I followed the recipe from here called Kickin Salsa Verde. It definitely lives up to its name! It is nice and spicy. I'm really glad I didn't listen to my own thoughts when debating whether or not to add a whole jalapeno or just half like the recipe called for. I chose the route of the recipe, and it is plenty spicy!
This recipe feels a bit like a cheat, however. It calls for half an avocado which has to be blended rather than juiced. I opted to still use this recipe because an avocado is a veggie and fits with my dinner plan, and I have a super awesome blender that can turn pretty much anything into liquid. However, I don't think I'll do another recipe for this juice fast that calls for blending. Ever seen those "Will it blend?" commercials? That's the blender we've got!
|The mighty ingredients! There's a jalapeno hiding somewhere in there, along with a lime...|
|Thicker than the other drinks due to the avocado!|
Thoughts on the juice fast so far:
- I haven't been hungry between meals. The drinks are keeping me full.
- That doesn't mean I don't THINK I'm hungry. I want food, but not because I'm actually hungry. I just want something to munch on. Something that tastes good. I can tell I'm not actually hungry because when I think "I'll just go make some juice" I instantly don't really want to eat anymore. Very interesting!
- Juicing has not torn up my digestive tract (yet). All normal on the bathroom front (minus a few extra trips to the bathroom because I have a small bladder...to be expected).
- I've been sleepy today, but I'm not sure if that's related to the juice fast or just the fact that I didn't sleep very well last night.
So that's Juice #4 done. I officially have survived a day and a half of juicing. Go me!