPeople for over three years without much success in weight loss, but I have learned a lot and think that reducing/eliminating processed foods from my diet may be part of the answer to my lack of progress. One of the ways I do this is by enjoying smoothies almost every day. I joined this team because you seem to be headed down the same road. Than... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:29:56 EST My Never Humble Opinion I read through and see so many disappointed by what they see as failings. <BR> <BR> Perhaps it will help them to know this: It is a fact that it takes 28 days for a new behavior to become a habit. Which is why rehabs are generally at LEAST 28 days long. It is only AFTER the first 28 days of doing something new every single day, that it becomes natural to you. In the time leading up to then, your body and your brain are going to fight change, and as you change, it is going to be uncomfortabl... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:58:57 EST Hi, New to Group . . . . . . Old to SP, LOL. <BR> <BR> I am an omnivore who has been in the gathering alternative medicine information mode ever since my sister died in Dec 2010 from cancer. <BR> <BR> I have learned so much . . . but recently gained back the 65 I'd lost, due to sloppy eating while living in my car. Convenience food, microwaved prepared food, and fast food. Even tho I know better. And know the consequences. It CAN be done, it's just much harder while homeless. 2013 was a rough year for me,... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:59:33 EST Smoothies - vs - Juicing ?? Hi there Everyone! My name is JoVonn and I have been researching both juicing and or doing smoothies. My main reason for wanting to make juicing a regular part of my lifestyle is to become healthier and if I can lose this extra 50 lbs that I'm carrying around in the process, so much the better! To me I feel like I'm carrying around a small child everywhere I go and it's tiresome to say the least! <BR> <BR> One of my questions is if I can do both juicing and smoothies for success? I've been ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:31:28 EST New to the Group Hi all! New to the group -- fairly new to juicing but loving it! My goal is one to two juices a day...I usually only get one in but I'm working on it! <BR> <BR> Jacque (Okaloosa County Florida) <em>524</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:57:13 EST Hi all! New to SparkPeople but not new to juicing, I'm here for the awesome motivation that talking to other people gives, both from receiving and giving advice. My SO and I watched FS&ND last year, and after some misstarts due to a busy social calendar, decided it was time to stop the excuses. We started our latest juice cleanse on January 3rd, and today is day 16. We feel great. I'm down 14 pounds, he's down 17. We've been sleeping better, had better name it. Life is peachy. I s... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:04:56 EST Yup, it's time I have quite a few medical issues. Not all weight-related, but I tend to think that some of the issues are exacerbated by what I eat. In March I tried juicing, and made it about 14 days. But stress eventually won out and I caved. The medical problems did not go away. It was late last year that I started feeling like I may be gluten-sensitive, which would explain most of my issues. But, from my research, I need to stay away from gluten for at least a month to see if the issues go away- not jus... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:06:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:25:13 EST Any thoughts? Hello Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I was reading an article called:“10 Scientific Advances In Wellness That Will Get You Fired Up For 2014” By DR. JOEL KAHN <BR> <BR> I was very surprised when I read the following: <BR> <BR> #7. Whole fruit, not juices, reduces diabetes. <BR> Three large nutrition studies were combined to provide data on over 180,000 people in regards to their risk of developing diabetes. Turns out that three or more servings a week of blueberries, grapes, pears, apples and ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 17:51:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:14:08 EST Jan5th-15th 10 day juice challenge! I'm starting my day1 of juicing fast. Anyone who is starting join along with me with how your feeling and what your juicing on today. We CAN do this!. Juice On my friends Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:27:31 EST Affordable juices on a fixed income with a family. Looking for cheap but good tasting juices. It cost alot to be healthy and juice. Post good juice that are fairly cheap to make. Juice On! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:21:46 EST New and FAILED! Hello I'm a 28yr old mother to 3. I have put on alot of weight after having kids and I'm a very unhealthy eater. I crave junk food, fast food, anything bad for you I dislike most veggies and fruit. I'm addicted to coffee. I recently watch the movie fat, sick, and nearly dead and it was awesome. I decided i wanted to do that, so I went out and bout me a beville juicer like he had and started. Well i made it till lunch time on day2 and I gave up. One reason was because it cost so frickin much a... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:10:15 EST Another Newbie Hello Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I'm Elle from Cape Cod. <BR> <BR> Last week I watched "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead", and it motivated me to drink smoothies more often. I don't think at this point I'm ready to drink them full time, but I'm ready to start every day with one, and maybe sometimes try one for lunch. <BR> <BR> How often does everyone drink smoothies/fresh juice? <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:18:00 EST Newbie here. . and I hate veggies LOL! Hey friends! <BR> I'm new to healthy eating. I want a juicer but until I can afford one, I'll be making smoothies. <BR> Here is my issue. . I am not a fan of veggies. I'm looking for smoothie recipes that will give me the nutrients I need in veggies but the taste of fruit. <BR> Any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts are welcome! <BR> Thank you for your time :) Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:43:44 EST Juicing Headaches? Hello, <BR> <BR> I am fairly (very) new to juicing and currently wanted to juice as a way to increase my fruit and veggie intake. I usually only do one juice a day, my favorite a green juice receipt of kale, spinach, carrot, green apple, and lemon, but after I drink it I will have a dull headache for a few hours. Is this common? Is this a detoxing symptom? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:50:56 EST wheatgrass makes me vomit I really want to start taking wheatgrass daily, but every time I have had a shot of wheatgrass I have vomited soon after. It makes me really sick to my stomach immediately after drinking and then it makes me throw up. <BR> <BR> How can I get my body used to it? I've heard that wheatgrass 'implants' taken anally can be helpful for people who have trouble tolerating it orally. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any suggestions? Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:04:45 EST New to the team and juicing... Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined this team this morning and thought I would pop in and introduce myself. My name is Keely and I am a single mom to a nearly 14 year old daughter. I have always tried to be health conscious and have had my ups and downs when it comes to diet and exercise. I have always tried to get as much fruits and veggies in my diet as possible but I find myself choking veggies down and hating it. I love veggies, dont get me wrong, but to eat them where you get th... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:42:24 EST What got you through today? Funny how often you can think of quitting on day one. What got me through was thinking back to all the times that I have went ahead and gave into eat however I wanted and remembered where that has got me and what that has accomplished. How about you? Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:25:43 EST Hello Juice Friends! Ever had one of those days where you are like "this will kill me if I don't change?" Yeah, that was today and yesterday.... And a lot of days, but here I am trying to find some accountability to commit to a year of juicing. That might sound crazy, but I have done a lot of juice fasting in the past two years. My body works really well on juice and the longest I have done before this was lots of 9 days, a couple of 20 days, 55 days and My longest was a 70 day juice feast/fast. It was really... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:49:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:14:54 EST What has changed by juicing/ drinking smoothies? We are doing this for health - not wealth! What improvements have you seen from doing this? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sugar stabilization. Cravings are gone. Emotional stability. Knowing I'm doing this for myself. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:01:03 EST Question about powdered wheatgrass I have powdered wheatgrass & I'm not sure how to add it to my juice. I swear the first time I just dumped some in & mixed it up, but this last time it got all clumpy no matter how much I mixed it. My juicer (Fusion Juicer) came with a Fusion booster, which I'm not sure about. Would that be something I might want to use to "mix" the powder in my juice better? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:07:15 EST Day 2 of a 10 day juice fast Right now I just mostly want to vent. I am hungry and really wanting food. Last night when I was making our juices I so wanted to just fricking EAT the cut up pineapple. I looooove fruit. <BR> <BR> Today I need to throw out one of our salad-in-a-jars that is leftover because it won't last the 10days and I need to have the will power to toss it and not eat the yummy mozzeralla cheese that is in it. <BR> <BR> I'm the lucky one too- my husband has it so much worse today- he actually had a sma... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:35:57 EST How do you "track" your juices How do you enter your calories for your juiced drinks? It's easy for a smoothie....add up everything in there. But if I juice 1 cucumber, 8 carrots, 1/2 head kale, 1 grapefruit, and 2 can I figure that? Sat, 7 Sep 2013 22:40:04 EST New to the Juicing World My name is Nyssa and I'm new to the world of juicing. My husband and I got our juicer yesterday and made our very first fresh juice. I'm excited to try a modified juice fast beginning this weekend. My hubby will also be participating. I've got a lot to lose but I also want to experience the other healthy benefits of juicing. Hoping to see some recipes as well as share a few and to meet some other juicers. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 16:47:31 EST Hi everyone Hello, my name is Kristi. I'm following a mostly vegetarian diet. After watching Hungry For Change, my husband and I decided to purchase a juicer. We loved it and used it daily for a couple months, but it hasn't gotten much use over the summer. I plan to get back to it again this fall and look forward to finding recipes. