|My new friend. The bag makes it easier to take out the discarded fibre.|
I had my usual coffee with oat milk for breakfast but, as on Wednesday, I didn't need another coffee at all during the day.
At 11.30 I gathered up a whole load of fruits and vegetables and trotted next door for a juicing lesson with Aviva Belfer. The smaller juicer that she was going to lend me was on the table and her big-mama juicer was set up on the side where it lives.
I showed her my produce and asked her to talk me through it. Aviva likes to make green juices and not include fruit because of the sugar content. I totally agree with this so we went ahead with her recipe. I'd much rather stick to vegetable juices and eat my fruit as pieces of fruit.
Aviva starts with a whole lemon, a knob of fresh ginger, a knob of fresh tumeric (I had never seen fresh tumeric before - I didn't even know it looked like orange ginger), cucumbers, celery, and beet leaves (hers were finished so we used my spinach leaves instead). I also had some parsley so we added that though it doesn't make enough juice to be worth it. Next time I'll save the parsley for a salad.
I tasted it and it was good but a bit too lemony for me. So we added a few carrots and it was perfect (although I think I'll still put in less lemon when I make my own). It was just the right amount sweet. It was fresh and light. It was delicious. And it still had some fibre in it even though it was juice.
|The elixir of life.|
When she went to a birthday party later I made my very own juice in my very own [borrowed] juicer. It had a chunk of lemon, fresh ginger, cucumbers, celery, spinach leaves, and carrots. I loved, loved, loved it!
Later I ate a banana and a bowl of melon. I drank an apple juice spritzer (half store bought apple juice and half soda water). I felt virtuous.
And this morning the scales showed another 31lb loss. So at the end of the original 5-day challenge I lost 5.4lbs and that's without even doing it religiously. I'm going to continue until the end of the full week although I will eat a light supper with my friend this evening.
I'm linking up to Reasons 2B Cheerful over at Mummy from the Heart, for obvious reasons.