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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!

DAY FIVE!!!!!!!!! We did it!!!! I feel so amazing.  Thanks Nkoji, Nicole, and Mr. Drew for your support this week!!! I also want to thank my husband for putting up with me when I was CRANKY!! He is the best, REALLY!!!  I can not wait to do another one, but most importantly, I CAN NOT WAIT TO EAT!!!!! Well, I should say eat again, my juicing buddies and I broke our fast together at around 3:00.  We had guacamole, tomatoes, and carrots..Okay, I had two fritos too…LOL    I got full fast.  I came home and had some more juice!!!!! I do not want to put too much on my system after these five awesome days. I hope you will join me as I do another five-day feast in the spring.  I also encourage you to  fast with me  for one day a week;-) Until we fast again……Health is Wealth!!!

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!

Today was an awesome day! Major energy and no crankiness;-)))))) I want to thank my juicing buddies for checking on me yesterday!  Mr.  Drew is the juicing King of MacArthur;-))))We are almost there!!!! We have proven to ourselves that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  Fasting is beyond losing weight. It is a way to create a more discipline way of  living.  I am so grateful that I had others to share this journey with.  I love seeing people feel good about themselves!!! One more day, but not the end of our healthy adventure!!! Thanks again beyond blends family and friends……Health is Wealth!!!!!!

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!!

 

Today was not as good as yesterday!!!!!! I had the same energy, but CRANKY!!!!! One of my fasting buddies at work could definitely tell that my mood was in a different place today…LOL   Despite my crankiness, I could go another five days.  I feel awesome, just emotionally charged!!! I am glad that I talked to my students on Monday about the possibility of me being cranky.  They are such a great group!!! Two more days;-}}}}}} We can do it!!! Health is Wealth!!!!!

 

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!

Day two was awesome!!! I had sooo much energy. I came home and worked out.  Did a few more push-ups than I usually do.  I did not want to overexert myself, so no running this week;-)  I just made my last feast for the day.  I hope that your day was better than yesterday.  Three more days!!!!!! Have a restful night and joyful day tomorrow…. Health is Wealth:-)

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!

I thought the five day juicing journey plan would help take the “What should I drink next” from your focus. You can substitute any of the juices with your own delicious blend. Try to focus more on your veggie blends than fruit blends, you’ll feel the difference. Please listen to your body! Drink 8oz. of water in between your feasting.  I sometimes add a scoop of RAW protein powder to my juices, which adds an extra ENERGY boost. Keep a journal of how you feel from start to finish…Health is Wealth!!!

Monday:

Breakfast: 16oz. of Sunrise

Mid-morning: 32oz. of  Swiss Beets

Lunchtime: 16oz. of any greens…cucumber,kale, tomato, and red bell pepper is good!

Afternoon:  32oz. of Orange Zinger

Evening:  32oz. of Joe Cross’s Mean Green Juice

Tuesay:

Breakfast: 16oz. of  1 pear, 1/2 inch of ginger, and  1 apple

Mid-morning: 32oz. of I Beg Your Parsley!

Lunchtime: 16oz. orange or grapefruit juice

Afternoon: 32oz. of I Beg Your Parsley!

Evening:  32oz. of  Orange Zinger

Wednesday:

Breakfast: 16oz. of orange, grapefruit, and lemon juice

Mid-Morning: 32oz. of  Zucchini Mini

Lunchtime: 16oz. of Oranger Zinger

Afternoon: 32oz. of Zucchini Mini

Evening:  32oz. of  spinach, parsley, and pear

Thursday:

Breakfast: 16oz. of Sunrise Surprise

Mid-morning: 32oz. of Joe Cross’s Mean Green

Lunchtime: 16oz. of Swiss Beets

Afternoon: 32oz. of Joe Cross’s Mean Green

Evening: 32oz. of your choice of veggie juice

Friday:

Breakfast: 16oz. of Sunrise Surprise

Mid-morning: 32oz. of Joe Cross’s Mean Green

Lunchtime: 16oz. of Orange Zinger

Afternoon: 32oz. of Joe Cross’s Mean Green

Evening: 32oz. of your choice of veggie juice

Saturday:

Break your fast slowly and carefully, you do not want to throw your body into turmoil. Eat a light salad with a side of fresh veggie juice!

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!:

One day almost down and four more to go!!!!! We can do it!!!! Hooray goes out to Mr. Drew, my co-worker, for hanging on in there;-)))  He is going full throttle.  No more meat, fasting, and a new healthy outlook on life! I hope that the rest of you are going just as strong.  Try not to think about food, which I know is going to be hard.  There was a moment today when I thought about making a homemade veggie pizza, minus the cheese, and then I had to change my focus.  Now some of  you may be thinking, REALLY, veggie pizza!!!  But that is one of  my comfort foods. This journey is a mental challenge and I guess it is safe to say emotional, since the majority of us eat according to how we are  feeling  and/or  how the food makes us feel. We are going to change how our emotions respond to healthier food.  One day a tall green smoothie will be that emotional pacifier instead of  your favorite indulgent after a stressful day.  Keep it up and let me know how your first day went….Health is Wealth!!!!!

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Five-Day Juicing Fast!!!

