Thanks for all the sweet messages regarding our elopement! I've been feeling celebratory, for sure. This is a special time of year, with Fall arriving and holidays approaching; and being newlywed has added that extra element of being on a love buzz. It's been nice.
I mentioned in my last post that I was doing a little change-of-the-seasons juice cleanse. It started out as drinking juice for a day because I was too busy at work to eat. But I felt so good at the end of the first day, that I decided to juice the next day. Then the next. And before I knew it, almost five days went by.
It was perfect timing. I'd been indulging rich foods and a fair amount of wine. Drinking juice for a few days was a nice way to transition into healthier meals full of more vegetables and less Daiya.
Every day I made juice. It was labor intensive and I supplemented my efforts with daily treats from the Portland Juice Press in my neighborhood. They have a seasonal flavor: kale, grape, and cucumber that is amazing.
My favorite homemade juice was kale, romaine, celery, cucumber, and lemon. Second favorite was the same blend with coconut water added instead of lemon juice. I did about 2 parts juice to 1 part coconut water. Tim likes straight-up green juice without lemon or coconut water, so I made some of that for him, too.
The swampy orange colored concoction tasted a lot better than it looked. It was kale, celery, carrot, lemon, and apple. I shared it with a coworker and she couldn't believe how good it tasted, and also thought I had sweetened it with something. I think she suggested sugar. Funny.
So, after 5 days of juicing I was feeling really good. Definitely lighter, and my digestion was back on track. Also, after 5 days of juice, salad and fruit tastes really good.
Remember those glowing, sunny pictures of my walk in the park on my last post? Well, this is the same park just a few days later. We've been having some serious fog in the mornings this week. I love it.
Ok, I have quite a bit of school reading to do, but I wanted to take a break and say hello here. Also, I created a salad I'm obsessed with, and I'm going to post about it next time. It's really pretty and will be perfect for the holidays. Until next time, take care!