Big Summer Juice Detox – Day 2

DAY 2

Started the morning with some Yoga Meltdown with Jillian Michaels.

Yes,  Sunday should be my rest day but because of that time of the month..had my rest day on Wednesday instead this week.

Woke up feeling like I needed something light with not much impact- listening to my body.

Really should have been running but it was quite dreary outside and couldn’t motivate myself to be out there.

So at least I did something!

I love this workout..30 mins of dynamic yoga – giving me a great sweat workout and great toning!

After some water, made myself some fresh mint tea – whilst preparing my juices for the day: JM’s Super Juicex2, Super Chute Juice & Turbo Expressx2

It took me most of the morning!

But worth it.

Whilst I had the energy, I also cut up all the fruits & veggies for the next day, which I prepared at night :) – with school holidays over and this juicer taking a little more time to clean – it was best this way.

I was a little behind with my juices because I started making them around 9ish, so by the end of this day, I had one juice left over!

Had my son’s karate grading in the afternoon, so was able to bring one of the juices with me.

As celebration of him earning his blue belt,  he usually likes to go out and have something to eat as celebration – a habit that I have yet to break myself. So his choice was muffins from Muffin Break.

That was tough.

I love Muffin Break muffins.

I know they’re not good for me with the amount of refined stuff in them…but I love them nevertheless!

The smell of the muffins and the coffee that I bought my hubby was killing me.

My juice for that afternoon was the Super Chute juice – not my favourite!

But soldiered on and ignored them all eating their muffins.

Afternoon tea is my toughest habit to break!

By 3pm,  I want to sit down with a cuppa and something sweet(biscuits, cake)

Most of the time I am good and have nut mix of some sort – but the last few weeks have brought alive the sugar cravings!

After that juice, I was feeling quite tired and fell asleep whilst we were all watching a show together.

A much needed nap!

I spent the evening making them all dinner. With a lot more restraint this time.

Making them all a beautiful chicken & vegetables with rice. Which I know tasted amazing, because of me choosing not to eat it at this time :)

Then spent the evening making my juices for Day 3

I wanted to blog here, so stayed up a little and had to have a chamomile tea to keep me going.

Even though chamomile tea is suppose to help me sleep..in this case, it worked in the reverse!

By the time I went to bed, I had a massive headache!

Remembering that this was all my doing! From all that I have been feeding my body.

Rest is definitely imperative during this detox. Especially when I didn’t wean myself into it.

Thankfully, I was able to finally rest with Leonie Dawson’s Divine Dreaming Meditation. I never heard the end of it..so it must have worked hehe. I love this meditation..most relaxing and healing.

Although I was edgy on this day with all the different changes happening to my body, at the same time, I felt quite calm!

I made it through another day!

And never gave in to the Green Eyed hunger monster! :)

Question I have been asking myself:

Why is my mojo so much more alive during winter than it is in Summer?

Stay tuned for Day 3 and perhaps a revelation for the above question ….

Passie’s version of JM’s Turbo Express

Passie’s version of JM’s Turbo Express

Ingredients:

  • 1 small piece of lime – peeled
  • 2 Golden delicious, Green apples or Royal Gala
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • Small bunch of Spinach
  • 1 inch chunk Cucumber
  • 1/4 ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 stick of Celery
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples, pineapple,celery, cucumber, spinach & lime.
  2. Put the avocado flesh into a  blender along with the ice and pour over juice
  3. Blend everything until smooth
  4. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

This juice is deliciously creamy – tastes like a green smoothie. Beautiful smooth consistency. Very very Yummy!! It’s rich in potassium, vitamin C & iron – helping to cleanse the intestine & boost the immune system. Excellent for rebuilding red blood cells & reducing blood pressure. Also helpful with kidney problems & acts as a diuretic. The blended avocado provides an abundance of all our body’s 6 dietary needs: Water, Fat, Protein, Natural Sugar, Vitamins & Minerals!! What more could you asked for…probably get more of this in a juice than my old diet/lifestyle. Lots of Goodness!!!

