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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Juice Fast (feast) day 4

So today I woke up feeling great.  A little stiff, but no hunger pangs so since I am feeling so great I am going to break the fast....right now.

green juice with dino kale, romaine, lemon, ginger juice - instead of straining out the sedement I left it in my juice.

grapefruit, orange, lime and cranberry juice I blended in the cranberries and a little of the orange pulp to add a little more fiber.

Later today I will have a whole juice smoothie with black cherries, broccoli, apples, and spinach and when all of this mashed-up-fiber gets my digestive juices pumping again I will eat some cantaloup and grapes.  I also have some veggie stock and miso paste that I might add if I am craving more.   So that's my plan for today.  We'll see how it goes.  I have read that one of the most difficult parts of a fast is breaking it.

I really needed this fast and I am proud of myself.  It's been a tough couple of months for me and I wasn't taking care of myself.  Even though I am still disappointed with some things that happened in my life this year, I know that there is still a lot to look forward to.  I think this fast gave me some spiritual and emotional clarity and calmness.

Technically this fast will last another 6 days as I reintegrate more complex foods into my diet.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Juice Fast (feast) day 3

Today was good except that my entire body felt sore like I'd spent the entire day before working out.  I was lucky enough to get a last minute massage appointment this evening and that helped a little bit with the soreness although I am nervous that the massage will end up making tomorrow difficult.  I came home and drank a half gallon of distilled water, hopefully that will dilute and flush out all the additional toxins that massage realeses.  We will see.
So long as I am feeling good tomorrow morning I will break the fast.  If I am not feeling well, I will carry on with the fast until I feel better and than I will end it.

So Today...
green juice with curly kale, romaine, ginger, lemon, chinese spinach and stevia

beet, garlic, lime, cucumber, jalapeno, onion, carrot, tomato juice

Black cherry, strawberry and raspberry juice

beet, carrot, apple, spinach juice

another green juice before bed

and massive amounts of water.

Massage was great at

Sunday, July 31, 2011

juice fast (feast) day 2

I woke up a little sore this morning and I noticed several times in the day that I was a little lightheaded but all in all I would say that it was a great second day of fasting.  I made a green juice in the morning, went to church and then over to visit my friend Kate Rose and then I spent the rest of the day laying around the house reading and watching Mad Men.

Here's what I had today:

16 ounces distilled water
24 ounces of green juice with collards, romaine, lemon, ginger and stevia
16 ounces of tomato, garlic, carrot, beet, cucumber, basil, onion and jalapeno (just a smidge) juice
8 ounces raspberry juice with stevia
16 ounces grapefruit, orange, lime and cranberry juice with 2 packets of stevia and it was still VERY tart
8 ounces of green juice with celery, cucumber, dino kale, granny smith, ginger and lemon

I read today that perhaps I shouldn't be taking in so much fruit juice, especially those from very acidic fruits like tomatos and citrus so I'm going to try and cut back on those for the duration of the fast.

I felt a little hunger pang for the first time this evening as I wrote this blog so I went and had some of the black cherry and strawberry sun tea that I made.  WOW!  I muddled strawberries and black cherries in a mason jar and then covered them in distilled water and set out in the sunshine all day.  Oh dog, it was excellent!  I think I might just have a little more before bed.  Good night.  

Saturday, July 30, 2011

juice fast (feast) day 1

16 ounces of distilled water

Orange, carrot, ginger apple juice

Grape, Cucumber, Romaine, kale, apple juice

beet, carrot, spinach, apple, ginger juice

raspberry juice (raspberries soaked in distilled water and then strained out) with a touch of stevia to make it less sour

Tomato, garlic, onion, jalapeno, romaine, celery juice

Peppermint Tea with Stevia

a cup of distilled water.

Yesterday was pre-fast prep.   I ate all veggies and fruit, all raw except for I had a cooked sweet potato and jalapeno for dinner.

Today was very calm.  It started off a little on the wrong foot, but once I was aware of my attitude I made a decision to change it.  I went to the farmers market to get fasting supplies and started the first day of my juice fast.  Tomorrow will be more difficult.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Resolutions...

  • 48 ounces of Minneapolis tap
  • 20 ounces green juice with romaine, collard greens, stevia, lemon and ginger
  • Mixed Green Salad with Avocado, Canned Salsa, green peppers, black olives, red onions
  • Mixed Green Salad with Feta, pickled peppers,, grape tomato, greek seasonings, cucumber and red onion
  • Swiss Eggs from the cookbook that Francie gave me for Christmas (see copied recipe below)

Swiss Eggs
6 eggs
thin slices Swiss cheese
1 little green onion ,chopped
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
freshly ground pepper
1 cup of cream
1/2 cup dry white wine

Generously butter the bottom and sides of a shallow fireproof baking dish.  Line the sides and bottom with slices of swiss cheese not over 1/8 inch thick.  Sprinkle over the cheese on the bottom of the casserole 1 little green onion (top and bulb), finely minced and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley.  Now drop in 6 eggs, being careful not to break the yolks, and distributing the eggs evenly over the bottom of the casserole.  Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, 1 cup of cream, and and 1/2 cup dry American white wine.
Place in 300 degree oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.  Remove, stir the mixture in the casserole, and serve from the casserole dish.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • 16 ounces of Minneapolis tap
  • 20 ounces of green juice with romaine, collards, stevia, ginger and lemon
  • baked yam with dijon mustard and sea salt
  • large salad with mixed greens, spirulina, sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, braggs raw apple cider vinegar, cold pressed olive oil
  • Sprouted Grain tortilla with organic tomato sauce, organic smoked mozzarella, basil, cherry tomato and crushed red peppers
  • popcorn with sea salt and olive oil