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01-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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20 Day Juicing Challenge

Hey Guys,

Wanted to propose a new challenge for all the juicing fans out there. Let's do a 20 day challenge where you juice and drink one 20oz+ juice a day for 20 consecutive days.

This is not a fast.

Think you have what it takes to Replenish your vitamins and minerals, to aid your overworked liver, to increase immune function, to feel more awake, to start giving your body the right things?

Everyday we can each post a picture of our juice that we made and the recipe.

Let's begin on Feb 1. Let me know if you want to join

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01-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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I think we worked this out before but 20 oz is one of our pints right?

I do half a pint a day at the moment, it should be easy enough (and very beneficial) for me to go up to a pint, so count me in
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01-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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1 pint is 16oz
01-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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Haha ok , so a pint and a half should do it
01-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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I drink a 32oz smoothie every single day if that counts
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01-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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Indeed it does
01-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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Awesome! Since starting the SCD I've actually used your method of substituting one meal a day for a juice/smoothie and it works perfectly while I'm at school. I make it the night before and then just throw it in the fridge and it's ready to go in the morning. And I get lots of calories with the amount of organic peanut butter I put in there
01-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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You add peanut butter to your smoothie, juice, or both?
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01-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
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I add peanut butter to smoothies. I've just been using the blender I have until I get a juicer but the peanut butter makes it thicker so if you're going for a juice it might be better if you keep the peanut butter out.

I just made my smoothie for tomorrow and this is what I included

1 cup of honey dew
1 cup of almonds
1 cup of strawberries
1 banana
ginger root (decent size chunk)
Quite a bit of peanut butter
5 ice cubes.

I'm not sure exactly how healthy that is but it's delicious and with the almonds and peanut butter I still get a decent amount of calories from it.


Also, for people who use mint in their juice/smoothie, how much do you use? I've been using a whole stem (approx. 10 leaves) and I still don't taste the mint. I also want to make mint water. Does the mint have any health benefits to it at all?
01-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #10
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I assumed it was with a smoothie lol. I've been juicing this past week. Base is carrot, apple, orange, then what ever other berries I have. Peanut butter sounds interesting though, I could take my juice add some ice cubes, banana, and peanut butter and throw it in the blender. I'm one of those crohns patience that can't eat anything hard to digest.
01-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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I'm not the biggest fan of peanut butter but if it works for you that's great

Try to include some more veggies in the smoothies.

Yes mint is amazing. It is actually considered a soother for IBS and colitis.. the menthol oil in it soothes the skin, clears sinuses and soothes digestion. Mint's aroma is a strong liberator of the saliva glands in the mouth which will facilitate digestion.

Mint is antibacterial, antifungal.


In juices you need less mint than in smoothies simply because the mint mixes better in a more liquid substance. Stirring around a smoothie won't quite distribute the mint well. Just keep adding in more and more amounts till you hit a good taste.
01-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #12
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Oh crap, I used a lot of spinach too, I forgot to add that. I usually do use more vegetables but I need to get more groceries so I had to work with what I had. I never knew mint was so good for you, I thought it was just for taste. I love the taste of it. I know it sounds like a weird combo but I've been really wanting to make some sort of mint chicken. If there was a way to grate it over top I just picture it tasting so good.

Also, I only use the peanut butter for the calories. Being on SCD, I can only use the organic peanut butter so I don't get all the additives that come along with it, but between that and the almonds it does add some calories. You just can't use too much peanut butter jlm because it will overpower the rest of your drink.
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Oh, I also meant to ask you. Since I get the "pulp" from things like carrots and it's not the greatest texture, would it do any good to blend it and then run it through a strainer so I only get the juice or would all the nutrients be in the pulp?
01-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #14
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From what I've read about juicing most of the nutrients come from the juice anyway. So you could strain it. Lots of work though lol. I get all of my calories from nightly TPN. My goal is to decrease the nights I have to do. But solid food and me don't get along. Do you use like a tablespoon? Or less?
01-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #15
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tablespoon of what? Oh, peanut butter? I've used half a cup before. It all depends on what else is in the smoothie. You could definitely use much less though.

