You say ‘Jump!’ (Recipe)

I say, ‘How high?’

These past couples days have been a mixture of energy and exhaustion. Now that I have new found energy, I push myself, then I’m exhausted. I’ll eventually find a happy medium. Hopefully.

Yesterday I experienced the digestive issues that Patti had warned me about. While it felt miserable, it also felt like cleansing. Like all this junk was just ready to… well come out. I’ll leave it at that, and wont go into too many details. haha

Aaaanyways… yesterday I baked some amazing peanut butter banana muffins, and would you believe they had NO flour or processed sugar in them?! Muffins with NO flour or sugar… doesn’t sound like it can be done, but I assure you it can. They were the moistest muffins too! I’ll post the blog page I found them on and the recipe below.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

recipe from detoxinista.com

  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts (or chocolate chips/raisins/sliced banana)

Preheat oven to 350*F. Line a muffin tray with liners. To mash the bananas, I started by mashing them between my fingers but I wasn’t getting the desired consistency, so I put them in a plate-bowl, and used a fork until they were fairly smooth. Then I mixed all the ingredients except the nuts in one bowl. I beat it with a fork until things were reeeaaally smooth. Then I added the nuts, and incorporated them in. Using a 1/4 measuring cup or a large cookie scoop, I filled the muffin liners, and then baked everything for 15+ min. Depending on your oven, mine needed a little longer for the muffins to set and turn golden on top. I would definitely check out the blog for better details! The tops of mine sunk, and once they cool the consistency is more muffin like, but they still aren’t your typical muffin. They are so much better for you though then the ones loaded with flour and sugar. This was a new experience for me, because I love to bake, and I used to go through unbleached flour like crazy in our house, but I don’t want to jump back into that cycle. I’m hoping to try out more of the recipes found over on her blog. Especially combining these two recipes: Raw Chocolate and Frozen Banana Truffles. There’s no processed sugar, yeah!

Last night for dinner I made teriyaki salmon over a bed of basmati rice with steamed broccoli. I’ve never really liked salmon, whereas Mister loves it, well last night he didn’t like it, and I ate almost all of mine! The teriyaki sauce was homemade, and he didn’t care for it. Poor little duffer. 😦 But I also made the My Glass is Greener juice.

This evening we had an older couple over that are some friends of our’s to watch a marriage video and answer discussion questions. The evening begins with dinner, and today I made a potato and leek soup (without dairy), baking powder biscuits, and carrot sticks. But I also had the remainder of a juice I made for Mister and myself. Today’s juice was fantastic. It’s called Glowing Skin, here is the recipe.

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 3-4 green apples
  • 2 C pineapple (4-5 pineapple spears)
  • 1 C mint

It was sooo good! I know it’s because it had a lot of fruit in it, but still! Yum!

I bought an avocado today so that for lunch tomorrow I will made myself a sandwich of avocado, red onion, lettuce, and sprouts. I’m a little nervous because I a sandwich in my mind has always been deli meat, with cheese, lettuce, and salt + pepper. So this should be interesting! I hope everyone that is still strictly on juice is doing well, you’re incredible to keep at it! For those of you like me, that have added a meal, I hope we’re all making healthy choices! Take Mike’s suggestion to have your meal at lunch time so that you’re not going to bed with food in your tummy! Oh, and if you’re dying for a baked good, check out detoxinista! Also, just in case you needed a reason to buy a food processor: banana ice cream.

Good night! 😀

Day 6 (Recipe)

Time: 1:00pm -It’s day 6 already?? Wow!  Sorry this blog post is so late into the day, it’s been a busy day! I had an eye doctor’s appointment early this morning because it’s been 6 years since my last ‘check up’. My eyes are darn near perfect, thankfully. My left eye is perfect, and my right is only off by a little click. After my appointment, Mister and I ran some errands since we were already in town, and because I didn’t have a chance to do my shopping yesterday. I was at the grocery store trying to think of different greens I could be having in my juices, and I saw arugula and alfalfa sprouts! So I bought a tub of each, along with a bunch of other stuff, and by the time we got home I was hungry. For lunch I made a juice of my own creation, and if you like spicy and sweet depths to a juice, then you may really like this. I loved it! Mister did as well. I give him sips of all the juices I make. He really likes them, and I told him I would start making juices for him as well, but for $10 a glass. My juices are my food so I can’t be sharing half of it, when it’s my meal, unless I plan around making enough for two people. He understands, but he thinks my price is too steep. ;P But without further ado, here is the recipe. I still haven’t come up with a name for it.

