26 Oct 2012

juice fast: day 1

first juice of the day was rather late. i thought i would be home earlier so unfortunately my energy was running pretty low. i am feeling better now though and warming up too (got pretty chilly sitting outside reading for two hours). plan for my friday afternoon? watch a movie with my juice-fasting buddy and generally just be cozy.

last night i went to see cadence weapon at fortune sound club and it was really fun. i went with all my favourite people (my boyfriend even came out!) and danced until 2 am. then drove to the naam for tea (and food for some). i had a great time, but sweating the whole night then passing out at 4 am probably isn't the smartest way to start a long fast... lesson learned. woke up today and had a headache and sore muscles.

my feelings are mostly excitement right now. for the past several days i've been looking forward to this. i am very ready to let juice and other liquids (tea, broth, strained nut milks, lemon water, etc.) become my diet for the next little while. as i've said - i'm not giving this a pre-decided time span but i'd like to go for three weeks or so. we shall see.


pink dream juice: serves one or two

1 beet
2 carrots
2 apples
1 orange
3-4 pineapple slices
1 cucumber

wash, cut, peel and slice as needed. then juice 'em up! mmm so sweet. i would have added spinach but i couldn't lose that gorgeous colour from the beets so i left it as is. 



12 comments:

  1. can i ask what your reasons are for doing an extended juice/liquids fast? i'm hoping to do a 17 or so day juice/liquid fast soon! i know i'm going to be asked why and just was curious what your thoughts were :)

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    1. ooh congratulations! be sure to tell me how it goes :) i am doing this for cleansing purposes mainly. i don't need to lose weight or heal some disease or illness. i'm quite healthy but i just like to give my system a break every now and then because otherwise it's CONSTANTLY bombarded with the work of digestion.

      an analogy i like is: we know we have to periodically clean our houses, desks, kitchens and cars. we need to maintain our clothes, hair and gardens... we should do the same for our bodies! the only way to do that (clean up your system) is to give the body a break from food so it can cleanse itself.

      the human body is amazing, it knows what to do.

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  2. This juice looks really good, I'll be sure to note it down and try it sometime :)

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  3. I simply love beets in my juice! DELISH!

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    1. no DOUBT! mm it's becoming a favourite ingredient for sure.

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  4. You make it in a blender?

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    1. if i made it in my blender then it would be a smoothie because i'm not taking out the fiber. juicers take out the fiber to make juice - so i use a juicer! an omega 350 VRT, to be exact.

      :)

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    2. Thanks Em, and what do you do with the fiber?? What is better with or without fiber?. Sorry my english i am from Chile south america.
      Thanks again :)

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    3. I'm curious to know the difference/benefits etc of juicing vs blending/smoothies etc too... :-)

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  5. Drinkijng some amazing juice inspired by Your recipes (Banana, strawberry and spinach) I had no idea You could mix such odd ingredients together (Vegetablesw AND fruit? together!!?? WHAT!!??) But it works so well and probably the healthiest thing You could ever eat....or drink....

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  6. If you were to add spinach, how much would you add?

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em