So, my first juice fast was mini. Micro, even, at a single day. Looking back, it felt more fast-like than feast-like and I think a big part of that was my complete lack of fruit in my main green juice that day. I definitely struggled drinking the entire liter pictured in that post. Celery and kale are awesome, but they taste way better when you add a piece of fruit or two!
Tonight I prepared for another feast starting tomorrow. I’m not sure how long I’ll go this time. At least one day; at most 10. Probably will end up somewhere in the middle. My goal is simply to juice for at least another day and enjoy it more during the process. I work pretty much 8am-6pm, so my juicing hours are somewhat limited (until I break down and bring a juicer to the office!) I’ll post more during the feast, so to keep it short for now, here’s what I made:
1 liter of Mean Green Juice
This is the Phil Staple’s recipe that I linked to on James’ blog. I also mentioned Phil briefly in my post on Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. Anyway, I didn’t have any ginger but everything else is pretty much the same:
6 or so large kale leaves
5 celery stalks
2 Granny Smith apples
3/4 liter of Carrot, Apple, Celery Juice
To completely avoid being turned off by too much green out of the gate, I’m throwing in 3/4 liter of this basic recipe. Soooo delicious.
4 fuji apples
4 celery stalks
I don’t have high blood sugar issues, thankfully, but I’ve heard plenty of juice feasters say things like “make sure you get more greens than fruit!” So, yeah, I’m going to start that on day 2. Because to kick it all off, I’m going to get up in the morning and make another liter of all orange. I assume for “dinner” I’ll tone it down a bit with something in the neighborhood of spinach, red pepper, celery, and maybe an apple.