Juicing Day Two: Keep on Keepin’ On


As expected today was filled with ups and downs. I actually felt rather energized throughout the morning. And this evening (read right this very minute) I’m struggling. I would so love a hamburger, a pizza or even just a spoonful of nutella.

I must admit I’m not 100 percent juicing. I do eat lunch, but it’s from whole foods — mostly vegetables with a little bit of grain. Today’s lunch was just delicious. It’s strange how going without oils and fatty things for just a few days can affect your taste buds. The dressing for the salad (which the recipe for is below) had olive oil in it. For the first time I could really taste the olive-y taste. It just jumped out at me. And was oh so good. Really tasting things for the first time is such a thrill! It helps me get through my unfortunate juice blends I sometimes create.

Now for that recipe:

Super Tasty Salad
-1/2 cucumber
-1 tomato
-about 1/2 cup quinoa
-1/3 cup olive oil (for dressing)
-3 tbsp lemon juice
-1 tsp honey

Cook quinoa according to package directions. It takes about half an hour. Chop the cucumber and tomato. Toss the vegetables.

For the dressing, combine all three ingredients and shake/stir depending on your container. I used about half of the dressing for my salad, so keep the rest in an airtight container. I used fresh lemon juice so I don’t think it will keep too incredibly long.

Pour dressing over salad. Toss and enjoy!

Hugs and high fives,

(PS: I’m not sure how long this juicing thing will go on. Part of me is thinking 3 days, another says 7. Any thoughts? And once this little experiment is through it’s time for some whole food cooking!)



  1. I started out my juice fast thinking I’d go 7 days and only ended up doing 3. I read a lot about how it’s best do a shorter fast for the first time around to get yourself and your body used to the idea. Plus, I really needed more fiber to get things flowing 🙂 Now I’ve just been juicing at least one meal a day and eating mostly veggies and fruits. I’ll probably do another 3 day juice fast soon. Good luck! And your lunch salad sounds really delish, I think I’ll have that for dinner tonight!

    • Glad to share! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And I’m considering just doing 3 days too. But I am going to add some nut milk to my regimen this evening, so hopefully that will help me feel more full.

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