Today we headed out to Whole Foods Market in order to pick up the essentials we will need for Christmas Day at our house. I thought I had really put the food temptations behind me, but it was very difficult walking through the store and smelling all the goodness! Note to self: don’t go past the bakery or the hot bar while on a juice fast! But I made it work for me by going to a juice bar and trying two new types of juices. One of them I love so much, that I also picked up the ingredients to try and make it myself! Here’s how day six of my 10 day juice fast went.
The day started out with the good ‘ole carrot juice. It never fails me, because it’s just fabulous!
- 3 Fuji apples
- 3 carrots
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 kale leaves
- 1/2 lemon
I named this juice “The Ugly One,” because it just looked so awful. But the juice was in fact, amazingly delicious. Never judge a juice by its color!
Juice Bar Drinks:
- red beet
I’m not sure how many of each item was used in this recipe, but the juice was delicious so I will probably attempt it myself. And it sure is a pretty color, dontcha think?
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 green apples
- 3 stalks celery
- 4 carrots
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 clove garlic
By day five, something very interesting happened: I started craving a juice that has things like tomato and onion in it. I was going to attempt something like this at home, but the juice bar had this – so I went for it. The garlic made me nervous, but I must admit that this was probably the most I’ve enjoyed a drink this week (next to the awesome Pineapple-Pumpkin juice of course). This juice isn’t much to look at, but it is simply fantastic! Very hearty, and the tomato-garlic mixture is such a nice change from all the green and fruity juices. I’m definitely going to try making this one myself.
- 4 Fuji apples
- 2 Bartlett pears
- 2 red d’Anjou pears
- 1 cup chopped fennel stem and leaf
I have been juicing for a while now, and this one is a long-time favorite. Regular pears will work for this recipe. The fennel flavor mixed with the pears is simply divine. After that delightful tomato-garlic juice, this one was refreshing and an enjoyable way to finish off the day.
Do you have any juice recipes you recommend that I try while I’m on my juice fast? I’d love to hear about them! Please share them in the comment section! And if you all want to follow along with my daily updates, you can do so on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I’m @CrystalECollins.