the girl and the juice.

26 Feb

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after several feasts around christmas and new years and some alcoholic days throughout january, i got inspired by amanda who is juicefasting since january 1st. every time i saw her fruit/juice pics, i got a visual vitamin boost. and i wanted it too. in real life! i wanted to taste it and feel the energy flow down my throat. the more i looked at the photos of amanda’s juices or of the plates where she had the beautifully cut fruit on, i thought: ” yesss, juice is the new black!!!” i started to do some research and decided to go for the bosch mes 3000 juicer (sounds quite manly, doesn’t it? and it’s true, the bosch is a tough guy, standing strong even if you give him several beet roots and carrots and ginger. he squishes them all!)

and now i am juicefasting too. i started three weeks ago but other than amanda who is ONLY drinking juice, i replace 50% or 75% of my daily meals with juice.

at first i took my recipes from joe the reboot guy. www.rebootwithjoe.com 

after a while you get a feeling though what you can combine and what might taste yummy and you start to make up your own recipes.

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RAINBOW BRITE JUICE

  • 1 beet root
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 big carrots
  • ginger
  • 5 physalis
  • a small cup of rasberries

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PASTEL JUICE LOVE

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 6 cabbage leaves
  • 2 coriander stems
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 thumb size peace of fennel
  • 1/2 package of blueberries

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NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER JUICE

  • 1 bloodorange
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon pollen
  • ginger
  • 1/3 honey melon

i can’t tell you any miracles that resulted out of my juicefasting action so far. but i can see some changes already:

after standing strong and healthy for 3 months now through the freezing and grey berlin winter, i finally managed to catch a cold now. and normally i am in a miserable state when that happens. it starts with a sore throat, then i get a fever and so forth. i don’t want to bore you with that. the good thing though is, it feels like i pass each stage of this nasty illness faster then i normally do. and what else should i ascribe this to than to my beautiful juices? which leads me to the next asset:

the beauty of the juice.

don’t you think that it looks like art? like a painting? like a color explosion? i find it soothing already to stare at my juice for a while after i made it. the juice is a poem.

one of my colleagues a very charming guy said to me: “what? you’re only drinking juice? you must stink like a cow after a while!” haha, we’re all bursting with laughter! and i can appease you, i don’t smell any different than i normally do (and my normal smell is: milk and honey with a slight hint of caramel, just so that you know).

another positive observation i made is: people frequently ask me if i’ve been on vacation and that i am glowing (even if i feel like s**t that day). my answer usually is ‘no’. and then they continue: “well, then you must be in love…”

me, smiling: “it must be the JUICE!”

f you decide to start a juice detox too or if you’ve already done it, tell me about your experiences. i’d love to know.

and here’s another nice boost juice for you.

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THE MEAN GREEN HULK

  • two hands full of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 apples
  • 1 stem of a cellery
  • 1 point of a knife chlorella
  • ginger
  • 1/3 of a medium size fennel

ENJOY ❤

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14 Responses to “the girl and the juice.”

  1. Ken Takel 2013/02/26 at 7:59 pm #

    Lecker!

    • julia 2013/02/27 at 3:11 pm #

      …und gesund 😉

  2. Gianfranco 2013/02/26 at 8:31 pm #

    Hum….not sure that my stomach could tolerate some of your above mixtures 🙂 …..I really love fruits and vegetables,….. but spinach + apples ? really ? I let you to your testings Doctor Julia !

    • julia 2013/02/27 at 3:11 pm #

      hahaha! doctor julia…. i like that 😉
      yes, spinach and apples works. it all depends on the amount of the ingredients and a happy mixture. then everything will be fine.

  3. teamgloria 2013/02/27 at 5:24 am #

    We have a moment of caramel about us too – and a soupcon of grapefruit 😉

    A visual boost indeed from your vibrant Matisse esque Juices!

    • julia 2013/02/27 at 3:10 pm #

      it is funny that you say matisse. i was thinking about franz marc (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Marc_012.jpg) but there’s something matisse about the juices too, that’s true xxx

      • teamgloria 2013/02/27 at 7:11 pm #

        oh that’s beautiful – never seen that painting…….thank you *feelingEnriched*

        isn’t the interweb delicious for all the sharing-beauty-we-can-do?

      • D. A. Wolf 2013/02/28 at 4:45 pm #

        I hope you don’t mind. I couldn’t resist. The Fauves! Even more jubilant in person, of course, but I recall seeing this in San Francisco a few years ago. Heavenly. http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/213

    • julia 2013/02/28 at 4:02 pm #

      oh, yes!!! i totally agree.
      let’s sit in silence for a minute an worship the interweb 😉

      • julia 2013/02/28 at 5:45 pm #

        uuuhh, little big wolf!!! beauuuuutifulll!!!! and totally juicy, too! thank you for sharing ❤

  4. D. A. Wolf 2013/02/28 at 4:41 pm #

    Love, love, love your answers. And delighted you stopped by my responses (though I didn’t do the full throttle exercise… hoping for forgiveness all ’round). It’s always a relief to hear someone else admit that they will literally wither without time alone – gobs of it, really – which some take so personally! It’s about refueling. No, it’s more than that. A sort of music unto itself that some of us need.

    David Lynch at your dinner! Sublime.

    I will be sure to stop by more often (yes, yes, yes!), and many thanks to team gloria for making such wondrous introductions…

    • julia 2013/02/28 at 4:49 pm #

      oh, yes!! thank you teamgloria…. you have some precious pearls in your blogroll!!! 😉
      really nice to get to know you via the net.
      are you a capricorn too?
      i’ve been told several times now that the “needing-time-for-oneself” is a typical capricorn thing?
      i love your expression “a sort of music unto itself…”. that so so so much describes it.
      happy to see you and delighted to see you here again
      xxx

  5. Nina 2013/02/28 at 4:48 pm #

    yeah! Endlich mein ersehntes juice posting, es war nur konsequent. Die Farben, die Namen, alles zaubert das berühmte Miss Jules Lächeln auf meine Lippen. 🙂

    • julia 2013/02/28 at 4:52 pm #

      “das berühmte miss jules lächeln”…. that just makes my day ❤
      ich bin geschmeichelt und freue mich.
      ja, und hab sogar noch ein paar mehr eigenkreationen auf lager… vielleicht gibt's dafür noch mal nen extrapost.
      ich herze dich aus der ferne.
      j.

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