So recently I thought I would try to go an entire 24 hours without eating. With just drinking juice. But not a small amount of juice. But at least 2000 calories of Juice a day. This is "normal" for "JuiceFeasters" who often do "JuiceFeasts" and subsist on hours of mediation, supercolonics, and morning yoga. But I exist on Yerba Mate, a lack of sleep (puppies insist on getting up early!), and cynicism. So I had no expectations of throbbing 3rd eyes or the street lights turning on and off from my insanely powerful energy (which apparently has happened with SuperJuiceFeasters). I also had just raided my parent's garden and they have Kale. So basically I bought carrots, apples, beets, and a few other veggies and just said "Go". And I can't call drinking juice a "Feast". So I call it a "Trip" and hope somehow I will Get High on Kale.
I have a SuperPower Juicer and made a bunch of juice at once for the day. These are 16 ounce Mason Jars. I just drank juice all day long. And FYI, Juice Feasting means you are consuming massive amounts of Juice. You are not cutting calories or "depriving" yourself. Just saturating your bod with nutrients. So this is not fasting or some crazy assed "diet" idea. Just a way to give the body a break from excessive digestion. If my body is just soaking up this goodness, it doesn't have to work so damn hard to try to extract the good stuff. And the "theory" is that just maybe, my body can work on repairing it's pipes. Fix up it's infrastructure a little bit. Maintenance Call. A "Juice Stimulus Package". And speaking of Stimulus, Juice may make you feel sexier. I would never use canned or heated juices for this. Just freshly pressed or extracted juice from real food. Nothing heated, pasteurized, with added gunk.
Kind of a typical blend. Zucchinis are great this time of year because everyone has "too" many of them & they work well in juice.
After some crazy garlic, hot pepper, green blends, a "PlainCarrot" juice seems delicious.
No recipes used here..........Just whatever produce I had that needed to be used. All organic. I even threw in a few potatoes, garlic, ginger, and hot peppers.
It took time in the morning, but then I didn't have to cook or "uncook" anything else all day. For a few days I felt fine. Really I just "missed" food. Have an emotional attachment to it and just wanted to eat. I went 5 days and then knew I was heading to BhaktiFest & put the kabosh on the fast. At first I had grand dreams of doing the juice during Bhaktifest, but my juicer is not portable, and there was barely time to eat or sleep.........I didn't find the Sprout & Wheatgrass stand there until the last day :(
I didn't ditch the Mate though. Had to have my Mate before I made juice each day.
It's so funny that people eating BigMacs each day can do a JuiceFeast and they rave about how great they feel. They don't miss food. They are flying. I had none of that. I felt fine, but I had no energy surge. Felt a bit lighter the first few days, and certainly I was consuming massive amounts of nutrients. But I didn't feel like I was breathing SuperCharged Prana or anything. Either my body nofunca for fasts, OR I just eat really clean (in general) all the time so it's not like I totally blossom while doing the juice thing. But no doubt I will do it again, JUST to keep "chasing" that ChakraBuzz that the REST of the world talks about when they do a juice feast.
Yes....drink juice. Drink Mate. Drink Juice. Drink Mate. In reality, I only had Mate in the Morning during this "JuiceTrip".
Beet Juice.....Reading the new "Vegan Health & Fiteness" magazine.
Angela Stokes, Master Juice Feaster. She lost 160 pounds years ago, by going raw vegan & then doing a 90 day JuiceFeast. She & her hubby Matt & their new LoveBaby reside in Ecuador now. Where all the "cool" raw kids are going these days to be EarthDivas.
Just some of the kinds of stuff I juice....
- beet greens
- sweet potatoes
- red potatoes
- fresh hot peppers
- bok choi
- dandelion greens & flowers