See no Juice, Hear no juice

After a long morning. I pretty much stayed in bed until about 10. By the time I got ready it was 11.45am. No time for breakfast or brunch. I moved straight onto lunch.

It took a while oreparing myself this morning.  The recovery is not just slow at the moment, but painful. So I had to really take my time today.

Anyways,  juicing!! I have plenty of vegetables in the fridge thanks to my mum. She really helped us outby picking them up on her way over. So tomorrow will be another morning and afternoon juice. I can see a visible difference. And I also feel a lot better inside.

So with any luck. I may up the ante on this and go all out for three juices in a day. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow. I do however think I can move back to all three juices. Seeing as I am not allowed to exercise. I have to keep mt weight under control.

A strict diet, and an extremely simple exercise plan should help me keep on top of of any fat trying to attach itself to me. But also gef me fit (to a degree). The doctor has specifically told.me that I should not be attempting any part of P90X for up to 6 weeks. Looking ainto alternatives right now.

Please do let.me know if you can think of any…

Join The Reboot – Recipes

Below you will find a list of all the juices I will be using for the rest of the fast.  I’ll add pictures to the posts as I update this site. Please feel free to try them out yourselves and let me know which ones you enjoyed! If I haven’t tried them I’ll make sure I put them on the list. Have a great one!

ABCs

2 Asian pears 2 Apples (Choose any variety!) 2 Beets 2 Carrots 1 cup Cabbage (choose any variety!) 6 handfuls Chard 3 cups

Calories: 430 Protein: 11 g Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice

1 Apple 2 Beets 3 Large Carrots 1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized) 4 cups Spinach/Kale

Calories: 280 Protein: 8 g Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Cantaloupe-Honeydew-Kale- Swiss Chard

2 Apples 1/2 Cantaloupe 1/2 Honeydew 6-8 leaves Kale 6-8 leaves Swiss Chard

Calories: 320 Protein: 10 g Fiber: 4 g

Apple-Carrot-Beet

2 Apples 4 Carrots 2 Beets 6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup 1” ginger root (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 300 Protein: 9 g Fiber: 2.5 g

Apple-Cabbage-Carrot-Swiss Chard- Ginger-Lemon

2 Apples 1 wedge Red Cabbage 2 Large Carrots 1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized) 6 leaves Swiss Chard 1/4 lemon

Calories: 321 Protein: 10 g Fiber: 2 g

Beet, Celeriac, Carrot Juice

4 Carrots, stems removed 1/2-1 Apple, seeded 1/2 Celeriac root 1 Beet 1/4 inch slice Ginger root (optional)

Calories: 285 Protein: 7 g Fiber: 1 g

Blackberry Kiwi

1/4 large Pineapple, core removed and roughly cubed 1 cup Blackberries 1 Kiwi Fruit 1/4 Comice Pear 1/4 cup Coconut Water 30 Mint leaves

Calories: 230 Protein: 5 g Fiber: 2 g

Carrot-Kale Combo

1 Green Apple 3 handfuls Spinach 6-8 Kale leaves 4 large Carrots 1 piece Ginger (thumb size)

Calories: 280 Protein: 9 g Fiber: 1 g

Gazpacho Juice

4 Plum Tomatoes 1 large Cucumber 2 stalks Celery 1 Red Bell Pepper 1/4 small Red Onion 2 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup 1 Lime

Calories: 250 Protein: 12 g Fiber: 2 g

Great Green Fruity Mix

2 cups Beet Greens, Red Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach or a combination, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup 1 Golden Delicious Apple 1/2 Comice Pear 10 Strawberries, green tops cut off 1 cup Coconut Water

Calories: 255 Protein: 6 g Fiber: 3 g

Great Greens Juice

2 Green Apples 2-3 cups Spinach 6-8 leaves Swiss Chard 1 Cucumber 4 stalks Celery 1/2 Fennel Bulb 1 bunch Basil

Calories: 329 kcal Protein: 16 g Fiber: 2 g

Green Juice

6 leaves Kale 2 cups Spinach 1/2 Cucumber 4 stalks Celery 2 Apples 1” Ginger root

