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Day 10–Learnin’ About Lemon!!!

Posted Jun 26 2009 5:59pm

I didn’t sleep that well last night but, surprisingly, I wasn’t that tired or feeling that bad this morning. It’s crazy how a juice fast keeps my energy level up–even when I don’t sleep that well. I just kept waking up for some reason!!

Breakfast

My day began (like always) with a hot cup of lemon water (more about this below in a reader’s Q & A !! :-) )

I was craving pineapple juice, so that’s what I made! I am loving being so in tune to my body! These longer juice fasts are so serene and holistic for me.

On to the morning juice concoction…

Pineapple, Chopped

(The whole thing except the leaves)

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Yummy Pineapple Juice!

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Added 6 Strawberries

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+ a Scoop of Amazing Grass!

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Amazing Grass Green SuperFood

(Berry flavored: Acai + Goji)

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(Learn more about this amazing superfood by clicking on the picture below.)

My Breakfast!

(Don’t let the green fool you–it was berry-licious!!)

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Besides my Amazing Grass shaker cup, I had enough pineapple-strawberry juice to share 3 small-ish glasses with family and store the container below (which holds 3 cups) in the freezer. I also made a few popsicles for later. Yes, you can have your juices frozen as popsicles while juice fasting!! How fun is that–especially in the summer time??!!

For Later

(I hear pineapple-strawberry juice is so yummy frozen and thawed–like a slushy!!)

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After my juice, I had a glass of water with organic apple cider vinegar.

Snack

I had my daily shot (a tablespoon) of E3 Live and a tall glass of iced, herbal tea with lemon. Yum!

Lunch

For lunch, I finally decided to try the juice concoction Jenna keeps raving about. Jenna, over at Eat, Live, Run keeps talking about the following juice.  And I keep forgetting to pick up ginger root at the grocery store so I haven’t been able to make it until today! I searched Jenna’s site and discovered she also plays around with her recipe. She sometimes adds cucumber or half a lemon to the recipe but I went with her original version today…

New Concoction!

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2 small beets

1 green apple

2 stalks celery

1 carrot

1 nob ginger (about an inch thick)

Note: I absolutely adore how there was just a hint of ginger in each sip. It wasn’t overpowering, but it was definitely there, tickling my tongue and throat! I didn’t dilute this one. Yum! :-)

She’s a Beauty!!

(And yummy to the tummy–just like Jenna said!! Thanks, Jenna!!!)

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Snack

For an afternoon snack today, I had a homemade pineapple-strawberry popsicle (from my breakfast juice). It was sooooooooo delicious! I enjoyed this yummy treat outside.

Sweet Treat!

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Dinner

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by yesterday’s lunch –but I tweaked the recipe a little to come up with…

Kale Kreations!

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2 apples

2 carrots

1 small beet

2 kale leaves

handful of spinach

nob and half of ginger

few sprigs of parsley

(The recipe shows 2 carrots and 2 apples because I threw another of each in the juice after the photo just to make a little more juice.)

Rainbow Swirls!

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Yummy Goodness!!

(Made 16 ounces… I didn’t dilute this one.)

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Reader’s Question

Why do you drink warm/hot lemon water first thing every morning?

Answer

Lemons are loaded with goodies your bodies need such as Vitamin C and heart- and cancer-fighting compounds like limonin and limolene. I love them. I have been drinking warm lemon water each morning before breakfast for a long time now. My Mom is a HUGE advocate of lemons and we have been having them in our iced tea for oodles of years. The warm lemon water (drank on an empty stomach) helps alkalize the body, jumpstarts your liver and bowel and flushes your kidneys and bladder. It’s very cleansing to your body. Lemons boost your immune system, lower histamine levels, and help give your skin an overall healthy glow. I definitely feel less energetic and have less “umph” on days I don’t get my lemon!

Hope that helps you understand my obsession with warm lemon water. :-)

That’s it for day 10. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this 30-day juice fast has in store for me!!

Just tuning in? Catch up:

Day 1 of a 30-Day Juice Fast and Juicer Mishaps

Day 2 of a 30-Day Juice Fast–and AMAZING GRASS!!

Day 3–E3 Living!

Day 4 + Wheat Grass Galore + a Juicer!!

Day 5 — Dead or Alive?

Day 6 + Father’s Day Bliss!

Day 7, Cucumber Chia Heaven!

Day 8, Let’s Talk About Weight!

Day 9–and I’m Feelin’ Fine!

Until tomorrow… happy juicing!

Contest Alert!

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Upcoming Contests Featuring these Fabulous Companies

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  • Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose (I read this book last night and it’s awesome; it really helps you understand water retention, etc!)
  • Living Tree Community (Raw almond butter and organic coconut mango persimmon butter!)
  • Oh Nuts! (raw macadamia nuts and pecans) <— These are seriously delicious nuts–and they’re JUMBO sized!
  • E3Live (Green-tasting (which I don’t mind!), but I REALLY notice that it’s making me feel better. It was definitely put to the test through my recent stressful events!)
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You’ll definitely want to stay tuned!

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References:

McKeith, Gillian. Gillian McKeith’s Boot Camp Diet: Fourteen Days to a New You! England: Penguin Publishing, 2009

Yeager, Selene. Doctor’s Book of Food Remedies, Rodale Publishing, 1998

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