Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Juice Fast- Days 3 and 4

For those of you following, sorry I did not make it to post yesterday!

So basically I feel amazing, I have been able to conquer food cravings and stick to my juicing!

Yesterday I decided to spend the day in Kansas City with my Aunt, Uncle, and two baby cousins. I love them so much and it is always nice to get away from your own life for a while! My aunt had a surprise for me though when I got there, she took me on my first trip to the Whole Foods Market. Lets just say I was in H-E-A-V-E-N! There are so many wonderful organic items there and the produce was selling for a fantastic price. While I was there I got some beets, celery, kale, lemons, pears, kiwis, cucumbers, bok choy, collard greens, wheat grass, and grapes and only spent $34. For organic?! That price is a steal!

That morning though, I decided to switch up my "Green Juice" and try something different, so for breakfast and lunch I made a juice which contained:
4 peaches
2 cups of spinach

It was delicious! The peaches outweighed the taste of the spinach and made it very sweet. The reason I had to add water is because the consistency of both the peaches and the spinach is very thick, so water helps to loosen it up and make it easier to drink. 

Day 3 was easier on my appetite more than any other day. For dinner my aunt had made some potatoes with spinach, a fresh cucumber and onion salad, and some chicken and spinach sausage for my uncle and herself. For me? I made some juice which had: 
2 carrots
2 cups spinach
2 green apples
1/2 lemon

This was actually pretty good. I drank my juice while they ate their meals and I had no cravings for their food at all. While we were eating we watched the documentary, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, a Joe Cross Film and I got the chance to show them what it was all about!

At their house, my aunt and uncle also have their own garden and I got the chance to pick some stuff out of it including carrots, dandelion greens, and apples. 

Did you know that dandelion greens are literally the leaves picked off of those annoying weeds that grow everywhere?! You can eat that stuff! I had no idea, but it is always good to learn things.

My aunt and uncle also gave me tons of advice along with some new pots and a few other supplies to start my own vegetable garden (I love them so much)! So guess what I did today when I got home from work!? You guessed it, planted my own garden. I was not quite sure whether to get seeds or starter plants so I got a little bit of both, we will see how it goes. I planted, arugula, cucumbers, carrots, spinach, parsley, and sweet basil. On Saturday when I go to the local farmers market, I plan on picking up a tomato plant to add to my collection.
 Spinach and Parsley
Arugula and Sweet Basil

This brings me to day 4. I was running late today for work so I quickly made a batch of the "Mean Green" juice I have posted about previously, it lasted me almost all day! I also made sure today I took the time to drink some water since I have been lacking in that department. Overall there really is not much to say about day 4 except things are getting much easier and I am finding I have a lot more energy, I also noticed I slept fairly well last night compared to nights before. Connection? I think so!

1 comment:

  1. Loved our time together sweet girl! You are doing great and really taught us a lot as well! Hugs!