It’s beet quite a week here in juice feasting land! I mentioned on my last post that I was in the middle of an 11 day stretch of work days- thankfully that’s now coming to an end! I did start to go a little crazy this week and my body wasn’t feeling so good. I backed off on the super cleansing/awakening stuff (beet and wheatgrass juice) and had a little spirulina and chlorella. The “treat” unfortunately did not help me feel any better and I was in pretty bad shape the day before yesterday. Soooo yesterday I had a short shift in the morning and took the day to water fast. I was pretty miserable and slept as much as I possibly could. This morning I woke up feeling sparkly and rejuvenated! I broke 36 hours on water with a diluted carrot juice spiced up with some DoTERRA ginger essential oil and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
I’m not sure why I keep trying all these pills and potions- I never really feel anything when I take them. Today I finished a jar of Healthforce Nutritionals SCRAM parasite cleanse. I’ve heard from people who have taken this before that it was intense. You’re supposed to take 10 pills a day so I was braced for something crazy! I felt nothing. Maybe I don’t have parasites or maybe since my system is so calm with no food going in there wasn’t a lot for the SCRAM to run in to. Alas, I can be a sucker for marketing. As the jar says: IT’S YOU OR THEM! Move them out!!- how could I resist?? I’ve heard a million times that we all have undesirable parasites in our bodies so why not take the chance to get them out? Well, I have no idea if I had them or if it did anything but I currently feel no better or worse off.
I’ll leave this little update with the most delectable coconut water concoction I’ve had yet:
Spicy Vanilla Ginger Coconut Water
32 oz coconut water
pinch of vanilla bean
pinch of cayenne
2 drops DoTERRA ginger essential oil
Attempting some pre-work relaxation in the sunshine on day 50.
The first day of my second month was really great energy wise. Zero cravings, excellent mood, lots of flow. I amped up my wheatgrass to three shots which was pretty intense! I got a mild headache shortly afterwards but felt very strong and wanted less juice than usual for the rest of the day. Wellah and I were texting back and forth today about how much much more quickly things are moving during this fast and how much more aware we feel. I feel like things are moving quickly and slowly at the same time. I feel very conscious of what I’m doing and am so enjoying being in the thick of things. I will say however that things fluctuate and tomorrow I could easily be lamenting 60 something more days without food! We shall see, I’m feeling ready for anything 🙂
Green Peppermint Crisp
32 oz coconut water
1-2 Tbsp Vitamineral Green
1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
1 drop DoTERRA peppermint essential oil
Stir or blend until frothy.
Today’s Juice Feast: sweet tea, 32 oz carrot/chard, 34 oz celery/apple, 32 oz apple/beet/parsley, 3 oz wheatgrass, 24 oz blood orange.
Four exciting weeks of green juice giveaways have come to an end! The final winner is Ritchie Benevedes so Ritchie, just shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know what I need from you 🙂 If you are not Ritchie do not despair! We are going to make everybody a winner. If you’d like to try out these fabulous juices, Michael is offering a discounted sample pack, just like the winners got, for one time only and the offer expires April 15th.
All you need to do is head on over to Vegus Juices and put in an order for one wheatgrass pack (don’t worry, you’ll get the whole sample pack of 4 wheatgrass and 3 broccoli sprout juices). In the “notes” section of Paypal when you’re checking out, just enter “Veggie Centric”. I definitely recommend that you try these if you’ve been looking for a juice substitute that’s 100% raw, full of life, and easy-peasy to travel with.
On the rare occasion I’ve been able to get to a Whole Foods this month I’ve snatched up this extraordinary treat from Exotic Superfoods: frozen, raw young coconut water. No need to risk your life hacking open a coconut (in a hotel room no less). Actually I quite enjoy a good fresh coconut but in this situation, the bottled version was perfect. I’ve been making travel-friendly (are you sick of that phrase yet this month?) versions of my Coconut Water Green Juice which you can do by tossing in a shot of Vegus Juice or a scoop of spirulina. I had Britney try a sample while she was here. She deemed it “horrific” and said it tasted like “cereal milk”. She managed to say it sweetly 😉 All that to say, this one may not be for your less-than-green-crazed friends.
I’ll leave you with a fun sign that was outside my hotel. Not that I was interested in their hormone-laden, pasteurized cow dairy offerings, but I was amused by the stevia factor. As I write this, I’m in the Phoenix airport waiting to go home! The extra dose of sunshine was appreciated but I could not be more excited to get back home. Happy weekend!
Blend the water from one young coconut with the juice of 2 romaine heads, 2 spinach bunches, OR 2 oz. wheatgrass.
A great video on how to open a young coconut here.
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