Happy July, everyone! Hope you have some fun Independence Day plans set up. Matt and I will be on the road all day, heading north to Minneapolis to attend CONvergence again. (It’s basically a humongous 4-day geekfest. Matt goes for the gaming, I go for the general nerdery.) I’m excited!
If you’re looking for a red, white, and blue recipe, you won’t find it here today. (But I highly recommend last year’s Summer Berries & Vanilla Sweet Cream!) Instead, I’m here to usher in a little something I’m calling…
You see, last week I completed a 7-day juice fast, and surprisingly, I didn’t find it too tough! (Until day 7, at least…but by then I was in the home stretch, so I powered through it.) I filled up on fruit juice in the mornings, root juice in the afternoons, and lots of green juice all day long. I also had coconut water and homemade vegetable broth on hand at all times. I’m planning on doing some more juice- (and smoothie-) “fasting” (more like “feasting”) here and there throughout the month of July, and I wanted to bring you all in on the sweet fun.
Throughout the month, I’ll be posting tips on juicing and some tasty juice and smoothie recipes, as well as talking about my juicing experiences, sharing info on what kinds of made-to-order/shipped-to-your-home juice and smoothie cleanses are available online, and maybe holding a giveaway or two. I encourage you to drink at least 1 quart (4 cups) of green juice (or more!) spaced throughout the week, every week in July (or green smoothies, if you prefer). Feel free to tweet any yummy juice combos you come across and/or photos of your juices/smoothies, using the hashtag #JuicyJuly!
Today I have a delightful juice recipe for you that I just created/discovered last week. It’s my new favorite!
- 1 large pineapple, top and bottom cut off, outer husk shaved off, flesh chopped
- 1 large cucumber, ends trimmed, chopped
- 2 small limes, ends trimmed, chopped
- 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
- Run all ingredients through a juicer. Ta-da!
- I use an Omega juicer, and my juice keeps well in the fridge for two to three days.
(If you’re wondering where I got these adorable bottles, please see the bottom of this post!)
The cilantro may sound like a weird addition, but trust me, it’s incredible!
Enjoy, and have a great week and weekend, folks!