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:49:58 EST Soy/Veg protein powders VS whey powder, ETC... I had originally been using my husbands protein powder ( which was a high protein level whey formula product) in my smoothies/NutriBullet "creations"(I dont really follow any of the recipes that are in the recipes the company gives you..but I do use probably 50% of whats written and add 50% of what I want to use with it). I also should add I put more fruits/veggies in each drink than they have listed for 2-3 of their creations so my drinks are a bit thicker and much richer than the watery lo... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 20:17:37 EST Keeping juice overnight Ok, I've read over & over how you shouldn't keep juice overnight. It loses all it's nutruients. But it's the only way I can make my own juice & have it for breakfast. My juicer is so loud it would wake people 3 miles away. It's a cheap one, but it's all I can afford at the moment. I can't use it in the morning before work because it will wake my whole house up. So what should I do? <BR> <BR> Also, I've been buying Green Machine by Naked, I green smoothie, what do you all think of that ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:48:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:00:23 EST The Juice Feast begins!! Today is day 2 of my juice feast. <BR> <BR> I have done other cleanses in the past, but nothing like juicing. I am using mostly organic veggies and fruits and am very excited to be feeding my body such clean and nutritional foods. <BR> <BR> I am posting here in the hopes that there are others starting or would like to start juice feasting with me! I plan to post on a regular basis and record what I have juiced and how I am feeling physically and mentally. This is for fun and to keep me a... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:13:43 EST Noobie here! Hello all ~ <BR> <BR> I am new to this group and this is my first day juicing! I plan to juice only for however long I feel is necessary. I do have weight to lose, around 30 pounds. I have juiced many things, but never fasted with juice before. The only cleanse I have done previously is the Master Cleanse. Recipes for juicing seem to be immense on the web. <BR> <BR> I would love any suggestions, tips, what to expect, etc. for first timers! <BR> Also any personal experience stories fr... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:23:09 EST Just wanted to say hello Hi everyone!!! I am A MWF, 43 ( almost August), currently living in Virginia. I got my NutriBullet about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I am hooked! I thought all that infomercial stuff was overexagerrating the effects of NutriBullet drinks but I can honestly say after 2-3 days of drinking 1-2 a day people I didnt even know told me how good my skin looked! This is from someone who still has outbreaks of "adult acne" due to health issues. I couldnt believe it! Now I make 1-3 nutriBullet conc... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:52:00 EST New to this Hi! I am 42 years old female. I started juicing a couple of weeks ago. So far, I tried to replace one meal a day with a green juice. I also have osteoarthritis of the hip. My left hip is painful and stiff, with limited mobility, sometimes causing me to limp. I am looking for recipes to increase mobility, decrease stiffness and inflammation of the joint. I want to try to fast. i will be fasting 3 days this week, but if I do OK I am willing to go for more. I have 206 lbs 6ft1, and my goal is to... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:42:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:29:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:42:03 EST hello juicers bought a breville last week and started juicing on saturday...down 3.2 lbs and feel great. was told my skin looked glowy...all in less than a week. i've been making up my own concoctions until the juicing books i ordered arrive. loving it!!!! <BR> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 23:23:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:17:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:22:09 EST Never juiced before, but have to... Next week, I am having lower jaw surgery. My mouth will be banded shut for 6 weeks and I will be unable to eat anything that isn't pureed. To start with, I literally have to use a syringe to inject liquids until I can use a straw successfully. <BR> <BR> The nurse recommended sodas, Boost, Ensure and other drinks. I told her I haven't had sodas in over 10 years. After reading the ingredients on the sample bottle of Boost she gave me, I don't want to drink that, either. Kind of bothered me... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:36:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:21:52 EST The PULP!!! I was searching here to see if anyone had talked about what to do with the pulp from green juice, because I hate to waste any nutrients and fiber. Especially because juicing (not fasting) and eating alkaline has literally changed my life. I also often read the argument of the virtues of juicing vs. blending (nutrient absorption vs fiber). <BR> <BR> Well, there are a couple things I do now and I hope you will share your ideas too. <BR> <BR> 1) I put just a tsp of pulp (carrot, apple, celery,... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:37:07 EST Looking for a juice challenge accountability partn Anyone interested in a juicing challenge accountability partner? I am thinking of doing a 28-30 day juice and/or raw food challenge, but I would really like to do this with someone else for accountability. Or maybe even if there could be a small group of us that would be amazing. Thanks! <em>30</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:55:24 EST "Old" sparker...back, but as juicer! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Leticia and I'm back to SP because I need group support and ideas. I live in SO CA and have been juicing for 1.5 months. In that time, I've lost 15 pounds and I feel amazing. I no longer crave any breads or sweets. I never thought that would happen. <BR> <BR> I joined FitLifeTV, but their monthly is WAY to expensive. Now that I have the basics and then some, I've come back to SP and this team for inspiration and motivation. <BR> <BR> See you all around! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:55:22 EST The Joy of Juicing movie Great movie on juicing. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fb_action_ids=633943253299910&fb_actio<BR>n_types=yt-fb-app%3Aupload&fb_source=t<BR>imeline_og&action_object_map={%2263394<BR>3253299910%22%3A568271566529673}&actio<BR>n_type_map={%22633943253299910%22%3A%2<BR>2yt-fb-app%3Aupload%22}&action_ref_map=[] </link> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:39:48 EST Beginner Juicer I'm just starting to juice and I want to juice 2 of my 3 meals, I need a good breakfast and dinner juice recipe. I also need to know what do juicers snack on? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:23:22 EST Beginner Juicer I'm just starting to juice and I want to juice 2 of my 3 meals, I need a good breakfast and dinner juice recipe. I also need to know what do juicers snack on? <BR> <BR> Reposting in Juicers Forum. couldn't figure out how to delete. <BR> <BR> ***** SORRY WRONG FORUM ***** Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:45:40 EST June 2013~~Daily Green Smoothie Challenge It's official--I'm addicted to green smoothies and have had one every day for over a month now and I want to keep going! <BR> <BR> I know I'm not the only one. Sing out--who's with me? <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:58:23 EST 8 days left of my 60 day juice fast Hey! On april 4th I decided to start a juice fast with the intentions of lasting about 30 days and here I am on day 52. It's been quite the adventure and I have lost 44 pounds as of today. I started with a BMI of 40 and I am now almost 33. I had my moments of ups and downs and cravings about near killed me, but I realized it is all a mental game and I have the power to overcome anything. My skin is healthier, my nails are stronger, my hair is shinier, I can tie my shoes without holding m... Sat, 25 May 2013 16:17:44 EST Hi from North Texas! I started juicing May 1st. My goals are increased health and energy and of course, weight loss. <BR> Since I am planning on this being a lifestyle change, I am not juice fasting, but eat salads, soups and veggies in the evening. Making some progress, but slow considering the vast change I have made! <BR> I make a large batch of juice everyday and use it exclusively until dinner. Sat, 25 May 2013 12:25:09 EST Just saying hello Hi guys! Just want to introduct myself, here. I've juiced before and have always gained all the weight back because during my juice fasts, I have planned for the feast after the fast. This time I want to do more of a raw cleanse (mostly juices, some salads, raw soups, etc.) because I'm trying, really trying, to break a food addiction. <em>4</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:51:27 EST Hi! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I have dabbled in a little juicing before and have been having smoothies almost every day for about 3 years now, but I am just starting to get into juicing as a lifestyle change. I am currently on Day 3 of Jason Vale's 7lbs in 7 Days, although so far I've had a meal at dinner time for Day 1 and 2, mostly because of bad planning/ preparation on my part and I didn't have access to my juice. I'm not too worried about it messing up the detox because I am a breastfeeding mo... Tue, 21 May 2013 12:57:59 EST Green Smoothie Girl I found this website and I thought someone else might be interested in it. <BR> <BR> GreenSmoothieGirl: <BR> <link><BR>s-books/12-steps-program/ </link> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:32:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 9 May 2013 13:49:57 EST May 2013 - Daily Green Smoothie Challenge! May is going to be my month for good nutrition! Anyone want to join in on a Daily Green Smoothie challenge? I'm shooting for a clean slate of 31 days! <em>104</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:39:20 EST 7 DAYS IN MAY GREEN JUICE CHALLENGE! 5/1 - 5/7 You're Invited to the 7 DAYS IN MAY GREEN JUICE CHALLENGE! (May 1 to 7, 2013) - <BR> <BR> Together let's ADD at least one freshly squeezed green juice a day for 7 days and feel the real difference it can make to our health. No need to change what you eat, it's all about adding in the green juice! <BR> <BR> I'll be starting the Food Matters Challenge on Wednesday and would love some juicy company! <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> <link> </link> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:35:53 EST New to the team... Hi! Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I am on a new journey to better health and wellness. I started drinking green smoothies daily 26 days ago and can't believe how great I feel! <BR> <BR> I'm on a 60 day juice (or smoothie) fast now... this is day 3 and going strong! Have not felt this energized over something in a long long time! <BR> <BR> I hope to meet others who are on their journeys to a more healthy and happy life as well. I'm looking for friends, so please add me i... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:48:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:36:52 EST Seeking Team Leaders Anyone interested? Let me know... <BR> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:51:40 EST What Did You Juice Today Let me know what you juiced today. Always trying to get new ideas. I did Mango, pear, lime, with a splash of coconut water. My new favorite Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:20:10 EST Coming off a juice fast questions I did a 5 day juice fast which wasn't long enough to get rid of the cravings and I ended up crashing and burning with a major carb binge at the end of it. So even though, I lost 6lbs or so, I gained it all right back. I want to do another juicing fast and go longer. 15-30 days and I don't want to gain all the weight back afterwards. How do you boost your metabolism after the juicing slows it down? And how do you transition off afterwards effectively? Has anyone done a juicing fast and k... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:36:03 EST Day 3 or juice (almost) fast Last year, I juice fasted for eight days. Today is day three of a new fast. I don't have a time goal yet, although it's not a total fast. I'm allowing myself a few almonds a day along with as much celery as I want, just so I can still have the chewing sensation. We'll see how long I can keep it up. Even after the "fast," I want to continue to juice probably twice a day and eat one whole foods vegan meal a day. For example, my perfect meal would be quinoa, black beans and avocado. <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:44:40 EST Hello new to juicing Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just got a juicer for my birthday last week and I am on my <BR> second day of a 3 day reboot. <BR> I have been following a Paleo eating plan for the past 8 mos and have been <BR> doing great on it. Just felt I needed to an extra push. <BR> I was inspired by the documentary Fat,Sick and nearly Dead. I wasn't eating enough <BR> veggies in their raw form, but seems that I like their taste as a juice. <BR> <BR> After the 3rd day I will take it one day at a time. I am hop... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:12:23 EST Newbie... Hi, I'm new to juicing and to the team! I am from Central California.... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:27:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:18:18 EST Hello from North Carolina Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Carole. I'm new to juicing and made my first fruit and vegetable juice today. My husband was a bit skeptical at first, but he tried it and loved it. Now he's ready to run out and by more fruits and veggies to make more tomorrow. Lol. So, looking forward to interacting with the members of this team and learn what all I can. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening everyone! <BR> <em>41</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:45:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:33:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:41:27 EST How do you track when you juice? I just juiced a bunch of carrots, apples, a celery stalk, and added aloe vera juice to make a delicious 32 oz blend. Now I'm unsure how to track the nutrition here on SP. I know I shouldn't track each veggie/fruit, but I'm not really sure how to go about tracking juice. What do you do? Any tips are appreciated. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 23:32:35 EST New to the Team Hi, my name is Allison, and I'm new to the team. I've used SP off an on for years, but only recently got a juicer about a year ago. I have used it on occasion, but over the next two days I am juice-fasting in order to boost my weight-loss goals and get a fresh start on healthy eating. <BR> <BR> I started a new relationship in December. After visiting family for the holidays, and now overeating when I see DBF, I've gained 15 pounds in two months. I am getting back into SP in order to help me ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 05:05:26 EST Juice Base Liquid? let me clarify how *I* do my juices, because I don't use a juicer - I use a Vitamix. So I don't just get "juice and only juice". I throw in various fruits and veggies into the vitamix and blend the snot out of it until it's as smooth as I can get it (prefer it to be closer to juice than smoothie consistency). <BR> <BR> That being said, when I first started making juices (which I use as supplements to small meals usually), I used water as a liquid base because the fruits/veggies by t... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:27:45 EST New Juicer Question Hello, <BR> <BR> I have only ever juiced for fun, but I would like to start juicing on an every day basis to start getting my veggie servings in. This feels like a silly question, but here goes: Are you supposed to eat something with the juice you create, or is the juice the meal? Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:28:27 EST Starting Jason Vale 7lbs in 7 days Tracking Questi Hi, <BR> I starting the Jason Vale 7lbs in 7 days and was wondering how you count the juices in your tracker? <BR> <BR> I would think the juice of an orange, for example, is less calories than eating the entire orange. <BR> <BR> Thanks for you help! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:18:34 EST Re-Intro <em>213</em> My name is Corrina, and I'm a 43 year old healthcare provider living in Mid-Missouri (originally from Maine) with my wonderful husband of 15 years. I have 3 grown children, 2 beautiful grandchildren and counting..., 1 cat, and 2 budgies. <BR> <BR> I'm returning to utilize SP's record and track my progress after agreeing to participate in an experimental, medically supervised, rapid weight loss program as a last ditch effort before taking the drastic step of weig... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:03:59 EST My favorite Juice Recipe 3 Handfuls of fresh spinach <BR> 1 Green Apple <BR> 2 Clementines (or one large orange) <BR> <BR> I run the spinach through first, then the apple and clementine. I then run a bit of water through the juicer to get the remaining goodies out of juicer and into my glass. <BR> <BR> Many mornings this is my breakfast of choice! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:45:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:03:49 EST Jason Vale - January Juice Detox - starting 7th Hi, is anyone else planning to take part in the Jason Vale January Juice detox following the 7lbs in 7 days system? It starts on the 7th January and I'm planning to do it, out of interest really to see how I feel living on juices only for a week and to try a good range of juices too (and hopefully can kick start my weight loss after the Xmas festivities!). <BR> <BR> I've downloaded the app for my ipad and will be following it, but would be great to ha... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:32:31 EST Combination suggestions Need to hit the store, but need to use what I have first. <BR> <BR> Anybody have a good juice combination for celery. I don't really care for it, but want to use it today. Here is what I got: <BR> <BR> 1/2 pineapple <BR> spinach <BR> 3 oranges <BR> grapes <BR> lots of kiwi <BR> celery <BR> broccoli <BR> carrots <BR> 3 apples <BR> cranberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Want to make three different juices today. Any yummy suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:26:37 EST Share Your Greatest Accomplishment for 2012 For me, I can't believe it has been a year. I am almost at the same weight I was last year this time. I did the January Challenge last year, did AWESOME, then life happened (winter storm, lost power, etc., etc.) and I didn't get back on track. It was quite the whirlwind. <BR> <BR> But I am still here. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> How was your year? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:58:32 EST Doing a January Cleanse, Juice Feast or Fast? It's that time of year again... <BR> <BR> What are you doing to start the year off right? <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>478</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:53:20 EST Nutritional Data for Juicing? Hello, all! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone knows how to properly calculate the nutritional information when juicing? I juice a bunch of veggies for breakfast every morning, but I'm not sure how many of the vitamins, minerals, calories, protein, etc. are in each glass I'm making. Since the "pulp" is not part of the drink, I'm not sure how to calculate. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! :) Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:53:44 EST Ready for a Change for 2013 I just watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" tonight on Netflix, and now I'm extremely motivated to start juicing. I already considered doing a cleanse/detox for the New Year, so this seems like the perfect plan of action! I joined the "Reboot Your Life" community (based on the movie). I would really love to do a 60-day juice fast, but I don't know if I can realistically commit to it just yet. Definitely a 10-30 day range. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> ~to lose 100 lb. (juice fasting will definitely ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:22:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:58:37 EST What did you juice today? I'm about to juice up some apples and carrots. What did you juice? Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:49:10 EST Smoothie How do you get your greens to be on the smoother side? I used Kale once and dont think I will do that again. I did add all kinds of water to thin it but the texture was way more than I could handle. Any ideas? Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:37:25 EST Hi New to the team and Juicing I am so glad I found this group !!! I loved the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.. It was great. I havent bouught a juicer yet. But I did buy a Ninja Blender. I love it !...I need sustance in my juice so I thought a blender was a better way to go for me. I used it for a week and got real sick after I tried to blend Kale. I am trying to get back into the 'smoothie' idea. I hope to make it work as I have 60 lbs to lose. Nice to meet all of you. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:28:07 EST I'm new to the team! I'm so excited to have found this team. I love smoothies because I feel so much better with them. <BR> I bought a Ninja blender over the weekend and I'm not sure if I like it, for some reason it doens't blend the greens in my smoothies and so i have a kinda chunky drink. do you all have any ideas what i should be doing to get the greens more blended? Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:53:31 EST Hi new to juicing Hi I'm new to juicing having just received my juicer today, I'm eager to get started. I do have one quick query, I've been a member of SP for a while now and religiously log my calories to try and keep to my range. Does anyone have any advice on how to log calories for juices? Do you just log the whole item or what? Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:48:52 EST Need Help On Which Juicer to Buy I have never used a juicer. Want to buy one to juice vegetables that I don't like to eat but want to incorporate in my diet to remain healthy. I want to use a juicer for kale and beets. The two vegetables I don't like the taste of. I know some juicers are better than others for juicing greens and not citrus fruits. <BR> <BR> If you have suggestions on the brand and model that would be best for my needs I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:19:20 EST People come back...... I was hoping to find an active forum. Where did everybody go? Do people not stick with juicing, fasting.... ? I hope to.... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:32:13 EST Hello...newbie here. Juice fasting 3 days a week. Hi there. I have tried juice fasting before and not stuck with it. I have only been doing it for one week and have lost about 3.5 lbs. I am 61 yr old female. My method is to start a fast with dinner. I read about this and it's actually easier since you sleep away 7 or more hours of it. So, I juice fast 3 meals starting with dinner and then eat 3 healthy meals and so on. I take Sundays off so my days will stay pretty much the same. I have been searching for somewhere to share this journe... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:16:51 EST Hello! About 8 years ago I used to juice and live a raw vegan lifestyle. However, "stuff" happened and I strayed from the lifestyle and never fully accomplished my weight/health goals. I was looking at YouTube videos yesterday and started to watch Dan "The Life Regenerator" McDonald's juicing recipes and coaching videos and it really inspired me to turn my life around. I feel seeing his videos yesterday was a sign and very kismet, so I went out and immediately invested the little money I have in ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:09:01 EST pumpkin What does juiced pumpkin taste like? I want to try it but im not to sure. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:30:04 EST Hi everyone, I'm doing a juice fast! Hey all, I'm currently on day 2 of my (at least) 7 day juice fast. Ideally, I'd like to fast for 14 to 20 days, and one day, complete a 30 day juice fast. :) The longest fast I've ever done was for 5 days and it was fantastic. The main reason I'm doing this fast is to improve my health and give my habits a kick in the behind so I can really begin to change my lifestyle. Doing that while eating often times seems impossible because while I'm chewing that healthy morsel, my mind tells me I shoul... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:14:17 EST Spicy V8 - Anybody have the recipe? Yep - that's what I'm looking for. HELP!! Fri, 5 Oct 2012 01:57:47 EST JUICE FAST! Hi All- I am on Day 2 of a Juice Fast- GREEN JUICES that is :) <BR> BOY IS IT A CHALLENGE! <BR> I am going for 3-5 days...before I transition to a mostly plant based diet- slowly and steadily... <BR> Any feedback on how to get past these headaches... <BR> Also on a juice cleanse can I nibble on avocado?! <BR> Has anyone ever done the reboot Juice cleanse (from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead)? <BR> Any feedback is greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:04:34 EST Day one Hello all, my name is Angela and I am on day one of my juice fast/reboot. My plan is to shoot for two weeks and if all goes well maybe even hit 30! Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:23:53 EST Freezing juices Just wondering if anyone ever does this; make a quantity of juice and then freeze it? <BR> <BR> I've done it a couple of times; freeze it right away and use it within a week or 2. It still feels 'alive'. Any thoughts? Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:36:06 EST 1-Day Juice Fast Hello! I'm doing an all-juice day today. I was wondering how many on the team do this from time to time and if you'd like to share your experience? And if anyone would like to join me? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>474</em> <em>45</em> <em>482</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>474</em> <em>301</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 06:42:57 EST Hello I'm Chef and am not a chef. <em>213</em> Searching for more teams to enrich my sparkety experience, I hit this one and I do make all-fruit and green smoothies and experiment with IF (Intermittent Fasting). I don't have a juicer per se, I use the blender as I need the whole piece of produce because I am not very good at eating whole fruits and veggies, don't digest them well. The smoothies help me. <BR> <BR> I am not new to spark, having an enjoyable experience here since returning. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:14:57 EST Struggling with post-cleanse transition. Help! Hi all, I just finished a 3-day juice/smoothie cleanse and I really struggled today. I'd been so hungry for food that I could decide what to eat first. Forget easing back in (ok, I did have a green juice this am), but also a smoothie with yogurt, cooked vegetables, cereal, chocolate, so much! <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm falling back into my old ways, even though I did so well on the cleanse. I don't want to gain back the pounds I lost. <BR> <BR> It's almost like I'm better off continuing to... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:54:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:41:17 EST Newbie drowning in information! I feel like I don't know where to start reading on this team board, but I already love all the ideas and passion for juice and smoothies. I haven't started anything yet, but want to try a short juice fast/cleanse/kickoff/whatever-It's-called before I go back to school (I'm a teacher). After reading more on these boards, I'm intrigued with the idea of juicing or smoothies for breakfast/lunch at school. Any ideas on where I should start this journey? Money is tight right now, so buying a ju... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:08:02 EST New to juicing and this team. Juicer or extractor? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just watched the movie FSND and I am interested in starting to juice. I don't own a juicer and I've been reading the recommendations on the boards, but I'm wondering if I should get a juicer or extractor. I don't really know the difference, but I want to make sure I'm getting the most out of my juicing. Thoughts? Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:59:25 EST Prepared juice or make my own?? Good morning team, <BR> <BR> I just watched FSND and I'm very interested in adding juice/juicing to my life. A few weeks ago, one of my friends suggested doing a prepared juice fast, so I was wondering your thoughts on doing this as an initial step. I feel like, if I pay for this and do it with a friend, it might be a good way to check it out. Buying a juicer and getting started all on my own seems a bit overwhelming and I fear I might give up. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:07:17 EST Link to a free lecture by Dr. Michael Gregor Hi everyone, here's a link to a 1 hour lecture by Dr. Michael Gregor -- he makes his life work by reviewing the latest nutrition research and lecturing on the results. He's funny and insightful, you'll love it. Feel free to share this link with others. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:15:21 EST Best way to wash fruits/v getables I wash fruits and vegetables mostly in plain water is this adequate or is there a better way that is relatively inexpensive. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:45:58 EST yay juicing I am really glad I "stumbled onto" this team. I started juicing a little over a week ago after my mother goaded me into watching "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." Joe's story did not inspire me nearly as much as Phil did. <BR> <BR> Anywho - hi there :o) <BR> <BR> I am very excited about the juicing as I am not overly fond of most vegetables and have been struggling with eating even 2 servings of veggies a day. Haha but now I am having..7 or 8, depending on what I juice. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 15:29:29 EST How do you juice Kale no juice when I Run kale through Juicer so i blend it in bullet then mix with green juice. <BR> What's your technique? <BR> I juice or smoothie at least twice a day and am reading the juice fasters blogs with much interest. <BR> <em>332</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:31:22 EST New NutriBullet infomercial Wondering if any of you have watched the new infomercial (David Wolfe) about the NutriBullet. My "commercial box" on SP showed it, so I clicked and watched the full 25 mins. <BR> <BR> Looks like kind of a mix between juicing and blending.. which I was curious about, and looking for. <BR> <BR> I like David Wolfe, so that makes me want to trust him - what does everyone think? Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:30:50 EST SHARE: Secret of Success/Bane of Your Existence? We learn so much from other Sparkers, so please share... <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:47:25 EST ROLL CALL: Need a Course Correction or On Track? I'm in need of course correction (desperately); <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> where are you in your intended healthy lifestyle changes. <BR> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:37:23 EST Hooked on Juicing I have tried juicing before, but before I got very far with it, I burned up the motor. I chalked it up to buying a $20 juicer and just gave up. <BR> <BR> I recently started having a lot of tummy troubles. A trip to the ER and a few trips to the dr with loads of meds made me rethink juicing. <BR> <BR> I'm not fasting, not really. I would just rather have juice than food lately. My tummy doesn't hurt anymore, and if I have eaten something that ended up triggering an episode a glass of ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:45:00 EST Which juicer do you use. Just purchased a Jack laLane Juicer at walmart. <BR> Hope this is a good juicer. <BR> <BR> Going to give it a try. <BR> <BR> Last time i visited this team there were people juice fasting. Was wondering how they did. Don't see them here now. <em>332</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:24:47 EST What Fruit & Veggie Can't be Juiced Are there any fruits or veggies that shouldn't be juiced...Someone on another team told me to be careful about what I juice because some fruits & veggies shouldn't be juiced and can be harmful to the body....I tried doing a search for anything that can't be juiced but didn't really find anything so I thought I would ask thanks Sun, 27 May 2012 20:47:44 EST Newbie Saying Hello Hello all I'm so glad that I found this team....I started juicing about 3 weeks ago and lost 14.4 lbs so far....I'm truly loving it....I'm new to juicing and the team but not new to sparks...I've been a member for 6rs now and I'm totally addicted.....I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better Sun, 27 May 2012 13:44:24 EST Amazing smoothie base...coconut water! Just wanted to put a shout out to all my smoothie buddies, using coconut water as a base instead if plain water increases nutrition content and makes it WAY more delicious. I don't like it on it's own so much but coconut water in any smoothie tastes great, Sun, 13 May 2012 22:40:21 EST Best limeade recipe in vitamix YUMM!! I was trying to recreate frozen lemonade but discovered this and it's much better! I rarely treat myself to fruit