  • big handfuls spinach
  • 1 handful arugula
  • 1 big pinch of alfalfa sprouts (or any kind of sprouts)
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1/2-1 cucumber
  • 1 d’anjou pear
  • 1 medium green apple
  • 1 spear pineapple
  • 1 lemon

This recipe made 20-25 fl. oz. I made romaine-sprout sandwiches to get the sprouts down the chute. The spinach and arugula I ball up if I’ve run out of lettuce leaves.

I love that the initial taste is sweet, but then it’s spicy from the arugula. Yum! I’ve drank half of it so far, and saving the rest for a snack in a little bit. Sometimes I feel like I just want a big spoonful of the leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. ‘Nobody has to know,’ I tell myself. Then I think, ‘I’ll only be hurting myself!’ So I grab a juice and drink. Then I feel better!

 

Time: 7:15pm -So I’ve noticed a pattern. I drag myself around the house, exhausted, finally find the energy to make a juice, and then half an hour after I drink a juice I AM OFF THE WALLS! Then I crash. Well Mister, who apparently is my own personal nutritionist, really noticed the pattern, and we decided it’s because the juices I am making contain too much fruit and I’ve only been drinking about 2-3 bigger juices a day, instead of the 4-5 smaller ones that I had planned for. In order to kick my fruit dependency I decided I would make a dinner juice which didn’t contain any fruit except a little lime. It was… an experience. The recipe was for Homemade V8 and I found the recipe here, but I didn’t have a couple of the things, so I either omitted them or substituted them. I never liked V*

Homemade V8

  • 4 Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Cucumber
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parsley – leaves & stems
  • 1 Lime

I think if I had had a jalapeño, I would have added that, but it was really missing the red onion that the original recipe calls for. I didn’t have any red onions though. 😦

I certainly missed the fruit, but I’ve got to bite the bullet!

Day 5 (Updated-Recipe)

It’s Day 5 already!

The Time is 10:02: The Good News: I slept like a rock last night. Our house is configured really strangely, our bedroom has a door which leads to the kitchen and a door which leads to the hall. Well, instead of locking the cats upstairs, we slept with earplugs, blocked off the kitchen doorway with a big folding table and blanket, and put two fans by the door to the hallway. Needless to say, I didn’t wake up to pitiful yowling once! Thank goodness! I got some much needed sleep. It was like having an infant, except with a baby they usually just want to be fed or have their diaper changed. This… this was nothing I could help with. lol

The Bad News: It got down to -8*F with a wind chill of -17*F last night, sooooo our pipes leading into the kitchen are frozen, therefore, I have no where to wash my produce! >.< It just seems like it’s been one thing after another. Thankfully, I can still shower! I could probably somehow rig it so I can wash them in the bathroom, but that seems yucky to me. If we can’t thaw the pipes soon, I may end having to do that just so I can get some juice in me and not faint. I know that doing this Juice Cleanse is easily one of the best things I will ever do for my body, so no amount of obstacles are going to stop me!

plan to have a Morning Green Glory for breakfast, because I really enjoy that juice, and I need a pick me up! One of these days everything is going to go according to my perfectly laid out schedule in the sidebar! lol

Time: 11:57 -Pipes are still frozen in the kitchen, but Mister helped me fill some big bowls with water, and I set up a washing station. I’m 3/4 of the way through my Morning Green Glory juice, and I’m starting to feel much better.  My kitten, Hannah, ate a kale leaf that I gave her because she loves fresh veggies. My other cat, Rae, doesn’t like them, but she loves peanut butter. Speaking of peanut butter, I wish I had a nice big spoonful right now. *drools* I guess my food cravings are definitely still with  me! I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, so I didn’t get a chance to go grocery shopping, so I’ll be doing that today. Still haven’t put together a recipe for the rest of the week. I’m stopping at the library though and picking up a book called, “Juice! 101 recipes” and then using that I’ll go from there! I’ll post any really tasting looking recipes I find. I definitely need to start drinking more variety of different colored colored, or I’ll probably cause my body more harm than good. So many recipes call for beets, and I still can’t stomach the taste of them! >.<

