My juicer broke. I guess Jack LeLanne’s power juicer isn’t quite powerful enough for raw beets.
Its a good thing that these days consisted mostly of smoothies made with my trusty Vitamix, and raw veggies. Also, the Vitamix does juices- but with the pulp. The salads have been divine! There is something about actually chewing that is just heaven.
Physically, I have felt more tired since coming back onto solids. I’ve read that this happens when you come off of a fast of any kind. Your body has not been used to expending its energies for digestion. So when it does have to digest solids, you feel more tired. Interesting.
Emotionally, it has still been difficult. I never thought that doing a Juice Fast would bring up so much “stuff”! I’ll spare you the details, but let it be known that the past two nights that I have been able to make a super healthy dinner for my family, and then actually join in the feast, the energy has been a little better in our home.
Today is day seven and I am still enjoying smoothies and fresh veggies from the years supply that is still in my fridge! There are some very yummy smoothie concoctions out there. This morning I enjoyed this delightful, energizing smoothie. And can you believe that I actually had 10 of the 11 ingredients on hand? Weird. Thank you dear hubby for making a late night run to Whole Foods for shredded coconut. (if you don’t like coconut, don’t worry, you cannot even taste it!)
Three more days of shoveling veggies and fruit into my body and then on to…hopefully the same thing. Now the question is, do I, A) fix the broken juicer? ($30 to redeem the lifetime warranty…shipping.) B) Return it to Costco and don’t even bother with it. or C) use the cash from Costco towards a NEW juicer? (wowza! thats not cheap!…any suggestions on great juicers out there?)
Okay, that was as a silly question…
But in the meantime, I sorta miss that clean, pulp-free juice!