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Day 4 was… Bananas!!
I started my day with a whole banana. Not necessarily on the meal plan, but I didn’t think it could hurt.
For a bit of a change, I found a few new recipes on this website and tried those today. I altered some of the recipes based on the ingredients I had and my taste buds.
My first juice of the day was my take on the Pineapple Cloud:
- 1/2 a pineapple
- 1 head of romaine
- 1 zucchini
I liked this juice, it was a slight twist from the Mean Green Juice.
My second juice of the day was the Funky Monkey:
- 2 pears
- 3 carrots
- 1/2 inch of ginger
This juice wasn’t too bad, but I definitely could taste the cabbage and that ‘dirt’ taste, but it wasn’t overwhelming so I was able to finish it.
The last juice I made was my take on the Sweet Spice Cider:
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/4 a head of red cabbage
- 1 apple
- 1/2 inch of ginger
I don’t know if it made a difference that I didn’t start drinking this juice until after 3pm, but it was not as tasty as it had been when I sipped it in the morning as I bottled it. It tasted like baby food. The sweet potato taste was so thick. I drank maybe a 3rd of this, before gagging and throwing it out.
We had a going away lunch for a few co-workers today at Mission BBQ and I had to attend since one of the guys, works for me. But I was strong, and just drank my Funky Monkey and suffered in silence while pulled pork and bbq trays floated around me.
Since I didn’t finish the last juice I was a little hungry by the time I got home from work. I ate two bananas. Shortly after eating the second banana, I could literally feel the banana digesting. And about an hour later decided to make the Green Detox Soup. I followed the recipe below minus the broccoli.
Green Detox Soup
2 garlic cloves
small head of broccoli
6 kale leaves (Tuscan cabbage)
2 celery sticks
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cups (1 liter/32 oz) vegetable stock
handful of parsley, chopped
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Chop the garlic and all the veggies.
2. Warm the oil on low heat, then add the leek and garlic and cook slowly for 3–5 minutes.
3. Add the stock and the remaining vegetables and bring slowly to a boil. Cook for just
a few minutes, until the zucchini is soft. The less you cook the vegetables, the better.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste, then blend or process the soup to the desired
consistency, from smooth to chunky.
5. Serve the soup in bowls and sprinkle with parsley.
Note: You can make your own veggie stock using leftover pulp from your juicer.
Visit the soup recipe section of our website (rebootwithjoe.com) to find instructions.
I tried a new recipe today, it is called Fog Cutter:
Apples – 2 medium
Cabbage (red) – 1/4 head, small
Carrots – 4 medium
Ginger Root – 1/2 thumb
Lemon – 1 fruit
Spinach – 4 handful
I really loved the Fog Cutter recipe.
It was hard today, coworkers brought in donuts. But luckily I resisted all day. And I had a strong craving for chocolate…Still I rose above the temptation.
This morning I weighed myself and I’m only down 3.2 pounds.
Dinner I ate another salad, kale, spinach, avocado, lemon, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and red onions.
Stay tuned for day 4, it’s a bit more interesting…
Day 1 (January 5) of the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead program was not too bad, except that I had a really bad headache by the time I got home from work.
I weighed myself and after I woke up and then had a half cup of the ginger/lemon hot water.
I made my juices for the work day.
Upon my arrival at work I had my first juice, the Mean Green Juice (MGJ):
Joe’s Mean Green (Green Juice)
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition per serving: 251 kCal; 1049 kJ; 6 g protein; 54 g carbohydrates;
1 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2 g fiber; 30 g sugar; 128 mg salt
16 kale leaves (Tuscan cabbage)
8 celery sticks
2 in (5 cm) piece of fresh root ginger
Throughout the day I sipped my water probably only consuming 40 ounces for the day.
I had my next morning snack of my take on the Berry-Apple-Cinnamon Bake, which was basically just blueberries and raisins. I saved the uncooked apples for my afternoon snack.
In the afternoon I had my second MGJ and later ate the whole sliced apple.
By the time I got home I was so hungry. I couldn’t even wait to make another juice for dinner. Instead I had a salad pictured below, made with Kale, Spinach, broccoli, grape tomatoes, avocado, and some cilantro. My dressing was the juice from half a lemon and a little virgin coconut oil.
I followed the salad with a few ounces of the “orange juice”:
Carrot-Apple-Lemon (Orange Juice)
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition per serving: 188 kCal; 786 kJ; 2 g protein; 44 g carbohydrates;
1 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 3 g fiber; 29 g sugar; 58 mg salt
I only used a half of a lemon. And I only made a few ounces to taste it and confirm that I liked the recipe so that I use that recipe in the next mornings’ juice.
My headache didn’t seem to go away and in addition that evening I felt super nauseated. So I went to bed a little earlier than normal.
Are you juicing, or doing a raw food regimen? I’d like to hear your thoughts, and recommendations below.
See Related Articles:
- Fitcrazed: https://fitcrazed.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/juicing-shopping/
- The Banded Vegan: https://bandedvegan.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/5-days-of-juicing/
- Diary of Little Foodie: https://littlefoodiediaries.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/mean-green-juice-and-the-pre-wedding-tone-up/
- Two Girls Blog:http://twogirlsblog.com/2015/01/12/my-juice-fast-a-full-report/
- The Tilly Vanilly:http://thetillyvanilly.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/juice-as-i-expected/
- The Tartan Doe: http://thetartandoe.com/2015/01/05/3-day-cleanse/
- Coltons Juice Journey: https://coltonsjuicejourney.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/day-one/