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Time: 7:10 –I somehow managed to drink my dinner juice on time this evening. Woot woot! I made something that I thought I might like that I haven’t made before. I remember reading a list of fruits and vegetables that are really good for your skin and give it a nice glow. Well, sweet potatoes were on that list, and who doesn’t want glowing skin?!  I know I do! So I made a simple recipe, I’m going to call it Apple-Sweet Potato Juice because that’s all there is in it! haha

Soooo here is my recipe:

  • 2 large garnet yams (sweet potatoes)
  • 2 small or 1 1/2 large gala apples (or pink ladies)

That’s it! I didn’t peel anything, but the yam skins didn’t juice through my juicer. 😦 This recipe made 20 fl. oz. and it was the most gorgeous orange color I’ve ever seen! I drank as much as I could before I started to get kind of sick and tired of the taste, so I put it back in the fridge thinking I’d sip at it later. Well later is now, and I took a sip and thought, “I liked this?!?!” Instead of throwing it out, or giving it to Mister Garbage-Disposal (it’s a term of endearment, I promise. lol) I added a little bit of ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg. It tastes like a baked dessert now. Yummy!

Day 4 (Recipe x2)

Time: 9:40 am -I have a new plan. I’m going to lock my cats in an upstairs room with water and their litter box at night. That may sound merciless, but it’s actually this huge room with empty bunk beds where we store all our stuff, similar to an attic, but it’s a room. It’s usually closed off to them, so when I go in there to do something and they follow me in, they have a blast! So it’s really going to be like a vacation for them, and much needed sleep for me!

I’m just now drinking my breakfast juice, so clearly my schedule is still waaay off track. But thankfully, I am really enjoying my juice. It’s not posted on my Weekly Menu because that is all out of whack as well. I forgot to buy somethings when I went grocery shopping, so now I’m just winging it! I heard about a book called The Juicing Bible, I would definitely suggest checking to see if your library carries the book. I’ve heard good things about it. Unfortunately, my library doesn’t carry it, but they do carry similar books. So if you’re in need of some new inspiration for recipes, then utilize your local library! I love going to the library. One of my dreams is to have a small hobby farm for self sufficiency, so I was checking out 7-8 books at a time. When I wanted to make a fancier quilt than the block ones I’ve made in the past, I checked out 12 books at once! I love knowledge and understanding and filling my head with as much information as I can on as many subjects that matter to me as I can.

But anyways, my breakfast juice recipe for the day is surprisingly good, if you like cabbage, which I happen to love raw cabbage, Mister does as well. I’m going to call this recipe “Bunny Juice”  because bunny rabbits like to nibble on and eat the main ingredients!

Bunny Juice:

  • 5 inch disk of cabbage*
  • 5 leaves of romaine
  • 2 d’anjou pears
  • 1/2 a lemon

*Imagine a head of cabbage that is missing the rounded end (the end opposite of the ‘stem’), I sliced it on this end, where it holds together as a disk, from somewhere towards the middle, or where ever it need be to be roughly this size.

This recipe made 20 fl. oz. and it was a perfect breakfast! It’s simple, yet still delicious. If 2 pears is too much, you can just add one. Green apples would also be delicious in this recipe!

I can’t wait to do my exercising today! Even if I smell absolutely horrendous afterwards! When I start to work up a sweat, I can really tell the detox is doing it’s job. P-U!

Time: 10:33 – This is just what everyone wants to hear about, I know! I’ve been feeling really gassy this morning, and I thought to myself, “Hmmm… this one feels a little different rumbling around inside.” So just to be cautious I went down to the restroom. All I can say is, if you’ve seen Bucket List you may know what I’m thinking, if you haven’t here is a clip. Pay particular attention to the third life lesson that he mentions (the second one is crude, and the rest of the clip has nothing to do with what I’m trying to say. But I couldn’t find a shorter clip. Sorry.) This is especially important if you work in an office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91MfdqM3gaQ

Now I promise I wont talk about it anymore for today! I just wanted to be pass on some helpful advice! lol

Time: 11:06 -So I just realized, after having read a question someone posted in the rebootwithjoe.com forums, that when I made Mister’s granola yesterday I licked a maple syrup drop off the bottle! I hadn’t even thought a single thing of it. I just always do it when a drip falls. I made this blog so that I would be accountable for things like that though. Now if I come back on here and say that I ate a whole bowl of pasta, somebody slap me! lol

Time: 3:00 -I was feeling light headed this afternoon after doing my exercises so I immediately made myself a juice and took 3 quart sized mason jars and filled them with water. I’ll leave them on the counter and make sure each day that I drink all 3 of them, as a minimum! I have a terrible habit of not thinking to drink enough water, but I read the tip of pre-measuring your water for the day in the morning over in the rebootwithjoe forums, I think Kim might have said it. It has really helped!

