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Reboot Part 2

I was very sucessful with the first phase of my juicing reboot and have now moved onto the 2nd part. 1-2 small healthy meals a day, supplemented with fresh smoothie style juices. I have lost a total of 15.4 pounds in just a little over 3 weeks. Through this process I have been able to kick a life long addiction to diet soda, I have actually eliminated all artificial sweeteners from my diet. I feel great, plenty of energy and now I plan to add some regular exercise into the mix.  

So what is a "smoothie style juice" you ask? I've been using a Nutribullet which is a bit more like a blender and has many benefits as an alternative to straight juicers. You are using the whole fruit/veg and so you need less, you also get the fiber and it's much, much easier to clean. However, I still like certain things better juiced, Primarily the veggies and apples. So I'll make a large batch of my green juice in the juicer and then add it to my Nutribullet concoctions, which require a liquid to blend properly.

One of my favorites above is very easy and tastes great. I use fresh strawberries, watermelon, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 cup of 0% greek vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp chia seeds and 1 tsp organic sugar or Truvia, then you add cold water or you could add green juice and blend. You can really use any fresh fruit you have handy. 


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Reader Comments (5)

i've subscribed to your blog for quite awhile and don't think i've commented. i really love your pictures, colors, sense of whimsy.

and i wanted to congratulate you on your rebooting— i wish i had the discipine to do something like what you've done. it's fantastic!
September 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca @ beurrista
Thanks for posting this info, it has been really interesting and I am inspired to give it a try. I am most impressed that you have given up diet soda! Just wow!
September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Libb
One of the things I love about your blog is that you share EVERYTHING and somehow always make it look good too! It is so refreshing, honest and inspiring! It is one thing to see the work of artist that you admire but to get a true peek into their real world is amazing. Thank you!
September 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersonya fry
Thanks, it is always nice to hear that people like what you do!
September 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterPiewacket
I have a great Nutriblast for you--I love this!!

(using the Nutribullet): two handfuls baby spinach, 1 cup frozen mango chunks, 1 heaping tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds, 1/2 avocado, and for the liquid--half should be almond milk and half should be coconut water (to the max line)...

very creamy and delicious!!!!
September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Stockdale

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