Friday, February 5, 2010

Fruits and Veggies F(e)ast Day 1 and 2

the first green smoothie of the f(e)ast. cheers!

john and i started our f(e)ast thursday morning as planned. so far so good! tuesday, i felt like i was coming down with something but felt ok after my evening yoga class. i've been a bit sniffly at times and woke up this morning with a slightly sore throat, but all is fine for now.

Day 1
  • warm lemon water
  • smoothie: banana, braeburn apple, kale, lemon
  • handful of blueberries
  • peppermint tea
  • salad: field mix with tomato, cucumber, avocado, and mushroom
  • lots of water
Day 2
  •  yogi's healthy fasting tea
  • green smoothie: banana, braeburn apple, kale, blueberries, lemon
  • juice: beet, celery, carrot, kale, golden delicious apple, lemon
  • handful of blueberries
  • warm miso soup with chopped veggies and ginger
  • banana
  • fruit smoothie: banana, apple, frozen blackberries
  • chamomile tea  

i wasn't too impressed with whole foods' selection of organic produce. i guess it's to be expected for february in the northeast. maybe we'll wait for summer to start another f(e)ast!

they did, however, have a great selection of herbal teas. i chose yogi's healthy fasting tea and really enjoyed it. it has an interesting, pleasant flavor and i like that it contains dandelion to aid the liver in eliminating toxins.

how timely is this?! yesterday, i read in my grandmother's first magazine that "the potent plant compounds [in dandelion tea] can trigger a 240 percent increase in the liver's output of glutathione S-transferase and other enzymes that are critical to destroying and disposing of toxins."

also, " a warm bath opens pores and dilates skins' blood vessels to accelerate toxin release. to enhance the benefit, sprinkle in 2 cups of epsom salts. british researchers found that the salts' stores of magnesium heighten enzymatic activity in the liver's phase 1 detoxification pathway, where energy-sapping toxins are chemically dismantled." i squished my 5'9" self into our small bathtub and took a nice, hot epsom salts bath. ahhhhhh. =)


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying your feast! I also love the yogi fasting tea. Yum :)

  2. i LOVE epsom salt baths. yes they are very good for you.

    great cleansing palate.

  3. Woo! You go girl! Your menu looks great.

  4. Great update! and Nothing better than Epsom to relax the muscles!


  5. You make such great smoothie combos! I can't wait to hear if your fast helps with the dairy cravings!

  6. love your blog, love your sharing.....those smoothies look yummy....and i think i'll go find the yogi fasting tea, seems like just what i need...
    have a lovely fruity and veggie weekend, love xxx

  7. thank you ladies! john laughed that if it weren't for "blog world" i would have broken down and ordered a pizza by now! i think he's right - you all keep me on the right track! =)

  8. YAY for green smoothies! Love them!!!

  9. hey, those smoothies looks goood.

  10. hey kristen, thanks for stopping by! =)

    d!!! thanks bud, how have you been? long time no see!


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