So it’s day 2 of my 10-day juice fast. Everything started out so well. I woke up with energy and surprisingly was not that hungry. You should know that I am someone that NEVER skips breakfast because I’m usually hungry when I wake up and it just sets me up for a better day. I went about getting everything ready; assembling the juicer and selecting my ingredients. I like to start with something a bit sweeter than green vegetable juices so I chose 3 apples, 4 carrots, a beet, and a 1/2 inch slice of peeled ginger.
Then, it all went downhill. [I really hope my father is not reading this!] As I was removing the stems from the apple with a knife – think the same motion as hulling strawberries – the apple slipped and I stabbed my hand. Now, I am not good with my own blood and even as I am writing this is it’s making me squeamish, but I held it together and abruptly woke my husband up to help. We put a cold rag on my hand and my head and since it did not bleed that much I determined I didn’t need medical treatment. But, unfortunately it took me out of commission a bit this morning. After getting bandaged up I laid on the bed for a while to get my barrings – I really am a baby, what can I say. And now I get to deal with a bum hand all week. Oh well, it doesn’t really affect my typing.
Even with all of that, I have continued on with my juicing experiment and would like to share 2 of my favorite recipes with you. These are from a great book titled The Big Book of Juices.
Notice I basically used this recipe with a couple tweaks this morning.
Carrot Cleanser (the description says “Any juice using beet or kale can take some getting used to, but once you’ve had it, you can fully appreciate its cleansing properties.”)