I really like the taste of juices that have a lot of fruit but I worry about drinking too much of the fruit sugars. So for my lunch/midafternoon snack, I made myself a juice that I’ll call ‘Bottoms Up.’ It is the most unappetizing color, and consists mainly of veggies, so I really have to close my eyes and not think about it as I drink it! It helps to drink it through a straw as well. If you like veggie juices then you wont have a problem with this one!

Bottoms Up:

  • 3 stalks of kale
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pear

This recipe made 20 fl. oz. and so far I’ve drank half of it. I’m struggling with it though, so I may juice half of a pineapple spear and add that to it. If I were to make it again, I would use half of a pear and half of a granny smith apple. It’s just missing a dimension of tartness.

Time: 5:50 -Mister is currently sitting right next to me, eating the most delicious smelling homemade Chinese dumplings that we get from a local hole-in-the-wall Asian Food Market. My tummy is gruuumbling. I think to myself, “Just a little bite… please, just one little bite.” Mister is really good about refusing me, and helping me. I may want to tear his head off for it sometimes, but I know I’m not really going to eat it anyways. I’m drinking another Bottoms Up with the addition of half an apple, and half a pineapple spear. It’s still not really doing it for me, but it’s palatable. I’ll probably make another juice this evening with some sweet potato and split it with Mister, I’m worried I haven’t been drinking enough juice with my schedule being thrown off track. I can’t wait until bed time tonight, I feel so tired. So if you’re not on a super energy high during this Juice Cleanse, don’t worry, you’re not the only one! lol It could also be attributed to my lack of sleep though. We’re seriously considering getting out cats fixed. We feel like zombies today. Except I don’t want to eat brrrraaaaaaiiiiiiins! 😛

Day 2 (Updated-1) (Non-Juicers Recipe)

Woohoo! Day 2, baby!

Time: 11:13 am -I hope others are having a better time staying on schedule than I am. I’m just now drinking my breakfast juice. I have been starving all morning, but our septic is still being a pain, so the kitchen sink wont drain, which makes washing fruits, veggies and dishes a million times harder. I have been feeling tired and drained because I haven’t put any liquids into my body until now. On a plus note, the sun is shining, it’s a beautiful cold winter’s day, and I’m feeling better the more juice I drink!

Time: 1:05 pm -Today is all out of whack. I still haven’t exercised for the day. I’m waiting until I can shower afterwards, Mister just ran into town to get some things to hopefully solve our water problems. Let me tell you, if I could help it, I wouldn’t even want to be near me. I can definitely smell that this detoxing is working! lol. TMI? Thankfully I have some Maple Walnut Pecan Granola baking in the oven so that Mister has some variety for breakfast, and I don’t have to smell eggs cooking every morning. *drools* The smell is intoxicating! I’ll post the recipe for those of you that have non-juicers in your family, and want to have something on hand that they can eat with some milk.

Maple Walnut Pecan Granola

  • 3 C thick rolled oats
  • 1 C mix of walnuts and pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C maple syrup
  • 1 Tb. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tb. oil

Preheat over to 325*F. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and the wet ingredients in a liquid measuring cup. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture out on a lightly sprayed baking sheet. I use two pyrex dishes, rather large ones. Bake for 15 min. then stir around, spread out, and bake 10 min. more. Allow to cool, and keep in an airtight container.

I sweeten most everything with maple syrup. We burn through the stuff, where as white sugar takes forever to get through! We get our maple syrup from a Mennonite family, it’s minimally processed, and the best I’ve ever had! I make just about everything that we eat at home from scratch, so it’s nice to have something that you can make ahead for breakfast for non-juicers.

Time: 3:21 pm -Finally got the water situation figured out and under control. I feel like my day can finally start. I have a stack of dishes begging to be washed, and more dirty laundry than she be allowed. My lunch/midafternoon snack was delicious though. I made Ode to Broccoli, with the changes that I suggested, and I enjoyed it!