Calories: 180 Protein: 12 g Fiber: 1 g

Green Lemonade

1 Green Apple 3 handfuls Spinach, 1.5 cup 6-8 Kale leaves, 2 cups 1/2 Cucumber 4 Celery Stalks 1/2 Lemon

Calories: 210 Protein: 10 g Fiber: 1 g

Lemon Lime

1 Lemon 1 Lime 2 Asian Pears 2 Green Apples 2 Carrots 1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized) 2 cups Purple Cabbage

Calories: 410 Protein 7 g Fiber 1 g

Mexican-Style Jugo

2 large Cucumbers 4 cups Cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup 1 Lime 1 Poblano Pepper, ribs and seeds removed 1 Golden Delicious Apple

Calories: 200 Protein: 8 g Fiber: 2 g

Minty-Fresh Berry

2 cups Blueberries 2 Kiwi Fruit 16 Strawberries 2 cups Mint leaves, packed into the measuring cup

Calories: 319 Protein: 5 g Fiber: 4 g

Purple Power Juice

6 cups Concord Grapes 1 Golden Delicious Apple 2 2 x 2” pieces Ginger 1/2 cup Blackberries

Calories: 480 Protein: 4 g Fiber: 1.5 g

Refreshing Fennel-Pear

2 Comice Pears 2 medium Fennel Bulbs

Calories: 306 Protein: 7 g Fiber: 3 g

Spinach-Fennel-Cucumber

1 Fennel Bulb 1 Cucumber 3 Celery Stalks 3 cups Spinach

Calories: 170 Protein: 10 g Fiber: 1 g

Sunset Blend Juice

1 large Sweet Potato 1 medium Carrot 1 Red Bell Pepper 2 large Red Beets 2 Golden Delicious Apples 1 Orange, optional

Calories: 436 Protein: 9 g Fiber: 2 g

Sweet N Tart Citrus

3 cups Cranberries 2 2 x 2” pieces Ginger 3 Oranges 2 small Ruby Red Grapefruit 2 Limes

Calories: 500 Protein: 7 g Fiber: 9 g

V28

3 large Red Beets 2 medium Carrots 2 stalks Celery 4 Plum Tomatoes 4 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup 1 Jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed 12 Red Radishes

Calories: 340 Protein: 17 g Fiber: 2 g

How much did I drink?

Right, so I thought it would be kind of fun to see how much I had drunk the last time around when I completed the two weeks juicing fast… I know I know, so I did not actually complete the total of two weeks. I had a few salads instead of juices… I am not ashamed.  It was my first time juicing and after the first week I was very much done with juicing.  But this break helped me continue and finish.

If you are considering the juicing fast, I commend you on completing all the days with no breaks (unlike myself), but it took my sister to convince me and realize that healthy eating can also be just as good as juicing. Thanks Usha.

So in total I drank 487 ounces which is around 13 837 ml.  This does not include the 6 cups of water I had per day for the 2 weeks.  But even then almost 14l of fresh vegetable/fruit juice is not a bad deal. The one thing that made it great, was that after completing it I could have milk again.  OK, so it’s not quite how it was before. Where I could drink a pint without an issue. But I can now have a glass and eat cheese (in small quantities). Fingers crossed another round of this and I might be able to improve on that.

Juicing again

So I started talking to Bimal, he is having issues with shifting some weight. Now although he’s got his exercise routine setup, his diet is the issue. Well actually I take that back. He’s improved it a lot. He makes most of his own food, and he even cooks for his wife.

I know the last sentence will ruin the day for most husbands, but thats not my worry. Anyways, so good news… after speaking with Bimal, I spoke with his wife. We didn’t speak for great length but I asked her if Bimal had completed his day of juicing. She said he hadn’t, which then turned into a conversation about why its so good. A short conversation later and she said she would do it.

She’d make sure her and Bimal have at least one juice a day, this replaces one meal. So that’s my good deed for the day.

I hope they follow through.

Also my wife and I are going to start it off again. I am going to try for the full three meal replacement for a week, this should prove effective for my recovery. My wife will only replace the one meal.

