Juicing Week!

Today is day one of makeover ME!

And this journey begins with a massive juice cleanse and heart to heart with myself.

Now it is time to move forward into new abundance and opportunity, and seek out the true path I was meant to walk down.  

With the decision to make this change, I also gave the blog a little refresh as well-hey, why not!

I am excited to remove the toxins from my life and body, so this will be a good week for lots of yoga, hikes, juicing and meditation.

When preparing yourself for a big change, I speak from experience – you need to gear up the body because it will be under stress. If you let things spiral out of control, you will just end up hugging the couch crying or paralyzed with fear (also speaking from experience).

My goals are simple:

  1. Lose 15 pounds
  2. Build healthier habits outdoors
  3. Get my mind ready for a big new change

I started my Day One out with a morning meditation and giving gratitude for the day. This only takes five minutes, and I like to do this on the deck with my morning coffee. I will just zone in on a bird, or a flower, or stare at the sky, and just zone out and close my eyes. Ahhhh…so zen!

Next, I began my water. I drank 16 oz of cold water with a lemon squeezed into it and began my day with emails, and any catch up. Now, onto the juicing…this is where it gets fun!

Last night was a few hours of fruit and vegetable prep, and LOTS of juicing. We prepped enough juice to last two days, and made five AMAZING juice recipes, which I am going to share over the course of the week.

I hope you enjoy!

Day One Breakfast Detox

Ingredients

  • 3 ribs celery
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 beet
  • 2 lemons with skin
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Method

  1. Soak fruits and vegetables in a vinegar and water bath for at least 20 minutes to remove pesticides and toxins. You can do this by adding one part vinegar to four parts water. Rinse and it is ready to use.
  2. Juice your fruits, then vegetables and last add ginger and parsley. Stir and place immediately in stand up baggies or clean jars, and refrigerate immediately.
Morning Breakfast

Here is a sample of a typical day of the  juicing diet I am following:

5 am – 7 am: 16 oz of lemon water

8 am-Breakfast Detox Juice

10 am:  16 oz lemon water

12 pm: Carrot Ginger juice

2 PM: Watermelon rosewater juice

4 PM: 16 oz lemon water

6 PM: Green Tea

7 PM: Hike and Beet Juice

9 PM: 8 oz lemon water Lemon water

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