|A carrot, cabbage, apple, spinach, ginger concoction.|
A couple weeks ago, maybe a month, we watched the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I was curious about the movie because I saw it mentioned by a few Facebook friends and on a few food blogs. I didn't believe someone could drink only juice for 60 days and I wanted to see what happened.
When the movie was just beginning, I jokingly told Aaron how fun it would be to go on a juice fast. He was not amused, but we both enjoyed the movie a lot. It is unbelievable what happens to the filmmaker, but especially what happens to a guy he meets in Iowa who ends up losing 200 pounds in 10 months. Pretty crazy!
After the movie we talked about getting a juicer (we have room on our counter, after all), but they are expensive. Aaron seemed pretty into it, which I mostly attributed to him wanting a new kitchen toy. I guess he is bored with the expensive knives and food processor we got for our wedding. He kept joking that I was going to come home and find a juicer in front of our door, ha ha.
He dropped the issue for about a week, until this past Sunday morning. Out of the blue he said "I'm going to buy the juicer today," then mentioned something about wanting to be healthier. I can't argue with that. Two days later it was waiting outside our door. We got the Breville Dual Disc Juice Extractor because we like that brand and it can make smoothies as well as juice very quickly.
I would just like to put on record that I was not the instigator here and I am not forcing Aaron to do a juice fast. I'm the one getting my arm pulled (I love carrot juice and I'm excited to be able to make it at home, but I also love to eat). We decided to start with a five day juice fast that involves eating one meal a day (lunch), which will be mainly vegetables and fruits with some nuts or beans. We will aim for three to four big glasses juice around that meal.
I already started the grocery list and its getting out of control... 28 carrots, 10 tomatoes, 10 cucumbers plus numerous other vegetables and fruit... and I haven't added the snack juices yet. I'll let you know how it goes!
|Our first juice.|
Will it be a phase? Will Aaron keep using it all summer while I'm in Mexico? Who knows. We are just lucky that we have room to keep it on our counter and in site, which will remind us to use it a lot.