Thursday, July 26, 2007

Day 2 - In the Middle

So here it is, Day Numero Dos, and I have to say I'm still feeling good. I keep waiting for the "Big Detox Crash" that they all talk about, where you are irritable and hungry and tired, but so far I feel good. Despite an intense urge to eat something crunchy and salty, I'm not hungry most of the time and look forward to my every-2-hour "meals."

Actually, for me, being at work during the day is the most ideal. There's a bathroom a few paces away, which is great since I'm going to the bathroom a lot more frequently. Yesterday, since I was out of town all day, I used more public restrooms than I have in the last few months. I also live about a block away from the hospital I work at, so I'm able to go home over my lunch break and make fresh veggie juice. I picked up a pristine juicer at my local Goodwill for $4.97 a few weeks before my fast started and tried a few different recipes. Some were okay but most were not good. Today, I just threw the veggies I had in my crisper into the juicer and it was actually quite tasty. Here's the recipe:

1 tomato
1/2 of a cucumber
1 carrot
1/4 of a lemon, peeled
handful of parsley
1/3 of a green bell pepper
Splash of Tabasco to taste

For those of you know followed me over here from my other website, 28 Cooks, you know i love to have pictures of my finished recipes. However, I've discovered juices do not really photography well or come out looking like anything you'd want to drink.

Hopefully the rest of the day will be smoooooth sailin'........


Heather said...

Lots of continued good luck. My favorite veggie juice drink that I make is the following:

3-4 carrots
1 peeled lemon
4 leaves of kale
1 stalk celery
1 beet (or 1/2 depending on how big or small they are)
1 green apple

It's pretty tasty, but also un-photographical

Fiber said...

Thanks, Heather! I'm going to have to give this a try. I love kale, and I just picked up some beets, so I'll have to give this a go. Unfortunately, I'm very allergic to apples, so I'll have to do without, but I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!

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