Before I get going, I just have to show you my view as I write this post:


We moved again!  We are in our third campsite at Nason Creek.  This site is next to the river and fully shaded.  It’s been really hot here–90+ degrees every day.  The river and shade cut the temperature considerably in this dry climate, making it very pleasant.  Rob has set up a desk and is working away under the pines next to the river.   Later today when it gets really hot, I’ll just set up a chair in the middle of the creek.  With a book and a cool drink, I’ll be one happy gal!

But let’s get back to business…

This post is for my daughter Joy, who asked for some good juice recipes.

I’m on day 8 of a 15-day pre-wedding juice fast and am over the worst of the cravings, headaches and all the other weird things your body does when you’re not used to a ‘back to basics’ diet.  I’m following the diet recommended by Reboot with Joe.  Joe Cross, of ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead‘ fame has set up a company that helps you to complete a juice fast if you are so inclined.  It’s been really easy to do–the first 5 days included vegan soups and salads along with the juice, and the last 10 days are juice only.  I think that easing into the juice fast by adding soups, salads and veggie dishes really cut the side effects.

I nearly bought out the produce section at Dan’s Food Market in Leavenworth yesterday and spent the afternoon preparing veggies.

It’s challenging to prepare juice in a small space with a limited water supply.   

First I peeled all the veggies and fruit.


Then I filled both sinks with filtered water to rinse the produce.


Eventually I got everything rinsed and cut up.


Finally, I started to juice.  We don’t have an electrical hook up to run the juicer, but our generator was able to handle the load.


Here’s what it’s all about!  Pure nutrition.


I ended up making 15 16-oz servings that I loaded into my refrigerator in mason jars for the next couple of days.  I’ve also prepped 2 days worth of veggies so the’ll be easy to juice.  Our little RV refrigerator is very full right now, but will be empty in 4 days when I’m done with all the juice.

I like to make recipes up, depending on the best produce I find at the market.  There are other recipes on the Reboot with Joe website that you can use.  They recommend an 80/20 ratio of veggies to fruits in the juice.

It’s peach, pear and apple time here in Washington, and the other produce at Dan’s Market looks heavenly.  I got pears for 39 cents/pound!  Can’t beat that.

Here are a recipes I created yesterday (all make 2 servings):

Good Morning Starshine

  • 2 nectarines or peaches
  • 1 lemon
  • 15 leaves romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • 2 golden beets
  • 1 orange
  • 5 carrots
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 inch turmeric

Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

  • 5 carrots
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 2 apples
  • 1 inch turmeric
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • Sprinkle ½ tsp cinnamon on top when done, mix in

Sublime Lime

  • 10 kale leaves
  • 2-3 cucumbers
  • 1-2 limes
  • 2 apples

Beet the Blues

  • 2 beets
  • 10 kale leaves
  • 5 sticks celery
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 inches ginger

Salad in a Jar

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 5 carrots
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 – 2 large tomatoes
  • 5 sticks celery
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • Sprinkle hot sauce, balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top and mix in
  • Chop basil and sprinkle on top if desired

Orange Deeeelite

  • 6 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 inches ginger

To make sure I get enough protein, I’ve been adding some protein powder to my first juice of the day, which was a Beet the Blues this morning.

Hope you enjoy these recipes!





  1. Martha Goudey | 16th Aug 16

    What kind of juicer are you using? We’ll be in a casita and need a different juicer than the one we have.

    Liked the recipes and photos.

  2. Nancy | 22nd Aug 16

    Just got a juicer myself and love seeing your variety. I keep doing the kitchen sink version and this gives me more ideas for some nuance of what to juice. Have a great wedding!!! Only a few days away!

    • Stella | 23rd Aug 16

      Hi Nancy! It’s great that you got a juicer. I’m finding that I like the variety of different juice flavors. For quite a while, I’ve usually just mixed apple or orange (or some other sweeter fruit) with a heavy green like kale or broccoli, added a ‘filler’ like cucumber or celery, then either lemon and/or ginger for flavor. That’s my standard juice…but it’s nice to experiment. Thanks for the wedding wishes–it’s been hard to post because we’ve been busy!

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