The Zenful Blogger Gets Juicy: Days 3 and 4 of 10 On the Juice (Cleanse that is)

Hey Zenful Dancers!

Apologies for skipping a post! I crashed before I could reach the laptop last night.

So, today’s day 4 and there really seems to be something to this juicing stuff! 🙂

I’ve created some good (and a couple of not-so-good) recipes.  Try one or try them all and let me know what you think!  PLEASE NOTE:  In a previous life, I believe was someone important who sat around the boardroom table thinking up fabulous names for nail polish colors.  This is me (re?)living my past life regression through juice.  If you don’t enjoy the juice, at least enjoy the titles!!!

***Catching up from Day 3***

GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY – makes 2 servings*, 549.5 calories per serving

Cashew Nut Milk, raw whole cashews, soaked in filtered water for 1 hour, then drained and rinsed

Sea Salt, 2 pinches

3 cups of fresh, filtered water

Raw Honey, 1/2 tsp

Combine everything in a blender and add water.  Blend for 1 minute.  Enjoy!

2 APPLES A DAY MAKES THE DOCTOR STAY AWAY FOR GOOD! – makes 2 servings, 183 calories per serving

Romaine lettuce, 6 leaves

Fuji apples, 2

Lime, 1 whole

Carrots, 5 large

Wash well and juice.  Enjoy!

STR8 UP BEETS YO! – makes 1 serving, 140 calories

Beets, 1 bunch, medium

Juice and enjoy str8 up! 🙂

LET’S GO SALSA! – makes 1 serving, 142 calories per serving

Cherry tomatoes, 1/2 small container

Garlic, 2 cloves

Hot House/English cucumber, 1

Lemon, 1 whole

Wash, juice and enjoy!

****Day 4****

CABBAGE…POOPOODADOOP OOP! 🙂 – makes 2 servings, 116 calories per serving

Green cabbage, 1 head, large

Apple, 1 fuji, medium

Wash well, cut, juice and enjoy!

ALMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND – makes 2 servings, 275 calories each serving

Raw almonds, pre-soaked in water overnight, 1 container

Water, 3 cups

Sea salt, a pinch

Raw honey, 1 tsp

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 2-3 minutes.  Strain into a glass.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick.  Enjoy!

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T USE A BANANA? – makes 2.5 servings, 248 calories per serving

Pink grapefruit, 1 medium

Navel oranges, 4 medium

Baby carrots, 15oz or 1 regular-sized bag

Wash, cut and combine everything in the juicer.  Enjoy!

DON’T DO IT, – makes 2 servings, 100 calories per serving

SERIOUSLY DON’T.  IT’S DISGUSTING.  I’M PUTTING IT DOWN BECAUSE I SAID I’D TRACK IT HERE BUT YOU’D BE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE IF YOU DRANK THIS ONE.  NOT GOOD.  NOT GOOD AT ALL.

Avocado, 1/2 large

Swiss chard, 3 leaves

Juice the swiss chard and add juice to blender with avocado.  Blend well.  Don’t drink it.  It sucks.  You’ve been warned.

I believe that should bring us up to speed!  I was a bit headachey yesterday and today but that seems to have dissipated this evening leaving me plenty of time to knit, watch 4 episodes of Parenthood Season 5 and get my laundry together.  I worked out both yesterday and today; normal high-energy aerobic workouts and I nailed them.  I think overall I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping my calorie intake up.  Still, I’m preparing for a detox day where I’ll be feeling gross and curled up in a small ball crying in the corner of my bathtub wishing I could eat something- anything- a blade of grass or some baby food.  That day has not yet come, but it could be just around the corner.  And when it comes please be on the lookout for an EVITE:

The Zenful Blogger Cordially Invites You… TO HER PITY PARTY!!!

But seriously, I feel pretty darn ok!  My skin is actually purging today and I feel clean.  It’s like just getting out of a shower for your insides!

Onto the next one, woo hoo!

Keep it real baby.  Keep it raw and juicy.

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

2 thoughts on “The Zenful Blogger Gets Juicy: Days 3 and 4 of 10 On the Juice (Cleanse that is)

  1. You are hilarious – love the names. Hope this juicing thing is making you feel gr8 (and it’s getting easier every day). Pretty amazing tht you are so dedicated. Respect!!

    Christina Hill

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