Juicing and Feasting In 2019

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  • zeke8828

    1 year ago
  • Soose

    1 year ago


    Morning, Juicebuds. (Barely morning here!)



    Juiced green this morning. Double batch. Drank part (with my ds) and bottled 3 15oz in fridge. Went back and drank another 5 oz of that after some work.



    --Blender FULL of Lacinato Kale & Dandelions and Parsley. Water to blend.



    --Double handful cranberries, 2 granny smith apples, one peeled lemon.



    --Large cuke, 3 celery stalks.



    I really need to make more juice (and some salad stuff). Carrots are in the fridge waiting to juice. But also need to get out to agility and yoga classes and get to Sprouts for more produce. I was thinking to go all juice today but don't need to go do that hungry. So a raw salad first.



    I feel I'm having trouble just now keeping up with the juice demand and other food necessities (and I don't work away from home) and pressure. Deep breath. Priorities are clear. Health - juice, raw foods, and movement - FIRST, including food procurement and prep. The rest will work itself out for the best. Just gotta let go. Hmm, I'm sure yoga will help! And perhaps while at the store, I'll keep my eye out for some juice supplements, or mix up some superfood green. Not as good but better than losing it due to not having enough juice around.

  • Leslie

    1 year ago



  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Good Morning Buddies! Another day of being off of full time juicing. I got up really early and even had a cup of coffee! Going back to lemon ginger though as I find I like it better in the mornings. I had fun yesterday shopping, I bought a hummingbird feeder and made hummingbird food yesterday, however it was late and very windy yesterday. It was bad during the night too and seems to be a little less right now. When I was here a few weeks ago there was a hummingbird nest in our lime tree with a newly hatched hummingbird! I saw both the young one and the mama a few times since we got here and wanted a feeder for them. The grapefruit tree next door is in full bloom, and so the smell of the blossoms is wonderful!



    Looking forward to starting the Food Matters program on the 11th, and then back to full juicing again when it is over. The 7 day detox started yesterday as well, so I have watched Super Juice Me, and Ocean Robbins Healing Through Food interview, ahead to get ready for the program that starts the 11th. And I have the shopping list printed out at home. Getting ready early!

  • goodvibes68

    1 year ago


    Hello hello hello! Welp, I broke my fast on day 5, wa wa wa. It was my first ever attempt and I was slightly disappointed as I wanted to make it to 10 days BUT here's what I'm coming away with.



    1. I broke my fast with a gorgeous salad not garbage food.



    2. My fast taught me that I CAN reset myself (I'd never gone a day without eating).



    3. The fast brought me to my original desire of getting back into a primarily plant based diet.



    4. I LOVE some of the juices I've tried and will continue exploring and will keep incorporating into my daily diet



    5. I definitely need more time to experiment with recipes, especially the green juice's, before I attempt my next juice fast.



    Preparation is key for me, and so I will keep juicing along with eating plant based until I'm ready for another attempt.



    POOF good vibes to everyone! :)

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Your body would have done a lot of resetting and detoxing in 4 days on juice! WTG!

    FOOD MENTIONED...

    I'm eating a salad and sometimes a bit of veg soup daily. Joe says in his book they can be included in a reboot. I know it is slowing me down for now but it's also way better than what I was doing before I started. And my body has done some detoxing; some symptoms are gone or better.

  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    Oh well, better luck next time! You didn't really fail you could pick up and keep on juicing if you wish.

  • Leslie

    1 year ago



  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Good Morning juicers I am sitting here looking out at a beautiful sunrise. My husband is heading to the golf course today and I will be here alone it is supposed to be 72 degrees today. So i will walk, hide a few of my rock creations, and do some shopping I want to buy a hummingbird feeder. Today is a quiet day in the neighborhood so I will probably read. I may paint a few more rocks as well. The colors are fading in the sky now and it won't be long until the sun peeks over the mountains.

  • Soose

    1 year ago


    Morning, all. Showing my juice pressing this morning... my better half and I drank half of it and put away those 3 bottles. Out to get the old tractor going -- first mowing of spring weeds. I do love seeing the carpets of ground-spreading weeds, clover, and dandelion heads out there, purple and yellow on the green in Spring. Just like the green juice color, so vibrant...



    Green juice: 4 kiwi, 3 apples, handful cranberries, 1 lemon (peeled -- not tolerating zest well I think)



    ..2 stalks celery, 1 large cuke,



    ..small bunch of kale, double handful parsley (blender full of greens)



    ..water to make blend; overall yield about 64 ounces including water. (But it's still very concentrated in greens I think, compared to most recipes I see that just use a few leaves.)



    Will head out to Sprouts after mowing for produce. Juice on!




  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    Interesting set up! I haven't seen anything like it, what is it called?

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Leslie, I've shown my juice press before. I guess more accurately, it's a "hydraulic juice press." There are several on the market of similar designs. (See youtube.)

    Almost all have a manual hydraulic "floor jack" -- you close the valve and pump the handle, which raises the pan... with the [ mesh/fabric] bag of pulp... up to be pressed against the pan on top. (Like a car jack would raise up a car.) Juice flows out the bottom. Mine is a wrought iron frame, stainless pans, but there are lots of designs. ( You need something properly built to withstand the force of the press or the press will tear the frame apart eventually. It's just mechanics. I've seen a very few with an electric hydraulic jack, and if this jack ever fails, I'll unscrew it and maybe replace it with an electric.)

    Most people, I guess, will press pulp that has come out of their other juicer, to increase yield. I do that, too, with tough carrots and beets in quantity or anything I put thru one of my other juicers. But mostly I use my highspeed blender and make a slurry of juice with pulp (a smoothie), and pour that into my mesh bag; if I'm going to press anyway, it's quick.

    I just am thrifty by nature and even with my very expensive arbored juicer, I hated leaving any wet pulp. I also find this is pretty quick. I can make a normal recipe like a mean green with all cleanup included in the time in about 20 mins, start to stop. I can also do other things around the kitchen or go do laundry while the juice is finishing draining. Just fits my mojo better. :)

  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    It looks like a professional juicer! I saw it on your juicer setup thread. I just had never seen anything like it for home use.

  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Good morning Buddies! Where is Zeke? AWOL again from my other group too. Enjoying vacation will have to make some juices tomorrow. I need to get back on track with my walking we are considering a hike in the desert if the winds aren't too bad. Don't want to be sandblasted! It is going to be cooler today 76 then 71 Sunday and Monday then up in the 80's next week.



    The work in the back yard was finished by mid morning so we cleaned up the patio and I painted rocks while we watched the golfers out on the course. I can't seem to post a picture today.

  • HeatherS

    1 year ago


    Good morning buddies! Doing well over here. Loved the question from Leslie about bad.juices. Yes. I tried to make a v8 one one time. Blah. I like my mean green. And Kristen so cool about the massage. It’s true it will help with the detox.

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