October 30, 2013

Juice Fast #2 - DAY TWO

Amazingly, we both felt great all day today. Neither of us were hungry at all and we both had great energy today. During our previous fast, we had decided that day two was probably the roughest, so we discussed tonight why our experience this time would be different.

The only thing we could contribute it to was our changed diet. Two years ago, we were eating Real Food but not doing a Paleo diet. While we are not strict with our Paleo diet, it has still been a significant dietary change. We focus our meals much more on high quality protein and vegetables now and consume MUCH less grain. I would love to research the science behind why this could make a difference, but it's too late for it tonight. Suffice it to say that we both think it's definitely made the whole thing easier.


This morning we started with the "Green Detoxifier!"
1 large bunch of kale
1 small head of broccoli (stem included)
5 carrots
1 apple

It looks nasty but it really tastes pretty good. I buy my juicing kale from Azure Standard and it has a nice, fresh flavor. Some kale can be bitter in juices, but the flavor from the Azure kale is much more clean and fresh. Plus, kale is an AMAZING super-food, so consuming an entire bunch of it at once gives you a massive nutrient boost!


I was away for lunch so Jon came home and juiced and brought some to me. He decided on a sweet & salty pineapple juice recipe he found. Basically it was 1 pineapple with some salt and water added. I was skeptical but it was really quite refreshing!

We had some leftover beets from a CSA basket someone had given us and it was time to use them up - because of course, beets are crazy-good for you too! But seriously, beets are NASTY. I know some people like them, but I really can't understand how. So we dressed them up a little bit...

3 beets
1 apple
1 sweet potato
1 large bell pepper
5 carrots

It wasn't remarkable but it WAS edible. And that's all I really ask for in a juice containing beets. And it was pretty. Pretty enough that my juice-monster Keira wanted to try it...

...and she LOVED it! This little one rocks her healthy-Mama's world! She's a pro at trying juices and most of our other crazy concoctions. She doesn't like them all, but seriously, beet juice?!? You gotta admit that's impressive for a 6 year old.

I didn't even feel the need for any tea or anything today, although I assume Jon drank some at work. I did have my beautiful, black, organic, french press coffee this morning - and I had it with a good friend, so it was even better!

Now that I think about it....maybe that's why this fast isn't as hard as the last? ;)


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