Wednesday, January 11, 2012

T - 2 Days to the start of our juice fast

We are now only two days away from beginning our juice fast. Yesterday was a difficult day for us. We had fruit juice in the morning, green juice in the afternoon, and fruit juice in the evening. For lunch, we had brown rice and baked vegetables. For dinner, we had some more brown rice, half an avocado each and fresh celery and carrot sticks. Our green juice yesterday was:
 3 Handfuls of baby spinach
2 Carrots
2 Stalks of celery
½ Bunch of purple kale
½  Cucumber
1 Apple
 Charles really liked this recipe, but I had a hard time drinking it. Later I discovered that I did not enjoy the taste of the fresh celery either, and this was probably the issue with the green juice. The celery was organic and we had never tried it before. It had a stronger taste to it than usual. Note to ourselves: use less celery! Our energy levels are mid range in the mornings and low in the evenings. We were in bed around eight o’clock for the last two nights. We felt the urge to snack watching TV, so instead we just headed for bed. Today we are off the grains and nuts. I had a fresh banana for breakfast with a glass of pear-apple juice. Charles had a juice mixture of
1 Orange
1 Apple
1 Pear
2 Handfuls of raspberries
and it was so delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are still struggling during mealtimes for the children. We prepare five meals a day for them breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. That gives us many opportunities to say no. To make sure we do not get disappointed with progress, we will be reporting weight changes once a week. Friday is just two days away now, but this preparation week is really helping with the transition. My favorite emergency drink right now is a hot cup of mint tea with a tiny bit of stevia to sweeten it.                         


  1. Tip for getting through the less than pleasant tasting green juices... pour them over ice, cold is much better than warm... and gulp them down with a straw so they aren't in your mouth/on your tongue for long.

  2. Its the day!!! You guys can do this!!!!