September 16, 2009
The beginning of September began with a 10 day juice feast. Yep, only juice for 10 days! It was splendid. As usual, my creative juices began flowing and new ideas became a reality. When traveling the way I do, it’s impossible to carry all my essential kitchen belongings, such as a juicer, dehydrator, vitamix, food processor. So, I take my vitamix everywhere and make due without the rest. This juice feast was amazing because I threw whatever I had in the vitamix, blended it up, poured it through my nut milk bag (similar to cheese cloth), and VOILA……JUICE!!! Normally, I’d throw it back in the vitamix with fresh lime juice (compliments to my roomies Tanya and Selby!) and himalayan sea salt!
Here are some pictures of my juices!
“Juice Fasting is an excellent method for cleansing your entire system. After day two or three of fasting, the body goes into autolysis, the process whereby the body is digesting its own dead and dying cells. The body has it’s own wisdom to selectively decompose those cells and tissues that are in excess, diseased, damaged, aged, or dead. This allows for an improved ratio of healthy cells in the body.” – Gabriel Cousens
*Make sure you keep the rind on the watermelon for ultimate cleansing. Drink one of these beautiful morning brews and let me know if it cleans you out!
*Watermelon has a very cooling effect on the body and contains a large amount of water. Excellent hydration when fasting!
Green juices are my favorite! I normally included celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger, and any good dark leafy greens I’ve got (kale, collards, chard, spinach)! This juice definitely included a habanero pepper w/ some green onion and lime.
*A new trick I learned. Green onions make your juice FROTHY! I like frothy drinks. You only need one little green onion. Thanks Tanya!
* Habanero Pepper benifits: trigger endorphins, improve digestion, lower triglycerides, improve circulation, improve fat oxidation, decrease congestion, lower cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, prevents blood clots and heart disease, protects against some kinds of cancer…… BEAUTIFUL!
This juice was a left over drink! I bought an abundance of “green drink” ingredients and continued to use them everyday until they were all gone. The final juice that came from this bag of goodness contained the typical celery, apple, kale, lemon, ginger, along with beet, green bean, lemongrass, daikon radish, burdock root and tons of love!! Give me anything and I’ll juice it!
Drink you beet juice daily and reduce your blood pressure!
Drink you beet juice daily and increase your stamina!
Cheers to you all! Enjoy your juices! Make sure they are %100 ORGANIC!