May 14, 2008
Life gave me a kick in the pants yesterday, but by this morning I was able to look at the little glitch as a blessing and hopefully will move on gracefully. Just a little business glitch...the family is A-OK, thank goodness.
But the stress of yesterday really took it out of me. I tried to be present yesterday - even listened to some of Eckhart's webcast with Oprah to help me stay focused, but today I found myself out of breath at the littlest things (going upstairs, etc.)
BUT: I did have a marvelous and wonderful massage this morning - just what I needed! I noticed a big difference since being on this juice feast, too. Usually, as good as massages feel (I love massage, being a massage therapist myself), getting up off the table is painful: my lower back has usually seizes up and I'm stiff. But today, I only had a twinge of lower back pain (right side) at the end, and everything felt looser during and after the massage. Yay!
Yesterday I had only about 4 quarts of juice...which is the recommended amount, but I usually have more. I had the usual:
* juice of three oranges with water, chlorophyll and bee pollen
* strawberry, apple, mints, spinach, sprouts with 1 Tbsp chlorophyll - 1 quart
* watermelon with chlorophyll - 1 quart
* Green Veggie Juice (GVJ) with the usual suspects: carrots, cuke, celery, pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, spinach, cilantro, lime, lemon, sprouts, green apple - 2 quarts.
Today I made same as above, except the GVJ had orange beets and arugula as well, and so made 3 quarts.
So far I only drank the oj, apple/strawberry/mint/etc, 2 quarts of GVJ and some watermelon juice.
BUT, I made the most amazing soup (juice eaten with a spoon from a bowl) for dinner! Dave made lentil soup which smelled sooo very good, so I had to create something besides my usual.
Here is the recipe:
* About 4 inches of the top of a butternut squash (mine was about 2" diameter)
* 1 tomato with a garlic clove pushed in (to get the garlic to through the juicer better)
* 2 celery stalks
* 1/4 yellow pepper
To the bowl of delicious orange soup I added a squeeze of lemon and some hemp oil (optional). It was simply divine.
I wish I had taken a picture of this beautiful creation before gobbling (slurping) it up. Maybe I'll make it again tomorrow.
For eaters: some chopped tomato and basil in the soup would be amazing, I think.
The strawberries, watermelon and sprouts are gone (though I have sunflower sprouts starting in the old FreshLife Sprouter.
But a pineapple awaits, and Penni's mint julep recipe may be just the thing for tomorrow!