As promised, even though a day late, here are the recipes I used for the first day. I’m going to have a separate post after this one for my Day 2 entry & recipes as well. Hm I might as well make them into 2 separate categories so they can be archived better (one for Entries and one for Juicing Recipes….yeah I think that would be a better idea) for your/my use. 🙂
Also the two books I used for references (recipes and planning) are “The Juice Diet” by Christine Bailey (ISBN: 978-1-84483-964-3) which has recipes AND large colored photos, and “Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing” by Cherie Calbom, M.S. and Maureen Keane, M.S., C.N. (ISBN: 978-0-89529-512-5).
I began Day 1 for breakfast/mid-morning with “Cherie’s Cleansing Cocktail“:
– 1/4 in. ginger root
– 1 beet
– 1/2 apple, seeded
– 4 carrots, greens removed
Juice together and serve. (Note: seeds in the apple and carrot greens are toxic so they are often removed prior to consumption.)
For my mom I made her a “Green Machine [Cleanse]“:
– 9oz pineapple juice
– 4 broccoli florets
– 2 celery stalks
– 1 tsp green superfood powder (I subbed with 2 kale leaves).
Juice and serve with ice.
I then juiced some beet juice (I read it helps with liver health/detox) to share between us. It sure stained our teeth purple/red for a little though…BLOOD!! Just kidding 🙂 We drank and took a swig of beet juice to swallow down our milk thistle capsule.
For lunch I had the “Garden Salad Special“:
– 3 broccoli florets
– 1 garlic clove
– 4-5 carrots, greens removed OR 2 tomatoes
– 2 stalks celery
– 1/2 green pepper
Juice in order, and serve.
I think that was by far the worst one I’ve ever tried…was like drinking a garlicky version of marinara sauce, but really watery.
For happy hour, I made the “Waldorf Salad“:
– 1 green apple, seeded
– 1 stalk celery
Juice and enjoy (especially relish in the moment after that last one drink I had haha).
For dinner I called it the Veggie Tonic Cleanser…at the time I didn’t remember the name but it’s really “Potassium Broth“. …yeah.
– handful parsley
– handful spinach
– 4-5 carrots, greens removed
– 2 stalks celery
(I added 1 pear for sweetness & 1/4 in. ginger for spice)
Obviously juice and serve.