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1 eggplant
3 carrots
2 apples
3 stalks celery
chunk of ginger (my addition)

Revised Recipe by: The Juice Nut

Tasted just like a Carrot Apple Juice 😀

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New Ideas

I want to start a series that talks about the different benefits of the different fruits and veggies.   I will do a lot of copy and pasting information that others have gathered and will put a link to their full articles.  I want this for my information but I also want a place that someone can go to get lots of info in one place.  Hope you enjoy!!!  Check out the Health Benefits Category to the right and come back to find out what else I have added!!!

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1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple
4 stalks celery
1/2 head kale
1/2 lemon (my addition)
1 small piece of ginger

Recipe by: Healthy Crush

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Day 10

My first hump is complete.  There are lots of time lengths – some of the popular ones are 3, 10 and 30 days.  I knew I wanted to go for more than 3.  I was pretty sure I would make it past 10.  I am shooting for 30.  And possibly going on to 60. So 10 days was my hump.  I totally want to continue on with my journey.  I don’t feel like I have completed it, I am just beginning!!!  I am starting to feel better and I have the desires to keep juicing.  I really like the way it makes me feel and I am excited to see results each day.  I was constantly pulling up my pants today.  I think that is a great sign.  Because this is my first hump I was going to retake all my measurements and weight and compare them for the first 10 days.  I am going to wait until morning to do that because that is what time of day I always do it and don’t want to change.  Plus I wanted to finish day 10 before I did that so I will take the numbers on the morning of day 11.  (I think I am just jabbering 😀  as I am really tired from the early morning.  But this is my blog so I am allowed to just jabber!!!)

So off to bed I go and you get to wait and find out what 10 days of just juicing did for me!!!!

Menu:
Kiwi Pear Surprise Juice
Licorice Bok Choy Juice
Sweet Potato Juice

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A Handy Hint

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I saw a post where they put a bag into the pulp container.  I have lots of grocery bags and so I thought I would give it a try.  It is so nice!!!  The container is big enough for the pulp from 3-4 juicings.  So I just juice, clean up everything else and leave the pulp in there until it full and then I just dump the whole bag.  I have only had to clean out the container once because there was a hole in the bag.  It has made clean up so much faster and easier.  I was excited to find this little helpful hint, now I am sharing it with you!!!

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I have been asked several times, “How do you get your protein?”.  My response is always fruits and veggies have protein in it.  I just wanted to make sure I was saying the truth and so I looked it up online.  Here is a list of some of the fruits and vegetables that have protein and it’s amount.  Plus a little more helpful information about protein.  As I looked at the list I was excited to see how many fruits and veggies I had today that had protein in it – cucumber, oranges, tomato, kale, green pepper, onions.  If I just took the numbers below by each item (which I know is not accurate) – that would be 31 g of protein today, just from this list.  I guess I need to start inputting my food intake into my program I use to calculate the nutritional value of my juices.   Hope you enjoy and are enlightened!!!  (the following is a section of an article from livestrong.com)

Protein Requirements

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 g/kg of body weight for adults, or about 56 g of protein for a 70-kg individual. Woman who are pregnant or lactating require up to 30 g/day in addition to their basal requirements. To support growth, children should consume 2 g/kg/day. People who exercise strenuously on a regular basis may benefit from extra protein to maintain muscle mass. A daily intake of about 1 g/kg has been recommended for athletes. This would be 70 g of protein for a 154-pound man, or less than 10 percent of a 3,000-calorie diet.

Fruits

The following is the protein content of some common fruits:

Apricots: 10%, or 2.5 g per 100 calories
Bananas: 4% (1 g)
Cherries: 6% (1.5 g)
Cucumbers: 11% (2.5 g)
Grapes, red: 4% (1 g)
Oranges, Valencia: 7% (2 g)
Peaches: 8% (2 g)
Strawberries: 7% (2 g)
Tomatoes, red: 12% (3 g)
Watermelon: 7% (2 g)

Vegetables

Generally, protein content in vegetables is highest in green vegetables. Here are a few examples:

Spinach: 49% protein, which is over 12 g per 100 calories.
Kale: 45% (11 g)
Broccoli: 45% (11 g)
Brussels sprouts: 44% (11 g)
Cauliflower: 40% (10 g)
Mushrooms: 38% (9.5 g)
Lettuce: 34% (8.5 g)
Green pepper: 22% (5.5 g)
Eggplant: 21% (5.25 g)
Onions: 16% (4 g)
Potatoes: 11% (2.75 g)
Sweet potatoes: 6% (1.5 g)

Protein Quality

High-quality proteins such as milk, egg and soy, contain amino acids in proportion to those found in humans. The proteins in fruits and vegetables are of lower quality. This is not to say that fruits and vegetables lack amino acids; rather, the ratios of individual amino acids differ from the ratios present in our body. It is believed that the body can derive sufficient quantities of all amino acids from a balanced diet, and that high-quality proteins are unnecessary. In other words, a diet strictly of fruits and vegetables easily meets your protein requirement.

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