the girl and the juice.

26 Feb


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. 

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.



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



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



  • 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.



  • 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



14 Responses to “the girl and the juice.”

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


    • 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 ( 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.

    • 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

  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.

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