Passie’s version of JM’s Super Juice

Passie’s version of JM Super JuiceIMG_20130715_110342-1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime – peeled
  • 2 Golden delicious, Green apples or Royal Gala
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1/4 medium Cucumber
  • 1/4 ripe Avocado
  • 2 capsules Green Superfoods powderA super high quality blend of the 5 best Green Superfoods!25% Hawaiian Spirulina;25% Yaeyama Chlorella;25% Organic Australian Barley Grass;15% Organic Australian Alfalfa;10% Organic Icelandic Lithothamnium Calcareum (marine plant minerals)
  • 1 capsule of Inner Health Plus Probiotic(Assists in restoring beneficial (friendly) intestinal bacteria especially after long-term antibiotic and/or contraceptive pill use; Aids in the maintenance of a normal healthy gastrointestinal system and digestive function; Helps improve general wellbeing)
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples, pineapple, cucumber & lime.
  2. Put the avocado flesh into a  blender along with the ice, Green super foods & Probiotic powder and pour over juice
  3. Blend everything until smooth
  4. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

This juice is deliciously creamy – tastes like a green smoothie. Beautiful smooth consistency.

Spirulina is a phenomenal alga; it is supreme at harvesting the sun’s energy and has been growing naturally for than 3.5 billion years! It has been found to contain one of the most concentrated amounts of nutrients, phytonutrients & antioxidants of any plant.

The avocado makes this juice filling and provides the body with the perfect balance of essential fatty acids.

Both the cucumber & lime are terrific for cleansing the body and great for hair, skin and nails!

Packed with goodness!!!

Get on this :)

Source: Jason Vale’s 7lbs in 7 days Super juice Diet

Big Summer Juice Detox

DAY 1

I just realised today that I have never blogged about my Juice detox experiences.

So here I am!

I’ve had a couple of experiences doing a juice detox with Jason Vale.

This particular detox is based on Jason’s book 7lbs in 7 days - which is an amazing book to read before starting on this detox.

It’s really a must read, to get one into the right state before beginning this journey.

As with everything that we embark on, it’s absolutely imperative that we have a reason for doing it and not just purely for the sake of doing a detox.

A deeper reason is very important so that you have the motivation to keep going.

I planned to get on this a while ago when I saw the email promoting it in my inbox.

Although was not aware exactly what day it was starting..usually these things start on a Monday, but this one started on a Saturday!

Strange I thought.

So luckily I checked this out before going shopping on Friday and was able to get all that I needed to for most of the week.

Because we had already planned a visit with my brother and family on Saturday, I had to think  ahead and prepare all my juices for that day. So Friday night had me in the kitchen, preparing all 5 of my juices.

This was a real test for my new juicer that’s for sure…doing so many in a row.

The next day, I took 3 of the juices with me to my brother’s in a cooler bag and put them in their fridge when we got there.

My sister in law prepared a beautiful healthy lunch ..which smelled delicious but I was strong and poured my JM Super Chute Juice.

Sipped on it slowly for the next half hour or so..with a couple of peppermint teas in between.

Then she served Banana/Blueberry Bread for afternoon tea.

I won’t say it wasn’t tempting.

It was!

But seriously, I had been feeding my body so many similar things in the last few weeks, I was glad to not be feeding it any more of all the refined stuff I had been drowning myself in.

Yes, I  was still reading labels, but really, most of my diet lately had been out of a packet or a box..NOT GOOD!

Not because it says so out there or some expert told me so.

Because my body was telling me so.

It was truly not happy with me.

By 3.30pm, the withdrawal symptoms really hit me…ended up having to have a nap before taking on the 2 hour drive back home.

When we got home, I made a quick grilled fish with veggies/salad for the family…which seemed a lot more delicious and tempting than ever!

The benefit for my family when I am on a detox, everything tastes better because I eat with with my sense of smell & sight :)

I had a headache whilst drinking my last juice of the day – Lemon Ginger Zinger

It helped to have a chamomile tea before going to bed :)

Oh and my workout for the day was Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution Workout 4

I expected this first day to be a challenge as I didn’t ease myself into the program by cutting out all the sugar before hand…so my body is working over time flushing out all the crap that I had been feeding it now.

Stay tuned for Day 2…

Passie’s version of JM Super Chute Juice

Pas’ version of JM Super Chute Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Golden delicious  or Green apples

    Didn’t take a pic of my own juice, so borrowed this one from Google :)

  • A small chunk of Carrot
  • 1/2 a stick of Celery
  • 1 large handful of mixed green leaves(kale, spinach, mint – anything that you can get your hands on!)
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1/2 inch of Broccoli stem
  • 1 small handful alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/4 inch slice unpeeled raw beetroot
  • 1/4 inch slice Zucchini
  • 1 small piece of lemon(wax free)
  • 1/4 inch slice Ginger
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)

(Double recipe if needed for more than 1 meal in the day)

Instructions:

  1. Juice it all one after the other – and make sure that your juicer doesn’t get stuck or clogged up! hehe – Start with apple and end with apple
  2. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

The beetroot takes over this juice, even though it’s only a small piece that you put in – it becomes red!

