5 lbs In 5 Days – Day 5

I found yesterday’s juice fast quite easy so decided to do it again today rather than my original plan of juicing for 2 meals a day and eating for one.

According to Jason Vale’s 5 lbs in 5 days detox plan, today was day 5.  I woke up early and made the 4 juices in one go.  I took three to work and left one at home in the fridge for ‘supper’.

These are the ingredients for 2 servings of Sweet Beet Smoothie. sweet beet smoothie raw food I chop everything up ready to feed in to my juicer before I start.  I should have taken a photo of the finished result as it was a lovely dark purple colour.  It tasted pleasant and was very easy to drink.  I love blackberries but am not a huge fan of raw beetroot but they kind of equalled each other out and it was drinkable but I didn’t love it.Sweet Beet Smoothie in bowl This little lot however made the most fantastic juice.  These are the ingredients for Pear ‘n’ Parsnip; mint, pears, parsnip, apple and lime.  It was fantastic.pear n parsnip raw food Who would ever have thought that you could juice a parsnip?pear and parsnip ingredients I sipped my lime water while I chopped and juiced.lime water I took the fresh mint to work to have in boiling water and I also took some tea bags.  Tea is not part of this programme but I did have two cups today with the mint and no milk.  It was very refreshing actually and I didn’t miss the milk at all.mint and tea There’s me ready for the day; 2 portions of pear ‘n’ parsnip, one portion of sweet beet smoothie and some fresh mint.  The only thing I didn’t have from the Jason Vale programme was the ginger shot.Daily juice I was very hungry in the evening so as well as my sweet beet smoothie I had one of my SOS allowables; a ripe avocado with lime juice and black pepper.  A quick and simple supper which I really enjoyed.Avocado and smoothie

I will juice tomorrow morning and then have a large salad for lunch – that’s the plan anyway.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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