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  • Soose

    11 hours ago


    Afternoon, Juice Buds. I will read and reply later. A quick passing nod and report...



    Juiced heavily this morning in kitchen. Made beet/carrot/celery/cukes with 5 lbs carrrots, 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch celery, 1 LONG cucumber, and the stems from a bunch of chard. About a gallon?



    Made a green juice like Mean Green without the ginger (will get that later in my ginger ale) and with parsley and chard leaves. Maybe too many chard leaves, as it was very very dark green.



    Made cantelope smoothies, bottled smaller.



    Have mixed up my berry/ginger mix to take to restock that vending machine. Taking along more juice, too.



    That was more juicing in the kitchen than I need to spend in one day/morning. I am going to try to get back onto my juicing schedule that will spread it out this week. My son is going to take over luncheon salad duties 3x/week for my husband as well as his own daily salads, and I am going to swap with producing the 20oz of juice he drinks daily this week. I also wash his salad greens when I wash the juicing greens.



    We had a Family Meeting with Attention to Health while I was juicing, and while my son made his frozen soup starters. Everyone set their goals for the week. I have an appointment with a new doc next Monday (a week away) and I want to be already along my path of recovery before meeting him. Juice ONLY this week! And biking twice/day. My husband is doing what he needs already. Juice except before physical trainer appts, then a salad. Gym 6 days/week. (His cardio appt is a week from Friday.) My son is going to eat more salads (and less soups), try out one new Vegan entree recipe for variety, drink 20 oz of juice/day, and walk daily.



    Do you set goals? Be well, and juice ON!

  • Woody109

    14 hours ago


    Good morning/afternoon/evening to anyone reading this.



    My name is Tyler and i'm 23 years old. I have always loved eating healthy and putting good into my body. However, my wife doesn't eat very healthy and I have gotten out of sorts. I need to get back into eating how I was and it's just really hard. I was thinking a reboot would be a great way to start. I am 5'8" and 220. I'm overweight and need to get back into eating healthy. I haven't been able to work out since the beginning of the year as I have had health issues. So I want to eat healthier and juice as I am not able to really get out an move like i want too. I just bought a juicer and am read to go. I was going to try a 3 to 10 day reboot. However, I have no idea where to start. What kind of juices do I need to make, I don't want to focus on one or two juices and not get enough nutrients. I also have a little one who is 14 months old. Instead of buying him juice at the store, I would love to make juice for him with my juicer. I've already made some sweet ones for him that he likes, just because i was trying it out. They were made with carrots, oranges, and pears. Only made on or two since I was trying it out. Just need help figuring out what recipes i need in order to make my 10 day reboot a success. I am not picky at all and am trying to loose weight, as I cannot move around. Can't wait to hear from some of you and get more into juicing. Thank you anyone who posts in advance, and yall have a wonderful day!

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    [ I'm posting up top because it's hard to notice if someone replies to your post below.]



    @JuicingCindy and Igottajuicemore ... re: juice building site (link below) and keeping produce (the best way)...



    I can't remember who recommended the juice building site but it was someone here on these groups. Very helpful; just passing it on. I do tend to just "wing it" with my juices, but when I'm trying to add in a new ingredient, the recipes give me ideas. And I checked out my morning green juice with their calculator and -- sigh -- still got too much fruit in mine to qualify as 80% veg if you're doing it by WEIGHT. I've never gotten a clear idea when they say 80% veg to 20% fruit if they mean by weight, volume of liquid yield, or calories? Anyone know? That site seems to use grams?



    @Igottajuicemore, I will look closely at your list about how you store your produce types for increasing the shelf life in my fridge. When you say "paper towels" do you mean you just wrap them in dry and don't put a plastic bag around that? (I've been sticking a paper towel in the plastic bag to absorb moisture, and sometimes try to squeeze all the extra air out before twist tying. Sometimes I use the big plastic bins I buy spinach in. They used to hold produce really well but I think they've changed the plastic; they don't hold produce as well once opened as they used to. Or so I observe.)



    If you can afford to freeze, as far as SPACE taken in the fridge, I keep in mind now that I can just go ahead and JUICE the produce. I can store 32oz of celery in less space than 2 large bunches -- if I have a space crunch. If I put it in bottles or jars and get the air out, even without freezing it'll hold til I can add it in to another juice batch the next day, and doesn't seem to suffer. IF I can get the air out so there's a vacuum in there. Otherwise, I don't do it. Or complete multi-veg batches, I'd freeze if I wanted it to last more than 2 to 3 days at the longest.

