Are You Making These Common Juicing Mistakes?

I love green juice so much that I would marry it if I wasn’t already married. When I see families, especially children, drinking green juice, my heart melts on the floor, but when I see people drinking juice in a less than stellar way and making common mistakes, I get crazy concerned and want to help. That’s why I want to go over common juicing mistakes I have personally witnessed, so hopefully I can put my crazy concerned look to rest.  It’s important to remember – we are all learning in this big bad world of processed foods, and juicing is better than not juicing at all, even if you make these mistakes.

juicing mistakes


Not Drinking Green Juice On An Empty Stomach - Recently a blogger friend of mine tried juicing for the first time, and when she finished her first juice she proclaimed to me that it gave her heart burn. Immediately, I asked her if she drank her juice on an empty stomach, and she said “No, I had it after breakfast.” Fresh juice should only be consumed on an empty stomach. The whole point of drinking juice is diminished if you don’t, and can end up giving you digestive issues like my friend experienced. Drinking juice on an empty stomach allows the vitamins and minerals in the juice to go straight to your bloodstream. Having fiber or a meal already in your stomach prevents your body from quickly absorbing the nutrients from the juice. A good general rule of thumb to follow is to wait at least 2 hours after a meal to drink a green juice and wait 20 mins after drinking a green juice to consume a meal.
Continue Reading →

Eating With Your Dollars: The best fast food money can buy

Sawadee ka from Thailand!

Drinking Juice In Thailand
Drinking fresh raw organic vegetable juice is one of the fastest and easiest ways to stay in tip top shape while vacationing and just happens to be one of the best ways to Eat With Your Dollars. It’s something I do no matter where I am in the world (including here in Thailand) and do back home almost daily. And just so you know, I’m not talking about opening a can of “V8” or buying a ready made juice like “Naked” that has been pasteurized. To continue reading click here

Super Detox Juice

IMG 0851

Spring is the air and dandelion greens are plentiful.  Dandelion greens are AMAZING for detoxing and beautifying your body from the inside out.  Most people think dandelion is just a weed that grows beautiful yellow and white flowers but they actually are one of the most healing greens you can buy. Dandelion is proven to reduce swelling, bloating and stimulate the digestive system to release toxins. You can say bye bye to water retention after travel, a heavily salted meal or eating too much.
Continue Reading →

Day 3 – Juice Fast

Sorry for party rocking!  I’m back to tell you all about Day 3!

I am going to start by saying this. If you decide to ever do a juice fast – do it just for the feeling you will have on Day 3. You will be HIGH as a kite! EUPHORIA will rush over your body. You will feel so INTOXICATED from the nutrients your body is getting. And ENERGY will radiate through your body like a bottle rocket.

BTW – Did you know the Enegizer Bunny drinks green juice?


Going through a juice fast is like watching a movie within yourself. It has all the basic elements of a greek tragedy. The 1st day is the opening scenes in which you set the stage for your routine, gather basic information about what you are doing – PREPARE your MIND for what’s ahead, STOCKING your fridge with LIVE PLANTS, readjusting your SCHEDULE, adjusting to not EATING or CHEWING just DRINKING. The 2nd day is the hardest by far – an internal conflict arises, you experience obstacles – LITE HEADEDNESS, FILM in your MOUTH, HEADACHE after HOT YOGA, you will think about all the foods you might be missing like NACHOS and BEER, and experience some struggles. This is the day where YOU WILL THINK ABOUT STOPPING . The 3rd day is the CLIMAX – You SMILE, have GLORIOUS ENERGY, and simply SPARKLE and GLOW from the green juice radiating in your body. The TRAGEDY happens when this whole feeling just goes POOF after starting your regular diet.

But your story doesnt have to end that way. Mine certainly isn’t. You can add juicing to your regular diet on a regular basis and have a HAPPY ENDING! (No pun intended)  Juice is the gift that just keeps giving. You have the choice. Juicing is not a fad diet or something you do twice a year on a fast.

Your smile, glorious energy, sparkle and glow can continue for the rest of your life. Choose your own adventure and pick the right ending so you will be rewarded with a long, healthy and vibrant life. Go crazy – Juice everything in sight!:)

On to the recap of Day 3…

8am – I woke up light, energetic and refreshed after eight good hours of sleep.  I went straight to my tea pot for some hot water with lemon and cayenne.

IMG 0194

Then I made the most delicious cup of tea.  Another new favorite from Rishi Teas – Jasmine Pearl. So fragrant….sniff sniff.
Continue Reading →