smoothies without greens so this is a change for me and it's DIVINE! <BR> <BR> (rough measurements, just suggestions) <BR> <BR> In vitamix or belendtech mix: <BR> <BR> Two cups frozen organic green grapes <BR> Half cup water (I use coconut water) <BR> Two organic limes (I take peel off) <BR> Blend at high speed <BR> Throw in ice (about two thirds cup) <BR> Blend <BR> <... Sun, 13 May 2012 19:54:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 May 2012 09:46:24 EST top 5 veggies/fruit to juice? I'm still learning about juicing and experimenting with recipes. <BR> Just wondering what are your favorite fruit or veggies to add to green juice. <BR> My top 5 <BR> cucumber <BR> peppers <BR> romaine <BR> celery <BR> apple <BR> Sat, 5 May 2012 15:53:14 EST Maybe a silly question So, a friend and I were talking and they had a great question. If you are drinking green smoothies that are easier for our bodies to digest do we need less calories a day? Just curious if anyone knows information on this. <BR> It makes sense to me, we are using less to digest so therefore do we need to consume less. Thoughts... Thu, 3 May 2012 20:06:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 May 2012 17:26:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:40:51 EST How often do you juice??? How often does everyone juice? Are you just juicing for breakfast, or lunch or dinner? Or have a glass of fresh juice for a snack? Do you replace a meal with juice or just have it with a meal? Thanks I'm just trying to figure out how to do this juicing thing. I am still pretty knew and make my juice in the morning before breakfast. UGH I hate cleaning the darn thing...can't imagine juicing more than once and having to clean it over and over. <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:35:22 EST diarrhea hi all need a little help. Have something going on diarrhea, not from juicing something just going around I guess. But been told not to eat anything raw,no seeds or nuts. I usually have a smoothie everymourning with my vita mix, I use berries then greens flaxseeds ect. what can i juice to get my nutrition I so badly need right now, I do have a juicer also. Thanks for any help i can get. Debbie Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:18:58 EST New to Juicing Hi, <BR> I am new to juicing. I literally just bought a juicer last night. I have been drinking green smoothies for a bit now, and wanted to venture into juicing. I am researching to determine if I should go on a juice feast or not and for how long. <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:17:26 EST Bloated & Cleansing Hi Everyone- I am not yet on my 21 day CSD detox but I am seriously low or eliminated entirely dairy (just soy creamer and some almond milk), meat (for two days now), sugar (much much lower than ever) and down to one cup of coffee which I am proud of. <BR> I am drinking the 100% green juice every morning fresh sqeezed night before...not sure why I feel more bloated (though I am eliminating) and heavier than ever.... <BR> moving towards raw at least for 21 days...then I will see how my body fe... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:37:18 EST First Day Juicing :) GREETINGS TEAM! <BR> I am proud to say I created my first juice. I have a Breville- a great juicer it seems- BUT BOY WHAT A PAIN TO CLEAN (open to any recommendations poor hubby is scrubbing it at home as we speak) <BR> <BR> I added 2 cucumbers, 5 stalks each of kale, romaine & celery, 1 granny smith apple, 1 lemon (rind off)- pretty good- then added a scoop each of E3LIVE and Flaxseed. <BR> <BR> I made a mess when I tried to pour in the flaxseed meal and E3LIve supplements with blender ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:29:01 EST Juicy Juice Yay! Hello! Although I'm not new to I am new to this Juicing Team. :) I just recently purchased a juicer and was instantly hooked! I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone! <BR> <BR> Hooray for juicing! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:45:57 EST Jay Kordich Power grid pro Does anyone have one of these. <BR> What looked so great to me as i watched the videos on the website was NO MESS. Looked so easy. <BR> Wonder how much they cost and is it worth it. <BR> I'm using a blender now and strain 3 times to get the fiber out. Don't mind the work so much as the mess. <BR> To day made 32 ounces of juice using 2 cucumbers, head of celery, large bag of spinach, 2 bunches of parsley, 2 beets, 3 small heads of romaine lettuce..... <em>274</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:28:16 EST Looking Forward to...Crazy Sexy Juicing HI there- my name is Jenny- and Kris Carr and her books, e-book, Hungry for Change and a "borderline diabetes" diagnosis- feeling tired of feeling "sick & tired" and just overall extra WEIGHT on my body- has me seriously considering juicing. <BR> <BR> April is SUPER busy for me- I am a full-time working mental health professional...somedays I need the mental health break! :) I am finishing up my dissertation, finding the time to be healthy such as trying to fit in yoga/ acupuncture/ exerci... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:55:21 EST Juicing/ Blending Stinging Nettles? Someone gave me some beautiful stinging nettles and I've heard that you can blend them and it eliminates the stingers, that is, the formic acid. Anyone have first hand experience with this? I'd hate to take a big glug and have it sting all the way down! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:36:21 EST Is Kale Nasty? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I tried a new juicing recipe today- three kale leaves, a celery stalk, a handful of parsley, an inch of ginger, and a half lemon. Since I had a kiwi sitting around, I threw that in, too. <BR> <BR> The juice had a really spicy taste, very strong, like off salsa. It was also fuzzy like a peach. I got halfway through and then lost. I was wondering if this is the kale or the fact that my parsley was a little old? <BR> <BR> Just checking, as this is my first juicing e... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:12:09 EST online comparing and Shopping for a juicer This morning i Juiced a cucumber, apple, beet, head of iceberg, 2 bunches of parsley, pound of spinach, less than a pound of collard greens, banana...... <BR> <BR> I recycled the juice to keep the vitamin content high .... ... instead of adding more water with each batch. Ran it through a sieve twice to eliminate fiber. Wound up with 8 or 9 cups of very green stuff :-) I Osterized crushed ice in each container to have a nice cold drink. drank it ALL! for breakfast. <BR> <BR> The reviews ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:09:12 EST getting juice out of greens Of course it all depends on the quality of your juicer but right now i'm using an Osterizer blender. <BR> I'm sitting at the computer with the remainder of a 60ounce green juice. No fiber....just juice. It occured to me I could juice the greens the same way I used to make my own soymilk. <BR> Soy beans (Spinach, kale, collards) <BR> Cups of water (Just a cup for greens) <BR> Blendon liquify - pour through a sieve or a nut milk bag....squeeze <BR> Put fiber back in Blender add more green... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:41:33 EST Question about Juicing Greens Okay so I've been juicing for about a week. I have been playing it safe with apples, oranges, pineapple, carrots and watermelon. So I think I'm ready to juice some greens. I naturally love fruits, but am not a veggie person at all. Today I did a juice of carrots, celery and spinach....yup it is an acquired taste. But I drank it. Any suggestions on how to "sweeten" up the greens? Also when I juiced the spinach hardly any juice came out, I had to juice a lot to get a little bit of juice. Am I d... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:51:09 EST green juice / green smoothie I must say one learns fast here. <BR> Had a green juice yesterday. Dark green, no fiber Two huge ones for the day. Experienced hunger 3 or 4 hours after each. <BR> <BR> But after the smoothies experienced no hunger because of all the fiber i suppose. <BR> What are the pros and/or cons between the two? <BR> What are the different purposes between drinking one (juice) instead of the other.(smoothie) <BR> How do you track calories in the Spark People nutrition tracker or do you not track? <em... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:25:59 EST Enzyme life span Made and drank first ever green juice. <BR> Juiced( in an Osterizer) a bag of spinach. <BR> Out of 3 cups of juice i could only drink 2 galsses (which I diluted with water.) <BR> Got full. Still full hours later. <BR> Question is: How long do the nutrients live? I've stored it in a glass jar with lid in fridg. Will it be worth drinking tomorrow? <BR> Tonight I'm reading Joel furman's EAT TO LIVE Sat, 7 Apr 2012 00:12:11 EST First green juice EVER Had my first glass of green juice and You all were there. I posted twice as I tried to figure out how to blend a bag of spinach. <BR> Wound up with 3 cups a thick green stuff that didn't look very appetizing. :-) <BR> tried to strain it but after a while thought "why strain?" the fiber has to be good for me too. <BR> So diluted it half and half water and slugging it down. <BR> Surprised it doesn't tast bad at all. Just a mild spinach taste. <BR> I hope this is the start of a juicing life ... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 20:08:17 EST Supplements? Does anyone supplement their juice during a juice feast or fast? I'm embarking on an eight day fast, with room to go longer if I 'get into it'. <BR> <BR> I was wondering on continuing taking my iron tablets since I have low iron, or if juicing spinach and other dark leafy greens into my juices would (hopefully) be enough. I know when I ate mostly raw foods and drank green smoothies daily that my iron levels were fine... but I'm new to juicing, and my iron levels slipped quite low on a retur... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 07:34:46 EST Hi- My Juicer's New and So Am I Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Watching the Hungry for Change documentary last week really opened my eyes to the possibilities of juicing. I used to be whole foods and vegan, but a job loss four years ago and career change meant I didn't have the money anymore. I"ve gained over sixty pounds since then and joined Sparkpeople in a desperate attempt to regain my health in January before my wedding this October. <BR> <BR> Long story short, I bought a budget juicer two days ago to see if juicing was re... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 23:18:29 EST Hello!! Want to start but need a juicer! HELP! Hello! I am new to this team. I don' t have juicer yet, What is a good juicer to purchase? I want to get one this weekend so I start ASAP and improve my health. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 12:22:44 EST second time juicing, first time was super short. well i was doing good on juicing then fell off the juicing wagon loL <BR> <BR> BUT... <BR> <BR> i bought produce today and thawed my chicken , will start juicing again tomorrow! <BR> <BR> i do have a ninja, but i bought a juicer today! ninja is more for smoothie and shakes. i use the ninja all the time! it just does not juice fruitsand stuff like i thought it would so i bought a different juicer. <BR> <BR> :) woo hoo! back at it! <BR> <BR> im going to save some of the pulp for my sm... