it’s funny, i thought ‘breaking the fast’ was going to be some sort of remarkable experience, but it was anticlimactic. for some reason i had this half cooked idea that the moment i put something whole in my stomach that the world was going to come to an end, or my stomach was going to revolt. something. but nope, i’ve had my last green juice for breakfast, and a half a pint of blueberries, an orange, and an avocado spread out whenever i felt the need to eat them, and i don’t feel crazy hungry or different. what i do feel though, is the urge to shovel mass amounts of food into me. not because i need to, but because i can. i just had a basic smoothie of cashews, banana, and some frozen fruit and i’m satisfied, but i’m wondering how long i can hold back a crazy gorge fest, or worse, a pile of fried food. wish me luck!
i woke up completely headache free and spritely today! thank gawd! it’s about 1:30 and i’m 2 juices in- i’m trying to have one every 2 hours, ending with my last at 8pm so that i can digest before i hit the hay. i’m also going to
attempt to work out after work today; maybe some sweating will help cleanse my skin?
heres my juice rundown, i’m missing one because i’ll make it later when i get home after i hit the gym? or before? we’ll see.
L -> R
1. double batch of green juice: a bunch chard, cucumber, 4 stalks celery, a d’anjou pear, several fistfuls of spinach, a crown and stalk of broccoli. i forgot, and missed, the knob of ginger. this will be my first and third juices of the day. i might do a fruitier version for a later evening juice.
2. beet juice! 2 red beets, 1 orange, 4 carrots. my second juice of the day.
3. spicy lemonade. 1 peeled lemon juiced and then added to 1 tsp raw agave and 1/4 tsp cayenne. tomorrow i will use 2 lemons and some ginger, too! *it’s pink from being made after the beet juice
4. raw cashew milk. 1/3c soaked cashews, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon and a dab of agave, pureed until smooth. i think this is supposed to be that last down the hatch? i’m assuming the fat and protein content of the nuts will keep my stomach satisfied while i sleep.