Juicing Again – Days 2 and 3

I sat down last night to write my blog and realised I had only taken a photo of one of the juices and nothing else all day.  So decided that would not be worthy of your time and attention.

Day 2 of the plan requires you to drink a juice called ‘Ruby Tuesday’ which features beetroot.  I quite like beetroot cooked but despise it in a juice.  Lara and I both decided the juice tasted like soil.Huge beetroot 1 Look at how gigantic this beetroot was.  There is a £1 coin next to it for comparison.  I don’t know why this one grew so large because the others are more average.  I managed to drink the juice but only just, it really does make me gag.huge beetroot 2

The other juice of day 2 was much better.

Veggie Power 11:9 This one is called ‘Veggie Power’ and contains the juice of 2 apples, a large handful each of kale and spinach, half a lemon, half a celery stalk, quarter of a cucumber and some broccoli, blended with half an avocado.  You get two of each juice a day and that is it !Veggie Power 11-9 Having really struggled with Day 2, but feeling pleased I stuck with it, I was really looking forward to this morning’s smoothie.bb crunch raspberries This is a ‘Berry Banana Crunch’ and I used a frozen banana to make it the lovely ice-cream consistency I like so much.  You are allowed an SOS each day of either a banana or an avocado or an energy bar.  I had an extra half a frozen banana in each of these today so it made it like a banana ice-cream, aka ‘nice-cream’ or ‘nana ice-cream’.BB Crunch 12-9 2 This is very substantial as it contains the juice of 2 apples blended with a frozen banana,  frozen raspberries, live yogurt and 2 tbsp mixed seeds.  It was practically a 3 course meal in comparison to the other juices consumed so far and I enjoyed every mouthful.BB Crunch The other juice today was a ‘Green Refresher’ which was very ordinary.green refresher ingredients 12-9 I had a large glass at lunch time over ice.green refresher over ice Then another late afternoon, just before I took the dogs on a walk to get some exercise in.green refresher 12-9 I walked the dogs over the road and did some gentle jogging first of all to get my heart rate up and then walked really quickly.  Well, quickly for me.

I love the intensity of the colours outside in September.the garden 12-9-14 There are fewer colours in the garden than there are in the Spring and the height of summer but still plenty to brighten the place up.garden plants 3 garden plants 2 garden plants 1 One of the hardest things about juicing is having to cook for the Little Fella.  Tonight I made him stir fried chicken with onions, kale, mange tout, bean sprouts and yellow pepper with sweetcorn and wholewheat noodles.  I flavoured the stir fry with garlic, soy sauce, peanut butter and honey.  It smelt fantastic and I would have loved to eat it but I resisted.  Luckily he ate it all so there were no leftovers to tempt me :-).H dinner 12-9I have been asked about freezing bananas.  It is easy.  Just peel them and place them in a tupperware box.  I had some apricots that were perfectly ripe too and as I can’t eat them, I froze those too for ice-ream concoctions next week.  I cut them in half and removed the stone before freezing them.  Now, when I want to use either fruit, I just cut them in to smaller pieces and pop them in the VitaMix.  Simples!
frozen bananas and apricots Supper was another Berry Banana Crunch.  This one was made with frozen blackberries and a frozen banana.  It was excellent.berry banana crunch blackberriesI feel much better today than I did yesterday which was a real struggle.  I am pleased I have stuck to the 3 days very strictly and pleased I went on a walk today and even managed a short jog.  Bring on Day 4.

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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5 Responses to Juicing Again – Days 2 and 3

  1. Tina Harfield says:

    Hi Zoe I peel the beetroot with veggie peeler . Makes to juice a lot less earthy does make a real difference.

    • Hi Tina, thanks for the suggestion but I did peel it first. I just don’t like beetroot juice but I have another tomorrow. This time I am taking a smaller one – I think they will be juicier and less earthy. Here’s hoping they are anyway!

  2. suzjones says:

    Glad you are feeling a little better today.
    I make that green juice myself quite regularly and really enjoy it and like Tina when I use beetroot, I peel it.
    I freeze my fruit and bananas by chopping them and putting them in airtight ziplock bags and find that works quite well as well.
    Yesterday I purchased an ‘el-cheapo’ version of a nutribullet and I am looking forward to testing that out today. 🙂

    • I was wrapping each banana in cling film individually but then saw a photo on Instagram of bananas in a tupperware box so now do that too as it is easier. I chop up some fruits in advance, like pineapple. I think I freeze the bananas whole so I know how many I am eating – I am too greedy to trust myself otherwise 🙂 How was your smoothie maker?

      • suzjones says:

        It didn’t turn out too bad actually. It has a 12 months warranty and we paid 1/5 of the price of the nutribullet so if I get 12 months out of it before it dies then I am happy. lol
        I put my bananas in portions in the bags. Same with the fruits. That way I know exactly what I have.

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