Friday, May 17, 2013

And So it Starts + My First Green Juice Recipe

Wednesday was my first day of my detox and surprisingly it wasn't so bad. And by so bad I mean I didn't want to say the hell with it and go scoop up a burger and fries at my beloved Culvers down the road, but rather it took everything in me not to grab the box of Cheez-It's off the fridge with full force and gorge out in delight. Nah, nothing like that.

I have a bad habit of waking up and working instead of waking up and eating breakfast like a normal human being. With that being said, I woke up at 7 a.m. and drank my first green juice a little past 1 p.m. I was starving and my stomach was growling louder than it ever have in life!

Making the green juice was easy peezy, the most annoying part was cleaning all that mess up.

7 Kale leaves
1 Lemon
5 Mushrooms
2 Tomatoes
9 Strawberries
2 Apples
1/2 Cucumber

You're probably wondering why that bag is inside the juicer. It's inside the part where the excess comes out. It makes for less clean up after your juice is prepared.

See! I just tie it in a knot and throw in the trash!

The juice was delicious. So much tastier than any green smoothie I've ever had in my life. This recipe filled two 12 ounce mason jars. I sipped on one juice long enough to gain enough energy to get in the shower and then put both in the freezer. I was hitting the road to spend some time with my family and didn't want to end up stranded without a juice to sip on.

Five hours later I hit the gym. It was hard for me to do so. I felt glued to my car seat. I didn't know how I was going to workout when I could barely move. I had literally zero amount of energy, but yet I prevailed. I did 35 minutes on the bike and 20 odd on the treadmill. All thanks to the TVs connected to each machine at LA Fitness. Law and Order: SVU is my show and it had me distracted from my pain and kept me intrigued during my entire workout.

I left the gym and headed to Meijer to cop more veggies: swiss chard and kale. I'll be heading to the Farmers Market on Saturday to get more fruit. I think I need to put a lot of that into my juices before I workout to give me more fuel to get through a workout without feeling like I'm going to pass out.

But with all that being said I completed my first day and was proud of myself. Excited for the changes to come!

How was your first day on the detox?


  1. What brand juicer you used? Was it good? Would you recommend it?

  2. Green smoothies are yummy! I never tried juicing.. My first day of detox was great I had a green smoothie for breakfast though I have to incorporate more water in my diet. It's was hard to stay aways from the sweets..but I did!

  3. Hey Chary, did u put the limon in skin and all or just the juice?

  4. I found that with a juicer a lot is wasted and it wound up being much more expensive for me. Have you considered using a blender instead of a juicer?

  5. I have a Polar FT7 and absolutely love mine. I have been incorporating green smoothies in my diet for the last few weeks and love it for breakfast with some protein powder (Spirutein). You may want to try it. It is all plant based. I have a Nutribullet and have been very pleased with its performance.

  6. That's a great informative blog. I love your post very much. Nice green juicing recipes. I will try it.