28 Oct 2012

juice fast: day 3

today was busy but i am still feeling really good, mentally. physically, all my muscles are sore and feel tired, as if i had a hard workout but then didn't eat enough afterwards. i am also having a bit of trouble sleeping, slight headaches, and an occasional light-headed feeling. oh, detox... what a love-hate relationship we share.

i've had three delicious juices today: a simple carrot and apple based one for breakfast; a replica of my current fave juice for lunch; then a delicious beet pink juice for dinner. i'll have some tea later and maybe some prune juice (the soak water from prunes).


admire the lovely bouquet my mother made from our garden plants in celebration of the fall season. oooh boy do i love the colours of fall. the trees in our city are just mesmerizing and i cannot help stopping what i am doing and taking a breath (and moment) to appreciate the glorious and elegant universe we are blessed to live in. PLUS i have the best juicer ever. what more can a girl ask for?


i spent most of today driving around with la copine and all his belongings, helping him move into his new place. exciting! then i had to watch my whole family eat sushi - GRR. oh well. i was PERFECTLY satisfied drinking my beet juice... yum? 

but seriously, it wasn't that bad. yes, my brain was telling me to dig into those heavier calories but my mind knew i didn't need to and that in the long run continuing on this juice fast will be best. it's all about remembering the big picture. if you do - fasting is easy! especially when you get to drink delicious and luscious beet juice on a daily basis...


 earthy tones beet juice: serves one or two

4 beets
3 carrots
1 apple
1 orange
1/2 cucumber
1 bell pepper
4 pineapple slices

peel, slice and cut as needed. juice it up and drink it down. 



17 comments:

  1. 2 Q's coming atchya:

    So , today I made your blueberry hemp smoothie. LOVED.IT. So healthy, I adore that it is date sweetened , plus I'm going through a hemp seed obsession right now, so it's perfect for me:).
    Can you confirm the amount of hemp seeds you used? I was a little confused by the way the recipe was written.

    Why exactly are you doing a juice cleanse?(Sorry if you already explained this and I just missed it)

    Love your blog BTW!
    Xxx

    Sarah

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    1. Woops! I see that I wrote "1-1 tablespoons"... I'd be confused too. I meant 1-2 tablespoons :) mm yes, HEMP 4 LIFE!

      Thanks very much, Sarah- Love the comment.
      I'm doing the cleanse mostly for mental and spiritual improvment and development. I'm pretty healthy already and don't need to lose weight, but I like fasting to clear my mind and center my soul :) it also makes me appreciate food WAY more than before, even though i love it already (as this blog shows).

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  2. Made a shopping list to try some of these juices you keep banging on about! I don't think I'll do a juice fast (it wouldn't fit in with my lifestyle at the moment) but I would like to try having just juice for breakfast for a few days, maybe even extending into lunch if possible. You've inspired me! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I always say that is the best thing people can tell me.

      I think that's a great idea. It's what my mum has begun doing and she looks and feels better already.

      xox em

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  3. your juices look awesome! mmm!

    do you usually add some type of green to your juices or not always? when i was making some, i would add some type of green to each one just to get my greens in, but they didn't taste spectacular. as good as i know they are for you... sometimes it was hard to get past the ick of some of the juice and deterred to me to finish it..

    you truly are inspirational! and the fact that your living at home makes it real for someone who isn't on their complete own yet! are your parents on board with you and juice fasting?

    :)

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    1. thank you very much! yes i do like to add greens (my day 4 post has green juice recipes), but not too much because - like you say - it makes the taste too strong and i want to ENJOY my juice! I keep a delicious balance. it's also lovely adding adding greens with flavour like cilantro, parsley, mint, basil, watercress, etc.

      my parents aren't exactly encouraging of my juice fasting or raw food tendencies BUT they are fairly "supportive", and they are totally on board with my veganism. it's actually helped them see the world, their diets, and the relationship between then two in a more revealing light.

      cheers! em

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    2. i definitely dnee start making some that taste better. then maybe i'd be more motivated to make them! i think parsley and cilantro sound divine in a juice.

      i totally get you there on not encouraging it but are "supportive". the problem i feel with fasting in an environment that people aren't incredibly "okay" in my case with it, then it just feels like bad energy and thats really the last thing you need on a fast.. also sitting there drinking juice/making noise whille making the juice (!) while your family member is eating doesn't help anything! ha! for now.. green smoothie/green soup/tea cleanses.. :)

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    3. i completely get where you're coming from. the first long fast i did (10 days), that's how it seemed. things are much improved this time round.

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  4. Definitely a great post. There are so many people who are doing juice fasting and getting benefits. These juice cleanse recopies are very good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. AnonymousJuly 11, 2013

    You said you loved your juicer. May I ask what kind you use? I've been shopping around and am curious what you use since it seems as though you use yours a lot. Thanks!

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  6. hi Emily your blog came across one day when I was searching for a carrot cake recipe, it turns out I made your recipe and I liked it a lot, I just purchased my vitamix and is such a good investment, but I have a silly question and with your expertise you can enlighten me, I've heard that on the juicer machine since you don't drink the pulp many nutrients are left out, so why don't use the vitamix to make juice? is it because on the juicer no need to add anything extra like water? Gracias!

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    1. When you make juice with a high quality juicer, all you're leaving out is the pulp; this allows you to absorb the nutrients in a fraction of the time. However, consuming fiber everyday is important, so a variety of smoothies (with fiber) and juices (without fiber) in your diet is the ideal. Both have their benefits! :)

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    2. ok thanks!

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  7. AnonymousMay 06, 2014

    Btw it's le copain......unless your boyfriend is a lady. just sayin'

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  8. @Anon - haha maybe he is!! Lol but thank you - I even googled that to make sure I didn't do it wrong but apparently google LIED

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