I can't believe how excited I am about this post! I never saw myself as one who would jump on the juicing bandwagon. It all seemed too extreme. The words "fast" "cleanse" and "detox" are anxiety provoking. I'm not ready to give anything up in the name of juice!
Then I had a lightbulb moment: Does juicing really mean having to give anything up or was that just how I chose to see it? Why couldn't I just add fresh juice to my diet without taking anything away? (DUH, I know. If you want to read more about how I got here you can read this post about juicing and Weight Watchers.)
So, Pete and I have decided to celebrate the month of August with 30 days of juicing we have dubbed, "Juice Fest 2014." With record busting temperatures here in Phoenix the timing couldn't be better. My desire to cook has evaporated with the heat, so why not use this time to explore juicing 🙂
Each day, for 30 days, Beginning on August 1, we will share our fresh juice recipes.
They'll be green juices, red juices, juices for weight loss, juices for energy. You get the idea.
I’ll be adding the links to all the juice recipes to this main post as we go along.
I plan to begin each day with a big glass of fresh juice and see what happens.
Maybe I'll have a glass as an afternoon snack too. I'm going to play it by ear and discover for myself what all the hoopla is about!
Will I lose weight? Gain weight? Gain energy? Feel better? Feel the same? Will my cravings be affected? Will I be hungrier? More satisfied? I have no idea but I'm looking forward to this month long experiment to find out!
Peter is going to join me.
We hope you will join us in our 30 Days of Juicing Juice Fest.
And we would love to get your thoughts about juicing. Do you have favorite juice recipes to share?
Let the 30 Day Juice Fest Begin!
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Need a Grocery List to get started? Here is what you will need for the first few days of juicing:
Ingredients for the first 3 Days of Juicing
- Fresh Ginger
30 Days of Juicing Recipes
Day 1: Joe's Mean Green Juice
Day 2: Green Genie Juice
Day 3: Beginner Green Juice Recipe
Day 4: Spicy Kale Juice Recipe (aka Super Green Spicy Limeade)
Day 5: Strawberry Apple Lime Juice Recipe
Day 6: Carrot Apple Ginger Juice Recipe
Day 7: Spicy Lemonade Juice
Day 8: Pineapple Pear Spinach Juice
Day 9: Blake Lively's Juice
Day 10: Green Gratitude Juice Recipe
Day 11: Dr. Oz's Green Drink
Day 12: Cherry Limeade Juice
Day 13: Apple Beet Detox Juice
Day 14: Sweet Potato Carrot Juice
Day 15: Green Pineapple Juice
Day 16: Strawberry Apple Pear Juice
Day 17: Lucky Leprechaun Juice
Day 18: Beet Green Apple Juice
Day 19: Ciao Bella Juice
Day 20: Lemon Lime Green Juice
Day 21: Bright Pink Juice
Day 22: Spunky & Soulful Mustard Greens Juice
Day 23: True Foods Golden Beet Juice
Day 24: Summer Gazpacho Juice
Day 25: Apple Cucumber Celery Juice
Day 26: Iron-Rich Green Juice
Day 27: Pineapple Kale Cucumber Juice/
Day 28: Fat Flush Juice
Day 29: Spiced Autumn Harvest Juice
Day 30: Homemade V8 Juice
The Juicers we're using for our 30 Days of Juicing
I'm using the Breville Juice Fountain Plus (affiliate link) for this little juicing experiment while Peter is using his Omega Slow Masticating Juicer (affiliate link)
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- Skipping Breakfast & Intermittent Fasting
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I really love my Omega. My only piece of advice is that a little celery goes a long way. It can get overpowering fast. I also like adding mint, and ginger is a MUST. Have fun!
Thanks Carbzilla 😉 I've had my Omega Juicer for about 3 years now and really love it. One of my favorite juices to make is carrot-ginger, but I really love green juices too! We're really looking forward to this little juicing "experiment."
Just watched the powerful video "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead", highly recommend it. I drink a Nutriblast daily either for b'fast or snack, hooked on it.
However, I love your crock pot recipes and hope you continue, just told several friends about it and we are going to try different ones, all of us on WW.
Yes, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" is a powerful video. Good for you for beginning your day with a nutriblast! Pete and I definitely want to explore more about healthy smoothies as we both have vita mixes. Yes, we will be continuing with crock pot recipes indefinitely! As I've said, I use mine several times a week. It's been key for me in being able to maintain my weight loss. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I really appreciate it.
I was really into juicing a while back. I've read quite a bit how "eating" the entire fruit or veggie is healthier (as opposed to just the juice), so I bought a NutriBullet and tried my first NutriBlast today. I winged it, with not a real recipe to follow. Not very good!
Do you have any point of reference for comparing juicing to using a NutriBullet or blender for health "smoothies?"
Hi Anne, I really don't have a point of reference for comparing juicing v. healthy smoothies at this point. There are strong arguments for both and I'm a relative newbie, learning and sharing as I go. Peter and I both have VitaMix blenders which also can create healthy smoothies so it's something we intend to delve more into down the road. You may want to check out the nutriBullet website for nutriblast recipes. Hope this helps!
I’m new with juicing for 30 days.
Do you eat any solid foods after juicing for breakfast?
Hi Juan, Yes, we didn't do a juice "fast." We just experimented with adding fresh juice into our life at least once a day. Hope this helps. ~Martha
Can you give an update on the 30 days? Unfortunately I am unable to find the update.
Did you lose weight? Gain weight? Gain Energy? Feel better? Feel the same? Craving affected? Hungrier? More satisfied?
Hi Stacie, Here's a link to our Juicing Wrap-Up Post: https://simple-nourished-living.com/30-days-juicing-weight-watchers-wrap-up/ ~Martha