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  • RM

    1 day ago


    Has anyone juiced an eggplant? Do you have any juice recipes that include eggplant? It's Friday, and my refrigerator was low on produce this morning, so I used up an old eggplant sitting in there. I googled the Reboot with Joe website for recipes and all I could find was in the A to Z Produce Prep instructions. This is what it said: Eggplant: I’ve never juiced eggplant and I don’t think I ever will! I think eggplant is best for eating. I made one of my favorite juice recipes with lots of fresh pineapple and 12 cups of fresh baby greens (kale, chard, spinach), and then threw in the eggplant. I did peel the eggplant, because one article I read said that eggplant is in the nightshade family and most of the solanine toxin is in the skin. SO HOW DID IT TASTE? Not bad. I could barely taste it at all, so was able to make my low produce Friday juice with a new vegetable: EGGPLANT. I look forward to hearing your stories about eggplant.



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  • Shari

    1 day ago

    RM, I have never juiced an eggplant as I don't really like the taste of them. How does the pineapple and greens combination taste? I had found greens and fruit not to be such a good combination, but maybe I was just using a bad combination.

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Pineapple, 12 cups of baby greens, and ____________________ is my favorite recipe. I will add something else, but rotate depending on what is in the fridge. I often use celery, or yellow peppers, or something. It is delicious. Anything with pineapple is delicious......

  • Shari

    1 day ago

    Thanks, RM. I love pineapple but when I tried the green juices on this site with vegetable/fruit combinations, they were not pleasant tasting. That's why I made up my own 100% vegetable with tomato juice. The tomato taste took a little away from the grassy taste of the greens. I'll have to try pineapple with greens when I do my juice fast in the spring. For now, I have one juice a day with eating...a carrot/apple/pumpkin pie spice juice.

  • Leslie

    21 hours ago

    Eggplant is bitter raw, I like it with the sauce, and have had it barbequed with vinegar as well, It is supposed to contain some great nutrients and also be good for weight loss. You might like these 2 articles I found about eggplant, I read the article you quoted above, and never researched it farther http://www.livestrong.com/article/557049-how-to-juice-an-eggplant/ and https://steptohealth.com/lose-weight-eggplant/ If you come up with some good recipes let me know I would be interested, The second article states: "Before anything else, you must know that eggplant cannot be eaten raw. You must cook it because inside, it contains an alkaloid known as solanine, which is toxic to the body. If you eat it raw you will experience stomach aches and headaches. When you’re choosing one at the market, lean towards those that are on the firm side."

  • RM

    19 hours ago

    Shari, do you use baby greens or the big leaf greens? The baby greens have a delicious light and sometimes even sweet taste to them. My juicer had a hard time with the big leaves of kale or other tough greens, so I switched to the little baby greens. I buy a 1 pound/16 ounce container of Taylor Farms Organic Power Greens, Wellness Blend, for about $4.00 at Kroger's/Fry's. It has baby spinach, mizuna, chard, and kale in it, and I juice half that container each day. Half is about 12-14 cups. Sometimes I will steam the greens for my evening meal, sprinkled with some apple cider vinegar. Especially if I want something warm. Yum.....................

  • Shari

    2 minutes ago

    RM, I have was not using baby greens as they could be pricey to make juice everyday. I was making three green juices for each day of my juice fast because that was supposed to be the most nutritious and better for weight loss than the juices that had a lot of fruit in them. A one pound container of baby spinach which I would sometimes buy for other purposes is $5.00 at Wegmans.

  • Sophie

    1 day ago


    Today is my first fasting day on Dr. KellyAnn's Bone Broth Diet, happy to report that my hypoglycemia has been stable and I am not hungry, love being able to sip on broth. Veggie juices are fine on the other 5 days, using veg from the Yes list, very limited fruit from yes list.

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Very exciting. Keep us posted about her bone broth diet.

  • Leslie

    1 day ago


    Here is an article on lecithin for weight loss. You can actually gain weight using it. http://www.livestrong.com/article/304964-does-lecithin-help-you-lose-weight/

  • Dahlia

    1 day ago

    Leslie, the link doesn't work. If you hit the infinity , chain link, looking symbol on the grey line , it will always show a link. This site often does not support copied links into the text, it works sometimes but most often not,

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Leslie, I have found the LIVESTRONG website articles to be very out of date and incomplete. When Lance Armstrong admitted to using energy enhancing injections while cycling in the Tour de France, he lost the money he used to set up the LIVESTRONG foundation and most of their staff was let go. If you look at their articles, you will see that they are dated from from 3 to 5 years ago which is when Lance Armstrong lost his millions. I read the article you referenced and it was two short vague sentences that did not state what the Vanderbilt studies were and what year they were completed. The LIVESTRONG article you referenced was dated June 22, 2015, and the only Vanderbilt University study that I could find was dated from 2008. As you can imagine, Nutritional studies can be complicated so you really need to read them and find out what they were attempting to study and what their research controls were. For example, Lecithin works first on the liver to clear excess fat which is why it is very helpful for people with fatty liver disease. Once the liver is clear of excess fat, it is able to metabolize the fat stores in problem spots like the belly, hips, and thighs. Lecithin also stimulates the production of bile, a fluid that breaks down fatty deposits in the liver so they can be easily eliminated from the body. The article referenced in LIVESTRONG appeared to be focused on measuring subcutaneous fat, but we do not know how much lecithin they were on and for how long they were on it. They also reference that it can add pounds, if the approximately 70 calories a day from the lecithin is not balanced by consuming 70 calories less each day in food. If this is what they consider the cause of the weight gain, this is not due to lecithin causing weight gain but just the fact that you need to balance your total calories each day. This would be true of any caloric additions to a diet.

