Yesterday was a complete fruit juice day. There are so many great fruits in season like watermelon! I loveto juice the white part of the watermelon because it is loaded with antioxidants and has sort of a cooling effect on my skin after i drink it. I’ll have to admit when I cut the melon open, I really wanted to take a big bite of that sweet juicy fruit and I did…..I just spit out the pulp (which wasn’t much) duh…watermelon. Some days on a long juice feast you’ll just want all fruit juices and I was loving my fruit day. Later on around 1:00 in the afternoon I peeled about 4 large pink grapefruits and juiced those with about a thumb-sized hunk of raw ginger( I think that is my favorite refreshing fruit drink! The ginger is great for killing any parasites you may not know about……I think that is why they always serve it with sushi. It is still early in this juice feast and I want to stay close to at least a gallon of liquids a day. I probably had 3 qt of pure fruit juice yesterday and in between I drank my distilled water plus the kombucha I make, and let me tell you that can be a life-saver when you want some thing quick and convenient.
Today I decided that I would have purely veggie juice especially since my dear sister brought me a boat load of organic cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers from her wonderful garden. I’m looking at all these tomatoes and thinking ‘what am i going to do with all these’. I decided to make my version a V-8 juice. Now I like my V-8 juice sorta spicy and a little on the salty side. I used carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and celery. I gave it some heat with a little cumin, white pepper and cayenne and sea salt. I made it look just like a Bloody Mary, and boy it tasted like one minus the vodka.
Now most of my veggie juices I make a point of chewing ( as if I was chewing an apple), but if the juice contains any acids like the tomato, orange, lemon/lime or even pineapple I don’t chew. I’ll slowly savor the taste as I drink them. I know it sound silly to chew a juice, but it is very important to release the digestive juices from all the glands located in your alimentary tract. This way you know you are doing everything you need to allow the nutrients to be absorbed. Vibrant health is only achieved from proper nutrient assimilation.