Getting healthy is NOT just about exercise, though it certainly plays a part. We have been OD’ing lately on Netflix documentaries…all great. I am becoming a little obsessed with my poor diet and the onslaught of evidence how a plant based diet can actually prevent and repair things like bad hearts and even cancer. My family’s history – mom and brother died in early 50’s of heart attack….HELLO, I am about to be 47.
One of the most entertaining food related shows I watched was Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Its about a guy who is 100lbs overweight, has an autoimmune disorder that has him on 9 pills a day. Through his own research he has heard that 70% of disease and illness is lifestyle induced.. poor eating, no exercise, you know the drill. He decides to go on a plant based diet to see if he can turn around what ills him….he choose to do it on a 60 day juice fast, that is right NOTHING but juice. Andy and I decided it would be great to get a juicer to try to incorporate getting our vitamins and minerals from veggies and fruit in via some homemade juice….we aren’t fasting, just incorporating juicing into our lives though I am considering a fast as a detox for my body….but that is another post.
Anyhoo, we got our juicer and my daughter was SO excited.
First juice……oh I added a stalk of celery that is NOT pictured.
We tasted each as we juiced it and all was great….OMG, the peaches from South Carolina were shear heaven.
Sarah gave it 2 thumbs up.
Yesterday we had pineapple, peach, celery, apple and carrot. AGAIN, yummy!!!! So good.
Today I got brave and decided to try Green Lemonade – Spinach, Kale, Cucumber, Apple, Celery and Lemon…it was WAY more green than lemonade. Tasted “fresh”. Not sweet, I def can taste the celery as there were 4 stalks, but I did like it. I saved 1/2 for Andy to try when he gets home.
SO my plan….along with getting back on the running stick, is 1 meal a day will be juice – with at least 50-80 percent veggies. I might just get crazy and do 2 meals a day as juice. Its so good and the Breville Ikon is super easy to use and clean. Never thought I would be juicin’ but really loving it.
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