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The Juice Fast is off! Sooo usually I feel great when I do a juice day. By yesterday evening I wasn’t “feeling it”. I left my place late and had almost run into town to meet up with a friend and go to the farmer’s market. Delighted to be able to stock up on leaves for juicing and a strange craving for plums! I had a carrot beetroot and ginger juice while there and was treated to a chemex drip coffee! By the time I was home in the evening I was feeling a bit off, not filled with energy and joi d’vivre. I thought the Evening Juice here would be the pick me up. It lasted for a bit, but my tummy felt gurgly I started to feel bit headachy. This is not how I would usually feel on juice. The quick delivery of energy and nutrients normally keeps me satisfied. I had made sure to stay hydrated, I put celery in my juice for salts. So I had a mug of miso soup, a half an hour later I decided my body was trying to tell me something and I should listen to it. So I had some peanut butter before going to bed and decided I would see how I was this morning.

In the past when doing juice days I would wake up feeling energised, clear headed and a little hungry. I would have water and a giant juice with fruit in it. I woke up with a crampy tummy and generally feeling unwell. So juice fast is off. It is disappointing to not be able to see something through that you have planned for. I am doing this for my health, to support my body. I may have an idea in my head but my body was not on board with it. If I am coming down with something and I need to be nourished with solid nutritious foods that is what I will have. I am still strictly off gluten and sugar, which is a good idea anyway. Sugar feeds bad bacteria, gluten doesn’t suit me very well. I think it makes my period pains worse too!

I am currently sipping a green juice and I will share last nights and todays juice recipes with you now!

evening veg juice the before shot

evening veg juice the before shot

Evening Veg Juice

  • Six rainbow chard leaves
  • 6inchs/ 15cms cucumber
  • Two small white cabbage leaves
  • A stalk of celery
  • One endive
  • A beetroot
  • An inch in diameter bundle of wheatgrass
  • Three coriander stems and leaves
  • A small nub of turmeric- size of top of your baby finger
  • A thin slice of organic ginger
  • Optional: Two double shots of water kefir

This has a light sweetness due to the beetroot and wheatgrass. Overall it is pretty savoury though. Take it easy on the cabbage if you are new to juicing. It is pretty strong stuff. In past I have done up to four leaves of red cabbage in juices. Since I was feeling a bit delicate I just did two. It is very good for you if it suits, rich in l-glutamine which can be good for the gut.

Evening juice the after shot

Evening juice the after shot

I had my Not so smooth energy smoothie for breakfast, made with frozen berries. Yummy. I had a green juice this afternoon, fruity and lemony, it is pretty good, if I don’t say so myself! 😉

 

Green as Irish grass!

Green as Irish grass!

Green lemony Juice

  • An inch in diameter bundle of wheatgrass
  • Three big green chard leaves and stalks
  • A sprig of coriander stem and leaves
  • An unwaxed green pear
  • An unwaxed apple
  • An unwaxed very big lemon- which was pretty green!
  • A slice of turmeric the size of the tip of my baby finger
  • A slice of ginger the same size

Tasty, lemony, sweet and sour bright green juice.

The weather is dependably changeably here. The rain is a bit disappointing after a week of glorious sun. But you can see the blue is trying to come out again.

Rain

Rain

Hope all is well with you guys. I’m off to have an avocado salad for dinner! Xs Aissa

 

 

 

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