FOR THREE DAYS!
There has been a lot of cleaning going on lately.
This past Sunday, my sister and I spent the early afternoon cleaning the fridge because I *very smartly* left a salmon frozen meal in the fridge (not freezer) overnight. I woke up to a rotten salmon juice volcano.
If I wasn't a vegetarian before this, I most definitely would have been after.
There was also the cleaning of my craft drawer to write up some (very delayed) cards for friends. I found some awesome forgotten goodies. Read: FUZZY HEART STICKERS!
And, well, now it is time to clean our bodies.
I've done one juice cleanse before... it lasted a day. This time we are aiming for 3.
WE CAN DO THIS!
This juice cleanse isn't about dieting, or weight loss, but only about be a happy, healthy person. If you're reading this, I think it's pretty obvious that I'm obsessed with all things baked, sweet, and/or(PLEASE?) dipped in chocolate. These things are all well and good... but maybe like 3 days out of 365 it's also a nice idea to just juice.
I say this now, get back to me on Thursday.
So many fruits and vegetables. So much juice in my future.
But, this is this morning's juice. It's a strong kick-off to the juicing experience, but it's also a good way to start introducing things like tomatoes, bell peppers, and beets into a juice when you're typically gulping down a super sweet multi fruit juice. The sweetness of the pineapples, nectarines, and the apple really help smooth out the veggies!
Sunrise juice - What you need:
- 3 tomatoes
- 2 beets
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 (red) bell pepper
- 3 nectarines, pits removed
- 1 apple, cored
Sunrise juice - What you do:
WASH ALL OF YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES, friends!
My juicer isn't the strongest one on the market, so I removed the ends of the carrots before juicing. Juice all of the fruits and veggies, one at a time, in your juicer.
I left the apple for last because they juice really well... therefore it helps push everything through the juicer.
This makes approximately 1 litre of juice... so if you're doing a juice cleanse this is about 2 servings... if you're just having a glass of juice, this will serve about 4 people.
... That being said, my juicer definitely isn't top of the line... If you have a really strong juicer then you may end up with much more than a litre, but that's fine... MORE JUICE!
I tried to do some prep the day before, and somehow the kitchen ended up looking more like a laboratory...
I prepped a green juice already with spinach, cucumber, celery, and pineapple... it's called "la pelouse". ("the lawn" in English.)
Juicing soundtrack - Tunes to inspire your efficient cleanse:
(^^That just sounds wrong.^^)
But, this song is sure to make anyone feel good!
OH! and last thing... my sister's cherry tomato plants are really coming along!
... Parisian/local grown organic tomatoes :D.