Monday, March 19, 2012

Adventures in Juicing! - Manic Monday #3

Manic Mommy Monday!

I woke up this morning with every intention of re-starting what I had failed last week...a juice fast.

There is a bit of controversy surrounding fasting and it's health benefits (even my mom thought that I was using it as an excuse to mask an eating disorder), but my intentions are mostly spiritual I suppose.

More than anything, I want to ingest nothing but chemical free fruits and veggies, which have not been consumed frequently. It would do my body some good to spare itself of a few packs of fruit snacks or cookies here and there, put a stop to the energy drink addiction, and meals covered in cheese. I will be teaching myself that food is simply nourishment, not for comfort.

So what is on the menu for tomorrow?

- 6 leaves of organic kale
- 4 cups packed organic spinach
- 2 organic green apples
- 1/2 cucumber
- ginger (cut in a 1/2 cube)
- 1 tsp or less of lemon juice

...looks yummy, huh? Guess what, my kids LOOOOVE it! Especially when I convinced them that it was "monster slime".

Actually this is quite good and was my substitute energy drink, which surprisingly, gave me more energy and NO crash!

I will keep you posted every weekend on how this juice fast works out...I am shooting for 4 weeks!

Curious about juicing? It is an awesome way to add nutrients & veggies to your diet! Check out this video by Dr. Main (he was my chiropractor when I lived in Idaho)


  1. This post reminds me of when I was a child, I would not eat broccoli until my mum called them, "Little Trees."

  2. Hmm, this gives me a few ideas for my son who won't eat anything green! Thanks for posting.

  3. I never would have tried this, but you make it sound pretty good! Definitely going to try it out

  4. I have to try this! Thanks for the share!

  5. This sounds like something I could enjoy. Thanks.

  6. I'd love to try this! I've been meaning to try more green smoothies.

  7. I got a juicer for christmas and Im always looking for recipes to add to my index. Thanks so much!

  8. Ive wanted a juicer for so long now. I would love to make juice everyday like your recipe with the kale and spinach. It sounds yummy!


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