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.