Yes you read the title correctly…
Today, I decided to try a fresh juice/green smoothie fast.
If you know anything about me, you know that I obviously LOVE food. I’m constantly eating or thinking about the next time I’m going to eat, it’s actually kind of sad. As much as I try to love raw foods and eat them daily, to me, nothing beats a big hearty bowl of soup and a nice, warm, soft piece of bread (0k, that sounds really good right about now!). I think this one-day fast is over-due.
Why? I’ve been wanted to try a juice fast for a while now. Even if it’s just for one day, the benefits are amazing! I’ve also came to the conclusion that juice alone with be extremely hard for this foodie. Plus, I really wanted to finally make a green smoothie.
So let’s get right down to it.
Breakfast 8:30AM: 12 ounces of green juice.
10-11AM: 20 ounces of water
Lunch 12:30PM: 20 ounces of this beast of a green smoothie:
Green Smoothies vs. Green Juice
Green Smoothies make a TON more drink compared to juicing. Sometimes the greens don’t blend as well so it’s a little plup-y.
Green Juice is easier for the body to degeist but you need a lot more veggie to make a good amount of juice. In my opinion, has more of a fresh taste like water.
All day at work until 9PM- sipped on green juice and the rest of my smoothie.
We were so slow at work that I had so much time to think about eating! I wanted so bad to eat some mashed up stuffed grape leaves, lentil salad, and hummus and dip some pita chips in my Mid-east mess. I also spent a lot of time thinking about making chocolate chip cookies and how I must have some.
Yeah, im crazy. The whole day I kept telling myself, “I’m heeling. I’m cleaning. I NEED THIS.” I guess that worked. It’s funny how your mind plays tricks on you. I wasn’t even hungry but my mind really wanted me to eat.
But I finally made it. Let’s just hope I don’t eat like a cow in the morning because I’ll be so hungry!
Have you ever tried a juice fast?