Juice Diet: Day 5

Today is Day 5 of my juice diet! I am feeling energized and excited. Since Monday, I have lost 6 pounds!! I have also incorporated some great workout routines to my diet — thanks to Pinterest! I have also been using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone. Through the My Fitness Pal app you can create recipes, which is where I have been tracking about how many calories (and other nutrition info.) each juice contains. The My Fitness Pal app also helps you lose weight or maintain your current weight by keeping track of your weight, how many pounds you want to lose per week, and it gives you a goal for how many calories you can have per day. You can also scan food items for the exact nutrition info. They also have restaurant nutritional information. You can also put in your exercise information daily so that you can subtract calories.

For those of you who have not juiced before, it can be fairly expensive. The juicer itself can be expensive, I believe that I found a great juicer for a great price. Click here for the blog post where I have the link for my juicer and a lot of information for beginners who want to start juicing. Not only can a juicer be expensive, but buying all of the fruits and vegetables that you will need for your juices can be expensive too. I go grocery shopping every Sunday and I bought about 5 of each fruit and a few of each vegetable. I’m already running low on my ingredients and some of them I have used up completely.

Juicing definitely involves a lot of planning. This week, I created my juice recipes off of the top of my head the moment I wanted to make them. However, I already had an idea of what fruits and vegetables I like to use in my juices. If you’re new to juicing, research juice recipes (or my blog!) to see what kind of recipes you might like, what kind of fruit and vegetables you want to buy, and notice how much produce is used per juice. There’s a lot of produce used per juice!

However, despite the fairly expensive cost, juicing is very good for you. I am planning on doing a blog post soon that lists all of the benefits of juicing, and what else you can do with your juicer. So stay tuned!

BREAKFAST:

"Fruit Punch Juice"

“Fruit Punch Juice”

“Fruit Punch Juice” Recipe:

  • 1 peach
  • 1 lemon
  • Half of a Granny Smith apple
  • Watermelon (*Note: watermelon is usually already cut up and in a container in our fridge, because I love it so much, so I’m not sure exactly how much watermelon I put in this juice. Therefore, put all of your other ingredients in first and then fill the rest of your glass with juiced watermelon until your glass is full!)

LUNCH:

Day 5: Lunch

Day 5: Lunch

Recipe:

  • 2 Gala apples
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 4 medium carrots

I also had half of my chicken stuffed avocado recipe.

Stay tuned!

xoxo, Megan

Juice Diet: Day 2

Today is Day 2 of my juice diet journey! I am excited and feeling energized today. I prepared my breakfast juice last night since I had an early and busy morning today. If you’re someone who is on the go and doesn’t have time to make juice during the day, try to find sometime during the day (for example, for me towards the end of the day) that you can prepare your juice(s). I bought cheap, plastic drink containers from target so that I could store my juices overnight so they’re cold and ready to drink the next day when I need them!

BREAKFAST:

"Summertime" Juice

“Summertime Juice”

Today’s breakfast juice is my “Summertime” Juice. This juice was so good, I think I finished drinking it in less than a minute. This juice also made me feel refreshed and energized, which was exactly what I needed this morning! Since I had such a busy morning I wanted to make sure I had something solid in my tummy so that my stomach wouldn’t be growling by lunch time. So with breakfast I ate half of a whole wheat english muffin, toasted, with strawberry jam.

“Summertime Juice” Recipe:

  • 1 orange (peel oranges and cut into slices that will fit into your juicer)
  • Half of a peach
  • 2 whole carrots (the big carrots, not baby carrots!)
  • 1 cup of strawberries (cut the leaves off before putting them into your juicer)

LUNCH:

Ingredients for my "Lean And Green Juice"

Ingredients for my “Lean And Green Juice”

If you like Granny Smith apples and lemonade, then this is the drink for you! This drink is very sweet and filling. This is one of my favorite juices! The amount of ingredients I used for this juice comes out to be exactly 700 mL (about 23 ounces), so it’s a fairly big juice.

“Lean And Green Juice” Recipe:

  • 2 Granny Smith apples (cut out apple’s core and cut apple into slices/chunks that will fit into your juicer)
  • Half of an orange (peel and cut into slices that will fit into your juicer)
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 lemon (peel and cut in half, depending on the size of your lemon)
  • Half of a cucumber

DINNER:

Chicken Stuffed Avocado

Chicken Stuffed Avocado

For dinner, I had chicken stuffed avocado, which I have previously posted the recipe on my blog here.

xoxo, Megan