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Monday, January 28, 2013

Juice/Smoothie Challenge - Days 6 & 7

I thought I was going to be able to blog over the weekend, but nope. It didn't happen.

So here are my weekend reviews:

Day 6 (Saturday) -
Bunch of spinach
5 kale leaves
1 cucumber
3 stalks celery
1/2 apple
Review: It wasn't bad, but I really should have added the entire apple to cut the taste of all the greens.  The cucumber tempered it some, but not quite as much as I would have liked.
Day 7 (Sunday) -
Review:  I decided to make an all fruit smoothie.  After Saturday's concoction I was all green'd out.  This was a yummy as it sounds.  My bullet did surpirsingly well with the ice.
Day 8 (Monday) -
Sweet Potatoe shreds that were leftover from last week
2 Carrots
Review:  Well I juiced everything and then poured it over the leftovers and smoothied it all together.  It was fine...nothing groundbreaking.  I was feeling lazy this morning, which is why this recipe is so blah.
I'm going to go ahead and post what I'll be drinking from Tuesday through Friday.
Day 9 (Tuesday) - I am so afraid of this recipe because of the beets.  I'm going to try my best to remain open minded, but I am NERVOUS. lol.
Day 10 (Wednesday) - I'm not so nervous about this one. I may or may not add the lemon, though.
4 carrots
1 cucumber
1 stalk celery
1 apple
1/2 lemon, peeled
Bunch Spinach
Day 11 (Thursday) - Ok...I'm nervous again. I love really love it. I could eat it on almost anything.  But I never thought about drinking it.  But, I'm trying to be open and creative with my juices.  And, I've read about some great benefits to here goes!
1 fresh garlic clove
2 Granny Smith apples
1 bell pepper
Day 12 (Friday) -  I'm most excited about this one, which is why I saved it for Friday.  I love jicama, but never had it juiced...this is going to be good. The recipe doesn't call for spinach, but I like having green in most of what I juice.  I'm going to smoothie the spinach with the juice because I want the added fiber.
1/2 jicama
1/2 pear
2 medium carrots
sliver of raw ginger
cayenne pepper on top
This is going to be an interesting week!



LadyLee said...

That garlic...LOL. Hmm. Interested in what you think of that one.

Good recipes. I am writing some of these down!

Bliss said...

Oh're scaring me about the garlic. Have you tried it. Do tell me what to expect!!!!

ginae said...

I still can't get use to concoctions with beets in it...and if I add too much celery to anything that's a wrap! Lol...I downloaded two free books on juice and smoothie recipes to my kindle....can't wait to try them...good luck with the