And mehh.. not the best tasting juice out of all the juices I have made from any of JM’s detoxes to be honest.

But Hey..full of goodness:

It’s packed with Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Selenium, Folic Acid & Chlorophyll. Packed with Vitamin A – helping maintain healthy skin, eyes & bones and boosts the immune system(which is what I really need right now!!)

Beetroot is one of nature’s best blood builders, and rich in carotenoids.

So purely for the benefits and that it’s an anti-cancer King…Get on this :)

 

Transcending Running into Life

“Physical fitness is transcendent. When we feel strong physically it empowers and strengthens us in all facets of our lives.” ~Jillian Michaels

Today was my first day running on my own, since my husband and I began the journey of training together 23 days ago!

I wanted to write this before I forget about it or can’t be bothered doing it.

Wow, I can’t believe it has been that long already.

At the same time, it also feels like a lifetime ago!

Just so much has happened in between that time.

So many changes

So much growing

So many little  things to be grateful for

So many learnings..so many!!!

The reason why I was on my own training today is because my husband has unfortunately got an injury in his knee and can no longer keep training with me – not without causing any more  harm to his knee. Which is a road we prefer to detour from.

So this morning, I went on the run on my own.

And Gosh, I missed him.

I realised how much having him was such a massive support and helped me to keep going. Plus I was also pacing myself more to make sure that I didn’t leave him too far behind on days when his knee was playing up.

By myself, my mind was racing!

Thinking too much about the details of getting to my goal today

My goal being to run 5kms all the way, no walk breaks!

I was way too much in my head.

I was thinking about how much I missed him.

I tried imagining he was there..but it wasn’t the same.

Before I knew it, I was back in my head.

All my techniques that I had taught him didn’t even work today.

I was definitely also not in the right state as it is almost that time of the month and my mind is a lot more scattered than it usually is.

And I am over emotional..more than ever this month!

I ran 3.6 kms without stopping today, which took me 22 mins.

Sometimes, I get so focussed on the end goal that I am not enjoying the beauty around me and the progress I have and am making in this process.

Instead, I focus on the pain and the bits that are too hard.

Like thinking about the next hill and whether I can get past it!

Such a reflection of my life!

Today, not having my husband there on the run, really got me to see and feel that doing things on my own is so much harder than when the support and help is there.

When we are supporting each other, it gives us so much more energy and we are able to pick ourselves up so much faster.

Although it is important to also find and use our own strength, sometimes that is not enough.

Sometimes we need to replenish it by getting that love and support from our loved ones.

Especially when times are tough

Especially when we allow our mind to go into negative overdrive

It happens to us all doesn’t it?

Who can stay positive all the time?

We are constantly going through so much healing, learning, growing, evolving!

Every time we arrive at a new space in our soul healing

Every time we arrive at a new place in our physical progress

Every time we reach a new mindset in out minds

We feel like we’re alone

Like maybe there’s no one else who feels or thinks like this

But that’s not true

If you open your mind

If you open your heart

The universe conspires to show you

The universe conspires to bring people into your life to support you

To show you that you don’t need to do this on your own

The support is all around you

You need only ASK

You only need to say YES

And then

Transcend all that you hear

Transcend all that you learn

Into your everyday life

Recognise your efforts and celebrate, no matter  how small.

Today, I did achieve running 5.1 kms, even though I didn’t do it all the way like I planned in my head…

I still did it!!!

Making sure to take care of my body and listening to it when it needed the break.

 

Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.”
—  Jillian Michaels

 

 

 

 

Dairy, Gluten & Wheat FREE Zucchini Slice

I made this for dinner last night. As I began to prepare it the way that I usually do, which is with cheese..I realised that we had none in the fridge(minimising the dairy intake in the house). So then, of course, it was on to Google to find a dairy free, wheat free, gluten free recipe. I found one at The holistic cooking goddess, which basically gave me a couple of hints as to what I can use as alternatives and still made it my own. I am glad that she had the recipe up, so thank you to this Goddess.

