First part of the plan, of course was mapping out the various diets we're going to embark upon and the order that I thought made the most sense.
Second, print up the Menus for the next couple of days. This is the easy part as the Reboot website is so user friendly and comprehensive that it is impossible to not know what they want you to eat on what day.
Joint The Reboot is completely free but does ask you to become a member by registering in order to access the juicing information, recipes, movie, etc...
In the past I've tried several of the recipes from this website both juices and other vegan recipes that were not run through the juicer and I was always very impressed with how very tasty they were. My family members enjoyed them as well.
So -our lunchtime juice is called Gazpacho! As one would expect with a name like Gazpacho, this juice is on the savory side but reasonably tasty. I guess it is nice to not drink very sweet juices all day long but I think the mindset for this takes a little getting used to. Certainly, seeing red onion on the list of veggies to throw in the juicer might force one to raise their eyebrows a bit, hmm? I know I've never knowingly had onion juice before. Here's a picture of my Gazpacho juice. (Oops! I'm removing the picture and probably should rescore this next time I make it since I FORGOT THE TOMATOES!! Good grief! I thought it looked too green for gazpacho. I'm not a huge fan of tomato juice in the first place so this might fall in the ratings if I do make it correctly next time)
I think it probably deserves a B. Confession time. I did change the recipe up a small amount since what I thought was a bunch of fresh parsley in my refrigerator was actually fresh cilantro. I know the world is divided into two distinct camps when it comes to cilantro. Just like blue cheese - no happy medium. People love it or loathe it. Me? Love, love, love cilantro - blue cheese? I spit out as if I'd swallowed a bug.
OK - so the Gazpacho didn't get a fair shake. Time for our next juice. This is Citrus Inspired Green Juice. An insanely deep, deep green. It's a good thing there are six clementines in here otherwise I think it would be hard to drink. Adding a few more wouldn't hurt, I think. That said - it's still pretty good for something that has six leaves of kale and six leaves of chard. Most of you have never had either of these nutritional power houses. Kale is rated as the most nutritionally dense food there is. If you have the chance to purchase or look at Dr. Fuhrman's book "Eat for Health" he describes a nutritional scale called the ANDI score which stands for the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index click on the link for the Wikipedia definition. It takes the total nutrients of the food and adds them up. Those with the highest number of nutrients have the highest score. Kale, watercress, collards and mustard greens have the highest with a 1000 point value. Hot dogs have 8, french fries have a score of 10.
So - despite the uber green to the power of 10 taste of this juice, having Kale AND Chard in it I think I'll still give it a score of B/ B- since I know it's so good for me.
So - there you have it. We got through the day and the only hitch was the gazpacho was tomato-less and didn't have the requisite parsley. :(
Tomorrow I have a busy day so I'll need to make my juices in advance and work up the courage to go to my lunch date with a friend and tell her I'm just drinking my home made juice.
Here's a little chart I made of the juices and how I rated them so that by the end of this perhaps there will be a bit of a reference in case anyone wants to find the different foods I'm rating in the next few months.
|Carrot Apple Ginger||Juice||Reboot||one||NA||A++|
|Citrus Inspired Green Juice||Juice||Reboot||one||NA||B|
See you tomorrow!