A juice fast for all seasons!

Alex and decided it was time to shed the holiday weight and detox with a juice fast.  This was a first for us- we opted for 10 days- a bit of a stretch for first timers- we made it three.  We started with a salt water flush made popular by the lemonade diet.  You drink 32 ounces of water with 2 tsps non-iodized salt water.  It’s a great way to kick it off.  Overall, it was a great experience and we each lost about 6 lbs in three days.  We’re slowly incorporating food back in and we plan to do it for a few days each month. Here are a few recipes I threw together:

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The Kitchen Sink (green juice- makes about 2 servings of 24 oz.)

1 orange

1 grapefruit

1 head of kale

1 handful of spinach

1 head of romaine

1 cup of fresh cranberries

1 English cucumber

1 head of celery

1 in of ginger

This is a zesty and refreshing way to kick off your cleanse- also great for hangovers ;)

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Beet Beauty

6 beets

1 head of celery

1 head of kale

1 handful spinach

1 orange

1 lemon

1 lime

1 in of ginger

Do not be alarmed if you see a lot of pink when you visit the restroom- that is supposed to happen!

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Sweet Potato Pie

2 large sweet potatoes

8 carrots

1 apple

1 orange

1 in of ginger

- add a dash of cinnamon after you pour the juice

Happy juicing!

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Lauren Lear

About Lauren Lear

Virginian to Mainiac, I moved to Maine for a photo internship with Aurora Photos and stayed because I met the man I would marry after winking at him on Match.com. My photo business, Lola Studios, is where I pursue my love of fantasy photography using makeup and props to create alternate realities for my clients. I started this blog a little over a year ago to share the wedding prep, diy, food, and family experiences that I had. To bring you up to speed, my husband Alex and I bought a home, got married, went on our honeymoon, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back (never again ;) ), I turned 30 (never again :( ), we went to London to celebrate our first married year, and we got a puppy, Walter! That’s about it! I hope you’ll join me to see what unfolds next. Enjoy!