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 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 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
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- Skipping Breakfast & Intermittent Fasting
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