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!
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