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:16:35 EST Hello, I am new to the team and have questions. Hello! I just joined the team today. <BR> <BR> I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead twice already. Hubby and I are ready to buy a juicer and incorporate juicing daily into our lives. <BR> <BR> Since he watched the documentary, he has been researching juicers non-stop. LOL. We have it narrowed down to either the Vitamix or the Blendtec. <BR> <BR> Anybody have recommendations? And any good websites or books to get recipes? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:13:54 EST Hello New and interested in Juicing Hello all <em>41</em> . I am just getting started with juicing. I'm not really sure what I am doing. I decided I wanted to get healthy after some health problems and came across juicing. I just bought a cheap juicer over the weekend. Didn't want to get an expensive one, just in case this turns out to be something I don't like. So I'm excited to get started. Could use any help and suggestions. Thanks! Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:48:36 EST Hello I'm new to the team! My name is Patty and I am a newbie! I have been juicing for about a month and love it! I lok forward the sharing recipes and keeping on the healthy track with my new team! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:58:33 EST GREEN JUICE MADE MAIN STREAM NEWS Other than wanting to have a little private chat with the featured "dietician", this news blurb really highlights green juice and juicing for health. <link><BR>am/kdaf-juicing-as-a-meal-replacement-<BR>20120321,0,5749853.story </link> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:33:10 EST A little Irish fun. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:51:37 EST What's Your Spring Cleaning Focus or Method? Internal Spring Cleaning <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> <em>479</em> <em>87</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> Have you heard that our surroundings are a reflection of what is going on inside of us? That is both physiologically and spiritually. Hmmm... As you look around your house, your car, your office... What is the state of things? Is it neat and orderly, free from clutter and excess, or is it a more accurate reflection of what's happening inside? <BR> <BR> For t... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:43:07 EST Coconut water? i bought some coconut water today. <BR> <BR> how is this better for me than coconut milk or soy milk? the coconut water has 22grams of sugar! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:40:04 EST Juicers! What type of juicer do you have? <BR> On a scale of 1-10 what would you rate it? (10 being great and one being horrible) <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now i have a black and decker juicer. It was $29.99 at walmart. I didnt want to go all out and buy a pricey juicer cause i wasnt sure i would even like juicing. Now that ive been having about 80% juice a day, i love juicing! <BR> I asked my boyfriend to by me a breville juice fountain for my b-bay. i think its about $149.99 or $169.99. So if i ge... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:04:59 EST join the reboot plans 2 days ago i decided to sign up on the website to see which plan would be best for me. <BR> <BR> they pick the quick start 10 day plan: <BR> juice, <BR> smoothies, <BR> and raw fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> not bad, i start this on 3/13. works out perfect for me cause im going out for my bday with my parents on 3/12. we are going to cheddars. they have such great food. i love broccoli, and cheddars makes great steamed broccoli! usually when ive gone with my boyfriend or p... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 07:58:12 EST New to the team! Hi, I'm Patty and new to the team. Really need some good recipes for juicing. Mine all taste the same even adding different things. I have a VitaMix. Looking forward to learning more about juicing and making new friends. <BR> patty Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:17:23 EST Smoothies and acne I love my new spinach berrie smoothies and have been drinking one or two daily for the last two weeks. My face has broken out terribly. It is so bad that I am not even wearing makeup today. Is this a normal detoxing process? If so, how long will it last? If not, I need to find out what is causing this. <BR> <BR> Becca Mon, 5 Mar 2012 07:00:12 EST i love results that come right away! i started the hip hop abs program on 2/28 , and juicing on 3/1. <BR> <BR> i do eat a roll with sliced meat and cheese on it in the morning and a chicken salad for dinner, but everything else is juice. ( on my days off from work instead of the roll i have eggs and shredded lettuce for breakfast) <BR> <BR> anyways ive gone from 172.6 to 166.6 in this short time! <BR> <BR> 6 pound loss! how cool. <BR> <BR> <BR> i am loving the juicing cause it normally taste so good! ( except the juices i... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 05:35:54 EST mean green? what is the mean green juice in fat sick and nearly dead? <BR> <BR> i would like to try it out. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 23:00:40 EST Newbie!!!! Help! Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions for a good fast plan for weight loss- detox- diuretic? <BR> I've been at a plateau for almost a month :( and my wedding is June 16! Freaking out. I've got 3 months to lose approx 30 lbs! Help! I'm already a clean eater and have always wanted to juice so Im hoping after just getting our first juicer things will go well. I've had fresh veggie juice before since my mom has one bit ive never done it myself. Any suggestions for weight loss or a fast? <BR> <B... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 21:35:24 EST Hello! Preparing to juice :) Hello everyone, I'm new here and loving reading all of the posts in this group - so glad it's here! <BR> <BR> I have a goal to do a 30 day juice fast / juice feast (I still haven't figured out the difference apart from semantics) beginning either later this month or early next month. I'm trying to read to find out how many days of 'down time' I should have for myself to begin, later this month I could have Day 1, 3, and 4 off work, But day 2 would be a work day and day 5 onwards would be bac... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:57:59 EST New to Reboot, questions about protein. Hi team members. Glad to find you. I am on day three of ten days of my mean green juicing for Lent. I love what the added micronutrients are doing for my skin, but I was having more trouble than usual with vertigo today. I almost felt faint this afternoon and I have been sipping on juice and water all day. Since I was craving hard boiled eggs, my nutrition center manager daughter thought maybe I needed more protein, so we added an avocado and some fish oil to this evening's mix. After my ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:27:55 EST Blendtec Blender is Today's Special Value on QVC If anyone is interested in the Blendtec 90-oz Blender - it is today's special of the day on QVC. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>il/params.item.tsv!.tpl.tsv.CM_SCID.TSV </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not familiar with the Blendtec, as I have the Vitamix... <BR> <BR> BUT, if anyone is interested and have been saving up for the Blendtec..... <BR> It is on sale for $329.00 with FREE SHIPPING....and on FOUR (4) EASY PAYMENTS. <BR> Made in USA. <BR> <BR> Sale ends at midnigh... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:40:30 EST My Personal Health Benefits From Juicing I have been juicing for 2 months. Not juice fasting, but usually drinking two meals a day. I am a 22 year old female, whose doctors kept testing for HIV, because my immune system was complete crap. <BR> <BR> Since jucing: <BR> - my daily eye infections have cleared <BR> - the multiple quater size mouth ulcers have cleared <BR> - weekly upper respitory infections have cleared <BR> - 4 year battle with HPV has improved considerably <BR> - depression due to my health issues <BR> <BR> I just t... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:50:14 EST Howdy, juicers! Hi, all! I'm new to this team and wanted to say hello! My husband and I finally sprang for a juicer after watching "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" recently. I knew juicing would be great for our health, but I didn't even imagine it would bring us closer together! We juice every day, and are loving it. When my mom said to me "you guys are getting too healthy!" I said, "Mom, this is my health insurance!" <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being part of the team :D Wed, 15 Feb 2012 01:17:26 EST New Smoothie fan I've always been a fan of smoothies; ok maybe the kinds that you go grab at jamba juice. The ones full of calories. Late last year I purchased me a mixer so that I can make smoothies for breakfast and snack. I am trying to lose weight and really didn't realize that a breakfast smoothie will really help me get going in the morning without using a lot of my time. <BR> <BR> At the age of 35 I am a college student online. My time is very valuable to me. I live in South East Mississippi however, ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:05:28 EST Newbie Hi I am new to the team but not SP... JUICENUT, the team leader, invited me to join because I want to start juicing and learn more about it in the process. <BR> <BR> I am going to pull out the juicer this weekend and read up on how to use it. I look forward to getting to know you all.. <BR> <BR> Thanks JUICENUT for inviting me to the team! <em>9</em> ~ Dee Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:15:21 EST Thoughts on Kefer Milk This is a new product in my neck of the woods, limited stores have started carrying it. <BR> Blueberry is excellent. I am adding this milk to my morning smoothie. <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:01:50 EST Hello Friends Hi! I'm new to this forum. I have restarted Spark for 2012. I purchased a super duper Vita Mixer and have hardly used it. I want to get started but don't have any good ideas as to what is best for me and what tastes good. I need to lose a zillion pounds and thought juicing would help along the way. I think it's better to be here and know what others like and what others find the most beneficial. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your new, successful week of increased health! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:28:18 EST My Juicy Introduction : ) Hi team it's good to be here with you. I started juicing about a year ago. I would say my favorite juice is the green juice, love the taste of the lemon. I don't care for the ginger all that much so I don't use it. <BR> I feel so much better when I juice. <BR> Starting a new journey tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:00:20 EST Juicing in the News <link><BR>ing-helps-dieters-get-their-fruit-vege<BR>table-intake-1.2739789#.TyiE5Vz2aa8 </link> <BR> <BR> This link is to an article published in The Dixie Sun, The Voice of Dixie State College of Utah entitled, 'Juicing Helps Dieters Get Their Fruit, Vegetable Intake.' <BR> <BR> "There is a diet continuously blowing up nutritional chatter, recruiting famous celebrities, is called miraculous, has been around for years and it's also a bit fruity—juicing... