Monday, October 22, 2007

The Juicy Life

Today, as promised, is the first of a six-day Juice Feast! I'm telling you, I consider myself a pretty health savvy person, but I just never knew juice was so incredible! I have had the occasional carrot-apple or carrot-orange or any of those combinations as fresh juice in my past, but store bought OJ and Knudsens or Santa Cruz Organics were usually where I went for juice. What a waste of flavor! Fresh homemade, read: non pasteurized juicing is incredible, the flavor nuances alone: WOW!

Today since my hot water and lemon in the morning,
I had (juiced):

2 carrots, 1/2 bunch parsley, 2 inch piece ginger, and 1/2 pear
Citrus kombucha for good tummy bacteria
Yummy concoction of 6 celery stalks, 6-8 cubes of watermelon and 1 whole lime: outstanding! Super hydrating too!

Over the course of the next six days, I will be having to down approx. 3-4 quarts of juice each day to fulfill caloric needs, but water and loose, non-caffinated herbal tea will make an appearance too, of course.

The whole point is not necessarily to do a Huge Calorie Restriction, but instead provide abundant nutrients while allowing one's digestion to take a breather, so your body can spend less energy on digestion and more on cleansing. So I will be using this space to journal, track my progress, in addition to my usual randomness. A big thanks to Angela Stokes of RawReform for her help, inspiration and guidance.


David and Katrina Rainoshek said...

How are things going for you today? We want to salute you in beginning your Juice Feast! Thank you for blogging about it!

David and Katrina Rainoshek

Lrose Young said...

Why thank you so much David & Katrina! It's going well -- and I am into the stage where my body is wanting greens. Which I think is a good sign. Thank you for your inspiration and help!