Three Day Juicing Fast

You will need to forgive me for this post. I am publishing it without any photos because I have promised two people that I will add this but I have not ever taken photos of these in the process of being made.

I will add photos, hopefully by the end of next week as I am planning on doing this particular fast myself once Daughter No2 is back at school.

So this is a fast that will hopefully ease you in and then ease you out without you feeling too ‘shocked’.
Be Kind To Yourself Rules Whilst On The Fast
If you do feel tired then have a nap if you get the chance.
Be good to yourself.
Be patient with yourself.
Have a nice warm (not too hot) bath
Drink lovely filtered fresh water as often as you need it. You don’t have to add anything, but it will help your body eliminate anything it needs to get rid of.
Give herbal teas a try – Fennel is lovely and sustaing and peppermint is enlivening first thing in the morning.

So good luck all!

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Three Day Juicing Fast
Breakfast Smoothie. You may decide to serve these as two helpings 2 hours apart, so your body has a chance to adjust to the diet without making you feel weak or light headed.

Day 1
Mango & Honey

2 apples
1/6 lemon (preferably with a scrubbed skin left on – if this makes it too bitter then either omit it or add the sweetener)
1/2 banana
1/2 mango (flesh only)
teaspoon of agave nectar or honey (but only if you really need it)
5 – 8 ice cubes

Juice the apples and lemon (place the lemon between the apples so it juices properly).
Place the other fruit and ice into the blender and blend til very smooth. Add the juice and blend to mix.

Day 2
Creamy Green Smoothie

2 apples
1/4 cucumber
1 stick of celery
1/6 lemon (preferably with a scrubbed skin left on – if this makes it too bitter then either omit it or add the sweetener)
1/2 avocado
1 handful of spinach
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder (if you can even just afford a small packet, you only use a small amount each time)
teaspoon of agave nectar or honey (but only if you really need it)
5 – 8 ice cubes

Juice the apples, cucumber, celery and lemon (place the lemon between the apples so it juices properly).
Place the avocado, spinach, spirulina, (agave if you need it – don’t feel bad if you do need it, better you add it and stick to the diet than not bother) and ice into the blender and blend until very smooth. Add the juice and blend to mix.

Day 3
Satisfying & Filling Smoothie

2 apples
1 handful of gluten & Wheat free muesli (whichever you like)
2 heaped tablespoons of live yogurt (which one you like)
2 heaped tablespoons of mixed berries (you can buy bags of frozen berries that make this very easy and somewhat cheaper too)
5 – 8 ice cubes

Juice the apples.
Then place everything into the blender and blend until you get the consistency you like, you can add a little more water if you want it thinner, but now is good to get your body slowly back into having some solid food. But if you need it thinner then make it thinner.

Midday

Day 1
Rooty Juice

2 apples – washed
1/2 beetroot – scrubbed
2 carrots – scrubbed
1 parsnip – scrubbed
1/2 lemon (preferably with a scrubbed skin left on)
5 – 8 ice cubes
Simply pass all the vegetables and fruit through the juicer and pour over the ice.
(One of my favourites)

Day 2 Today you may feel like a little help through the day, so I have added Juice #2 to have 2 hours after Juice #1
Juice #1
1/2 small pineapple
2 sticks celery
1/4 cucumber
A handful Curly Kale
5 -8 cubes of Ice
Pack the kale between layers of the pineapple and cucumber and juice all together.
Again pour over the ice.

Juice #2
2 pears – washed
1 cm piece of fresh ginger (omit this if you cannot digest ginger)
2 carrots – scrubbed
1/2 lemon (preferably with a scrubbed skin left on)
5 – 8 ice cubes
Simply pass all the vegetables and fruit through the juicer and pour over the ice.
(One of my favourites)

Day 3
Build Up Juice

2 oranges – washed, but remove 2/3 of the peel
2 heaped tablespoons blueberries – washed
1/2 banana – peeled
1 heaped tablespoon of Goji Berries (you can get a mix of ground Goji berries and Linseeds in Aldi)
15 -20 Black grapes
1/4 lemon (preferably with a scrubbed skin left on)
5 – 8 ice cubes
Juice the oranges, grapes and lemon.
Blend the blueberries, banana, Goji berries (or the powder I said) and ice. Blend well.
Add the juice and blend to mix.

