Hola Conejitos!
Feliz Shrinko de Mayo!
I hope everyone is celebrating with tons of raw heart healthy avos!

Now onto the Juicinggggg! Day 5 flew by!
I had so much fun playing with my new Breville juicer last night that I made a Shrinko de Mayo fiesta of rainbow juices! I loved ALL of my juices today! WOOOO!

Emotions & Hunger: 
Drinking only juice is getting progressively easier. Maybe because I jut got a new juicer and am so pumped to use it? I’ve been feeling great physically, and love not having to drink 2 cups of coffee to get through the day. I will definitely be incorporating juice in my regular diet because it makes me feel healthy and refreshed. I have also noticed that my skin has been more dewy and fresh than usual. All of these micronutrients I’ve been taking in seem to be helping!

For The Love Of Kale
makes 1 serving

5 carrots
2 small red apples
6 kale leafs

Spring Beet
makes 1 serving

6 carrots
1 fui apple
6 sprigs of parsley
1 small beet

From A to P
serves 1

1 apple
8 carrots
6 parsley sprigs

Sherbet Lemonade
makes 1 serving

2 golden delicious apples
1/2 lemon

Mean Green
makes 2 servings

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 small piece of ginger

Juice Critique:
For The Love Of Kale: I had an overload of green juice in the past couple of days, so I wanted to make some sweeter juices that still incorporate veggies. I love the combination of apple & carrots. It was so sweet that I could’t even taste the kale!

Spring Beet: Ok you guys, I am trying so hard to use up the rest of the beets left in the fridge and well… I did it. The first beet drink that I actually liked! I started with my favorite new base of apples and carrots, and then added in some beet and parsley. It was sweet and fresh and I actually loved it! So glad I didn’t give up on the beets!

From A to P: Apples, carrots, & parsley oh my! my favorite sweet combo and some parsley, yummmm!

Sherbet Lemonade: DELICIOUS! I was so happy with the outcome of this one. It tasted like rainbow sherbet! This would make such a yummy summer cocktail over ice! R&R: Refreshing & Raw. Mmmm!

Mean Green: This is Joe Cross’ original juice from the film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” I had the same reaction that most taste testers had in the film: “This isn’t too bad!” Considering all of the greenery that is incorporated in this juice, I was worried, but the lemon, apple, and ginger added a great balance to the veggie taste. I’m not sure if I could drink this juice 6 times a day for 60 days like Joe, but I did like it!

Loved these juices so much, I cannot wait to make more!

22 Comments on Juice Challenge: Day 5

  1. Robin
    May 7, 2012 at 9:46 am (12 years ago)

    Awesome juice recipes! I’m definitely going to try to make these soon.

    • Catherine
      May 7, 2012 at 11:45 am (12 years ago)

      Thank you! Let me know when you try them! Health & Happiness xo

  2. Josée
    May 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm (12 years ago)

    Catherine! I’m sooooo proud! My 11 year old daughter, which thinks the juices look….aweful…help me make my juices tonight! I’m hoping she will eventualy want to venture a sip! ;0)

    • Catherine
      May 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Josée! Let your daughter start by selecting and juicing her favorite ingredients like apples, pineapple, etc, and then add in some mild veggies like carrots, cucumber, and celery. If she is feeling really adventurous, you could try adding some kale or spinach too! I always start my juices with my 2 favorite sweet bases of apple and carrot and add greens from there!

      She might like “Rainbow Sherbet”: 2 fuji apples, ½ lime, ¼ pineapple, ¼ large cucumber

      Let me know how it goes!

  3. Clarissa
    June 11, 2012 at 11:54 am (12 years ago)

    Where did you get your bottles from?

    • Catherine
      June 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm (12 years ago)

      The bottles were “Evolution” juices that I bought from Whole Foods. I cleaned them out and used them for my fresh juices! Mason jars work great too!

  4. Dana
    June 25, 2012 at 7:21 am (12 years ago)

    I don’t have a juicer but really want to have a juice cleanse….can I just use my blender?

    • Catherine
      June 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm (12 years ago)

      You could use a blender but I don’t recommend it because you do not get as much juice from the fruit/vegetables as you would with a juicer. To make a juice in a blender, you would have to blend all of your ingredients and then strain it very thoroughly with a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. I suggest investing in a juicer before trying to extract juices from a blender. Amazon, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Costco have great deals so keep your eye out for sales!

      • Taylor
        July 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm (12 years ago)

        What watt is your juicer?

        • Catherine
          July 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm (12 years ago)

          I have the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – 850-Watt Juicing Machine

  5. Victoria G.
    July 4, 2012 at 10:54 am (12 years ago)

    I just bought that same juicer off of the fat, sick, and nearly dead website! (cheaper than amazon!). Can you put whole foods into the juicer? or do you have to peel and cut the fruits/veggies? also, do you have ways of incorporating carbs into smoothies?