If you have no expectations

If you have no expectations, you’ll never be disappointed

I heard this quote some years ago. It was actually at college (UK). It’s true for most people, living without the expectations just makes life a little less troublesome. After all we all have things going on in our lives which most people know nothing about. It’s not that we are blocking them out, but simply telling them is not going to better the situation as they may not be able to help. But this is where that sympathetic ear comes in. It’s good to talk and air out your issues. Whilst talking you help yourself by clearing up your thoughts and sometimes you may even find the solution.

Just an interesting thought which people should realise, by following it you are only stopping yourselves from being part of something. By talking on a deeper level the relationship with another person is built and made stronger.

I welcome comments…

Juicing Reboot – Composting

It’s been a week since I almost finished. A lot has happened, and I can assure you that juicing is still on my mind!

How many places can you get you 5 a day in one glass?? I mean really! Two glasses and you’ve got all your nutrients for two days in one day. Well that’s if we listen to all these health and well being sites.

So my thought… If you like gardening, and you like juicing, try making your own compost.

You’ll have plenty going in. Three times a day if you juice that much, and I can assure you that it really adds up! Just buy a decent compost bin and you’re away.

Set it far away from the house, as in the heat it will start to smell. But after a few weeks you should see some great progress with your compost. The compost can then be used to feed your own plants, why not start your own vegetable patch? You can grow your own ingredients for the “Mean Green” or the V8!

When I start back up, I will consider the compost bin if I can find a place to put it away from the house.

I hope this thought helps you, keep juicing, keep healthy!

Joinethereboot.com – Juicers (Masticating and Centrifugal)

Hi All,

So I wanted to share my experiences with juicing, well, juicers actually. What I found was that the juicer we were using was an older version. It worked and was more than capable of juicing everything I threw at it, well, placed into it. What I noticed was that the juicer we had was letting a lot of juice go to waste (with fruit).

Quick note – Jointhereboot.com have no way endorsed this message and this message is strictly from a my perspective, I just put the name into the title as they are the reason I started my juicing fast 🙂

So after many hours of research I stumbled across a range of slow juicers, they are referred to as masticating juicers.  I should mention there are two types of juicers, centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers.

Breville Centrifugal JuicerCentrifugal juicers have a blade, which spins real fast, and this is what grinds the produce down and extracts the juice. Because the motor spins very fast, they can sometimes be very noisy. But this is also dependent on the model. Thankfully the newer models are much easier to clean as well.

Omega Masticating JuicerMasticating juicers work differently as they use an auger to push the vegetables through a sort of screen, which is what grinds the juice out. When you chew your food you are masticating, this releases the juices.  Just the same way that you chew and you knead the food in your mouth, the masticating juicer does the same to the vegetables and fruit you put into it. As the masticating juicer works slower, it’s actually a lot quieter when running. As mentioned by a number of reviewers they are also very easy to clean.  What you will find is that you get more juice from the vegetables you put in which will mean you save some money on your grocery shopping.

If you would like to buy a masticating slow juicer, I have provided several links below:

FOR UK RESIDENTS:

Amazon Affiliate link: Hurom Juicer White

Amazon link: Hurom Juicer White

Cheaper Slow Juicer Affiliate option: Matstone 6 in 1 Juicer in Ivory

Cheaper Slow Juicer option: Matstone 6 in 1 Juicer in Ivory

FOR US RESIDENTS:

Amazon Affiliate link: Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer, Snow White

Amazon link: Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer, Snow White

Cheaper Slow Juicer Affiliate option: Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White

Cheaper Slow Juicer option: Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, White

NOTE: The affiliate links, just mean that whatever amazon makes they provide me with a tiny percentage, if you rather Amazon received everything, please do click on the normal link. Either way, good luck with the juicing! I do not own any of these, and am not being sponsored by any of the brands, I just think they would be ones that I would purchase.

Let’s resume the standard program shall we? So thank you for reading through my post. I hope the information and links I provided above were helpful.  I know how it is when you want to start something and just cannot get everything you need in order to do it properly. At lease this way you have several options above which you can pick from. Or you can take the information and search for yourself. Either way, good luck with the juicing, it’ll help build a better you.

Have a great day! Juice for well being

Depak

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