“I’m starving! Let’s go get some kale.” Never thought I’d hear those words come out of my mouth. Not in 2 million years. But today they did. And I don’t even like kale.
The fact is … we are doing a reboot, my Cowboy (formerly referred to as hubby), Babe & I.
It all started when Peaches (daughter #2) got a juicer for Christmas. She has wanted one forever. While she was visiting she told us about the documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. This is the true story of Joe Cross and his journey from fat, sick, and nearly dead, back to health, simply by drinking juiced vegetables & fruit, 4 – 6 times a day. For 60 days! Rather extreme. But it worked for him and he is healthier than ever, 5 years later.
Now, Peaches is neither fat nor sick, nor nearly dead. Nor is she planning to eat nothing but juice for the next 60 days. But she is a very healthy living individual. And the juicer was amazing! Big thick carrots turned to juice in the flick of a button. 2 seconds!
We watched the documentary. (I highly recommend it.) That's when the Cowboy decided he needed to try the reboot – which is 10 days, not 60. Immediately Babe, daughter #3 and live-at-home university student, got all excited about it. So basically, I’m along for the ride.
The Cowboy is a “Go Big or Go Home” kind of guy so we went all out on the grocery shopping. Two cases of apples – one red, one green - a humongous bag of carrots (and when I say humongous, I mean the bag comes up to my hips). Another big bag of beets. Lots of lemons, cucumbers, spinach … you get the picture. All of this gets zimmed through the juicer in varying amounts and combinations and, voila! There is your meal.
We studied Joe Cross’s helpful hints, juicing plans, and recipes online. We invested in a juicer. We were definitely all in.
Today is day 3. Some of the juices are delicious. Others we are barely choking down. The Cowboy has lost 5 pounds. Babe's excitement has turned to disenchantment and she asked if she can just make apple juice for the next 7 days. But we are in this for the long haul.
Check back in a week and I'll fill you in on how it goes. Meanwhile, what have been your experiences with juicing? I'd be happy to read any comments left below.