Monday, March 26, 2012

The smoothies and juice !

I started off with a protein smoothie to jumpstart my day. The smoothie is great tasting and very nutritious. It basically has just about every food group, is low fat and light on the calories. The smoothie recipe is:

4 large frozen strawberries
Fresh juiced orange juice
1/2 cup of low fat strawberry yogurt
A 33 gram scoop of whey protein
1/4 cup of old fashioned uncooked oatmeal

Cover to top of ingredients with orange juice in blender, then blend thoroughly until strawberries are well pureed and oatmeal is processed.

Pour in pint glass and enjoy!

The rest of the day I drank almost a gallon of Mean Green Juice and 3 quarts of cool, clear filtered water. All in all it was a good day, I am feeling really good again.

Until later, have an awesome Monday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm back at it !

I have been away for a very long time. I ended my juice feast at the beginning of the holidays. Though I never totally quit juicing, I decided it was time to get back at it and get serious.

Being that I had turned 50 years old last April 15th I could no longer put it off. It was time for the dreaded colonoscopy... All in all it seemed to go very well. A few very small polyps removed and some slight diverticulitis. I will have to wait for about another week for the pathology report to come in, just to make sure everything is copacetic.

My doctor said everything actually looked really good, but I do have to go back in three years as long as there are no negative findings on the pathology report due to the fact that some small polyps were found.

My plan is to continue juicing, eating a whole food, mostly plant based diet with a lot of raw foods and of course tons of juicing. This time though I am going to do things a little different than last time as far as my nutrient intake routine.

In the morning I will have a protein smoothy, with fruit, yogurt, whey protein, uncooked old fashioned oatmeal grains and orange juice. Then during the day I will consume fresh made vegetable/fruit juices all day, followed up by one more protein smoothy in the evening.

If you have never seen one, this is what the inside of a human colon looks like...