April 13, 2013 § 5 Comments


Once a year we immerse ourselves into a “juice only” week.  We have been doing this for several years and always have tremendous results. By the end of the week we have a new outlook on our eating habits, our digestive system had a break, and we are feeling a bit lighter.  We figure after a year of eating, drinking, ibuprofen, and more than likely other types of chemicals, it feels right to cleanse the body.


Last week I went to the market and came home with bags of fresh organic vegetables and fruits.  Fresh juices are full of antioxidant goodness!  Antioxidants bind toxins and carry them out of the body. Our reason for juicing is to rid ourselves of toxins, therefore we spend a little more and buy organic.  When we leave the house we use one quart mason jars to tote the juice with us.  Typically we drink 3 quarts during the day and one in the evening, for a grand total of one gallon of fresh juice each day.  For fun I am posting a few of the juice blends we have enjoyed.  Believe me, I am looking forward to firing up the stove again!


fruit juice:

  • 2 fuji apples
  • 1 orange
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 5-6 strawberries

fruit juice:

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 limes
  • handful of spearmint greens

vegetable juice

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • handful basil
  • handful spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handful of romaine lettuce

happy juicing!


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§ 5 Responses to juice

  • Storm says:

    I bought my produce for a juice fast today and I always forget garlic! Dang.

  • IRENA says:

    That is wonderful idea, I should do the same! Recipes looks yummy, only garlic in the last one surprised me (although I am big big garlic fan) ;)

  • Hi Irena! Thank you for all your “likes” and for following my blog. You have a beautiful blog. I love all your pictures of blossoms and flowers! :) …We were surprised how well we enjoyed the garlic in our juice! We tried it because the ingredients we were running through the juicer were similar to salsa. Why not garlic? We really liked it!

  • ‘Juice only week’ annual tradition. That’s an inspiring idea. I think I can handle it.

  • HI Dolly! It really is pretty easy. The week flew by. Although the first two days are a little difficult. Especially if you love to eat! Like I do! :)

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