Preparing to Juice Fast: Step 4

No matter how great our intentions are, the truth is, sometimes when we set out to start a fast…..we fail. Hard.

I remember a few years back, starting a fast and I was so excited, I just dove right in. But on day 3, I don’t know what came over me, but by 4pm, I’d had 2 cupcakes, a snickers bar and a cheeseburger. Ever had that happen to you? It’s okay. We’ve all done it. Don’t sweat it. Don’t beat yourself up. Just dust yourself off and get back up again. But here’s one of the things I’ve discovered. The times I have stumbled, it’s because I didn’t do this prior to starting my fast: Continue reading

Beet Grapefruit Orange Juice

This….is probably one of my most favorite juices of all time. Before my juicing days, I honestly hated beets. But once I discovered how to balance out their strong flavor with other fruits and veggies, they quickly became one of my favorites.

Beets are incredibly good for blood health and cleansing the liver. They also provide a noticeable boost in energy. Whenever I’m fasting, and I start feeling that 2:00pm slump (at which point I’d typically reach for a cup of coffee), I reach for one of these juices instead and it perks me right back up. Give it a try! Continue reading

Preparing to Juice Fast: Step 2

Could you use a post-holiday reboot to kick off your New Year? I sure could! A juice fast may be just the thing you need.

I’ve written several posts on juicing and fasting and I’ve done it enough times to where I know what to expect. However, I thought I’d share a quick series on some steps that I still go through to help me prepare my mind, my kitchen and my body. Today’s post is a continuation in this series, 5 Steps to Prepare For Your Juice Fast. Today, Step # 2: Continue reading

Preparing to Juice Fast: Step 1

Every successful juice fast starts out with great planning and preparation. I’ve learned it takes anywhere from 1-2 weeks to prepare my body, my kitchen, my schedule, and my mind before I get started.

So in this series of posts, 5 Steps to Prepare for Your Juice Fast, I’m going to share some of the more practical things I do to set myself up for success. Today, here’s step one: Continue reading

Tropical Twist Juice

Instead of having to think about when to schedule a reboot, I’ve learned that an easy way to make it part of my lifestyle is to just reboot at the start of each season. Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter. Boom. Done. Plus, I get to enjoy the variety of flavors and produce each season brings. Here’s a great recipe I enjoy starting in the Spring and throughout the Summer.  Continue reading