  • Igottajuicemore

    2 days ago

    @Soose, yeah the paper towels are just i place around the product and sit open in the fridge for the spinach and kale. I read that in the plastic bag it deteriorates quickly and become mushy. Putting paper towel in the bag also should be harmless unless lack of air becomes a factor. How long does the spinach or kale store that way for you?

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    [ I'm posting up top because it's hard to notice if someone replies to your post below.]



    @Igottajuicemore , a friend is shopping right now for a replacement juicer and I am so afraid my current carrot/beet/celery upright will give up the ghost with the current heavy usage...



    I'd like to know about your Sage/Breville:



    1. Most important question for me: Does the mesh basket hold onto little threads of pulp when you're trying to clean it? My most expensive is a real pain this way but my cheaper centrifugal is very easy to clean the mesh basket - a breeze, barely have to scrub it. I've gone on about it and should be really talking about this over in that previously mentioned thread about selecting juicers... SHOW MY JUICING SETUP




    2. I expect it's VERY fast. How long does it take you to juice 5 lbs of carrots? Including cleanup. (I'd say 1 pound but most of the time is going to be in cleanup, not juicing, ime, with these centrifugals. In fact, I measured the centrifugal I am using right now for this a few weeks ago for my friend who is recovering from an illness, and I can juice 5lbs of carrots and clean up in 10 minutes. TOTAL. So it wasn't an expensive juicer and it doesn't have fantastic yield - wetter pulp than I'd like -- but it's very fast on both cleanup and juicing. Note: The pulp catcher really only holds 4 lbs and it would be better to empty it at that point - loads the juicer down as it starts trying to get past the pulp building up. I just ignored that for my 5 lb test, lol.)



    3. I'm actually expecting that it's very easy to clean overall, like most of these upright centrifugals?



    As you're juicing a lot for a reboot, hope you get a chance to give me that data or some variation on it if you don't do 5 lbs at once, etc... Thanks.

  • Igottajuicemore

    2 days ago

    1. Yes the mesh is easy to clean, they supply a small brush to help with that and advise to place in the dishwasher after if necessary but i haven't done this once.

    2. Not juiced 5lbs of carrots in one go yet but i cant see it being a juicer issue more a how fast can you juice ! :)

    3. Yeah just a quick rinse under the kitchen tap and and left to dry and Im good to go next time.

  • Little Red

    2 days ago


    Hi All



    I have just watched both of Joe's films again on Netflix to try and motivate myself to start this again. I started one year ago and after a difficult first 2 days I was doing quite well and going to the gym. It was interrupted as I got work in another city which meant a long commute allowing me just 8 hours at home and then having to stay over in shared accommodation where juicing etc was tricky. I am now working from home and am on my own schedule but I have made several attempts over the past couple of months to get into this again and just can't seem to get into the mindset that I had a year ago. I have managed to have one juice a day and a light meal (I'm vegetarian) but just can't work up the determination to embark on this again even though I know from experience that I can do it, it will work and the benefits were great. Any advice?

  • Soose

    2 days ago

    @Little Red. You're just going to have to allocate time, energy, and kitchen usage access to make a week's worth of juice on your days off. Right? Oh, wait. You're working from home now. So you do have kitchen access, a way to store the juice, you can do this if you can get the mindset right -- is that right? Sorry, got it wrong.

    I wonder what it is in us that keeps us from doing what we know we need to do. In the past few days, a member was talking about "you and the other you." We've kind of been touching on that. And on things that can help us physically getting thru those first few days til the body has cut over to fat-burning mode and stopped panicking about juice only. ( Ever heard of grehlin? I may have spelled it wrong - the hormone that signals appetite.) Go read on the Sunshine Clubbe group

    and pay attention to Mothleg's posts and the past few days or week's discussion.

    My other suggestion is that you just join these groups, stay in "transition mode" for now, try to juice more for now, and kind of mentally dive in here, make juicing a prime interest for awhile, look at recipes, read what people are saying... and hopefully it'll help you get ready to go further to where you need to and want to be. I say this because I kind of got stuck in transition mode -- eating my one cruciferous salad once/day and otherwise juicing -- for longer than many. But the day came when my life, family, kitchen duties and the stars aligned so I could really and more easily go juice only for awhile.

