Soooooooo Day 3 of my Reboot Juice Fast is OVA! Hallelujah! These past few days have been f-ing rough. Between peeing every 3 hours, smelling delicious foods, and having to make yummy dinners for my kids... I'm SO ready to get back to eating.
Quick confession: in a moment of utter despair yesterday I ate a handful of organic trailmix. I was feeling woozy and just needed something in my tummy besides JUICE!
The hubby and I also made one slight variation to our schedule yesterday. He had not quite planned how he was going to juice at work, so he wound up just drinking water and having a protein bar to hold him over. By the time dinner rolled around we agreed getting something solid in our stomachs was necessary.
We steamed 3 heads of broccoli, tossed it in some olive oil and garlic and had that for dinner. I can I tell you it was the best plate of broccoli I've EVER had! The texture, the crunch...ohhh it was so good. Even my husband, who up until a few months ago NEVER ate broccoli, loved every bite.
Through this process he also decided that 10 days of just juice was too much for him to handle right now, but I actully want to continue juicing. Our compromise was to juice 4 times a day and have one meal with our family each night containing nothing but fruits and veggies for the remaining 7 days. That way we won't feel so deprived but will still reap the benefits of juicing.
What's in the Juice?
We tweaked a few of the recipes that included items we knew we couldn't stand, but essentially everything else remained the same. As I said yesterday we also changed the meal order and just drank whatever we were in the mood for. Here are our favorite recipes from the Reboot schedule (serve them all over ice).
4 Celery stalks
6-8 leaves Kale
1 lg Sweet Potato
1 med Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange (optional, but used it)
6 cups Concord Grapes
1 Golden Delicious Apple
2, 2x2” pieces Ginger
½ cup Blackberries
1 Green Apple
1 ½ cups Spinach
6-8 Kale leaves
4 Celery stalks
3 lg Red Beets
2 med Carrots
2 Celery stalks
4 Plum Tomatoes
4 cups Parsley (leaves and stems, roughly chopped)
1 Jalapeno (ribs and seeds removed)
12 Red Radishes
1-2 Garlic cloves (peeled)
1 bunch Basil (~20 leaves)
6 leaves Kale
2 cups Spinach
4 Celery stalks
1” Ginger root
2 Beets ( I actually used the beets in this recipe and it wasn't bad)
6 leaves swiss chard
1″ Ginger root
And now for the results:
Final 3 Day Fast Weigh-in
Me: 138.2 lbs, BMI 18 (Down 7.6 lbs)
Hubby: 230 lbs, BMI 18 (Down 8.4lbs)
Not too shabby considering we both ate those HUGE plates of broccoli. I think if we hadn't we could've lost another few pounds.
Anyway we are both really happy with the results. I feel lighter and clearer in my head. My hubby is now ready to continue on this path to good health (he might even you use that gym membership!)
Another unintended result has been the eczema, that my son had been afflicted with for MONTHS with little to no change, has cleared up almost completely. I'm not sure if it's because he's only been getting a plant based diet through my breast milk, but I'm glad it made a difference.
Now, I'm super pumped about adding in whole food back into my diet, but also looking forward to my Apple, Carrot, Beet Ginger juice this morning. Nolan sure loved it!
After seeing our results, would you try the Reboot Fast?
Feeling Good in Granolaville,