It was a big hit with the family, as it was very light. The oregano smell was amazingly delightful. We all didn’t even miss the cheese!! All in all, a success and soooo easy to make :)

Dairy, Gluten & Wheat FREE Zucchini SliceZucchini Slice

Ingredients:

2 large Zucchinis grated
2 large Carrots grated
1 large Onion finely diced
2 Garlic Cloves minced
6 Free Range Eggs
1/4 Cup Gluten Free plain Flour(got mine from Aldi..cheap!!)
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tsp Tamari (wheat free soy)
1 Tsp Himalayan salt
2 large Tomatoes
1 Tbs Dried Oregano

 
Directions:

Combine eggs, oil, flour, tamari and salt in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.

Add grated carrot and zucchini, onion and garlic and mix well.

Transfer mix to a 20cm square tin, lined with baking paper or olive oil spray.

Slice tomato into thick slices and place on top. sprinkle with oregano

200 degrees for 1 hour or until set.

Serve with steamed veggies or a lovely green salad :)

Yummy..Get on it :)

Enjoy!!!

Passie’s exciting new project underway

Today is the first day I start working on a project/experiment I have received guidance to put into action.

It is all about bringing my mind, body & spirit in balance.

I will be doing a lot of daily personal journaling and also blogging so that I can share some of these outcomes with you all!

I am really excited about this project!

It’s the creative juices I have been waiting for…but it’s one that will need time and action before I can release it to the world.
SO WATCH THIS SPACE!

Me as at 4th of June 2013

Me as at 4th of June 2013

Meanwhile, I wanted to share Day 1(before ) pic of me and share my progress over the next 12 weeks!
I have taken this picture to show the difference in my skin over the next 12 weeks.

I plan to take one at least once a month or whenever I can see the changes happening.

At the moment, my skin is in bad shape as the GOD honest truth is that I have not been taking care of myself as much as I should have been in the last 2 months. This is as a result of allowing negative emotions take over my mind & then my body by eating all the things that I know my body didn’t need or want.

My skin has lost its glow, as well as my eyes.

The bags have become darker & becoming deeper.

Instead of beating myself up over it, as I would’ve done in the past.

I have decided to use this as a positive creative project for myself and hopefully turn it into something I can share with the  world.

I am always looking to change and create the best me that I can be and I think this project will help me with this.

This is only the beginning of the journey!

I know that there will be many challenges to face ahead.

I am looking for all avenues of support I can  find at the moment and would love all of you to support me on this journey.

Today is the first day.

The beginning is always the easiest for me.

It’s maintaining the momentum that’s the challenge – especially when I see positive results.

Day 1 consists of FRUITS only to begin the detox process.

The detoxifying process hasn’t kicked in too harshly as yet!

I started my day with my usual smoothie and ginger shot(actually was a garlic shot this morning!)

Wish me luck and look forward to all your support!

I know that it will help me immensely to stay focused.

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you all.

Love & Light.xx

Passie’s After workout Juice

Passie’s After workout Juice

Ingredients:

Please make sure to wash all vegetables & fruits before juicing

  • 1 large green Apple(or 2 small ones)
  • 3-4 large leaves of Kale
  • Top part of  half  a Celery
  • 1 lime(peeled)
  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • About half a bunch of mint
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)
(This should make enough for about one and half servings)
Instructions:

  1. Juice the apple, pineapple, lime, mint,kale & celery(in that order)
  2. Serve in tall glass, take away cup or wine glass over ice

Just watch when you put the Kale through, the beautiful green that it spits out over the rest of the colours in the juice. Simply divinely beautiful.

This is a very sweet tasting juice, giving you lots of energy to go on with your day after your workout :)

YUMMY!! :)

Get on this :)

Pas’ version of JM’s Lemon/Ginger Zinger

Pas’ version of JM’s Lemon/Ginger Zinger

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 green apple (recipe calls for 2 apples)
  • 2 carrots(washed)
  • 1/2 lemon(recipe says 1 inch slice of lemon – I went all out! hehe)
  • 1/4 cm of ginger(according to taste)
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)

(Double recipe if needed for more than 1 meal in the day)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples, lemon, ginger & carrots(in that order)
  2. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

Had this as my last juice of the day last night(Monday 29/4/2013)

The lemon taste with the ginger makes it a little spicy but divine!

Absolutely amazing in taste and the colour is incredible!

Get on this :)

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