    So hang around with juicers here. Let it rub off on you! And stick with the winners here. Some of the people on these active groups are just amazing and have been juicing (or alternating juice fasting with transitioning to food after reboots ) off and on all YEAR. Amazing to watch and see the willingness and determination to stay with it, to keep coming BACK to the reboots and to make it happen. Amazing. Surround yourself with that.

    Oh yes, and another suggestion is if you can afford it, buy some cold-pressed juice in a store to supplement what you're able to juice yourself. Load up the fridge and drink it -- and maybe some broth -- all the time til you can get your mindset changed. (If you would rather, then produce it yourself at home and have a LOT of juice and broth around, and even freeze it so you always have juice available.)

    DIVE IN. AND KEEP AT IT.

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    Where are Juicing Cindy, Sameer, Hot Mess, Suzzeq, Hollie, Wisemind, Viviana, Erik from Denmark, mab06, Joanie R -- I'm sure I"m missing some, too.



    Come tell us how you're doing!

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    Oh, yes, @Igottajuicemore, thanks for including your inventory of produce the way you have below! I showed it to my son and suggested he make an inventory before he goes to the store.



    I'd be making a green juice with your ingredients for sure! Kale and/or spinach, Celery, kiwi and lemon or lime. A chunk of pineapple not for sweetness so much as flavor. We like that in our green juices a lot. Maybe green beans in there, too. (Haven't done that in a long time but been passing them for a couple of weeks in the store and remembering we used to add them.)



    Have you seen the juice builder site online? It allows you to select ingredients from a list, and then gives you recipes that include those ingredients.Juice Recipe Search by Ingredients I think it also has a page where you type in your ingredients and it gives you the % veg to % fruit -- by weight. Juice Recipe Builder (You have to create a log in to save your recipe; I've not done that.)

  • JuicingCindy

    2 days ago

    Thanks for the juice recipe search - that is very helpful!

  • Igottajuicemore

    2 days ago

    I know juicing can be cheap if you get good deals early in supermarkets and use veg and fruit wisely. Making a list from the recipe book has helped before i went shopping for sure. I thought from day one i have to get on top of preserving the food and not letting it spoil, hence the list and me googling how to store the veg and fruit. Both my wife and I has been surprised at the amount of ways there is to preserve food for a longer life. I need to get into broth's at the end of day 2 now and I'm ravenous and dreaming of a hot soupy broth. Never had a problem with the taste of anything so far, since most the time I am so hungry from my transition, i just want to eat...lol

  • Igottajuicemore

    2 days ago

    handy for more recipes thanks

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    @Igottajuicemore -- what is your juicer and can you post it on the thread for others who are shopping for a juicer, with any comments about it that would be helpful? Anyone else, too. Even those of us who have working juicers end up having to shop and replace sometimes.



    SHOW MY JUICING SETUP

  • Igottajuicemore

    2 days ago

    @Soose... Yes no problem after a quick search in the UK I couldn't find a Breville Juicer like Joe Cross used and later found out it operates under a different brand name from Breville in the UK called "Sage".

    Heston Blumenthal has thrown his weight behind Sage/Breville and after reading many reviews about what you get is what you pay for I ended up buying two, one for my mother also. It is the same one Joe Cross uses and I can say it's a 1500w beast of a machine. The Ferrari of the juicing world.

    £219 with VAT or £188.99 without

    Heres the link on Amazon in the UK.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CI32S16/ref...

  • Soose

    2 days ago


    Good Morning, Friday Juice Buds! How's the juicing going?



    I have already packed my husband's supplies for his reboot day, and I am ahead of the schedule. So I am indulging in dropping by here to catch up on posts.



    The juices were leftover from yesterday. I have a mostly full container of my carrot/beet/cuke/celery juice, and another of watermelon (which I usually add chia seeds and berry puree into). And I had a plain celery juice left and needed a 3rd juice, so mixed that with a bit more watermelon juice for a 3rd variety. (Hey, every day does not have to be perfect!)



    I'm off to make a green smoothie or some type ginger or green juice to see him out the door. I have promised him some pressed ginger root and stevia so he can make ginger ale at work with their chilled soda water dispenser. This might be the day to do it! I don't care for a lot of ginger in the mean green recipe, for instance. This is the way I have found I can tolerate it and hope it gives me the benefits I need from ginger -- increased circulation, right?



