Second batch

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I’ve discovered in doing this and keeping a budget is using what you have and playing with the recipes you like in order to get new tastes.  It takes a little practice and a few mistakes, but eventually you figure out what goes together and how to fix it if it doesn’t taste good (never, ever waste a juice).

This is what i came up with in the lab for this second batch

Pat O’Brien

Spinach, kale, Apple, Mandarin sunrise, grapes

F.O.

Orange, carrots, sweet potato, ginger, romaine, lemon, lime

Bliss

Apple, Orange, grape, lemon

Everything is mixed to taste and they are all yummy. Experiment and see what kind of wonderful creations you can come up with.

Ciao

SK

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Round 4 begins

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In two hours we bought groceries ($55 for two people for about five days), created 15 juices, prepped for ninja smoothies for tomorrow, cleaned, and made a last supper of veggie quesadillas.  The menu these first few days is

Beetlejuice

Beets, ginger, cucumber, lemon, apples, spinach

Warrior

Beets, orange, carrot, sweet potato, ginger, spinach, kale, pineapple, lime

Sea Breeze

Pineapple, cucumber, apple, kiwi

Sublime

Spinach, kale, mandarin sunshine, agave, lime

No excuses y’all.  Let’s do this.

 

Ciao

 

Sk

Let’s get started

I will again say that I really have no idea how to teach anyone to juice the way I do mostly because I wing it almost every time.  So what I’m going to do is give you some basic guidelines to what I would recommend you do and what I have done in the past.

Take pictures of yourself, weigh yourself, take your blood pressure, and measure your tummy, hips, wrists, chest, neck, and forearms.

Create 6 to 8 juices per day and consume 1 to 1 water.

If you don’t have small containers get a box of ball’s mason jars, they work great.

I would make at least two days worth of juice at a time but not more than 3 (maybe 4).  You need to make sure you have enough available to prevent you from cheating.

These first couple of days consume more on a planned schedule than waiting to see how you feel.  The first fast we had juice at 8/9/10/12/2/4/6/8…I could never consume them all but it kept me full and prevented cheating.

Pineapple, cucumber, and almond milk are your friends.  If you make a juice and it tastes yucky for the most part pineapple or cucumber will fix it.  Use almond milk as one of your juices to save time and to give yourself a little treat.

Use a little protein and make a protein smoothie in the morning.  They are thick and filling and kick start you for your day.

If you are making six juices I would recommend:

1)Protein (I just buy whey protein powder and put it in almond milk)

2)Fruit (I like to start the day with something sweet)

3)Root (carrot/sweet potato/beets…something from the ground)

4)Green (high octane, you need-need to get a green one down)

5)Fruit (always nice to have something fun to sip on)

6)Green (you’ll need the energy)

This rotation is different if you are doing green smoothies or if you are using an extractor, but it is a good balance to make sure you don’t have the same drink every time and you don’t overload with too much sweet stuff.

Here’s the basis of my grocery list for today.  I’ll catalog and journal what I’m making and post it here and on instagram.

Spinach (and lots of it)

Kale (big bag)

Carrots

Cucumber

Beets

Sweet Potato

Pineapple

Frozen fruits

Almond milk

Protein Powder

Ginger

Kiwi

Apples/Oranges

Lemon/Lime

Banana

Grapes

Romaine

Parsley

Mint

I’ll hang out in produce for a while looking for things on sale or things that might be interesting to juice.   I don’t really make a menu anymore and prefer to just start with making one juice and let it rip from there.

Good luck to everyone trying some version of this and I can’t wait to hear the results.

 

Ciao

 

SK

 

So you wanna join me you say?

Ok first of all here’s the disclaimer

****Please consult your physician****

I really don’t know where to start teaching anyone else how to do what I’ve done because most of it has been trial by error but I’m going to give it a shot.  I am going  to place all the juicing information on their own static pages for easy access and you can find them all under Juicing 101 at the top of the page.

I’m going to post what I buy, what I make, and how it tastes daily here.  If you are waiting for me to put stuff up before you make yours you’ll be a day behind my process, but you’ll have it all here for your digestion.

 

Ciao

 

SK