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Summer Juice Feasters

Are you a Summer Juice Feaster? The produce is perfect right now! Local organic is readily available! Things are greening, plumping, and ripening up. The Hot/Cool Shower (Contrast Shower) and working up sweats for cleansing is easier in summer!

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Comment by Kait on June 8, 2008 at 1:42pm
Has everyone already begun? I was suppose to begin next Friday, but have decided to start tomorrow.
Comment by 575lbs on June 8, 2008 at 4:45pm
I'm on day 14 today. I am feeling great, but my diet wasn't that great before, so I could only feel better, not worse.

"Don't ever, EVER let yourself run out of juice." - K.K. 2008
Comment by Kyra on June 8, 2008 at 5:06pm
Hi everyone! I made a run to the Asian market and scored two boxes of coconuts yesterday, and found that the People's Co-op in Ocean Beach had organic strawberries for $1.29 (OMG!), dandelion greens that were super healthy looking, and HUGE, 2 pound bunches of red chard for $1.79! Now that's what I'm talking about! Yay! This is more like it, for in my neighborhood, they were dealing with rising prices by halving the portions ... not a good system for us feasters. So anyway, yesterday we made pina coladas JF-style and walked along the beach. Summer feasting is a joy! Today I made 2 gallons of green juice, and it is sitting there waiting for me ... I've got to make a road trip to LA in a few minutes, and nothing makes me happier than a fridge of full mason jars when I need to travel. It is such a good feeling to know you can have a great trip, sipping your juice through a straw, listening to tunes, whenever you have a long day of driving ahead.
Comment by Kait on June 8, 2008 at 8:47pm
$1.29 for strawberries! What a bargain! I went out and bought a bunch of produce from the local Asian market by me also. Just enough to last me until next Saturday when I take a trip to the Union Square farmers' market. :)
Comment by Jacquie on June 9, 2008 at 5:15am
Hi ya'll, I'm really looking forward to heading out to the farmers markets this week. I tried to visit a rather large market near wear I live, but a truck had plowed into it lol. No one was hurt, but the poor watermelons didn't survive. I'm doing my start redo today, so woo summer juice feasters! :D
Comment by Allison on June 9, 2008 at 7:37pm
I'm on Day 3 today and glad to have found all of you. It'll be great to have others to juice feast with. I thought I was the only one going through the summer. LOL

So my biggest challenge right now is getting the spirulina down. I added it to my blender with my juice, then strained it through the nutmilk bag, and it tasted fine. But then I realized I probably strained it all out. The next juice I stirred it in after I strained my juice, and it was all clumpy and made me gag. Is this just an acquired taste?

Allison
Comment by Kyra on June 10, 2008 at 12:56pm
Re spirulina ... YES, definitely an acquired taste. Here is what I learned about it.
1) Start with 1/2 teaspoon ... or even less. Better to put in less consistently (1-3 times per day) then avoid it because you are gagging!
2) It is very good with OJ! I squeeze my OJ, then pour the OJ into Vitamix blender, add ice, some water (to rinse the citrus juicer and get all the remains), some stevia, some organic vanilla extract, a bit of MSM, and then add your small amount of spirulina. Very yummy! Being icy helps.
3) When I make my green juices and bottle it in jars, I do not add superfoods until right before I drink a particular jar. I have found that the superfoods thicken a LOT as they sit in solution, so it is best to drink ASAP. I add Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) ... about 1-2 T per quart to give the GVJ some zip. This helps mask the taste of the superfoods so they are unnoticeable. I dilute all my juices because I like them that way. So I drink about 1.5 to 2 gallons a day which is good for me ... I like feeling full and so I usually have 1 gallon of GVJ (adding superfoods right before drinking) and 1 gallon of fruity or coconuty or citrusy something.
4) After a while, the superfoods will start tasting GOOD to you (give it a month or so) and when you are drinking plain juice without them, they may taste a bit flat, like "something's missing". Yay! Your palate has adjusted and your body's natural wisdom is now driving.

Give it time, and start with small amounts and baby steps.
Comment by Allison on June 11, 2008 at 7:09am
I'll try adding the spirulina to some OJ. That sounds like it might work. And yes, I have been avoiding it because of the gag factor, so I think really, really small amounts to begin with is a better idea. Thanks!
Comment by Allison on June 11, 2008 at 11:38am
I juiced two oranges, strained it, then put it back in a clean Vitamix and added 1/2 tsp. spirulina and a couple of ice cubes. It worked perfectly! It actually tasted kind of good...which is a far cry from how it had been tasting. Thanks for the idea!
Comment by Alessandra on June 11, 2008 at 12:20pm
Hello, I started my juice feast on May 31st...doing well, but at work, so gotta go!

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