Just Juice

Today’s mission was a juice fast.  Just juice.  That was all I aimed to consume today.  I did have several herbal teas too and glasses of water to make sure I stayed hydrated.

One of my vegetable beds is a disaster.  Whatever I try, I am defeated by slugs.  The Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Brussels have been munched to bare stalks and they are now working their way through the cauliflower.  They started munching the cabbage and before they finished it, it has started bolting.

So I picked one of the cabbages and dug up a parsnip to add to my first juice of the day.cabbage and parsnip

The first juice of the day was made with cabbage, parsnip, celery, apple and pear.Ingredients for juice 1 It was a lovely bright green colour and tasted rather pleasant.  I would definitely make this one again.Juice 2 Juice number 2: half a pineapple, half a lemon, celery, red pepper and cucumber.Things for juice 2 Not as good as juice number 1 but OK.Juicing peppers Juice 2 made 2 large glasses. I drank one immediately and put the other in a thermos flask with some ice as we were out for the afternoon and early evening.  Juices are best drunk immediately but I took one along so I didn’t give in and have something else.

One very happy boy.H at Revolution 3 James and I endured 2 hours sitting in the cold noisy cavernous space that is one of the little fellas favourite places in the world.H at Revolution 2Revolution Skatepark

Harvey skating Revolution We didn’t get back until 9pm so I had a small juice for “supper” made with a blood orange, kiwi, carrot and celery.  I added half a tsp of Spirulina too for extra nutrition.Juice 3

I feel OK after my juice fast.  I am quite tired and cold but that will be resolved by an early night.  I do feel very pleased with myself for sticking to the juice fast.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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