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!
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.
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):
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!