HELLO EVERYONE! I have taken a little 5 day blogcation and I feel rejuvenated!! It’s definitely a job on its own blogging and cooking!! A job I love that is!
So while I’ve been away I’ve made some great recipes (to come soon) and also started a juice cleanse. Today is day 2 and I’m feeling pretty good!
Day 1 was rough. I hadn’t picked up the juicer yet, so I was running on empty (literally). Luckily I made a smoothie with the Vita-Mix at work to save the day. I used 3 small beets, 1 cucumber, 5 dinosaur kale leaves, 1 mango and the juice of 1 small lime (and some water). After blending I strained the smoothie through cheese cloth!! The result was an amazingly velvet smooth juice!! The only problem… it was 3 p.m. and I hadn’t eaten anything all day. My blood sugar spiked FAST and I felt almost worse than before. I drank water and tried to relax. After a half hour I felt much, much better.
Later in the night I had the juicer!! Around 9:30 p.m. I made a quick sweet juice with 1/2 cup pitted cherries, 3 celery stalks and about 1 cup of red grapes. This made a lot of juice!! Definitely a good 2 servings. This drink really helped me sleep like a baby!! I went to bed around 11 and slept a good 9 hours. Felt amazing!
So day 2… woke up and felt great. I couldn’t believe I wasn’t tearing through the cabinets looking for breakfast food! I had 2 glasses of lemon water with a smidgen of cayenne to start and then I made a juice.
Extreme Juiced Energy
4 organic carrots
1 organic mango, skin removed
1 organic pink lady apple
1 organic kiwi, skin on
1 small organic beet
1 bunch watercress
1 organic valencia orange
Juice all according to your juicers instructions. Drink and enjoy slowly!
Now I’m off to make a green drink to get me through visiting a vegan bakery (Wildflour) in Pawtucket… HELP!!