Are You Ready!!!!! YES!!! We are going to do this together again:-)  Five days to cleanse, get clarity, and maybe even lose a few inches;-)  Please remember to listen to your body on this journey.  If you are currently taking any medication talk to your physician before doing the fast.   You will be a little tired the first day or two, you may even get a headache, do not worry it’s just your body detoxing. PLEASE drink 64 ounces of water as you will find yourself going to the bathroom more, which could lead to dehydration!!!  If you feel that you can only do a few days, congratulate yourself and strive to add on a few more days next time.  I am not going to lie and say that this journey will be easy, yet, it will be worth it!!!  I have listed a few recipes that you can drink throughout the day for the next five days. I did not include the calorie content and such as I did for my smoothies, because it’s a fast! Little to no calories and/or fat.  Sugar content will be based on the apples which is about 23grams for a large one, about 6grams for small  beets,  about 9grams for 1 serving of pineapple,  oranges are about 23 grams, grapefruit has about 7 grams and about 18 grams for a medium papaya .  Natural sugar is the best, but we still have to be mindful of it.  If you come up with other great juice combinations, share, share, share..lol  BTW…you can store the juice in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours before all of the enzymes are depleted. Freezing right after you juice is even better;-))   This will help you save time in the morning.   Health is Wealth!!!

Swiss Beets:

1 medium beet-Peel outer layer off first

4 stalks of celery

1 lemon-Rinse and leave peel on

1 piece of ginger-About a thumb size

1 Granny Smith apple-Please take the seeds out before juicing.  Seeds are known to have a high level of cyanide in them.  Based on research, not 100% sure, but I always take the seeds out!

 

Joe Cross’s Mean Green Juice:

6 kale leaves

1 cucumber-Peeled

4 celery stalks

1/2 lemon

1 piece of ginger

2 Granny Smith apples

I Beg Your Parsley!:

1 handful of spinach

4-5 collard green leaves

1 lemon

1 peeled cucumber

1 small handful of parsley

3 chunks of pineapple

Zucchini  Mini:

2 handfuls of spinach

3-4 leaves of collard greens

3-4 stalks of celery

1 medium zucchini-Do not peel

4 chunks of pineapple

Orange Zinger:

2-3 carrots

1 piece of ginger- You may use less or more depending on your palate

1/2 lime

1 golden beet (small-medium)

*1 Granny Smith apple-Do not forget to take the seeds out before juicing

*Apple is optional

Sunrise Surprise:

1  large grapefruit-Peeled

1-2 oranges-Peeled

3 chunks of pineapple

1 piece of ginger

Sunrise…..

1/2 of a papaya-Peel and take the seeds out

1 lime or lemon-I prefer the lime, but the lemon is just as tasty.

3-4 chunks of pineapple

*Optional- I also added 1/2 of a grapefruit which gave it a twist;-)

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Grocery List for Five-Day Juicing Fast:

Healthy Saturday to all of you! Here is the list of goodies that you will need for your five-day fast;-) Shop as if you are shopping for 2-3 days worth of produce. You may have to go back to the store mid-week, but this list should hold you for a few days.  Organic is best, but do not worry if you can not get organic, just get the best looking locally grown  fruits and veggies.  You can mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle to make a great homemade veggie wash.  See below for directions on how to use wash. Or you can buy, Veggie Wash,  from the store.  Health is Wealth!!!

3-4 bunches of kale

3-4 bunches of collard greens

3-4 bunches of swiss chard

4-5 small to medium beets

3-4 bunches of spinach

2-3 bunches of parsley

3-4 bunches of celery

4-5 cucumbers

4-5 zucchini

1 lb of ginger- Randazzo has the best ginger for the best price.  Usually 89 cents a pound!

1 bag of green apples

1 bag of golden delicious apples

1 bag of pears

2 pineapples

1 papaya

bag of medium to large lemons

3 limes

6-12 oranges

4-6 grapefruits

raw honey

DIY Veggie and Fruit Wash

For Hard-skinned Fruits and Vegetables:

1. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water.

2. Then, spray the solution onto your fruits and vegetables; rub it in; and rinse.

For Soft-skinned Fruits and Vegetables:

1. Fill a bowl with equal parts white vinegar and water.

2. Then, soak your fruits and vegetables in the solution for a minute or two, and rinse.

Why This Works

The acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria and helps to dissolve the wax and pesticide residues found on the skins of many fruits and vegetables.

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Blend This:Five-Day Juicing Fast

T.G.I.F!!!  It has been a long week!!!!!!!  I hope everyone had a healthy week;-) I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, by Joe Cross last night.   It is a must see!!!  Thanks Mr. Drew:-) It has inspired me to do a five-day juicing fast challenge! When I say me I really mean US…LOL  I will post a few of my favorite concoctions starting on Monday. I will also post a grocery list of items for you to get this weekend.  This fast will require a lot of patience, endurance,  fruits, and veggies;not to mention, access to the nearest restroom at any given time;-000 I am sooo excited!!! Please watch the documentary when you get some time.  Be inspired….Health is Wealth!!!!

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Grapelicious

Okay, so what do you do when you have an artificial sugar craving? Pucker up to this sweet and tangy smoothie to kiss that urge good-bye! It is a little higher in natural sugar than most of my smoothies. A great post workout rejuvenator!

1/2 cup of frozen or fresh grapes-Rinse and place grapes on a cookie sheet to freeze.  Spacing them out makes it easier to take off the sheet.

1 cup of filtered water

1 tsp of fresh juice from a lemon

Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy the fruits of your labor;-)  Makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories= about 298     Fat=0g     Sugar= about 61g    * Protein=about 1g     Fiber=about 4g

*Add a scoop of Raw Protein Powder for extra protein.