Day one of the juice fast is complete! My day began with coffee, a habit that is hard to break. I'm not willing to part with my morning coffee but I am willing to reduce my consumption. I had two cups instead of three. It's a start.
The first recipe I tried was the ABC juice. Here's the recipe.
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
4 cups Kale
I'm willing to give this one another shot but I need to change up the ingredients. I will try it with one beet and 2 apples next time. And spinach instead of kale (because I just bought a lot of Spinach from Costco).
Before I ran yesterday, I drank a Shakeology and got in my 8 miles and felt fine. I didn't feel weak and assume my previous day's calories are still floating around my body, waiting to be used.
After my run, I made this juice:
3 large Carrots
2 cups cranberries
Here is the pulp from this juice:
This was so bitter! I left the peel on the oranges (my daughter begged me to remove them next time) because I read that they will add more nutrients to the juice. I couldn't make myself drink this so I added it to the blender with ice and a banana and it was a smidgen less bitter. 2 tablespoons of agave nectar made it drinkable but my tongue felt like I had been licking batteries for the rest of the day.
My daughter had soccer practice starting at 7:00 pm so I made dinner for the family before we left and plotted my own dinner for when we got home. During her practice, I shopped at Costco and picked up a cart full of vegetables and fruits, as well as food my family could make on their own if I feel especially grumpy about making food I won't be eating.
I enjoy hot food for dinner in the cold days of winter. This may be "cheating", I'm not sure. I don't care, I just can't fathom drinking another cold juice for dinner. I juiced the following ingredients and then lightly heated it so I could have warm soup. Adding garlic salt is probably another no-no. I won't concern myself with it. It was tasty~
4 roma tomatoes
4 celery ribs
1 red pepper
Bunch of spinach
1 t. garlic salt
I ate an apple after the soup as my belly was grumbling and I was concerned I had too few calories for the day. Overall I felt good and never did I feel like I was starving. But this is just day one.
Other observations: Making juice can be messy. And drinking beet juice produces pink pee.
Day 2 starts today. I'll begin with Shakeology and get in my run early. I'm anxious to try new recipes. My family thought it would have been funny if I had a doctor's appointment and had to pee in a cup. Ha-ha!