Today was day 1 of a five day juice fast. Yes, I am planning to consume nothing but vegetable and fruit juices all working week.
There are many plans out there to follow but I am following Joe Cross’ Reboot programme because I saw him on the telly and liked him and what he is all about. You can see the juice fast via this link here.
The first thing to consume was a mug of hot water with lemon juice. Exciting stuff! Juice 1 of the day was ‘Sunrise’ i.e. the juice of 2 oranges, 4 carrots and 1 beetroot. What a glorious colour it was. A stunning purple/orange colour. The pattern in the juice is from the light reflecting from the window, not some strange combination of colours mixing in the juice. Mid morning was a glass of coconut water. Lunch was a glass of green juice. I chose the ‘Mean Green’ which I made with 6 small Swiss Chard leaves, 1 cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, 1 apple, half a lemon and some ginger. It tastes OK if I drink it over lots of ice but I confess it does make me gag a bit at room temperature. “Supper” was much later than intended as I was out collecting Harvey which involved rather a lot of chatting (how unusual 🙂 ) so I was actually very hungry for my ‘Garden Variety’. The recipe asked for 2 cucumbers but I think 1 was plenty. The greenery was a round pointed cabbage and some kale. I ended the day with a purple juice called ‘Peach Delight’. Made with 2 ripe peaches, a cup of blueberries, an apple, a sweet potato and a pinch of cinnamon. This was actually magnificent. Genuinely it was and I don’t think that was my starved body being deluded in to thinking this was delicious. It was sweet and the cinnamon made it taste like a pudding. I can’t wait to have another one of these. Actually, I will have to because I don’t have any more peaches but I am definitely buying some!
I did it. I managed to have just juices all day and most of the juices were vegetable rather then fruit based. To follow the plan strictly you give up tea and coffee but I was too tired this morning so I had a black coffee and in the afternoon a black tea. I may give them up later but for now they are staying.