Today I woke up, and felt really good. I checked my blood sugar level and it was normal. I decided to carry on and have juice for breakfast and lunch, then eat dinner.
I drank my typical 16 oz. of lemon water right when I got up.
Then I had the Mean Green for breakfast. It filled me up and I felt great!
The Mean Green
6 Kale Leaves
2 Green Apples
1 Ginger Root (thumb size)
My lunch juice was AWESOME! It is called The Sunset Blend I think it is one of my favorites so far, which is funny because when I saw the recipe I was nervous about how it would taste. I was so surprised and happy, it is a great juice.
The Sunset Blend
1 large Sweet Potato
1 medium Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Red Beets
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange, optional
After my lunch juice, my energy soared. It was crazy! I really was in disbelief and couldn't believe the difference of how I felt compared to the night before when my blood sugar was too low. It was strange that other than 1 orange and a piece of toast eaten the night before to help with my blood sugar, (see Juice Cleanse Day 2), I didn't need food to even me out like I thought. I thought I would wake up and need a hearty bowl of oatmeal. It was not the case. I was not hungry or weak. I felt amazing. So surprised!
I used my crazy energy to clean my kitchen. I had motivation to clean out areas that I had put off for awhile, and as I cleaned I realized that I had major clarity of thought. Another thing that is hard to explain. My brain just felt clear and crisp.
Late afternoon, I started getting hungry for the first time all day and feeling a little energy slump. I made Tomatoes On Toast and it was a great snack! I went very light on the olive oil.
While I was making dinner, I decided to do a bunch of juicing on produce that I was afraid would go bad before I could use it. Adding food to this cleanse meant less juicing, and I did not want my produce to go to waste. I cut up broccoli to steam for dinner, and used the stalks for juicing. Broccoli stalk juice is not very appealing, but when added to a juice with other flavors it mellows out. I also juiced a bunch of swiss chard that was looking a little sad and limpy in my refrigerator. It made the most beautiful deep green juice!
I decided to experiment and pour both the broccoli stalk juice and swiss chard juice into ice cube trays. My theory is that if frozen, it will retain most of its nutrients. I will research more, but it was either that or let it go to waste. I am hoping to use them in green smoothies and even when making vegetable soup.
I will let you know what I find out and how it goes.
Dinner was simple whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce, steamed broccoli, and a big spinach salad. I knew a heavier pasta and the steamed broccoli was a gamble on a digestive system that had a break for 2 days, and I wondered if I would feel sick. I didn't. I felt a little too full, I ate too much, but comfortable.
Herbal tea before bed, and of course, drank water all day long.
I loved that I didn't feel hungry all day. I loved my energy. There are other good things I am noticing but I will save that for another post!