Day Five Green Juice Challenge

Today I juiced an ingredient  I haven’t tried juicing before- capsicum (bell pepper).

Recipe 

1 or 2 crisp Granny Smith apples

1/2 green Capsicum

2 stems Silver Beet

Juice all ingredients – drink immediately. This one is not bad 🙂

I think when juicing you need a variety of recipes and ingredients – for taste, nutrition  and to prevent boredom. Organic is best is you can source. Home grown fresh picked – YUM!

Do you have a recipe you want to share?

Day Three Green Juice Fast

Today is day three of my green juice challenge – today I unintentionally added Intermittent Fasting to my diet ( actually I have been so busy with work I “missed” my lunch) . So today I did the intermittent fast – which means I have had nothing but red tea (rooibos) and a couple of cups of coffee since breakfast and now it is almost 4.30 pm here, I may as well wait,  just hold on till dinner time to eat ( though my stomach is starting to complain that it  is hungry!) .

Some good news – I think I have talked my sister into seeing the benefits of juicing, she has just ordered a slow juicer and is willing to give juicing a try.  And I stood on the scales this morning, there has been a small but definite weight loss. 🙂

Image: The Greens I should have had today.

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Day Two Green Juice Challange

The Challenge gets easier the longer you are on it ; by day two you are more organised, you have your veggies washed and cut and stored in containers in the fridge, your juicer is on the kitchen bench – ready for action.

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My Favorite Green Juice Recipe:

1 Apple

2 stalks Celery

A quarter of lemon – skin on (adjust to taste/size of lemon)

Two Silver Beet leaves

I  or 2 Kale leaves

1/2 Cucumber

Day One of the Green Juice Challenge

Today being the 1st of May is the start of the Seven Day Green Juice Challenge – a challenge I have wholeheartedly embraced; drinking one glass of fresh green juice a day for seven days. I will have my juice at lunch time. I expect by the end of the seven days I will extend the juice drinking to a full juice fast – I have carried this out in the past and felt many benefits .

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I think the first thing I need to do is take a trip to our local growers Market on the weekend –  whilst we have plenty of fresh green leafy vegetables growing in our garden at the moment , the apples and pears I bought at the supermarket are woeful – soft and insipid, and there were no lemons to be found.  A supermarket with out lemons – that is unheard of! ( Our lemon tree is just about to start being productive and we plan to plant some fruit trees this year) It will be good when we don’t have to rely on the supermarket for our fruit and vegetables.

So raise your glass and sit down somewhere comfy and read a good book –  I have just a few waiting to be read courtesy of the publishers and The Reading Room