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:33:29 EST Help please -new to the group Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group and fairly new to smoothie making. A few week ago I joined a Green Smoothie challenge and stepped out of my comfort zone and purchased a Vita-Mix on a QVC special. I saw raving reviews and it honestly does work better than my Kitchen Aid but I still feel like I'm all over the place and wondering if the purchase was really worth it for me? <BR> <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose -well over 100 pounds. I am type 1 Diabetic and on an insulin ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:13:39 EST Day # 3 Is Tough I'm finishing up day three of my juice fast, and unlike days one and two, today is tough. I don';t know why the sudden change, but suddenly food is constantly on my mind. Think I'll go to bed and call it a day and hope for better, tomorrow. <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:11:47 EST Juicing newbie...hello! Hello! My name is Jennifer. I'm on day 2 of my first juice fast and so far I think things are going pretty well. Other than feeling hungry last night(which got better with some water with lime), a very mild headache off and on throughout the day, and having a brief nausea/light-headed spell right before bed, it's gone as well as can be expected for the first day. I slept great last night...which has been something I've struggled to do for the last month or so. Today I'm feeling less hung... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:53:17 EST Juice Newbie Hiya! I am going to be devoting the month of February to juicing- I would love to get feedback about what juicers everyone has/recommends! As well as recipes. Looking forward to the benefits of juicing and to working my way towards my goal of a healthier, happier me! <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 02:13:47 EST Is This Normal? Hey Everyone, I'm only on day # 1 of my juice fast (inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead) but I have total brain fog. Is this cloudiness normal so early in the fast? I thought that would come along, at the earliest, tomorrow. So is it normal to feel like this? Could I already be detoxing? Hmm... <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:16:11 EST New here to your forum, old friend of Spark :) Good morning new friends, I am so excited to be here! I am here to learn how to get more of Gods food into my body, and I find juicing it I actually enjoy :) I have a jack la lane juicer that I am just starting to enjoy after having it for years :) Now I see a a staement I have never heard before Juice Feasting, what is this? I am not a vegetarian although I am very near it with out juicing..I stay away from red meat but do enjoy a chicken breast and fish processed meat, bu... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:17:04 EST Going viral! Since I started smoothies I have noticed a change in my health, body and skin! I usually drink 2 a day, but I wanted to switch out my lunch for a smoothie also. Wouldn't you know it, the lady I work with must have noticed the difference too because she suggested we get a blender for our kitchen and replace our junk food with frozen fruits and other stuff to make smoothies with! Yipee! So today, I ordered a blender from Lowe's and it should be here next week! How exciting! Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:20:36 EST Hello and Thanks from Inga Hi everyone, I want to thank you for my goodie, feels great to be a 4 year SP member. I have been juicing for many years off and on. Hoping it will become a regular habit. I am a breast cancer survivor, wife, mom of 3 and I do volunteer work at my son's school and at our Church. I also sing and love music, especially country, blue grass and southern gospel. I look forward to participating on the team and meeting more interesting Spark People! <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:16:42 EST Best tasting green smoothie recipe anyone? I've been having my green smoothies, but they take forever to get down because let's face it... they taste awful! Does anyone have a recipe for some that taste good? Please keep in mind that I am allergic to casein, so no milk products for me. Also, I don't use added sugar and try to stay away from gluten. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:33:20 EST New Member to this team but not SP Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> my name is Amy and I have just recently found this team on another friends spark page. I am so glad that I did, I have been on another local team since I started my official journey back in January of 2011 and I kind of felt like my juicing was taken as a "Fad diet". I have not treated it that way. I did a reboot for a good 30 days and since then have incorporated juicing pretty much in my daily food intake. I hope to meet many of you team members through your blog... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:35:39 EST New member joining in Hi, I'm Suzie and I will be starting the reboot program this Sunday. <BR> <BR> I watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead twice this past week. Very motivational. I don't have an expensive juicer, but I do have an old Vitamix. I wonder if that would work until I buy the juicer? <BR> <BR> Previously I lost 35 pounds on Spark but my health plummeted. I had loose teeth, nail ridges and hair loss. So I have just maintained for the past year more or less. <BR> I am hoping this plan with all of the... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:52:57 EST New Rebooter Hi my name is Terasee and my husband Richard is joining me. We just watched Fat... and were totally inspired. We went to the website and found the Reboot Your Life program. We decided we would start slow. We are on Day 2 of the Express Reboot which is a five day commitment. <BR> I love the way it starts you off slowly...just one juice the first day. The second day you begin with a smoothie and have a juice. It goes that way throughout the 5 days. <BR> I ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:55:18 EST Hello! 2010 was the year I learned to eat breakfast every day. I can't remember the last time I started the day without breakfast. It just doesn't happen anymore! And 2011 was the year I focused on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my diet. My husband and I saw Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead about a year ago. We also saw Food Matters and the Gerson Therapy around the same time, and last summer were introduced to Dr. Amen on PBS. Interesting that they all say the same thing. This winter ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:33:51 EST Hello My name is Debbie. I joined SP last August. I was able to loose 12 lbs. eating healthy and exercising (Zumba and The Firm). I have severe asthma, allergies and high blood pressure. <BR> <BR> In November, I got Pneumonia and Septic Shock and was in the hospital for four days the week of Thanksgiving. Thanks to be to God and my husband for calling the paramedics and saving my life. I was home from work for five weeks and have not been able to exercise for the last two months. It's time... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:54:03 EST Sweet Potato in juicer Im looking for good juice recipes you could suggest that include sweet potato. Please share. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:51:33 EST Day 5 of juice fast Hi there! After watching the movie a few times, me and a few family members have decided to go on a juice fast this past week. Today 1/20/12 is day 5. So far so good. I havent really been hungry, but my desire to chew something - *anything* - is crazy. It creeps up on me at the strangest times. Also, I didn't realize how much I've been on auto-pilot when eating. For example, I went to a meeting yesterday where they catered Subway sandwiches, chips, etc. I brought juice with me, prepare... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:46:13 EST Doing a weekend juice feast/fast I bought the book "The Juice Lady's Weekend Weight-Loss Diet" By Cherie Calbom and plan on starting tomorrow night. It recommends starting Friday night and finishing Sunday afternoon with supper breaking the fast and having raw salad food. I'm excited and nervous. I've done a 3 day cleanse (drinking 3 protein shakes a day, eating 2 pieces of fruit and supper was salad with 4 oz of protein) As much as I've wanted to I've never done the fast/feast. So again excited and nervous! Will keep ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:53:46 EST Hi! Hubby and I watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and he went out today and bought a juicer after researching brands. The Jack LaLanne one seemed to get the best reviews for the price--supposedly easy to clean and he says it's very sturdy. We decided not to go with the one used in the movie--too expensive. We are starting a juice fast on Sunday. I have the same auto-immune disorder that Joe and Phil in the movie had, and I would give anything to get rid of it, so after watching this film, I'd b... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:12:05 EST Best blender I am a juicer , but I want to try smoothies what is the best med. priced blender that will do the job.I see some recipes have greens in them so it be strong enough to blend them or do you juice it first?THX Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:22:40 EST newbie here :) So I watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" yesterday with my husband. Let me give you a run down of "us" <BR> <BR> Me: Huge meat eater, turned vegetarian, turned vegan, back to sometimes meat. maybe 1-2 times per month. I am however a huge junk food fan and I hate that about me. I read Eat to live last month and followed the plan for 2 weeks. I did amazing. My junk food cravings disappeared but I was pretty miserable. Then I went on a cruise and my junk funk came back and I'm having a hard t... