So juicing… juicy juice juice! It’s definitely an interesting path to go down on, and I will be honest quite hard if you go cold turkey. However, I will say this, it is definitely possible because it is all about mindset.
I decided to do juice fast as goal to have face to face intimacy with God. Over the past year I have been wanting to grow my spiritual relationship with God and find my true purpose and this felt like the perfect way to initiate that. I didn’t make it 21 days, but my prayer and relationship continuous to grow.
I fasted for 1 week with only fruits and veggies. The only food item I decided to include in my fast was hummus because I love hummus with veggies. The other item that I couldn’t give up was coffee, because well… y’all know. Coffee is coffee and much much needed in the mornings- for me at least.
Several of you guys have been asking what kinds of juices I’ve been making, how am I making them, meaning what machinery am I using, how many times am I drinking them, ingredients, all that good stuff so… here it is. First things first, I am using a Nutri Ninja-single serve. I will say this, I definitely either need a legitimate juicer or like 15 ninjas lol because it does take a little while. It was gifted to me from my parents once they found about my liver problem so I’m definitely grateful. Just something for you to keep in mind if you’re considering juicing, it does take time. Here are my three go to juice recipes:
- 1 celery stick
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup of green apple
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 cup spinach
This is my go to juice, it makes me feel good, it tastes amazing and it’s filling and look at that color! Note: if you don’t like pulp I highly recommend using a very fine drainer or search on Amazon juicing bags for pulp and get the Freehawk Nylong Straining bags(they’re the 6th one down).
Beety Bop aka, the liver juice.
I’ve mentioned before I have a minor liver problem so juicing was highly recommended by my doctor and come to find out, beets are actually a must have vegetable to help the liver. I don’t have a picture of this one because I was missing a few ingredients but when I do you will see it on insta stories! Here’s the recipe:
- 2 celery sticks
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 2 carrots
- 1 small beet or 6 medallions.
- 1 inch of ginger root
- 1 lemon
- 1 red apple (gala, honey crisp, fuji)
- 1 English cucumber
This one is actually my dad’s little concoction. My dad is a huge smoothie/ juicer kinda guy. He loves mixing things together. I love this juice because it’s a real filler, mainly because of the oats. It easily substitutes breakfast and it’s quite delicious! Cheers to you dad!
- 1/3 cup strawberries
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/2 papaya
- 1/2 of raw oats (any of your choice)
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 1 cup of OJ
Juicing is literally the perfect way to sneak those veggies in your every day life which is why I love it.When I juice I will make up to 3 batches of that juice so I can have it stocked in the fridge. If you’re juicing as a meal replacement there’s nothing worst than being hungry and not having juice because that’s when temptation will kick in, so be prepared.
If you’re thinking about juicing as a meal replacement please contact your doctor to make sure this will work for you. I was having about 4-6 juices a day but again, according to what has been discussed with your doctor is what you should be having.
I hope y’all enjoyed the post and found some new fun juice recipes!
Till’s the next post!
Xo, Guadalupe ♡