Monday, June 10, 2013

Fun With Juicing!

Hello again.

The hubby and I have decided to go on a 10-day juice fast.  (It seemed like a good idea at the time.)  So we bought a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits, borrowed my mom's juicer, broke out the blender, and got to work!

Check out that juicer...

That's vintage 1984, Baby!

But guess what?  It works just fine.

I guess you're really supposed to drink the juice as you make it, but because of my odd work schedule, we needed to make some in advance.  We started with homemade V-8.  It was then that we discovered my husband has a deep-seated hatred for beets.  Go figure.

Anywhoo, here's some of what we came up with:

Aren't they purty?  From left to right: Pear-cucumber-mint, watermelon, carrot-parsnip, and Mean Green.  Mean Green includes kale, celery, cucumber, apples, ginger, and lemon.  It grows on you.  And the green stuff is best for detoxing.

Not pictured are the V-8, grape, and pineapple-watermelon that we whipped up.

So we're halfway through day two.  I'm really feeling fine, but I haven't been to work yet, so we'll see how I feel at 2 am.  We're hoping this kicks off a new phase of healthy eating for us.  Not that we're becoming raw-food-vegans (not that we have a problem with's just not for us right now), we just want to be healthier.

And this doesn't mean no more baking.  I have a birthday and a church picnic coming up shortly, and once I get the pictures off of my camera, I have a cake recipe to show you!

That's all for today.



  1. Ugh. My hubby and I did a 3 day smoothie cleanse. I discovered that if my teeth ever fall out I am going to starve to death. Apparently I cannot drink my food. I managed half of day one and that was it. I couldn't eat or drink anything for the next 2 days. My sis said I was detoxing. Whatever it was, I couldn't do it. I juice a meal a day, no problem. But the cleanse thing wasn't for me! Can't wait to see how your 10 days went!

    1. Haha! Yeah, it's been an experience that's for sure! But so far so good!

  2. Look at that beautiful JUICE!!!!!!
    Love it all lined up in the mason jars!
    I love beet juice because it's PINK! ;)
    Your mom's juicer is fabulous!
    Keep on JUICING!
    This is awesome!