Howdy! So we are now on our second week of 2016, it’s finally time to get started on all those resolutions and goals we planned at the end of 2015. Have you started?
I meant to have this post up yesterday (Monday), but as it was my first day, first time ever detoxing by body, I really felt terrible. I started off great in the morning as I always do as soon as I wake up is drink some water, about 16oz., then around 7am I sipped on some warm lemon tea. Then I made this Green Juice, which I will be sharing the recipe below. I haven’t had any green juice in a while, and when I had this juice for breakfast and lunch, it really tasted great!
In between each juice I tried to drink some more water, but the juice really filled me up so much I wasn’t even thirsty. By the time Naty came home from school (3pm), I started feeling weak, dizzy, with a slight headache. I had no energy whatsoever. It was pretty hard to even get dinner prepared, good thing I only had my daughter to care for, as my husband is working out of town this week.
By the end of the night I was doubting if I could go on, I still had two more days…good thing I didn’t commit to a week long detox (yikes!). As I was washing the dishes, I noticed my daughter left a bit of chicken soup on her plate… hardest battle ever lol! I thought if I eat now, then all I’ve done all day will go to waste. But I was so hungry I decided a grapefruit would do no harm, worst decision… I was better off just going to bed! The smell of the grapefruit triggered this nauseating feeling, like the urge to vomit. Now I was really re-thinking if this detox was for me…
After a little research, I found these symptoms are normal! My body resetting, and toxins are being released. This morning I woke up not as hungry as last night, I’m feeling good and ready for my juice! I will be sharing today’s (Tuesday) Beet Juice tomorrow. For now, here is my super Green Detox Juice to help start you off this 2016 with a bang. 😉
- Half a pineapple (about 2 cups)
- 2 cucumbers
- 3 stalks of celery
- 3 apples
- bunch of spinah (2 cups)
- 1 cactus
- 2 peeled lemons
- First wash all fruits and veggies. Make sure you remove the spines from cactus. Depending on your juicer, cut up all fruits and vegies into chunks.
- Add all fruit and veggies into juicer. I like to start off with the bigger pieces first like cucumber, spinach, celery, pineapple, apples and lemons.
- Refrigerate and serve. This recipes makes about 4-5 glasses of pure green goodness juice.
If you decide to start a juice detox make sure you drink water in between each juice meal. I like to use my weight, divides by 2, that’s how much water my body needs.