Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pico De Gallo - Day Eleven

First of all, I had a really busy schedule today. I decided that this morning would be a good time to mix up a couple of quarts of the master cleanser since I wouldn't be near home, juicer or a refrigerator for a large part of the day. By 2:30 pm, when I finally made it back home I was shaky, cranky and jonesin' for juice. It was the first time since probably Day 2 that I actually started to think I wanted food...I'm talking food in my mouth, chewing and tasting something like ruffles potato chips and french onion dip. OH Boy...Help Me Jesus! So I quickly squeezed a couple of grapefruits, diluted it with pure water and added some crystal manna. Within 5 minutes I was completely satisfied and I haven't had a weird moment since. So this just proves that I can't count on the Master Cleanse to carry me through a pinch.

But what I ended up juicing a little later was really awesome. I am telling you it tasted very much like pico de gallo and for a girl who has a fondness for Mexican food, this juice is a very good alternative. I'll post the ingredients below. I had my husband take a sip and he was really impressed. Even my non-juice drinking neighbor, cute Candace, took a sip and said she really liked it. I will have to keep this on my top 5 list of satisfying savory juice combos. I've kind of gotten into being a mixologist lately. I want to find ways to get creative so that I don't get burnt out or tire of the same juice everyday. I'm trying to get a good variety of greens into my juices because they each have their own unique nutritional properties and I've read that if you rotate your greens, you won't get bored or tired of juicing. So far so good!

One of the main differences I continue to notice on this feast is the state of peace and tranquility I feel. I am very steady and my disposition is really patient and compassionate. I am usually very loving, but there seems to be an intensification of that. David Rainoshek says that if we get enough greens (around 2 pounds/day), we greatly increase the alkalinity of our bodies. One of the many positive side effects of having a Ph balance that is more alkaline is a sense of peace and well being. So, that must mean I'm getting less and less acidic because all anxiety or agitation appears to have been removed from my psyche. Don't you know the husband and kids are high fiving themselves! I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am to have made the decision to commit to this extreme sport of juice feasting. Although it sounds radical to many, now that I am in the groove, it feels so good and perfectly natural. Juicing, it's what I do.

Tuesday's Daily Juice:
2 qts. Master Cleanser
1 qt. grapefruits, tangerine, water & Crystal Manna flakes
2 qts. Pico De Gallo! 1 head celery, carton of grape tomatoes, 1 yellow onion, 4 cloves garlic, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 1 red bell pepper, 1 lime, few big handfulls of spinach, 1 english cucumber, 6 stalks of asparagus, 1 jalepeno, celtic sea salt


Linda in the Raw said...


Thanks for your wonderful comments. I am going to try that pico de gallo juice! It sounds lovely! And who would have thought to juice asparagus?! I love it! You're diong great, keep up the great work!


Dea said...

Hi Penni,
I am feeling the bennies of being more alkaline too. I read about ppl drinking master cleanse mix while working or away from home. It sound like it took you right to fasting mode. I love the serenity and calmness that comes with this state of being too. :) The pico de gallo juice sounds awesome. xo Dea

Michelle said...

Your juice sounds yummy. I was surprised at how much I enjoy the savory juices. You can only take so much sweet stuff.

You sound so good, so happy and so fulfilled. Way to go. You inspire me!

Charissa said...

That juice does sound good! :0)

When do we get to hear all those juicy lovely 5 things about you?
;0) Can't wait to hear more about the lovely Penni!


Scott & Sarah said...

Hi Penni, it's me again... the fellow Tulsan interested in your enemas and beauty routine... I've left my email this time (silly me...)


Ben Kaelan said...

Hey :) Nice to see you juicing along! Oh my god... I've never had pico de gallo but that picture totally made me hungry! Whoa! That looks tasty! okay... must block craving... LOL


Stay juicy!

- Ben

PS: my favorite green combo for some reason is celery/green chard/cilantro+E3live ... don't ask me why.. I find it not intense at all and very smooth. :)

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Holy Cow that pico juice sounds good. I will have to try it.