Broccoli Pear Juice

Hello again.  Hi.  How are you?  Long time not see.  Umm, sorry I haven’t called.  I’ve been busy living and stuff. But I’m back.  I think.  I’m pretty sure. I’ve missed you.

Soooo, I keep trying to figure out how to reintroduce myself to my blog. It’s been so long since I’ve posted and so much has happened that I feel like I need to recap the entire last year. But let’s face it, no one who doesn’t know me really cares and all my friends and family already know.  Plus, the thought of thinking about the last year, let alone writing about it, is so overwhelming that I keep not doing it and then more times goes by, and more happens and I get further behind.  Ugh.

I’ve decided to jump right in.  Here goes.

Steph and I have completed a seven day juice fast today.  We weren’t 100% strict. Saturday night was date night and we splurged on a few cocktails (Captains and Diet Coke for me, Oberon beer for him) before seeing the Hunger Games (oh the irony.) Afterwards we went big and had a hummus plate with vegetables at the Daily Grill in Lincoln Square.  No pita, just cukes, celery, carrots and delicious, freshly made hummus.

I’ve lost about 6 lbs and I feel great, although I admit my temper has been short. I think I’ve been making our juices with too much fruit and I’m doing a lot of crashing throughout the day.  To fix that, we’re decided to do more veggie only drinks, or just with apple for sweetener.

Except that we should be done today, right? So who cares?

Well, no.  You see, a few nights ago we watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix. It’s about how juice fasting helped save the lives of a few people who really needed to lose weight and get healthy. We were already on day five of our own juice fast so I can’t say the film was life changing for us. But it was inspiring and we’re taking a good look at the foods we consume in this family.  Also, it inspired us to juice for a few days longer.  I need to lose four more pounds and inevitably I’ll put a few back on so we’re going to keep going until Friday.

All that build up just to tell you about a fabulous new juice I made tonight!

Your Daily Juice:  Broccoli & Pear

One big head of broccoli
Two pears
One apple
Four stalks of celery
One quarter avocado

Juice everything but the avocado, add that in the blender with ice.  Serves two.  Tell me what you think!!


About divaskychick

Mom, wife, skydiver, rock climber, juicer, crafter and fan of wicked scary zombie novels.
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2 Responses to Broccoli Pear Juice

  1. I think that you are already way ahead of most people as far as maintaining your weight at a healthy level and your choice of foods for your family, in general. I know that we plan on making some big changes when we get back to the states. While we are not giving up meat, we will be using it sparingly and more as a condiment or flavoring to dishes. I also think that we will be doing more raw foods.

    One question I have is this, when you juice, doesn’t that extract the fiber (or the majority of it) from the fruits and veggies that you are using? What is the advantage of that? Could one also do something similar to juicing by putting veggies, water, fruits in a food processor and drinking (chewing?) the result? Just wondering…

    Love to hear about this. Please keep it up.

    • divaskychick says:

      Yes, the fiber comes out. The point is to get all the nutrients through your system quickly. Sort of like turbo charging your blood stream. Obviously you wouldn’t want to do that for too long. The point of juicing, for me, is to reset my system – my brain, mostly – to recognize what a normal portion size looks and feels like. Americans eat massive portions, as you know. It’s easy to fall into that trap. After a week of juicing, other foods taste SO good and I tend to eat more slowly and fill up faster. I appreciate the other stuff more, I guess.

      Of course, losing five lbs or so is also nice. When trying to lose weight (or really in any endeavor,) my mantra is “nothing succeeds like success.”

      Thanks for posting, Toni. xo

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