Streaming Netflix is absolutely amazing. Without it, I never would have seen a little documentary called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” about an Australian man who embarks on a juicing journey to lose weight, get healthy and “reboot” his body. He juices for around 2 months, under a doctor’s supervision. If you’ll notice, not once did I use the word “fast.” In this instance, the subject of the film was getting his daily calorie and nutrient needs from the juice he replaced meals with. Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is an awesome way to get your vitamins and minerals in a quick, easy, and tasty way. (I know there have been some days in the past where I have looked back on my meals for the day and not had ONE single colorful thing in my food. Behold, my beige shame) Keep in mind that you don’t want to deprive your body of the (healthy) calories it needs to function on a day to day basis, especially if you lead an active lifestyle. I have made fresh juice a handful of times now (my favorite is carrot, apple, ginger, spinach) and last week I had a juice every morning for breakfast.
Breakfast of Champions
Chris and I had some Crate and Barrel gift cards saved up, so we were able to purchase a Breville Compact Juice Extractor, exactly like the model below.(Retails for about $99.95)
I know there are probably less pricey juicers out there but the Breville gets stellar reviews in a cost/performance comparison.
Check out the documentary if you can, and then head on over to the Reboot your Life website for recipes and advice. If you have any questions about juicing, leave them in the comment section below.
Question: Have you ever made fresh fruit/veg juice and if so, leave your recipes in the comment section!
*** Disclaimer: I am NOT a registered dietician, nutritionist, or health expert. However, there are plenty of resources available online for you to assess your own nutritional needs.