Saturday, February 2, 2008

Juice Fast/Detox

Jared and I are getting into better shape and wanted to give our bodies a day off from having to break down food. So, for the past week we have been prepping our fridge/kitchen to do a one day juice fast today. It doesn't sound very ambitious but juice fasts are tough if you are use to eating whenever and whatever you like.
I've posted about juicing before, so today I'm just sharing what I call my Juice Feast Buffet. The easiest way to be a juicer is to be prepared by washing and cutting the fruits and veggies (that won't turn brown) a head of time. To make juicing a breeze, I prepared two over flowing plates of prepared or nearly prepared fruits and veggies to have ready all day. You should really drink homemade juices at room temperature since you get the full flavor and usage of nutrients at this stage, so I am keeping everything out on the counter top.
Plate #1 is my Greener On the Other Side plate. It has parsley, green onions, cabbage, cucumber, broccoli stems, romaine lettuce, celery, garlic, ginger and green bell pepper.
Plate #2 is my Sweeter Than Pie plate. It has beets, beet greens, carrots, granny smith apple, red apple (not sure the kind), tomatoes and lemon.
Since you should never eat OR drink something too sweet on an empty stomach (screws up your blood sugar/insulin levels), Jared and I made up our own versions of V8s for breakfast. Mine had tomato, celery, cabbage, carrots, beets and their greens, cucumber, green bell pepper and parsley. Jared's had broccoli stems, parsley, carrots, beets with their greens, celery, ginger, cabbage and cucumber.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, such a colorful array of food! Good luck on your juice fast!

VTvegetarian said...

oh man...i would never be able to go on a juice fast or any other type of fast...i am a wimp when it comes to those! lol. good luck on yours though-it sounds like a great idea.

Leigh said...

Best of luck on the fast. It looks like you have some great food to juice up, just try to drink some at least once an hour to keep your blood sugar from dropping to much.
God Speed! :)

textual bulldog said...

Your plates look so beautiful! I've been thinking about trying a juice fast, and I read that you should drink equal amounts of water and juice while you do it. Let us know how it goes for you!

Holler said...

That is good going, guys! I am impresses and don't think I will be doing it anytime soon! Lovely colours though, it does look appetising! And so it leads me into my new soup challenge No Croutons Required. This months challenge is for a vegetarian soup, so I think you might enjoy it! Still using all that veg, but in something hot, although cold soups are good too! Oh, look, I am just havering now!

Monika K said...

What a great idea - maybe I'll join you this week (although, since I don't have a juicer, I tend to make veggie "smoothies" in my vita mix blender). (-:

the vegan blog tracker said...

You make a really good point about preparing an assortment of veggies ahead of time - cutting, cleaning, etc. I try to do this just for eating more veggies in general...spending a Saturday or a Sunday getting lots of good stuff ready for the following week.

Vegan_Noodle said...

How cool. Did you get all the info about juicing from a book or on the web. I think I could handle a day... probably not longer!
Hope it goes well!

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Anonymous said...

Did the cabbage overpower the taste of the green juice? I really like "green smoothies" (I don't have a juicer), but I have never used cabbage in one before because I always worry it will be a bit to strong...

I hope you enjoyed your juice!


VeggieGirl said...

wishing you a 100% enjoyable and refreshing juice fast!!

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