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:30:49 EST howdy :) hi! i'm Kimberly and just saw the movie "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" today and my son watched it when he got home. we are going to get our juicer tomorrow! he's 15 and really on board with helping me getting in shape and healthy :D <BR> <BR> i cant afford any fancy books, just the juicer and the produce to juice, so i'm hoping to gain TONS of information, insight and motivation by being a part of this group :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:32:25 EST Hello fellow juicers! Good evening everyone, thanks to Yolanda I found out about this team. <BR> <BR> I have been juicing off and on for years and started again Dec 29, 2011. I generally have a large juice (about 20 ounces) a day, primarily for breakfast! I love to experiment and try a variety of fruits and vegetables...I have surprised myself many times...LOL <BR> <BR> Along with juicing again, I am eating cleaner (no meat, limited additional sugar, tea instead of coffee) etc. and exercising, since starting I ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:15:57 EST Starting fast tomorrow! I am going to start my 60 day juice fast tomorrow. I was inspired by 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' and after watching it 4 times I decided to go for it. My fridge is stocked and I am ready to do this! <BR> <BR> Hope to meet others doing this along with me. I could use all the support and motivation I can get! <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you all, cheers <em>482</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:10:09 EST Starting fast tomorrow! I am going to start my 60 day juice fast tomorrow. I was inspired by 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' and after watching it 4 times I decided to go for it. My fridge is stocked and I am ready to do this! <BR> <BR> Hope to meet others doing this along with me. I could use all the support and motivation I can get! <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you all, cheers <em>482</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:09:18 EST adding to the juice? What's the opinion of adding things to the juice we make? I've not done it, I juice my fresh veggies and drink it as is (learning that I'm nor really fond of turnip juice LOL) but my husband has been adding hot sauce to his juice. I love hot sauce, but I don't know about adding the vinegar, sodium and whatever else is in it... I've not checked the label yet. <BR> <BR> Have any of you added anything to your juice? Salt? pepper? hot sauce? sweetener? honey? <BR> <BR> I had come carrot/cucumbe... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:44:49 EST Tracking the juices we drink My juicer came in yesterday and so far I have loved the juices I've made! <BR> But how do I track them in the Nutrition tracker? <BR> <BR> I've thought about entering in each veggie I use... but I'm not eating the solids that's left over, so I don't see how that can be accurate. <BR> <BR> What do you do? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:25:55 EST Day 1 of Juicing.... Hello All...My name is I also watched the documentary. I was very inspired. My boyfriend bought a juicer probably 6 months ago...and was juicing for a while the effects were amazing...he lost so much weight and had more energy. It has been hard for me to I deciding to start by doing juicing 2 x a day...breakfast and dinner and having a light lunch...salad and a vegetarian protein like beans. Snacks will include apples, and nuts (sometimes). <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:07:53 EST Help! Green smoothie question Today I was making the last smoothie of the day (16 ounces) this is what it was made of (in order by amount) 1)mustard greens (LOTS) 2) red lettuce 3) carrots including the green stem leaves 4) celery 5) chia seeds 6) maca powder.......... IT WAS REVOLTING. I am NOT picky about green smoothies, I like the healthy/veggie taste they have and I try to keep the fruit limited. This smoothie tasted pungent/bitter/toxic. Does anyone have any idea why? I'm thinking it was the maca powder or the must... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:52:02 EST What's everyone drinking your juice from? I'm looking at getting some portable cups/bottles for my juice on the go and was wondering what's best. I know the aluminum water bottles are popular, but are they good for juices (thinking of acids)? Would plastic be best, like those insulated go cups with straws? Thanks for your input! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:13:46 EST Getting started and need tips Hello all! I will be starting my 10 day juicing feast soon and I'm curious to know how I should detox my body first. Does anyone have any good tips on: <BR> <BR> -the length of time of the detox <BR> -what foods to eat/avoid during the detox <BR> -juice combos that are good at helping the body to detox <BR> <BR> I would prefer to do this the natural way and not pay money at a GNC to get a detox or cleansing kit. Any insight you all can provide would be great! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:14:57 EST What machine to use? Hi Everyone, <BR> I have a question.. I am following juicing program and am wondering if a person would be better off using the juicer or the Healthmaster? <BR> I have both and the Healthmaster grinds up everything and it makes a thick slurry in which we would be eating the peels and all instead of just the juice. For example, celery. When I use the juicer, just a little juice comes out and all the rest is thrown away. <BR> Just wondering on that question and any help would be greatly appreci... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:29:41 EST Newbie to juicing; looking for friends/mo otivatio Hey everyone! Happy new year! <BR> <BR> After being inspired by my mother who has been taking part in the "21 Pounds in 21 Days" diet off and on for the past year and the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", I've decided that I am going to try something similar to lose weight this year. I know that it's going to be somewhat difficult transition for me, so I've decided to do a shortened version of that and juice for 10 days. I've picked up a copy of "The Juicing Bible" and my new juicer shoul... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:48:14 EST Aloha! Hello juicers! :) <BR> I'm very new to juicing. Hubs and I have been doing some major researching on the subject after viewing Dying to Have Known, The Gerson Miracle and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I have ordered my juicer and it should be here very soon. I've decided there are 2 juicers I want for the best juicing of various veggies... and the versatility of making other things with them... but the second one will have to be ordered later. <BR> <BR> I am not only very overweight, I suffer f... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:51:46 EST Attempting a Juice Fast/feast? ...Day 1 Hi everyone...just posted in the intro section as well. Here I will just add that my husband and I have a friendly bet as to who can go the longest. I am determined to <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 14:01:08 EST Hello! Hi everyone! ...I am on my very first juice drink...and it's New Year's Day...sounds so terribly cliche, but my hubby and I are doing it together after watching the fabulous Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead! <BR> <BR> I live in Ontario, Canada...will be juicing as long as I can, even though I start placement in a week, I hope to have the detox portion over with. I know it well as I have had many raw food I fully expect the first three days to possibly be unenjoyable. <BR> <BR> Anyways... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:38:02 EST Just Recipes & Reviews (4-Star Scale Ratings) Please add individual smoothie recipes you love, hate, have tried, or want to try. <BR> <BR> Give reviews and ratings if you'd like. <BR> <BR> Here are a few to get started: <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> <em>470</em> <em>478</em> <em>470</em> <em>478</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> Mint Melon Medley Green Smoothie Recipe <BR> <BR> For a sweet refreshing mint feeling. <BR> <BR> 3 bananas <BR> 1 mint sprig, or 2 <BR> 3 cups spinach packed in the blender <BR> 2 cups cant... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:52:36 EST Fat, Sick, and nearly Dead Watch it FREE on Hulu..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nd-nearly-dead </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:06:19 EST HEY JUICERS!!!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A WEBSITE WHERE I CAN GET THE CALORIE INTAKE FOR ALL MY FRESH JUICES!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO LOG IT ON THIS WEBSITE......THX! DANA Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:33:26 EST Hello Hi everyone!! New to this team but not SP. Preparing to start a 3 day juice feast. Excited and hoping for willpower to do so!! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:20:48 EST Trying to get back in the Smoothie habit Hi all! <BR> <BR> Last year at this time, I sprang for a Blendtec and started drinking green smoothies for breakfast and lunch. I felt great and lost some weight, then like a lot of good habits it was easily broken. I'm trying to get back into that grove along with doing something more healthy for my dinner, so I thought I'd try to get back into another habit I sort of gave up on -- being active on Spark People. <BR> <BR> I'm in my 50s, single, a school teacher in a state getting rid of tea... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:52:45 EST I did it!! Ok after all the advice received here (extremely appreciative), and getting brave........I did it. I made my first green smoothie and am having it right now. <BR> <BR> After following advice here, Karen4Karen's info and blog, I took my fruit smoothie I've made in the past (almond milk, strawberries, mango, pinapple) and put one torn up Kale leaf in it along with some wheat grass. Ok it's not the absolutely BEST thing I've ever tasted, but it is good and drinkable. I can definitely taste t... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 14:47:56 EST Day Five and Want to eat! Hi. My name is Denita and I am new to juice fasting. I am on day five and have been doing really well but today I seriously want to eat. I am not craving anything bad per se just a salad, maybe a chicken breast..but the point is its overwhelming. I don't know that I can actually make it the 30 days I planned. I am thinking of any alternative to get around this. I am losing weight..I don't feel fabulous though I feel blah. I don't know what to do! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:10:21 EST Hello everyone! i am back on sparkpeople after a roller coaster ride of using spark to lose 40p almost two years ago, meeting the love of my life, moving in with him, and gaining all that weight back plus 10 more pounds! <BR> <BR> *Whew* <BR> <BR> I've had success fasting in the past but I've never done a healthy juice fast or even used juice as a nutritional addition to a healthy diet. I am hoping to complete at least a 3-5 day juice fast to jump start my new nutritional goals. Any guidance and/or suppor... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:02:55 EST Help? Hi, I wanted to make one of my first green smoothies. I've got spinach on hand along with spring mix lettuces and apples and oranges and bananas. I have bell peppers, cucumbers and snap peas along with broccoli. Anyone wanna give me an idea for what of those ingredients to put together to make a smoothie that I'll like? I also have frozen, strawberries, mangos and blackberries, along with pineapple. I make lots of fruit smoothies but haven't tried one yet with greens. I've added them in... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:26:56 EST lemons Hi when juicing lemons in a juicer do you peel them or juice rind and all thanks Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:16:41 EST Hi there! I'm new to SparkPeople and new to this group, but super excited to start my weight loss journey! I recently discovered green smoothies, and have been enjoying them almost daily. I'm excited to get new recipes and see how others are using fresh juices and smoothies for weight loss! :-) Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:49:55 EST