Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kiwi-Cucumber Cooler

Well it's day 15 of my juice fast/cleanse and I'm doing great!  I get a little hungry now and then but for the most part I feel really good.  I have a lot of energy, I've lost 10 pounds and believe it or not the whites of my eyes are brighter!  Which scares me a little bit...was there something wrong with my liver before I went on this fast?  Anyway, at least I'm going in the right direction.

I don't know how long I will remain on this--I just take it day by day but most likely I'll stay on this course for 30 days.  To keep the weight loss from slipping any further I've added more smoothies to my diet.  I drink a high protein smoothie every day now instead of every other day.  And I've also added a savory vegetable broth as well.  Some times I want something hot and soothing, especially since we've had a lot of rain lately.

Also, I try and change up my juices everyday, but I always include a "green juice" of some sort and alternate certain juices if they have higher sugar content such as beet and carrot, or sweet potato and orange.  I also keep track of the amount of sugar/carbs, protein and fiber in an app on my iphone.  It helps me track if I'm using too much fruit in my juices and smoothies.  But for the most part, I follow the 3:1 ratio of veggies:fruit.  However, if I have four juices a day, then the fruit can add up and so I always drink a pure vegetable juice as one of my juices.

Kiwi-Cucumber Cooler 

3 or 4 kiwi ripe kiwi depending on size
1 cucumber
1/4-1/2 bunch spinach
5 sprigs of mint
1/4-1/2 small lime (I wanted to use Key limes but the store didn't have any)
1/4 cup coconut water

I like peeling the kiwi because it keeps the juice vibrant green but you can juice the skin.  Once all the ingredients are juiced, I stir in the coconut water.  If you want it thicker you can blend in fresh coconut meat or an avocado.  This will also be a great refreshing summer drink served over ice pool side!


No comments:

Post a Comment