Also, it wouldn't take anything to blend it and then pour it through a strainer into my cup.
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I'm interested but I don't have a juicer. So smoothies I understand are okay? Just trying to get the picture. I could make a yogurt, banana, almond butter smoothie and that would count?

Oh and speaking of pictures...just joined this site yesterday, is there a tutorial on how to add a pic?

Thanks!
01-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #17
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01-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #18
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I will take the challenge.I just started juicing today,funny how it turned green,tasted good.3apples 3carrots 1kiwi 6strawberrysabout a dozen raspberrys,try more veggys next time.
01-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #19
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Oh, I also meant to ask you. Since I get the "pulp" from things like carrots and it's not the greatest texture, would it do any good to blend it and then run it through a strainer so I only get the juice or would all the nutrients be in the pulp?
A lot of the nutrients would still be present in the pulp because a blender isn't a juice extractor. The pulp from a smoothie will be wet and still contain alot of juice containing vitamins and minerals while juicers will really squeeze the pulp and extract the juice. So yes the pulp will still hold alot of the nutrients but if it is something that puts you off of the smoothie than strain just the carrot part

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01-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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I'm interested but I don't have a juicer. So smoothies I understand are okay? Just trying to get the picture. I could make a yogurt, banana, almond butter smoothie and that would count?

Oh and speaking of pictures...just joined this site yesterday, is there a tutorial on how to add a pic?

Thanks!
Well my hope would be that people would include more vegetable type of juices/smoothies but sure do what you wish
01-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #21
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Well my hope would be that people would include more vegetable type of juices/smoothies but sure do what you wish
Makes sense, that's what I thought. Thanks. I'm not sure what I can do with just a blender, but I'll think about it.
01-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #22
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Tiaspins, I'm using a blender right now. If you add water it's not as thick either. I find that if you make a smoothie then put it in the fridge it tastes a lot better cold
01-28-2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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Tiaspins, I'm using a blender right now. If you add water it's not as thick either. I find that if you make a smoothie then put it in the fridge it tastes a lot better cold
Thanks, can you tell me how you make your fruit smoothies?
01-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #24
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01-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #25
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Thanks, can you tell me how you make your fruit smoothies?
I just throw it all in the blender and go to town lol.
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I just throw it all in the blender and go to town lol.
Lol, thanks!
01-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #27
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I just recently started juicing, and my plan is to do it for a year. I read that it takes 3 months, on any diet, to really start feeling a lot better, so I thought, I'd at least try a glass or two, per day, for the whole year. Today I had watermelon pineapple, 2 kiwi fruit, and some blue berries.

Do you also take a multivitamin? I can't have most fruit veg raw in large amounts (hence juicing), and was recommended vital greens. It has a balance of just about every digestive enzyme, fruit, veg etc etc...but it's horrid!!! Tried it for the first time today, and barely kept it down. Are there others like it, just as good in tablet form? Or any suggestions on how else I could take it? It's 2 tsp in juice or water (I had it with my fresh fruit juice), but its so disgusting!!

And yep sure, I'll post what juice I have daily- should keep me motivated, but maybe make it 3 months, and then we could all post if we feel any better?!?!
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01-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #28
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I take a very basic multi vit and iron tablet every day - but always a chalky one - I don't rate sugar coated ones - but as I juice alot I don't worry so much because we should get all we need from that.

Try juicing green veg like spinach and curly kale with some apple or pineapple to sweeten it, you can feel the vitamins in that as they go down
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I need to get a juicer first, and them I'm totally in. A friend of mine has one and she juices her breakfast every morning. I might just go to her house and juice a week supply of stuff for me. That's a whole lot of fruits and veggies.

Awesome thing out here in California is, we can get fresh, inexpensive produce all year round
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