Happy New Year!
For the last month I have been trying to figure out the perfect time to do a two-day juice fast (or “juice feast” as the raw foodists say) to get me back on the healthy eating track. Just a quickie, something to push my reset button and give my digestion a break. And…
… TODAY is the day!
Fasting isn’t always easy for me. I kind of have to be in the right frame of mind and in the right environment because it can be challenging, especially with Hungry Husband in the house. I got today in my brain because it’s the beginning of June AND it’s the beginning of the week. Happy New Ye… Week! It’s time!
Doing juice for two days requires a LOT of produce. A LOT. So friend and I went to Sunflower Market last night and I stocked up. Sunflower has great prices, but the produce doesn’t always keep for more than a day or two, so… perfect! Cheaper than Whole Foods with a decent supply of organics? Bring it on! If you have read this blog before you know I make green juice, and this time I bought carrots, celery, chard, red beets, green apples, lemon and ginger. YUM!
I brought everything home and, after I had dinner and watched “The Killing” (it’s getting SO good!!), I got myself in the kitchen and started prepping for the Monday juice extravaganza.
I chopped everything and put them in separate ziplocs for easy access!
And in the morning… I started a-juicin’!
I ended up with about a quart of juice, enough for breakfast and lunch. And snacks. !! I work in an office and it’s a constant fight to keep the munchies – and the snack pushers! – away, so I figured better safe than sorry.
Isn’t it the most amazing color?! Wouldn’t it make a fab lipstick color??!! “Green Juice” by Mac… Lady Gaga would rock that!
I also bought some veggie broth, in case I want something savory…
… and, of course, I’ll drink lots and lots of purified water.
Off to the races! Cheers! After these two days I plan on “clean” eating for a while – no dairy or gluten. I am already planning on making a big yummy batch of quinoa for dinner Wednesday night! If it turns out as delicious as I intend, I’ll do a quick post with the recipe. Until then…