Dinner
Day 1
Roasted Vegetable Salad

1/4 Butternut Squash
1 red pepper
1 carrot
1 small white onion (I like the sweet italian ones if you can find them)
1 courgette
1/2 large Romaine Heart Lettuce
4 tomatoes
olive oil to drizzle
lemon to squeeze
a handful of flat leaf parsley

Preheat the oven 425˚F/220˚C/Gas 7.
Cut the Squash, pepper, carrot, onion and corgette into 1 cm cubes (ish!)
Toss on the tray with a moderate slick of the olive oil.
Bang them into the oven for about 20 minutes.
Wash and chop the lettuce, parsley and tomatoes (nothing too small or too large – you need to get it into your mouth).
Once the veg is done remove it from the tray into a bowl. Squeeze over the lemon juice.
Add in the lettuce and tomato mix and give it a good toss. There you go – ready!

Day 2
Delicious Seedy Salad

1 bag mixed leaves
1/2 small onion, or 2 scallions/ spring onions
1/4 cucumber
1/2 orange or yellow pepper
2 properly ripe (plum if possible) tomatoes
1 carrot
1/4 small red cabbage
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
sea salt
1 Heaped Tablespoon of Dukkah – get the recipe
https://scarletrosita.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/scarlet-rositas-dukkah/
or use Dssp cashew nuts
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp pumpkin seeds
1 tsp sunflower seeds

Wash the salad. Remove as much water as possible.
Grate in the carrot, slice and add the onions, cabbage, cucumber, pepper.
Dice the tomato and add in.
Now dress with a mix of the olive oil balsamic vinegar and salt (how you like. I’d suggest 1 tsp oil, 3 tsp vinegar, a pinch of salt)
Sprinkle on the Dukkah or the nutty seeds. A good toss and eat.

Day 3
Honeyed Salmon Salad

1 Salmon Fillet
1 teaspoon of honey
140g of spinach/rocket/watercress or a mix of any of these.
1/2 cucumber
1 lemon
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea Salt
Black pepper

Preheat the oven 425˚F/220˚C/Gas 7.
Put the salmon skin side down onto a piece of foil that will wrap it up. Add the honey and wrap it.
Pop it into the oven for 10 -15 minutes – it should be just done.
Wash and dry the leaves, Thinly slice the cucumber and add to the leaves.
Make the dressing with the lemon, vinegar, oil and seasoning. Dress the leaves.
Top with the cooked salmon πŸ™‚

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For The Love Of Juice!

I went to see one of my good friends yesterday. She is an inspiration to me and has taught me very much about food. I know I can trust her judgements and advice.

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So how over the moon, delighted was I to walk into her kitchen and see an ‘old school’ Classic Vita-mix sitting on her counter, then to tip me over the edge she had made me a fresh smoothie to boot.

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The combination of fresh vegetables, ginger and edible weeds from her garden had me buzzing around!

I truly believe that fresh juices are an absolute miracle tonic and taste delicious. Today I am just giving you an insight into my breakfast juice ‘today’. I like to play and let my inner physician (I call her Dr Scarlet Rosita) lead me to what I actually need (plus a healthy dose of what needs using in the fruit bowl and veg draw).

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For The Love Of Juice!

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1 pear (sugar better tolerated as it has a softer impact on blood sugar levels)
1 eating apple (scrubbed)
1 orange (half the pith removed)
1 lime (3/4 of the pith removed)
1 stalk celery (scrubbed)
1 kg carrots (scrubbed)
1 beetroot (scrubbed)
1 tsp Spirulina powder
1 tsp wheatgrass powder

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Pass through your juicer.

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Add the powders.

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Stir ….

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Drink!

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(If you want to add lots of ice then you can, I have a delicate stomach and I would make myself ill consuming large amounts of ice-y anything πŸ™‚ )

This is a very sweet juice that is great if you are just starting and some of the more bitter flavours are a challenge and perhaps you can build up to those.

Anyway I have been pinging around the kitchen like a toddler.

psst + I just had a slice of that Spelt loaf as my lunch Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm πŸ˜€

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