    Here is what the LIVESTRONG article said: "According to Vanderbilt University, there isn't enough scientific evidence to support the use of lecithin as a weight loss aid. While it keeps cholesterol and fat in the cardiovascular system from attaching to artery walls, it MIGHT have no effect on subcutaneous fat. Lecithin could actually add pounds, because it is a fatty acid and a source of calories, advises the university."

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/318920-lecithin-...

    I take the Ann Louise Gittleman, Weight Loss Formula product, that has 100 mg of non-GMO soy lecithin in it. I have been doing that since day 60 of my 100 day juice only reboot. I continued to lose weight with that added lecithin, and lost a total of 82 pounds in 2016. I do have some stubborn fat areas, so I am going to add one tablespoon of a non-GMO lecithin in one juice each day for a month and see if it helps reduce my overall body fat. It will be my little experiment, so will keep you posted. Hope this information helps.

  • Sheryl R

    2 days ago


    Agreed. Beautiful view!



    Sheryl

  • Dahlia

    2 days ago


    Some things never make sense in the world of what our bodies do. I started a new exercise routine a week ago that includes hard training for two days, light exercise for two days, and Pilates one day, in addition to walking every day for at least 45 minutes. I gained every pound I lost the previous week. I think that my body is retaining water while it adapts to my new exercise routine. I am healthy both physically and mentally and that is what is important. Just posting this to show that sometimes the body does what the body wants to do.

  • RM

    2 days ago

    I hear you Dahlia. Our bodies are marvelous.......

  • Shari

    2 days ago

    It sure does, and sometimes it does not make sense what it does.

  • Leslie

    1 day ago

    I think that it is true about gaining when beginning an exercise regimen. Remember that your muscles swell and can get some lactic acid build up when a new regimen has begun. Your body will adapt and those extra pounds will disappear.

  • Sophie

    2 days ago


    The Omega VSJ843QS Low Speed Masticating Juicer is on sale for $307.49 with free s/h, Amazon has it for $370. Discount Juicers has a review HERE.

    I do not own one of these, but if you are in the market, here is the offer.

  • RM

    3 days ago


    Hello Reboot Friends. Still way behind on my communication, but came across this interesting article from my favorite International Nutritionist "Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS". She recommends adding Lecithin to our Smoothie's because it helps melt fat away. I have not tried this before, so I am going to research a sunflower seed based lecithin, as I do not ingest soy products anymore. Does anyone take lecithin? ........



    Lecithin Smoothie: A vegan or whey protein smoothie is a great vehicle for lecithin. Adding a tablespoon of lecithin, from non-GMO soy or sunflower seeds to your smoothie is like adding detergent to your dishwasher - it melts fat off of your hips and thighs, breaking it down so your body can use what it needs and flush the rest away. It also keeps cholesterol moving through the bloodstreat and prevents blockage. This under appreciated fat-melting food deserves much more attention than it gets. The brain is composed of about 30% lecithin. The brain protective insulating sheath that also protects the nerves are about 2/3 lecithin and the heart is loaded with lecithin. It also comes into play because it can think out bile which is especially important for women who are twice as likely as men to get gallstones. Higher estrogen levels due to hormone replacement therapy or pregnancy can increase cholesterol in the bile and impact gallbladder flow. Lecithin can help move bile along and thin it out.



    http://annlouise.com/2017/01/13/cleanse-with-my-to...




  • Shari

    3 days ago

    I don't , but it sounds like it might be worth a try...anything that could melt the fat and speed up the metabolism sounds good to me.

  • Leslie

    2 days ago

    I know lecithin works for cholesterol reduction but never hear of it for fat reduction. Lecithin is found in eggs, and eggs were vilified for being a high cholesterol food, and are now on the not so bad list. It really depends on how you eat them, hard boiled or poached in a pan of water is okay but fried in oil or butter destroys that cholesterol. Interesting!

  • Leslie

    1 day ago

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/304964-does-lecithin-help-you-lose-weight/

  • Sophie

    3 days ago


    Yikes! The Juicir is a lot more expensive than I thought it would be. Juisir Kickstarter

  • Shari

    3 days ago

    Much more than I paid for mine, and I can reuse all the parts on mine.

  • Leslie

    2 days ago

    Wow, I would wait and see when the project is finished what the cost goes to after production.

  • Sophie

    2 days ago

    Oh, I never had any intention of buying one of these! I just think it's a nifty concept and it IS a juicer, so I thought others might find it interesting as well.

  • Leslie

    3 days ago


    Hi guys on day 13 of a 28 day reboot! I have my grandson here he just woke up from his nap, so I gotta go was trying to catch up everywhere. Read most of the posts. It seems everyone is doing well!

  • Kmac17

    4 days ago


    Hello, I am just starting a reboot Can someone explain how to make the coconut water vegetable broth?

  • *kat*

    4 days ago

    I tried making a veggie concentrate according to a recipe I found but it was AWFUL!!! So now I buy organic veggie broth and organic coconut water. Read the labels because some of the broths have more junk in them than others even though they say organic.

  • Dahlia

    3 days ago

    Here is a link to the recipe . There are two recipes at the link, the second one is the one you want I think. This is a recommended recipe for juicers. I have not tried it but the ingredient list should result in a tasty broth, and with the exception of one recipe (a sweet potato, squash oven roasted dish) I have found most recipes at this site good.

    Thai infused vegetable broths.

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