    I want to do what Zeke suggested and freeze ice cubes with ginger and flavoring like lemon in them - I think he said he makes a bunch and freezes them for his ginger shots. But I'm not there yet.



    ( I don't "juice" my ginger root in the juicers unless I am making a juice that it's easy to just add it in. For single servings, I have been using an old-fashioned garlic press and just squeezing the bits of root when I want to make a drink. It's portable that way, too; I can just fill a little plastic container with some nuggets of ginger root that will fit my garlic press, and squeeze the ginger into the soda water there at his work. Long as I take stevia with me! Sometimes I also take a bit of berry puree and have it flavored. This is my anti-temptation drink. I am there at least once/week and they have a free soda fountain and free gourmet coffees. The gingerale is really helping me face that temptation! )

  • Igottajuicemore

    3 days ago


    Finally.. ! Day one Totally un-prepeared but with a quick check around the fridge - Got started, Not sure what I mixed for breakfast but it wasn't that bad, a mixture of cucumber watermelon,apricot, a granny smith and a lemon unpeeled. Managed to get two large juices out of this. I then headed off to the gardeners market to get some more ingredients.



    Is there any nuts I can add into the mix for some healthy protein? any advice appreciated.




  • Soose

    3 days ago

    Welcome, Igottajuicemore! Congrats on diving in! Tell us when you get home from the produce store, what good juicing stuff you scored today!

    I don't know about nuts or seeds but have you thought of adding chia seeds? I just made a watermelon/berry/chia seed juice, adding the berries as a puree and chia seeds to soak in after the juice is produced. (Berries clog up in my juice press, and chia seeds also congeal. YMMV. )

    I leave room and add them to the top of a bottle and shake. ( Made the mistake of adding to the bottom and they congealed down there, lol.) I think they're supposed to be better nutritionally if they're ground up -- if you have a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder, and then use them freshly ground. I do my flax that way, too -- I grind up a batch and store it in a shaker in the freezer.

    The recommendation I see a lot here is after 15 days on a juice fast, add protein. We also do a green smoothie and add a vegan protein pea powder to those. I've seen notes to just add it to some of your juice.

  • Igottajuicemore

    3 days ago
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    3 days ago

  • RM

    3 days ago

    @ IGotToJuiceMore, Welcome to the reboot journey. Have you had time to read any of Joe Cross's books? Are you planning a juice only reboot for weight loss or other medical issues? The reason I ask is because the juice recipe you listed had five ingredients and only one of them was a vegetable (cucumber). The other four ingredients were fruits which are high in natural sugar. Joe Cross lost his weight by drinking juices that are 80 percent or more vegetables. Not the other way round. For weight loss, limit your fruit juice to 20 percent or less of the total volume. I use a quart measuring cup, 4 cups, and fill it with 80 percent or more of freshly juiced vegetables and 20 percent or less of fruit juice. People will not lose weight on juices that are 80 percent fruit juice. Then they will wonder why the Joe Cross Reboot is not working. I highly recommend you get his book or read the print offs or articles on this website.

    The Joe Cross Reboot protocol is juice only for 2 weeks. No healthy fats, no nuts, no protein powders. If you want your body to shift from feast to famine (fat burning), then only juice, water, coconut water, and broth for the first 2 weeks. Joe Cross lost his weight by teaching his body to burn fat for fuel. If you follow his instructions in the book, you will be successful too.

    What are your goals?

  • Igottajuicemore

    3 days ago

    @RM... thanks so much for the heads up. Yes i have the juice diet recipe book. The ingredients you mention were all i could find in the house in the morning before i went shopping...lol. I later managed to have the spiced sweet potato juice and the sunny pineapple juices. Not too bad on the taste buds, but i put it down to inexperience my mixing ability with the juicer. First day done, I really appreciate the 80% veg and 20% fruit reminder thanks :)

  • Igottajuicemore

    3 days ago

    Ohh yeah....My goals are weight loss and healthy skin ... I weigh in about 217lbs which is 98kg. Like to get down to 88kg. I would like to attempt the full 60 days but will take it step by step. I wont be taking proteins and will only juice , coconut water and broth as you say. The broth looks interesting and I learn something new every time I grab the book to read. Love any tips and thanks for the responses

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