Juice Fast: Day 10

by - July 31, 2011

Ok, so here's the dealio. My blood pressure dropped and I became ridiculously dizzy on day 8 and 9. At one point, it was so bad, I had to sit on the floor because I was sure to faint. Luckily I never did, but it was a wake up call to my body trying to tell me something. It seems that I was done with the fast and needed some solid food asap. SOOOO....I juiced all day and then ate dinner with my husband Friday night. Yikes. I know, part of me feels like a failure and the other part is super proud that I made it that far. My dinner was very healthy sushi - all fresh with no cream sauces, or mayo or cream cheese. Not even any soy sauce. My body instantly felt re-energized and my stomach didn't revolt from the sudden intake of substance. That's all I ate the rest of the day, went to bed and woke up to a juice for breakfast and lunch.

I'm still calling this a "JUICE FAST" through day 15, even tho I've modified the last 6 days to include one (very healthy) meal per day. Everything else is still juice. On the jointhereboot.com website, it actually recommends to do juice fasts this way. And in keeping with my original goal -- to juice quarterly -- I'm thinking that a 5 to 7 day juice fast would be adequate for me. Maybe because I wasn't overweight to begin with, maybe because I wasn't drinking enough ... who knows, but I could not handle it longer than Day 9.

Oh, and for part of my healthy meal TODAY, I made what I've been craving for a week now. Sun-dried tomato hummus.

Here is the recipe I based mine off of, but made some adjustments: http://pinchmysalt.com/2006/08/10/sun-dried-tomato-hummus/








(Photo and recipe source via here)
My version of the recipe:

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

6-8 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed (I used cooked garbanzo beans that I made fresh)
juice of 1 lemon
4 T. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper - to taste
cayenne pepper - to taste
4 garlic cloves
3 thin slices of red onion

Add all ingredients together in your blender or food processor and give it a whirl. Add lemon and/or olive oil til desired consistency is reached. I ate it with celery stix and my kids had it with organic corn chips.

p.s. I'm pretty sure HUMMUS is just a fancy word for BEAN DIP. But dang, this is a tasty bean dip! You can also use it to spread on a bagel or sandwich. Add to a wrap. Carrot stix, spread over cucumbers, crackers, etc. So many uses for a tasty and healthy treat! Garbanzos are a good source of iron and protein.

Lastly, here is a recap VLOG of the past couple of days --

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