I slept really well again last night. I woke up this morning feeling very refreshed and thinking about everything on my to-do list. I hopped up and put the tea kettle on for my warm lemon water, which I had about an hour before my breakfast juice.
For day 16 of this 30-day juice fast, I had a pineapple needing to be used up so that’s what I juiced for breakfast.
100% Pineapple Juice
Diluted Pineapple Juice
(About 60% juice, 40% water)
I had enough pineapple juice to fill up my Amazing Grass cup, my E3 Live cup (love both of ‘em!) and also make pineapple pops for snacks. Oh, and there was still a little dab in the juicing machine cup and I drank it straight up!
About mid-morning, I also had a glass of water with organic apple cider vinegar.
(My morning shot of E3 Live green goodness!)
Lunch & Dinner
As the day progressed, I really felt just blah and exhausted. I have been expecting a day like this, honestly. I’ve had several fantabulous, high-energy days and I knew one of these “off days” would hit soon. I could really feel my body go into a deeper level of healing/cleansing today. Whew! What a day!
Since I wasn’t feeling all that great, I decided to juice my dinner at lunch time so I wouldn’t have to drag out the juicer and clean it all up again later this evening. So that’s what I did. I compiled the following ingredients, doubling them so I’d end up with enough juice…
1 whole cucumber, peeled (because it wasn’t organic)
2 apples, whole
3 small beets
3 ounces alfalfa sprouts
2 – 1-inch ginger pieces (peel and all)
whole lemon (peel and all)
14 (heirloom, organic) Rainbow Chard leaves (from my garden)
15 (heirloom, organic) beet leaves (from my garden)
This juice was SO DELICIOUS! I love my beet juice!! And the ginger came through in each taste so nicely. LOVED it!!!
This afternoon, I enjoyed one of the pineapple popsicles I made. I enjoyed the fresh air while I was at it.
Snack: Pineapple Pop
New Books for Review/Contest!
And guess what came in the mail the other day: books by Dr. Bruce Fife!!! I’m really excited about this. Dr. Fife was impressed by my interest in natural medicine, particularly oil pulling and he also wanted me to review his coconut water book. And that means an upcoming contests because he sent one of each for me and one of each to give away!!! Yay!!! Thanks so much, Dr. Fife!! We appreciate it!!
As soon as I’ve had time to thoroughly read each book, I’ll post an honest, complete review of each and host a contest for each book (probably as a combo gift set).
And, of course, I had a glass of my lunch juice for dinner and loved every single sip. Beets have superpowers, in my opinion!
Today was still a good day, even though I didn’t feel all that great. I know this because I have to take the bad with the good and realize that my body is doing what it needs to do to cleanse, heal, and rejuvenate.
Tomorrow is day 17! Totally crazy! See you tomorrow evening for a recap of tomorrow’s juicy events!
Until tomorrow… happy juicing!
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- 2 books by Nomi Shannon, The Raw Gourmet (These two books have GORGEOUS photos and the recipes are amazing!
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- Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose (I read this book last night and it’s awesome; it really helps you understand water retention, etc!)
- Oh Nuts! (raw macadamia nuts and pecans) <— These are seriously delicious nuts–and they’re JUMBO sized!
- E3Live (Green-tasting (which I don’t mind!), but I REALLY notice that it’s making me feel better. It was definitely put to the test through my recent stressful events!)
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