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!!
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…
(The whole thing except the leaves)
Yummy Pineapple Juice!
Added 6 Strawberries
+ a Scoop of Amazing Grass!
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
(Berry flavored: Acai + Goji)
(Learn more about this amazing superfood by clicking on the picture below.)
(Don’t let the green fool you–it was berry-licious!!)
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??!!
(I hear pineapple-strawberry juice is so yummy frozen and thawed–like a slushy!!)
I had my daily shot (a tablespoon) of E3 Live and a tall glass of iced, herbal tea with lemon. Yum!
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…
2 small beets
1 green apple
2 stalks celery
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!!!)
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.
Tonight’s dinner was inspired by yesterday’s lunch –but I tweaked the recipe a little to come up with…
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.)
(Made 16 ounces… I didn’t dilute this one.)
Why do you drink warm/hot lemon water first thing every morning?
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!!
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!)
You’ll definitely want to stay tuned!
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