Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gardening is the Best!!! Juicing Day 3 and 4

Day 3 and 4  of my Juice Feast
Day 3 was harder.  We decided to take the girls to the beach and there are definitely no outlets there for my juicer or Blender.  We did stock up on Organic juices for me before we left so that was a big help.
It is hard for me at the beach.  That is the place I love to snack.  But, this time we just didnt take anything I would be tempted with but had the girls keep all their snacks together.
My energy level dropped day 3 and 4 but better now.  It always does but by the 4-6th day it gets better and you feel so much more energy and strength.
I am enjoying so many new juices too and smoothies.
Adding wheatgrass and lots of greens helps keep my energy up also.

Also, having fun harvesting from the garden.
Tomatoes, Kale, Green Beans, Onions, Bok Choy,  Romaine, Cabbage, Cucumber, Zucchini  , + More out of our garden just in the last few months.  The only hard part is the weeding but after you harvest some veggies for the first time it will be so worth it.  The girls LOVE seeing things grow.  Weeding not so much.  LOL

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 1 of my Juice Feast

Today was my first day on my 30 day Feast.  I started out with a combo juice of :

Celery, Apple, Carrot, Ginger, Beets, Lemon and Kale.
Between 7:00 and 11:00a.m. I drank about 32 oz

Later in the day I drank a 32 oz Green Smoothie, which was Spinach, Blueberries, Banana,  Spirulina  (Blue Green Algae) Shelled Hemp Seeds, Coconut Water , Plant bases Protein powder and some fresh Mango.  YUM!!!
I also drank more coconut water through the day and lemon water.  I try and drink at least 70 oz of water a day.  Sometimes more and sometimes a little less.  The more you hydrate the better your body will release toxins.  

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Making Huge Changes This Month!!!!

As most of you know, Rich and I have been Vegan and trying to be mostly raw but failing lately miserably.  We are 100% Vegan but have been eating alot of Gluten and alot of what we call "Healthy Junk Food".  That is food that might be dairy and meat free but is not as healthy as we should be eating. 
So, starting tomorrow morning I am going on a 30 day Juice Feast to detox my body and try and get back where I was 2.5 years ago.  
I will be doing juices and smoothies and posting daily what I am drinking and how I am doing.  I know the first week will be hard, but after that my body will start feeling like it should.  

Today I made some Kale Chips with the help of my husband and they are so good.  This is a snack food for us but they are loaded with goodness and nothing harmful.  Everything out of our garden.  

We also added Hemp seeds and onion to them.  They are full of the "B" vitamins and will dehydrate in the dehydrator for about 4 hours and then..... Well they go fast.  The girls eat them just like this.  Raw!!!