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Day 4 + Wheatgrass Galore + a Juicer!!!

Posted Jun 19 2009 11:00pm

Day 4 of this 3o-day juice fast has been crazy! I definitely feel the detox–big time. I’ve had a major headache most of today, have felt very emotional, and have really felt tired. That’s all normal for me. Emotional days slip up here and there while juice fasting (for some people) because of the body detoxing.

There is good news, though, so keep reading! :-)

Breakfast

I had my usual cup of hot lemon water.  About half an hour or so later, I decided to have a green juice–with a packet of Amazing Grass Wheat Grass powder.

Amazing/Wheat Grass Juice

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In goes the packet

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All shook up!

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Lovin’ my shaker cup!

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I’ll be honest, I totally expected the wheat grass powder to knock my socks off. In other words, I prepared to pucker! LOL But, that didn’t happen. It really didn’t taste bad!!! I was shocked–and happy! I waited to see how I felt and I totally could feel the difference. It was like a burst of energy–and I really needed that today. Kudos to Amazing Grass for making health taste great! :-)

After this, I also had a tall glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. And then I had a glass of herbal tea.

Then something truly AMAZING happened! I had forgotten about a Jack LaLanne Juicer I had stored in the basement. (How on EARTH could I forget something like that??!!) Well, this is one of the juicers I thought had burnt out. If I remember correctly, it even smoked! Yes! So instead of throwing it away, I boxed it up and hoped it’d work again someday–then I moved to this Amish farm and forgot about it. It was like Christmas today–seriously! I washed this baby up and plugged her in–praying the whole time she’d crank–and she started humming a juicy tune!!! Yippeee!!!! Oh, this juice girl is ecstatic, let me tell ya! :-)

Now, I’m praying it holds up to the finish line of this 30-day juice fast!

Juicer Heaven

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I didn’t waste any time at all. That juicer was eating an apple before you could blink!

Whole, organic apple

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Washed and ready to go!

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Organic Apple Juice Recipe

7 organic apples tossed into the juicer

I poured it into a container and ended up with 2/3 apple juice.

I added 1/3 water (to dilute)

Made 2 quarts…


and an extra glass for me (lunch)! :-)

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On a Roll

I didn’t want to stop! I decided to juice up some stuff I had in the fridge. Carrot-spinach juice is my all-time favorite. I decided to mix it up this time and add alfalfa sprouts.

Washed and Ready!

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MMmmmmmm

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Carrot-Spinach-Sprout Juice

7 big carrots

9 ounce bag spinach leaves

2 ounces sprouts

When I poured it into the freezer container, I had 2/3 juice.

I added 1/3 water to dilute.

Made 3 cups

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Totally Forgot!

I discovered in my notes from day 1 when I juiced a bunch, that I had forgot to mention I had leftover veggies (I stored 2 zip lock bags full) because the juicer burnt out and I got tired of blending.

So… here’s what was left over:

  • 2 ounces alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 6 kale leaves
  • some chopped cabbage

That went into the juicer

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Along with…

2 more ounces alfalfa sprouts

1 big head cabbage

1 cucumber

Big bunch mustard greens

1 bundle celery

2 (beautiful) heirloom, organic beets (with leaves) (from my garden)

Look at all that raw goodness!

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Before I started this batch, I decided to run out to the garden and grab some rainbow chard and lettuce leaves…

Organic Rainbow Chard

I’m so excited because this is the first time I’ve juice rainbow chard! Even Raw Juice Girl needs to try new things! I wasn’t sure about it, actually so I asked around on Twitter.

Here was my tweet:
[asks] who juices rainbow chard? Anyone? Do you eat it raw? Juice it raw? Add it to smoothies? RTs and replies are much appreciated. :-)

@rawliving (aka Earth Mother) gave me permission to use her tweet response:

rawliving@ RawJuiceGirl I do I do! (raises hand) I juice rainbow chard and use it in GREEN smoothies. Yum!

Thanks, @rawliving –you helped make my juices brighter and healthier! :-)

Note: Be sure to stop by @rawliving’s raw food blog: In the Raw


(Isn’t it beautiful???!!!)

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Organic lettuce

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Ready for the juicer!

7 big and 9 smaller rainbow chard (leaves and stalk)

4 heaping cups organic lettuce

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Green–er, brown–juice

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This juice turned out brown. LOL It doesn’t taste bad, though. It’s just that the beets mixed with the other greens and made this mucky color–that’s okay to me! I’m just happy to be truly juicing again. Woo hoo!

Oh, and that tall glass of yummy juice on the left end of the photo was my dinner– delish!

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!

Until tomorrow… happy juicing!

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