Monday, February 18, 2013


Saturday after work I made my fruit & veggie list,
along with the things that my husband needs to survive,
and trucked up to Collierville to our not so local Aldi & Kroger.
(I live in the middle of no where people,
 the only grocery store I have is piggly wiggly,
and you feel dirty just walking in there)
I got most of my fruits and veggies from Aldi,
But had to go to Kroger to get a few missing items.
The cashier at Aldi looked at me kind of crazy when I had 8 cucumbers.
I stocked up the fridge and pantry when I got home,
and when the Mr. opened the fridge he said,
"Oh wow, our fridge looks like I'm married to a health nut,
oh wait.  You are turning into a health nut"

On Sunday morning I woke up with a fever, a stuffy nose, and eyes that won't stop watery.
So I spent most of my day sacked out on the couch.
I did manage to make my first juice though.
We call it

Fruit Punch

2 plums,
1 beet (with the greens)
4 carrots
1 bunch of grapes.
Put the "soft" fruits through the juicer,
if the pulp comes out feeling wet,
Run that through again.
Then do your hard veggies,
If the pulp feel wet,
Run it through again.
Stir the juice up,
and enjoy!
This really would have made enough for 2 servings,
but I was a greedy gut and drank it all.
The Mr. tried it,
He wasn't so sure about it,
But it's my favorite so far!
It had a stronge taste of plums and was pretty sweet.
Since that juice was more of a brunch meal,
and I was a greedy gut with it,
I didn't juice again until dinner.
We call this


1 lemon, peeled
2 Cucumbers, peeled
1 knob of ginger
1 bunch of grapes.
I added in some mint because I thought it was add a little zip to it, but I didn't add enough to actually make a difference,
I also don't think I put in enough ginger.  I ended up adding 1/2 a carrot to help push the pulp through a second time.  That would be the reason for the funny brown color!  It was ok.  The cucumbers over powered everything, so next time I'll add more ginger and mint!
This morning I was wide awake at 5:15, probably because I went to bed at 8:30.
I went ahead and started prepping the veggies & fruits for my juice today.  This made enough juice for 2 servings
We call this

Fruit and Veggie Blend

3 carrots
2-3 stalks celery
2 apples (i used 1 green, 1 yellow)
1 yellow pepper
2 kiwis
1/2 cucumber
2-3 sprigs of parsley
1 grapefruit
Handful of spinach
Serves 2
People with Hypothyroid or Hashimoto's thyroid disorders need to be careful of goiterous vegetables,
spinach is one of these vegetables, but you can have spinach, sparingly (2-3 servings per week, max)
I had a litle taste of it this morning, but I stored the rest of it for my lunch & dinner.
A note on storing Juice:  Apprarently, once you juice a fruit or a vegetable, it because it oxidize immedietly, and therefore begins loosing all it's wonder antioxidents and nutrients!  If you are using a centrifugal juicer, then you will need to drink your juice immedietly.  If you are using a masticating juicer, you will be able to store your juice in a (preferably glass) container, with a lid that seals tight, that is filled all the way to the top, for 24 hours.
You also need to be careful of how much fruit you are putting in, because they will increase the sugar content of your juice & make your blood sugar jump, and then bottom out.  Carrots and beets have quite a bit of natural sugars as well!
All in all, my first day of juicing has been a success.
Tomorrow I am going to try juices with less fruit in them!
Weight Loss since beginning of Master Cleanse: 11.6 pounds
Weight Loss Since Juicing: +1 lb
Mood: sick as a dog
Energy Level: Low, but I'm also sick
Mental Clarity: Clear-other than the congested sinuses
Headache: None:
Over all wellbeing: This cold makes me feel like poo, so this is a tainted response.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to try that fruit and veggie blend! It looks good and healthy!


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