Time: 6:30 pm -Well, the kitchen is finally clean, the dishes are washed, and I’m finishing up some laundry now. I’ve had my dinner juice, and I’m amazed at how much better I feel once I drink some juice! My body feels achy and tired but that’s probably due to my intense workout yesterday. Definitely wont be pushing myself too hard in the future. I have had a lot of hunger pangs today, which is understandable, considering I’m not giving my body the millions of calories it’s grown used to receiving! As a result of being hungry, I’ve felt sluggish and my neck aches, so I’m hoping things turn around soon! I have been “regular” though, if you know what I mean by that. I wont get into details, but I know some people have problems with that. Oh, and I’ve never had to pee so much in my life! lol Ahem, anyways… I’m tempted to weigh myself in the morning to see if I’ve lost any weight within 2 days, but I don’t want to discourage myself if I haven’t so I’ll either wait a little longer, or wait the full week!

Day Two is almost over!

Not-so-Mean-Green (Recipe)

Let me say this right now: I have been bouncing off the walls today. It’s laughable really. My husband just told me I should go run around outside. I can hardly sit still long enough to put two words together! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, and then I realized it’s probably the juice I’ve been drinking. It’s the only thing I’ve done differently so far. It’s incredible really.

I have not yet tried the following recipe that I’m going to share, but it’s on my “Meals List” for tomorrow, so I’m posting it here tonight!

I’m calling it Not-So-Mean-Green because I’m taking some Mean Green recipes that I’ve found and combining certain things about them, and adding an extra apple and a pear to it. I’ve decided that pears are my go to addition. Either that or an apple. But really I love pear juice! Which is strange because I don’t much care for fresh pears, or the homemade pearsauce that I make, which my husband loves!

Without further ado, here is the recipe:

  • 6 kales
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green apples (Granny Smith)
  • 1 D’Anjou pear
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 lemon

I’ll review it after I’ve made it and include how much juice I got from the recipe.

Morning Green Glory (Recipe)

This morning’s breakfast was surprisingly delicious! I woke up rather late, since it’s my last morning to sleep in, but as soon as I got up I started washing and prepping fruit and veggies! I had found a green recipe online that sounded good, but after my experience with my last green recipe, I though, “I’m going to make this delicious right from the start!” So I loosely based my recipe on the one and found, and I am so glad I did!

I’m really excited to share this one: IMG_6964-small

  • 3 kale stalks
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 3 leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 green pear
  • 1 lemon

(This recipe make 25 fl. oz.!)

I quartered the apples and pear, and peeled the lemon. When I used spinach in a recipe before I found it was kind of hard to get it to flow nicely down to the juicer blade, so I actually made a “spinach sandwich” with two pieces of romaine letter. I took one leaf and filled the center with spinach, folded it in half “hot dog style” and then wrapped another leaf around that covering the opening.  It worked great! But that didn’t hold all my spinach, so I stuffed my kale stalks “hot dog style” with spinach as well, and let me tell, it worked like a charm! I hold them closed until I get them into the shoot of the juicer, then zing! Other than that, I didn’t do anything too fancy with the food prep.  This is a pretty easy recipe, and it’s delicious! Win win! I put two ice cubes in it and placed it in the fridge while I washed the dishes!

An example of my kale sandwich and my finished juice: IMG_6994_small

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Red Rum (Recipe)

I just got home from dinner with some family and boy do I feel blaaaaaaah. I brought a juice with me (I’ll post the recipe) and was unimpressed by it. But I will say this much, it contained my first ever beet! But it also had ginger in it, and I’ve decided I don’t like ginger in my juices. Maybe I use too much… who knows? I choked it down, but I really need to be able to enjoy my juices, even if just a little bit!

The recipe:

  • 1 sm-med. beet (peeled)
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 3 stalks of swiss chard
  • 1″ piece of ginger (peeled)

Things I would do differently:

  • NO ginger, or 1/4 of what I added.
  • Add 1 red apple.
  • Only 1 orange maybe.

Other than that, I didn’t find the beet overpowering, but I could have just added so much ginger that it masked the taste of it!

If you like ginger, then by all means, use the original recipe, if not then I would apply my changes or steer clear of it!

Sorry this is a short post, I just don’t feel well at all

Blueberries for Breakfast (Recipe)

Oh bother, it’s been “One of those days”.

