Today was a very long Saturday indeed. School work for my MBA capstone project and house cleaning – pah! Then I got to thinking about all the things in my cupboard that I should be using… mainly chocolate, and I had made some almond milk last night for bananas foster so thought a warm drink would help me wind down. And it did! Except I’m back on my laptop writing this – the curse of blogging while you’re inspired ; )
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Morning of day 1 of my October juice fast! Yes, it’s September 30 here in the US but I couldn’t wait; the online juice fast community is based out of Bali so given time differences it’s nice to start with them, and it’s Monday so is a good way to start the week.
Labor Day brunch and a true labor of love worth every minute. Super-seasoned scrambled tofu, cashew crema, spinach, mushrooms, red peppers was simply a magical combination.
Another juice to start the week! I promise to post a food recipe this week but I really had such a great time on the juice fast (and had to make so many juices) that I have to share : ) This one was for my boyfriend, who just did his first two days of juicing… and liked it!
This will be my first non-juice / juice fast-related blog in almost two weeks, is anyone else as excited as I am?!? And as upset as I was to finish my fast I realized after two days of moping that it really is an opportunity, an opportunity for kombucha – woop woop!
My boyfriend is on the juice fast wagon!! And I’m back on it too… that’s a longer story for another post though. We started his day 1 this morning (my day 11) as he has five days before he travels for work again so is going to see how he finds it.
On day 6 when I realized I needed more vegetables than fruit to boost my alkalinity I got online and bought Drew Canole’s book Juice Recipes from Fitlife. If you haven’t checked out Drew’s work, I suggest you to – he’s huge in the juicing space and making a world of difference to a lot of people through his support of fasting.
I made it!! This is the last day of my seven day, Tyler Tolman online juice fast – I can’t really believe it! Firstly, I need to send out a huge thank you to the 1,100-odd members of the Facebook community that provided overwhelming support to me and each other; simply amazing conversations and a wonderful open forum for all things, happy, bad, sad, and joyous about juice fasting and detoxing.
And much love and respect to Tyler, his amazing wife Rachelle and their stellar team for being online what felt like 24-7 to provide expert guidance. I can’t wait to do one a live session in Bali!!
This juice was a bit of an evolutionary process. I had a grapefruit I needed to use and was running low on fresh produce so I started adding in things a little randomly. I had added all the ingredients below except the pineapple and was very short of the 1 liter I need for my morning juice fast juice. It was also very grapefruity!
Well, it’s 7:30am on day 7 but I don’t want to skip any days in my juice fast journal, so here goes…
Yesterday (Saturday) started off fantastically – I had a bit of a sleep in, did my oil pulling, had my lemon water, and created a new Pineapple-Grapefruit juice recipe. I had lots of energy and got a lot done around the house… as much as I should have gone for a run!