    • Catherine
      July 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Victoria! My jucier fits whole fruits, so I rinse my fruits and veggies and throw them right in without chopping! If the chute to your juicer is narrow, you will need to chop certain things, but overall you use the entire piece of produce. Depending on the recipe I will use a whole lemon (with rind)! You could always incorporate carbs/whole-grains into smoothies by blending things like oats, bran, buckwheat etc. It also adds texture to your smoothie!

  6. Brandi
    July 5, 2012 at 9:12 am (12 years ago)

    My husband and I are using your recipes for our juice diet and they are delicious! My veggie-phobic husband even loves them! I even juiced and shared at my parents 4th of July party yesterday and everyone was so impressed with how great they all were. I was wondering if you ever save the pulp to use in recipes later. I found some recipes online that I may try, but will definitely try any you come up with 🙂

    • Catherine
      July 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Brandi! I am so excited to hear that you and your family are loving the juice recipes! I have never used the pulp for anything else. Most people save it for compost in their gardens, but I have not found a cooking use for it yet haha

  7. Zam
    July 11, 2012 at 7:24 am (12 years ago)

    I love your experiment with juices as I do the same (although my options are much more limited). My friend recommended a combination of celery, green apple, cucumber, and green bell pepper (1 each) and I loved it! He called it the 4 Greens. The cucumber, especially when chilled, makes it so refreshing and the natural sweetness from the apple balances the taste! I found it so time-consuming to prep the celery though so I swapped it with carrots. Love it! Plus, these are all great for the skin. I loved it so much I started ordering fresh fruit/veggie juices when I ate out (no sugar, no ice please!). Hmm… It’s been a while since I’ve been chugging on juice. I better go make some. 🙂

    • Catherine
      July 11, 2012 at 10:32 am (12 years ago)

      Love your 4 Greens recipes! I will definitely be giving that a try! Health & Happiness xo

  8. Anna
    July 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm (12 years ago)

    Loved these 5 posts! I have been going back and forth about doing a “juice detox” how many did you drink a day?

    • Catherine
      July 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Anna! I drank 6 juices per day. You can go to Joe Cross’ website Join The Reboot (from “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”) to find a specific juicing plan for yourself!

  9. Maelee
    August 3, 2012 at 7:29 am (12 years ago)

    Hi Catherine! Just finished watching Joe Cross’ documentary and inspired…searched Pinterest for juicing recipes. I came across your website and just two days later, made my first successful juice WITH veg “For the Love of Kale.” Pleasantly surprised! I’ve referred my mother who also juices. I am attempting a juicing fast and was wondering if you (or your readers) have made your juices in advance. If so, how far out is okay? Learning the ropes and so happy to have a good one to start off with!!!! Thanks!!!

    • Catherine
      August 3, 2012 at 11:27 am (12 years ago)

      Hi Maelee! I made my juices in the morning and sometimes at night and refrigerated them throughout the day. A lot of people argue that you cannot store juices because they quickly lose their nutritional value due to oxidation, but they can last up to 48 hours in the refrigerator if you store them correctly. Here are some instructions from another website on how to store your juices!

      “If you want to prepare your juices ahead of time store them in mason jars. Mason jars allow you to get the least amount of oxygen sitting with your juice, allowing it to stay fresher, longer.

      Place the mason jar in a large bowl to catch spill over. Fill the jars to the very top, so they’re about to spill over. Using a screw cap style lid, lightly place the flat portion of the lid on the mason jar; be sure not to press down too firmly or you’ll hear a popping noise from the flat lid. This will trap too much air inside and spoil your juice. Screw on the mason ring and wipe off juice before placing it in the fridge.

      Store in the fridge for 1-2 days.” -Leanne Vogel

  10. Stefanie
    April 29, 2014 at 7:31 am (10 years ago)

    Did you drink all of these in the same day? How often? Every few hours? Thanks!

  11. Jaclyn
    October 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm (10 years ago)

    Hello Catherine!

    I just came across your blog the other day when I was on Pinterest looking for more juice recipes. ** You have a wonderful blog ** I was curious to know more about the Breville juicer you use. I have a GNC juicer and it works great (or at least better than the Jack Lalanes(?) from what my brother mentioned). My juices come out clean but I usually have an inch or more of foam from juicing. I never thought much of this because I figured thats normal until my brother said that its his biggest qualm with the GNC juicer that I got him. Also, there is juice in the pulp when I finish, which again, I never gave much thought until reading your blog and comments on the Breville. Does the Breville produce a lot of foam on your Mean Green juices?

    Thanks for reading!


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