We have embarked on a journey this week…juicing! For the past several weeks we have been revved up. This has been our most productive summer to date. We launched our new website, we’re writing a ton, strategizing for the future and getting ready to establish our new business–more on that later. It feels like we are finally working on all cylinders! In order to make sure that we keep cranking we figured it was time to de-clutter–our apartment AND our bodies. So, we started cleaning out our place and getting rid of anything that wasn’t serving us well and just plain taking up space. Then we thought to ourselves–the apartment wasn’t the only thing overflowing with junk, our bodies were clogged too.
Juice to the rescue. Our bodies work over time to digest food and cleanse toxins. Every once in a while we need to create space and help out our organs a bit, so they keep working for us *wink*. Taking a break from eating heavy (meats, carbs etc) allows our body the time it needs to reset itself.
We dusted off our Juicing for Life book and decided to get some guidance on how best to proceed with putting together a safe and healthy way to begin our juice cleanse. Here are a few of the recipes we are following this week each makes about 6-8 ounces of juice:
Breakfast: ENERGY Shake
1 bunch of parsley
Mid-Morning Snack: Cherie’s Cleansing Cocktail
1/4 inch ginger root
1/2 apple, seeded
Lunch: Harvest Soup
2-3 garlic cloves
1 kale leaf
1 large tomato
2 stalks celery
1 collard leaf chopped
Roll garlic in kale leaf, and push through hopper w/ tomato and celery. Place juice in a saucepan, add chopped collards and gently heat. Garnish with croons!
Dinner is your only meal with “food” on the cleanse. You can have steamed veggies, a salad, baked or broiled fish (4oz), a cup of brown rice, fresh fruit for dessert with a cup of herbal tea.
Check out our juicing pics below: