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JUICE DAY – cleaning out the refrigerator

My room-mate came back yesterday and announced that I had to clear out the vegetables in the refrigerator.

It was actually easy, because most of what I had left was tomatoes, carrots, and green peppers (I’ve checked with the farmer – these peppers are ripe when they are green and they never turn red)

This morning, I drank 2 quarts of tomato juice made with 3 large tomatoes, 1/4 green pepper, 1/2 small zucchini, one clove of garlic, and a sprinkle of Tabasco.

Around noon, I drank about 1-1/2 quarts of carrot juice– that was about 20 large carrots. (I still have some carrots left)

I cut up the ripe peaches and froze them for peach ice creme.

Now all I have left are some green peppers, 3 tomatoes, some  zucchini and yellow squash (I’m angling at trying a “raw-violi” recipe I saw at hi-rawkus), 1-1/2 small cabbages, some beets, and some peaches which are not yet ripe.

I think my room-mate is happy now, and I have a more workable idea of what to do with the vegetables in the fridge.  Plus, maybe I lost a pound or two on this juice day.

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JUICE FEASTING

Is it the moon or something? All by myself I had decided to do a juice fast for a while, starting with a Master Cleanser “Lemonade Diet”, and then moving on to a juice regimen. I don’t much care for green drinks the way I make them, so I went looking for some new ideas, and, lo and behold, it seems like everybody and her sister is doing Juice Feasting. It seems that I have decided to do something that is all the rage right about now. First, it was Terilynn at Daily Raw Cafe, and then, today I see that Heidi at Raw Food Right Now is doing it, too.


Then I found a site which was totally devoted to coaching people who are juice feasting. Goodness!! I never thought of getting someone to help me do a juice fast…. I’ve just always kept on slogging through all by my lonesome.

If you’re thinking of doing the Master Cleanse, you can find the recipe at this Master Cleanser page.

Of course, if you are thinking of doing any sort of Juice Fast or Juice Feasting (it seems the difference in terms has to do with whether you are juicing your vegetables or blending them), you will need to have, at the minimum, a powerful blender. I love my Vitamix, which some describe as a “blender on steroids”. It will pulverize just about anything you put into it (within reason, of course). You might also want a personal blender, so you can blend fresh anywhere (I usually just blend up and carry my juice for the day in an insulated bag — not the guru’s choice, maybe, but it works for me).

I do like plain old juice, so I need my Champion juicer. I do have a Green Star juicer, but, even though it does juice greens and wheatgrass, but I just do not like all the work for clean-up — I can take apart my Champion and wash it before ice cream can melt on a hot summer’s day in a non-air-conditioned New York City apartment (about 2 minutes, I’d say). The Champion wins.
If you’re ready to do a Juice Feast, or even if you just want to read about the concept, A Juice Feaster’s Handbook is a good guide.

If you are not ready to juice feast, but you are looking to take off some weight (all that yummy raw food you’ve made from those fine raw food recipes you’ve collected sitting on your your hips?) Try looking at RawReform: How to Go Raw for Weight Loss for some good information.

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