Day 6 was a pretty good day. Steph was feeling much better so he was able to contribute a little to hanging out with Coco and I was able to delve deep into my exciting new cookbook. (I am aware of the irony on so many levels.)
I’m going to start featuring recipes from the book next week but I owe you some juices so here goes.
Yesterday morning’s juice was delicious. Also from the Big Book of Juices, it’s called the Super Defender because it’s great for immunity, which is what we’ve been working on all week.
In the Juicer:
Five large kale leaves
Three carrots (I used five)
Blend with ice (I threw in a tbs of flaxseed oil)
It’s not pretty and Coco wouldn’t touch it.
Later I made a smoothie that I thought Coco would love.
In the Juicer:
One quarter pineapple
One handful spinach
One large red apple
In the Blender:
One frozen banana
One half cup nonfat greek yogurt
One half cup fresh blueberries
Coco heard “yogurt” and wouldn’t go near it. Stephane and I couldn’t put it down. I don’t know how dietetic it was but after six days of juicing, it was needed.
I didn’t juice at dinner. Instead I ate the rest of the Matzo ball soup I had made for Stephane a few nights ago. It was sooooo good!
So today is Day 7 and I’ve lost five pounds. This morning Stephane made pancakes so there went that. This afternoon we’re off to a kiddie bday party so I made that Tabouleh juice again, in the hope that it will give me the strength to fight off the temptation of cake. Wish I had thought of the cake before I ate the pancakes! URG.
This week I’m going to juice for breakfast and lunch and then make dinners from my new book. They’re all vegan AND low fat (who’d have thunk vegan eating would be naturally so fattening? Well, remember the raw food fiasco?) I really want to lose five more pounds before this summer AND hit the gym three times a week. Wish me luck.