Welcome to week 2 of the 21-day fast! One week down, 2 to go, you are doing great! Keep on hanging in there because God is going to continue working in and through you because of your dedication to focus on Him!
For those of you who are choosing to do a liquid, smoothie, or juice fast, here are some resources to help you through the week!
Here are a few tips for juicing: When juicing, start with a base (fruits or vegetables that produce more liquid and add volume). Carrots, green apples, cucumbers, and celery are great choices! From there, add anything that sounds tasty! You can also throw in some herbs and spices for some extra flavor. The more leafy greens, the better. Green juice is definitely an acquired taste, but if you add a few more fruits to the juice, it will add sweetness to make it more bearable in the beginning.
Juicing can be pricey! You may think you just bought a ton of fruits and vegetables, but the chances are that what you just bought, might only produce 2-3 glasses. If you are also drinking smoothies, that can be a great way to make a smaller amount of produce go far and also add some texture to make you feel more full.
Whether you are doing all liquids or only juice, make sure to drink A LOT of water! Stay hydrated, and of course, if you have any health concerns you should always consult a medical professional before proceeding with any fast.
Below are a few juice and smoothie recipes to help with your weekly meal planning!
Beet + Apple + Mint
Green Apple + Spinach + Kale
Pineapple + Cucumber
Carrot + Apple + Ginger
Blood Orange + Grapefruit + Tangerine
Apple + Collard Greens + Cucumber
Just in case you are feeling like skipping the juicer and you'd like someone else to make your meals for you, here are some local spots that make delicious juices and smoothies!
Sweet Potato and Coconut Milk Soup (Omit yogurt for serving and make sure orange juice has no added sugar.)
Spice Roasted Veggies with Chickpeas and Chermoula (Omit honey.)
Follow us on Instagram @rockchurchsandiego to see videos of the next 3 recipes and how to prepare them!
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