Debra, I just checked out the Happy Herbivore, and really like it! I've been spending time pinning recipes, too. Here's my Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/KLM0852/jump-in-my-belly... There are some not-so-healthy recipes on the board, too, but I'm really trying to find some for the whole family, as well.
The event went well today. I'm getting less shy talking with people about juice fasting. The truth is, I was so sickly such a short while ago, that it's hard to deny the changes. People can see me changing now. There was a side dish, some type of cucumber kimchi, that looked REALLY good to me. I need to find a recipe for that and pin it to my board! :)
Planning for future: Pinning recipes is nice, but I need to actually make menu plans like w/Happy Herbivore, too. I have three teenage boys, and am still cooking for them. Maybe I should be trying some of the new recipes on them NOW, ease them into much better eating, too! :)
I remember when the foggy feeling lifted. It was so wonderful! I've since been hit with horrible allergies, to the point of making it difficult to breath. I took some meds for that for about a week, but then read that parsley juice might help with seasonal allergies. I don't know if it's coicidental timing or not, but I'm off the allergy meds now! Seriously! I was taking 2-3 pills, had two different nasal sprays, and steroids. Blech! My nose is still runny, but I'm not coughing or struggling to breath now. That's cool.
No, I'm not doing protein powder. I AM taking a small amount of coconut oil with each juice, though. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble, so I'm thinking the body needs fat intake to signal the uptake of these vitamins when digested, too. I don't know if that's right or not, but this is the easiest juice fast I've had so far (vs. two at 27 and 28 days). Something seems to be clicking.
I've also NOT been keeping away from food temptations. I have to cook for my boys. On days when I'm not feeling up to it, they have some standard foods they can do themselves. I've also been watching food shows while prepping and drinking juices! Seriously! I'm letting my brain associate the cravings for other foods with the great feeling I get with drinking the healthy juices. OH! I saw the best blueberry muffins on TV a couple weeks ago, immediately looked up a recipe using blueberry juice. That totally hit the spot!
Okay, enough for now. Time for me to go get one of the boys. This one is my youngest, deaf and mentally challenged. He and I both have been unhealthy in our diets, overweight and underactive. The coolest part of this last juice fast, HE'S DRINKING MY JUICES! I mean, picky kid is drinking MEAN GREAT juices! All of them! Yeah, more produce to prep, but it's worth it. :)