The morning started out wonderful. I made a delicious breakfast juice recipe, which turned out to be my favorite recipe so far! I drank that, and had some scrambled eggs with it. Nom nom. Yum yum.

Then the day started to head South. It is unseasonably warm out (55*F), so all the snow is melting off our roof, our deck, and our street and all the water is running to our backyard and filling our septic tank. So now the sink and the shower fill up if you run the water. As a result, I had to take my stinky self over to our grandparents and use their shower, which has zero water pressure and the shower head is so low I hit my head on it whenever I rinse my hair. >.< But at least I can stand to be around myself now! lol

Then, my grandparents invite us to go out to dinner with them and Mister’s Aunt and Uncle to Ponderosa (buffet restaurant) and I’m trying to start a Juice Fast here in 2 days, so it’s the last place I want to go! We really don’t eat out a lot either. So the though of it is like “Blah.” But it’ll be good to see family!

That wasn’t the only dinner invitation we received. Mister’s best friend’s wife texted me, inviting us over for dinner on Monday evening. Monday evening! I’m starting this thing Monday morning! People are coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden to invite us to eat! It’s going to be hard not eating, because 1) I love food, and 2) I don’t want to offend anyone! But I’m really looking forward to the fellowship! 🙂

Next, my internet decides not to work! Upon countless refreshes of the page and growing more and more frustrated, I finally just shut my computer down and gave up. Well, Mister comes home from getting a load of firewood, and I tell him of my woes. He asks me, “Well is the ‘internet box’ plugged in?” Of course it is, doesn’t he think I checked that! I unplugged the link thing that plugs into the box and plugged it back in, in order to restart the internet, just as he told me to do in the past! Duh! (I tend to start having an attitude when I grow frustrated over something. Maybe I’ll add it to my goals list as something to work on! lol) Well, anyways, I turn both our computers on now, and still no internet. Grumble grumble, grouch grouch. So he goes over to check out the box, and you know what? The internet box wasn’t plugged in to the power outlet on the wall!  I checked all the plugs that go into the box, but not the outlet itself. Duuuurrrrrr!

Well, now that I have internet and I’ve had a shower, I’m here to post a delicious recipe!Fruit Prep

Here it is:

  •    1 med. sweet potato (unpeeled)
  •    2 D’anjou pears
  •    1 red apple (I used Gala, you can use whatever you want. It’s really just preference. I don’t like Red Delicious.)
  •    1/2 pint blueberries

I quartered the pears, apple, and sweet potato. Then fed them all into my juicer, and I was amazed at how much juice I got. This recipe made 30 fl. oz! So I’ll drink 16 -20 oz. as a breakfast with a couple ice cubes added, and then the remainder for a midafternoon snack! Yum, I can’t wait to make it again

Blueberries are my favorite fruit in the world. I could eat them by the handful! So I was thrilled to find a recipe that largely featured them!

There isn’t a single green veggie in this recipe (which is probably why I like it so much) so I wouldn’t recommend it as a lunch or dinner juice.

Ode to Broccoli (Recipe) -Updated!

Update:

So I made the Broccoli Juice and honestly, it was only alright. I think it could definitely use some improvement. Someone might like it just the way it is though, so go ahead and make the original recipe! For myself, however, I am going to make these changes in the future:

  • 1 thick stalk broccoli with a bushy head
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 green apple

(This recipe makes roughly 16 fl. oz. depending on the size of your fruit and veggies. I got exactly 16 fl. oz.)

It was definitely needing an apple to sweeten it up. I’ve read that, other than the breakfast juice, you should stick to a ratio of 75% veggies to 25% fruit.  I’m going to take some advice that I’ve seen by starting with more fruit and gradually adding in more veggies until I can stomach the “green” taste.

Original Post:

I’m really excited for dinner tonight! I’m making Chicken + Biscuits hamburgers for Mister (the hubby), and I’ll have a little bit myself (I’m still phasing in, remember?), but I can’t wait to make this evening’s juice!

It’ll be my third juice that I’ve made, and I hope it’s a good one.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2-1 head broccoli (florets and stalks)
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot

It’s called Oh Sweet Broccoli and I can’t decide if I think it sounds tasty or not. I guess I’ll just have to see. I’m not sure I really like cucumbers in my juice, or maybe it’s celery that I find offensive. The celery I used in last nights recipe was really old so that might have been it. But I did still enjoy last nights juice!